British Lions Team

NAME Alex Corbisiero
DOB Aug 30, 1984
POSITION Loosehead Prop
CLUB London Irish
HEIGHT 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
WEIGHT 118 kg (18 st 8 lb)
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Alex Corbisiero has enjoyed a hugely successful last two years on the International stage, winning a 6 Nations title in 2011, going to the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. He was one of England's best performers during the 2012 6 Nations Championship toured South Africa where he played in the second Test and was involved in England's historic victory over the All Blacks in December 2012.

The powerful prop forward has 18 England caps.

Corbisiero, born in New York City, is the son of an American father and an English mother. He was introduced to rugby soon after his family moved to England.

He joined the London Irish Academy in August 2005 and made great progress under the guidance of former front row forward Neal Hatley and Toby Booth before making his senior debut at Twickenham in the 2008 London Double Header in the 24-16 victory over London Wasps.

Since his debut, Corbisiero has gone on to play 76 matches for the Exiles scoring five tries including a memorable final try in the 38-0 St Patrick's Day Party match against Sale Sharks in March 2010.

He will leave the club at the end of the season to join Northampton Saints.


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