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NAME Alex Cuthbert
DOB Apr 5, 1990
CLUB Cardiff Blues
HEIGHT 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
WEIGHT 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
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Wales Caps: 18 (9-0-9) Wales Points: 45 (9t)
Wales Debut: v Australia* 2011
British & Irish Lions: 0
Lions Debut: NA
Test Record v Australia: 5 (0-0-5) – 5pts (1t)

Cuthbert first started playing rugby at Hartpury College and was coached by former Lions player, Allan Lewis. He later moved to study at UWIC, where playing for both the college and Cardiff RFC, he was noticed by Wales rugby sevens team coach, Paul John.

After playing for them in the 2009-2010 and the 2010-2011 IRB Sevens World Series, and in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Cuthbert came to wider attention in 2011 with the Blues. At well over six feet he represented a change of style from Williams' dancing feet and low centre of gravity, but his domestic form, pace and finishing prowess stacked up for Warren Gatland and he was quickly selected following the World Cup.

Cuthbert featured in the starting line-up in all five games of Wales' 2012 Six Nations Championship. He scored the only try in the final game of Wales' Six Nations campaign of 2012, against France, helping them to win the Grand Slam for the third time in eight seasons. What made the feat all the more staggering was the fact that the 23-year-old scored with a grade-2 tear of his hamstring.

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