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Neil Back
Neil Back
DOB16th Jan 1969
BirthplaceCoventry
Height1.78 m (5' 10")
Weight93 kg (14 st 8 lb)
PositionFlanker
Club
HonoursEngland (66 caps)
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Openside flanker Neil Back was one of England’s outstanding players during the 2003 Rugby World Cup; starting six of the seven games in the tournament, scoring two tries along the way the only fixture he missed was the pool game against Uruguay. However one of the most memorable images of him from the World Cup was as he held his four-year-old daughter, Olivia, during the medal ceremony.

For England he has now been involved in three World Cup campaigns (’95, ’99, ’03) as well as Six 5/6 Nations campaigns (’98 -’03) and has captained his country on four occasions, including the Cook Cup victory against Australia, during 2001/02, the last occasion being the day of his 50th England cap. One of five Tigers players selected for the British Lions party to Australia in summer 2001, that was Neil’s second Lions tour having been to South Africa in 1997.

Neil was educated at Woodlands School in Coventry, where he played football and cricket before opting for rugby. He went on to represent England at U18, U21 and ’A’ level before making his full England debut against Scotland in 1994. He has also played regularly for the Barbarians and tasted World Cup Sevens rugby. In 1998, Neil was named RFU "Player of the Year", and in 1999 the Professional Rugby Players Association’s "Players’ Player of the Year" when he was also the league’s top try-scorer with 16!

 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
11/09/2004
Leeds Tykes







80
19/09/2004
London Irish







80
25/09/2004
Northampton Saints
1





5
80
02/10/2004
Newcastle Falcons
1





5
80
09/10/2004
Bath Rugby







80
16/10/2004
NEC Harlequins







70
06/11/2004
Gloucester







14
13/11/2004
Worcester Warriors
1





5
68
21/11/2004
London Wasps







80
27/11/2004
Saracens







80
27/12/2004
Worcester Warriors
1





5
76
02/01/2005
Gloucester







80
29/01/2005
NEC Harlequins







80
05/02/2005
Bath Rugby







80
19/02/2005
Newcastle Falcons
2





10
80
26/02/2005
Northampton Saints







70
11/03/2005
London Irish







34
27/03/2005
Leeds Tykes







67
02/04/2005
Leinster Rugby







80
17/04/2005
Saracens







73
30/04/2005
London Wasps
1





5
80
14/05/2005
London Wasps







80
Total Played 22 7
0
0
0
2
0
35
1592
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2004-2005 - Heineken Cup
Leicester Tigers
1







2004-2005 - Zurich Premiership
Leicester Tigers
20 +1
7



2

35
2004-2005 Total

21 +1
7



2

35
2003-2004 - Zurich Premiership
Leicester Tigers
11 +1
4





20
2003-2004 - Zurich Wildcard
Leicester Tigers
1
1





5
2003-2004 Total

12 +1
5





25
2002-2003 - Zurich Wildcard
Leicester Tigers
1 +1
1





5
2002-2003 - Zurich Premiership
Leicester Tigers
8 +5
3





15
2002-2003 Total

9 +6
4





20
2001-2002 - Heineken Cup
Leicester Tigers
1
2





10
2001-2002 - Tetley's Bitter Cup
Leicester Tigers
0 +1







2001-2002 - Zurich Premiership
Leicester Tigers
9 +5
6





30
2001-2002 Total

10 +6
8





40
2000-2001 - Heineken Cup
Leicester Tigers
8
4





20
2000-2001 - Tetley's Bitter Cup
Leicester Tigers
3
1





5
2000-2001 - Zurich Championship
Leicester Tigers
2







2000-2001 - Zurich Premiership
Leicester Tigers
12 +1
8





40
2000-2001 Total

25 +1
13





65
1999-2000 - Allied Dunbar Premiership
Leicester Tigers
14
7



2

35
1999-2000 - Heineken Cup
Leicester Tigers
1







1999-2000 - Tetley's Bitter Cup
Leicester Tigers
2







1999-2000 Total

17
7



2

35
1998-1999 - Allied Dunbar Premiership
Leicester Tigers
22 +1
16



1

80
1998-1999 - Senior Cup
Leicester Tigers
1
2





10
1998-1999 Total

23 +1
18



1

90
1997-1998 - Allied Dunbar Premiership
Leicester Tigers
18
8





40
1997-1998 - Heineken Cup
Leicester Tigers
2







1997-1998 Total

20
8





40
Total - Heineken Cup

13
6





30
Total - Zurich Premiership

114 +14
59



5

295
Total - Zurich Wildcard

7 +2
3





15
Total - Zurich Championship

2







Total - Senior Cup

1
2





10
Total

137 +16
70
0
0
0
5
0
350
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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