Callum Braley

Callum Braley (born 23 March 1994) is an English-born Italian rugby union player who plays for Benetton in the Pro14.[1]

Callum Braley
Birth nameCallum Braley
Date of birth (1994-03-20) 20 March 1994 (age 27)
Place of birthBristol, England
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight83 kg (13 st 1 lb; 183 lb)
SchoolColston's School
Hartpury College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Benetton
Youth career
St Mary's Old Boys RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2014 Bristol 11 (0)
2014–2020 Gloucester 105 (60)
2017−2018Hartpury College 3 (0)
2020– Benetton 18 (5)
Correct as of 22 Oct 2021
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013−2014 England Under 20 15 (10)
2019- Italy 12 (0)
Correct as of 20 Nov 2021

Braley played his early rugby with St Mary's Old Boys RFC. His first taste of senior rugby came when he made his full debut at the age of 17, playing in two British and Irish Cup games for his home city club Bristol against Cornish Pirates and Ayr.

Braley has been an England age group international from U16 level upwards where, selected for England U20s, his team won the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship with a 23–15 win over Wales in the final held at Vannes, France. He also skippered the successful defence of England U20s Junior World Championship at the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.

On 18 June 2014, Braley left Bristol to sign for Gloucester Rugby from the 2014–15 season.[2][3]

In 2019, Braley gained his first senior international caps for Italy off the bench against Ireland and Russia in World Cup warm-up matches. Italy's final warm-up match gave Braley his first start against England. Braley qualifies for the Italian team through his Italian grandfather.[4][5]

Braley was part of the Italy squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the 2020 Six Nations Championship.[6]

Braley will leave Gloucester for Pro14 side Benetton at the end of the 2019–20 season.[7]

Career honoursEdit

England U20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Callum Braley Sara' Un Nuovo Giocatore del Benetton Rugby". 6 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Bristol 21 players departure list". Bristol Post. 6 June 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  3. ^ "England Under-20s captain Callum Braley has completed his long-anticipated move from Bristol to Gloucester". Bristol Post. 18 June 2014. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Rugby: Gloucester scrumhalf Braley in Italy squad for World Cup warm-ups". Reuters.
  5. ^ "Bristol-born Braley pulls on the blue jersey for Italy". Rugby World Cup.
  6. ^ "Italrugby, Conor O'shea Annuncia I 31 Giocatori Convocati per Il Mondiale".
  7. ^ "Callum Braley: Gloucester scrum-half to join Benetton at end of season". BBC Sport. 8 February 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.

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