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Dan Bibby (born 6 February 1991)[1] is an English rugby sevens player from Aspull, Wigan, Greater Manchester. He currently plays internationally as a fly half for the England national rugby sevens team and the Great Britain national rugby sevens team.[2]

Dan Bibby
Date of birth (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthAspull, Greater Manchester, England
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight89 kg (196 lb)
SchoolKirkham Grammar School
UniversityCardiff Metropolitan University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
  Aspull ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011 Sale Sharks 0 (0)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2012–
2016
England
Great Britain
25

Dan played during the 2016 Olympic games for England Rugby sevens, which saw them go on to win a silver medal after a defeat from Fiji.

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Youth and early careerEdit

Bibby attended Kirkham Grammar School.[3] Bibby started playing for Aspull RFC,[4] the only rugby union club in his area since Wigan is better known for rugby league.[5] He later moved to play as a fly half for Fylde Rugby Club in 2008 and a year later was chosen to represent England Students in rugby union.[6]

He later attended Cardiff Metropolitan University where he studied sports science[5] and where he represented them in the British Universities and Colleges sevens competition final at Twickenham Stadium. After that he was invited by Sale Sharks to join them for the summer in 2011 and played for them in the Premiership Rugby Sevens Series.[5]

International careerEdit

Bibby was called up to play for the England national rugby sevens team in 2012 in the Scotland Sevens.[2] He also competed for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[7] In 2016, Bibby declared his intention to play at the 2016 Summer Olympics for the Great Britain national rugby sevens team. However he received a shoulder injury in the Australian Sevens which could have jeopardized his participation, however he was able to rejoin the Great Britain team for training.[8] In July he was chosen for the final Great Britain Olympic team.[9] In the quarter finals of the Olympic rugby sevens tournament, Bibby scored the decisive try and golden point in extra time for Great Britain against the Argentina national rugby sevens team after a 0–0 draw.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dan Bibby". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Bibby set for debut". Sky Sports.
  3. ^ "Dan the Man for Great Britain sevens team". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Dan's the man for Rio rugby gold". Wigan Today. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Danny Bibby's hat-tricks help Sale Sharks reach final". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Dan Bibby". RFU. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Dan's the man for Rio rugby gold". Wigan Today. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  8. ^ Verdier, Nick (3 March 2016). "Star man Dan Bibby targets Twickenham comeback". The Rugby Paper. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Team GB selects its first ever rugby sevens squads". Team GB. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  10. ^ Kitson, Robert (11 August 2016). "Dan Bibby's sudden death try sends GB through to rugby sevens semis". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 August 2016.

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