James Slipper (born 6 June 1989 in Gold Coast, Queensland) is an Australian rugby union player who plays at prop. Slipper currently captains the Queensland Reds, making his debut during the 2010 Super 14 season. In June 2010 Slipper came on as a substitute in Australia's victory over England, earning his first international cap.
|Birth name||James A. Slipper|
|Date of birth||6 June 1989|
|Place of birth||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||117 kg (258 lb; 18 st 6 lb)|
|School||The Southport School|
|Notable relative(s)||(mother) Debby Slipper/ Teacher at AB Paterson College|
|Occupation(s)||Professional rugby union player|
|Rugby union career|
Slipper was voted the 2009 Australian Under-20 Player of the Year on the basis of his performances at the Junior World Cup in Japan.
On 12 June 2010, Slipper made his debut for the Australia national rugby union team against England at Perth. He is the 843rd player in history to represent Australia. He quickly became a regular for the national team, playing in all six of Australia's matches in the 2010 Tri Nations Series. Slipper featured in 13 of the Wallabies 14 Tests during 2010.
On 16 January 2015, Slipper was appointed the new captain of the Queensland Reds, replacing James Horwill, who would be leaving the Reds at the end of the Super Rugby season to join English Premiership side Harlequin F.C..
- QRU (2010). "James Slipper player profile at redsrugby.com.au". Retrieved 23 June 2010.
- ARU (2010). "James Slipper player profile at Rugby.com.au". Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
- James Standley (12 June 2010). "Australia 27–17 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
- "James Slipper Sanctioned for Breaches of Rugby Australia Illicit Drugs Policy" (Press release). Rugby Australia. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.