Marland Yarde (born 20 April 1992) is a Saint Lucian-born English rugby union wing who plays for Sale Sharks. He has previously played for London Irish, Harlequins and has spent time on loan at London Welsh. At international level Yarde represents England.
Yarde playing for London Irish in 2014
|Date of birth||20 April 1992|
|Place of birth||Castries, Saint Lucia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||96 kg (15 st 2 lb; 212 lb)|
|School||Gunnersbury Boys' School|
|Rugby union career|
Born in Castries, Saint Lucia, Yarde moved to England as a nine-year-old with his mother. He came through the England age-group teams after taking up rugby at 14 having originally played football with the Queens Park Rangers Academy. He then earned a scholarship to Whitgift School in South Croydon.
Marland returned to London Irish from London Welsh ready for the 2010 season. In his debut season, Marland made one appearance for Irish, against Sale Sharks, He started at wing and in his debut match he scored a try. This wasn't enough to force his way through to the main team. The following season was an improvement, where he appeared for Irish a further 9 times, but his only tries came in the 52-point demolition of Gloucester, when he came on as a replacement to score two tries. In the 2012/2013 season he appeared 23 times for Irish, scoring 7 tries, including a hat-trick against Worcester Warriors..
In January 2014 he signed a two-year contract to join Harlequins for the 2014–15 season. He finished his spell at Irish on a high note, scoring 20 points in his final two games including a hat trick against Gloucester Rugby. In late October 2017, Harlequins Director of Rugby reported that Yarde missed three training sessions and was probably going to join another club. On 1 November 2017, it was announced that Yarde would join Sale Sharks. After Yarde's departure from Harlequins former teammate Chris Robshaw stated that "I am disappointed in him. Marland has unfortunately run out of lives and for us as a club we are going to be in a better place now,"
Yarde won his first England cap on 15 June 2013, against Argentina in the second Test of their summer tour. Named in the starting XV, he scored two tries in their record 51–26 victory. He retained his place for the first Autumn International of 2013 against Australia which England won 20–13, though he missed the two other games against Argentina and New Zealand through injury.
A torn hip tendon sustained in London Irish's game against Leicester Tigers meant that he played no part in the 2014 Six Nations, though he did return to the training squad for the last two games against Wales and Italy. He was selected for the 2014 summer tour to New Zealand and started in all three tests, scoring two tries.
|†||Barbarians||London, England||Twickenham||Summer International||26 May 2013||Win||40–12|
|1||Argentina||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Vélez Sársfield||Summer International||15 June 2013||Win||26–51|
|2||Argentina||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Vélez Sársfield||Summer International||15 June 2013||Win||26–51|
|3||New Zealand||Dunedin, New Zealand||Forsyth Barr Stadium||2014 Tour of New Zealand||14 June 2014||Loss||28–27|
|4||New Zealand||Hamilton, New Zealand||Waikato Stadium||2014 Tour of New Zealand||21 June 2014||Loss||36–13|
|5||Wales||London, England||Twickenham||2016 Summer Tour warm-up||29 May 2016||Win||27-13|
|6||Australia||Brisbane, Australia||Suncorp Stadium||Summer International||11 June 2016||Win||28–39|
|7||Australia||London, England||Twickenham Stadium||2016 Autumn International||3 December 2016||Win||37 - 21|
|8||Argentina||San Juan, Argentina||Estadio Bicentenario||2017 Tour of Argentina||10 June 2017||Win||34 - 38|
† Full international cap not awarded for Barbarians Test match.
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