Matt Mullan

Matthew James Mullan (born 23 February 1987) is an English rugby union player playing for and co-captaining Premiership side Wasps. He is a loosehead prop but can also play at hooker.

Matt Mullan
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Mullan playing for London Wasps in 2014
Birth nameMatthew James Mullan
Date of birth (1987-02-23) 23 February 1987 (age 33)
Place of birthBrighton, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)[1]
SchoolBromsgrove School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead prop, Hooker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2013
2013–
Worcester Warriors
Wasps
113
111
(25)
(25)
Correct as of June 28th 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–
2011–
England
England Saxons
17
3
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 19 June 2017

Club careerEdit

Born in Brighton and educated at Bromsgrove School,[2][1] Mullan made his Worcester Warriors debut against the Newport Gwent Dragons in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.[3] He was on the losing side in the final of the 2007–08 European Challenge Cup.[4] In November 2009, Mullan signed a new two-year contract.[5]

In January 2013 he agreed to join Wasps for the 2013–14 season.[6]

International careerEdit

Mullan represented the England under-20s during their 2007 Six Nations campaign.[7] and was selected for the England Saxons against Ireland A in April 2009, though the game was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.[8]

Mullan did not tour in the summer of 2009 due to a shoulder injury,[8] whilst a torn hamstring thwarted a possible Senior debut in the 2009 Autumn Internationals.[9]

Mullan replaced the injured Andrew Sheridan in the senior squad for the 2010 Six Nations Championship,[10] and made his senior international debut as a replacement for Tim Payne against Italy in Rome on 14 February 2010.[11]

Mullan was called up to Eddie Jones' first squad for the 2016 Six Nations Championship in January 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Matthew Mullan". Rugby Football Union. Archived from the original on 18 January 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Matt Mullan". Worcester Warriors. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Dragons 33–10 Worcester". BBC Sport. 3 December 2005. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Bath secure Challenge Cup glory". BBC Sport. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Mullan pledges future to Warriors". BBC Sport. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Matt Mullan to join Wasps". Wasps. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Wales U20 21–21 England U20". BBC Sport. 16 March 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  8. ^ a b Dick, Ryan (8 April 2009). "Injury rules Worcester Warriors' Mullan out of England running again". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  9. ^ Clutton, Graham (9 October 2009). "Matt Mullan hamstring tear sets back Worcester player's England hopes". The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  10. ^ "Senior England EPS Update". Rugby Football Union. 25 January 2010. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  11. ^ "Matt Mullan". ESPN Scrum. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010.

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