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Shane Geraghty (born 12 August 1986 in Coventry, West Midlands) is an English rugby union player who plays for Stade Francais in the French Top 14

Shane Geraghty
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Birth nameShane Geraghty
Date of birth (1986-08-12) 12 August 1986 (age 32)
Place of birthCoventry, England
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 198 lb)[1]
SchoolBablake School
Occupation(s)Rugby Player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half / Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2009
2009–2011
2011
2012–2016
2016–2017
2017–2018
London Irish
Northampton Saints
CA Brive
London Irish
Bristol Rugby
Stade Français
71
38

96
1
9
(197)
(216)

(413)
(8)
(22)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2009 England 6 (5)
Correct as of 31 July 2017
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2007 England

Geraghty normally plays at Centre or at Fly-half.

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Early lifeEdit

He attended Bablake School until 2002 and Colston's Collegiate School until 2004.

CareerEdit

Coventry-born and able to play at both fly-half and inside centre, he progressed through the London Irish development system and made his senior club debut while still a member of the Exiles Academy, aged 18 in October 2004.

Geraghty was capped by England at U21 and A-level, before making the first of his six Test appearances to date off the bench against France in the 2007 Six Nations. On his England debut against France he scored a penalty and a conversion.[2]

After 95 appearances in 5 seasons for London Irish, Shane joined Northampton Saints in July 2009 and was man-of-the-match in the club's historic Heineken Cup win over Munster, as well as picking up an Anglo-Welsh Cup winner's medal following a dramatic final against Gloucester. Geraghty was subsequently selected for England's 2010 summer tour of Australia and New Zealand, featuring in all 3 of the midweek matches.

Having scored 216 points in just under 40 matches for the Saints, he moved across the Channel to join French club CA Brive for the 2011/2012 season and played a key role as the side reached the semi-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup.

In April 2012, it was announced that Geraghty would be returning to former club London Irish for the 2012/2013 season having signed a new two-year deal.

Having played no part in London Irish's opening 6 games in the 2016/17 RFU Championship, Shane Geraghty was granted early release from his contract in order to join Bristol Rugby. He was released by Bristol at the end of the 2016-2017 season.

2017/18 season, Geraghty signed for Stade Francais in the French Top 14

Personal lifeEdit

Shane is married to Elizabeth Geraghty, née Garnish, from Epsom, Surrey where they now reside.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RFU Official Site of the RFU, Governing Body of Rugby Union in England". web page. RFU. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  2. ^ "England 26-18 France". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 March 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2016.

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