James Pritchard (rugby union)

James Gordon Pritchard (born 21 July 1979) is an Australian-Canadian professional rugby union and rugby league footballer, who currently plays his club rugby union for Ampthill in National League 1 following short spells with Old Albanian and Coventry (where he was player-coach).[1] Pritchard is best known for his time with Bedford Blues, where he spent 12 seasons across two spells with the club, and he is the club's record points scorer with 2,883 points in all competitions, including 99 tries.[2] He is also the RFU Championship all-time top points scorer with 2,673 points from 251 league and play-off games while playing for Bedford Blues and Plymouth Albion (a figure that includes 94 tries), as a fullback, wing or centre.[3][4] Pritchard has played internationally for Canada, with whom he appeared in four Rugby World Cups, and is his countries all-time top points scorer with 607 points.[5][6]

James Pritchard
Birth nameJames Gordon Pritchard
Date of birth (1979-07-21) 21 July 1979 (age 42)
Place of birthParkes, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
SchoolRed Bend Catholic College
Rugby league career
Position(s) Fullback, Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996 - 97 Parkes Spacemen ()
Correct as of 31 May 2012
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998 Parramatta Eels ()
Correct as of 3 January 2009
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback, Wing, Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999-2006 Randwick Rugby ()
2004 Australian Barbarians ()
2015 Barbarians (rugby) ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001-2003 Bedford Blues 51 (630)
2004-2005 Plymouth Albion 30 (319)
2005 USA Perpignan ()
2006 Northampton Saints 2 (4)
2006-16 Bedford Blues 213 (2,253)
2016 Ampthill (loan) 4 (32)
2016 Coventry 6 (14)
2017 Old Albanian 7 (36)
2017- Ampthill 29 (202)
Correct as of 12 May 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003-2015 Canada 62 (607)
Correct as of 28 May 2017
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2008-2015 Canada

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