Dan Cole
England
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Full name Daniel Richard Cole
Born May 9, 1987, Leicester
Current age 28 years 24 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England A, Leicester Tigers, England
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 253 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2015 53 47 6 5 1 0 0 0 33 18 2 64.15
England 2010-2015 50 47 3 5 1 0 0 0 31 17 2 64.00
British and Irish Lions 2013-2013 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66
Five/Six Nations 2010-2015 27 26 1 5 1 0 0 0 19 7 1 72.22
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 80.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Wales at Twickenham, Feb 6, 2010 match details
Last Test England v France at Twickenham, Mar 21, 2015 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2008-2015 93 63 30 5 1 0 0 0 67 20 6 75.26
Leicester Tigers 2008-2015 93 63 30 5 1 0 0 0 67 20 6 75.26
Profile

A quiet, determined presence, Dan Cole rose to prominence with England after a tough start in the game at Leicester Tigers. Having spent time in the Championship with Nottingham, the tight-head battled with legendary Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni for game-time at Welford Road and emerged in credit for the experience.

After becoming a regular fixture with the Tigers, Cole made his Saxons debut against Portugal in 2009 and turned out at that year's Churchill Cup.

He was then promoted to the England squad for the 2010 Six Nations as injury cover for Tigers team-mate Julian White and went on to make his debut as a replacement in the Championship opener against Wales. He was then granted his first start the following week against Italy in Rome.

A strong set-piece player, Cole over time developed into a tough, gritty forward around the field, securing a regular starting berth with England in the process. Following a poor team performance at the Rugby World Cup, Cole retained his spot under Stuart Lancaster and repaid his new coach's faith in part by demolishing the Irish scrum at Twickenham in the final game of the 2012 Six Nations.

Cole continued to build on his burgeoning reputation, starting all of England's Tests on tour in South Africa and their autumn internationals in 2013, which included a famous win over New Zealand. And he played a central role in their Six Nations campaign, which ultimately ended in disappointment.

However's season ended on a high as he was named in the Lions squad to tour Australia.

Latest Articles
England pump up the noise for Cardiff (Feb 5, 2015) Dan Cole set to start against Wales (Feb 2, 2015) Cole struggling for Six Nations opener (Jan 8, 2015) Front row trio re-sign with Leicester (Dec 16, 2014) No chance of Cole playing in November Tests - Cockerill (Nov 10, 2014) Dan Cole news and articles (53) »
Latest Photos
Feb 10, 2015
The England front-row of Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley and Joe Marler prepare for Italy
The England front-row of Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley and Joe Marler prepare for Italy
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Nov 9, 2014
Dan Cole packs down for Leicester
Dan Cole packs down for Leicester
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Dec 28, 2013
Leicester's front row Dan Cole, Tom Youngs and Marcos Ayerza pack down
Leicester's front row Dan Cole, Tom Youngs and Marcos Ayerza pack down
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Nov 14, 2013
Dan Cole and Dylan Hartley pack down in England training
Dan Cole and Dylan Hartley pack down in England training
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