Alex Cuthbert
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Full name Alexander Charles Gordon Cuthbert
Born April 5, 1990, Gloucester
Current age 27 years 227 days
Major teams Barbarians, British and Irish Lions, Cardiff Blues, Welsh Probables, Wales
Position Wing
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 233 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2011-2017 48 46 2 85 17 0 0 0 25 23 0 52.08
Wales 2011-2017 47 45 2 80 16 0 0 0 24 23 0 51.06
British and Irish Lions 2013-2013 1 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00
Five/Six Nations 2012-2017 20 20 0 40 8 0 0 0 14 6 0 70.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2015-2015 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 60.00

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v Australia at Millennium Stadium, Dec 3, 2011 match details
Last Test Wales v Georgia at Millennium Stadium, Nov 18, 2017 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

A former Wales Sevens representative and Cardiff RFC prospect, Cuthbert came to wider attention in 2011 with the Blues. As an attacking threat he underlined his credentials during the region's Heineken Cup campaign - scoring a brace as they secured a quarter-final berth with victory over Racing Metro.

Wales' senior management was quick to take notice and he made his bow in their December international against Australia. There he replaced George North in the second-half, but it was the slot vacated by the retired Shane Williams that became his for the opening game of the 2012 Six Nations.

At well over six feet he represented a change of style from Williams' dancing feet and low centre of gravity, but his domestic form, pace and finishing prowess stacked up for Warren Gatland. Cuthbert went on to score his first international try against Scotland at the Millennium Stadium.

And Cuthbert saw his stock rise further with continued high level performances. He started against England and scored a try in their final two matches of the tournament against Italy and France. As Wales' attacking instincts deserted them, Cuthbert struggled to make an impact for the rest of 2012.

But as Wales rediscovered their creative spark in the 2013 Six Nations Cuthbert proved his try-scoring prowess once again. He scored two tries in Wales' tournament-deciding win over England on the final day, after scoring twice earlier in the championship.His strong international form was rewarded with a place in Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions squad to tour Australia.

Cuthbert impressed in the pre-Tests tour games, even if question marks over his defence were raised, posed particularly by Luke Morahan, during the Lions' narrow win over the Reds. Following an injury to rival winger Tommy Bowe, Cuthbert started the first Test against the Wallabies and scored a terrific try as the Lions went 1-0 up in the series. However Bowe made a remarkable recovery from a fractured bone in his arm and replaced the Welshman for the final Tests as the Lions secured a 2-1 series triumph.

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Feb 15, 2015
Wales' Alex Cuthbert tries to break through the Scotland defence
Wales' Alex Cuthbert tries to break through the Scotland defence
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Jun 10, 2014
Alex Cuthbert is tackled by  Edgar Marutlulle
Alex Cuthbert is tackled by Edgar Marutlulle
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Mar 9, 2014
Jonathan Davies recieves an offload from Wales team-mate Alex Cuthbert
Jonathan Davies recieves an offload from Wales team-mate Alex Cuthbert
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Jan 18, 2014
Cardiff Blues' Alex Cuthbert attempts to fend off Fetu'u Vainikolo
Cardiff Blues' Alex Cuthbert attempts to fend off Fetu'u Vainikolo
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