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Player Profile - David Paice

by ascotintheantipodes on Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:59 am

Image Player name: David James Paice

Position: Hooker (occasional prop and even more occasional blind-side flanker).

DOB: 24 Nov '83 - Darwin, Northern Territory,
Australia

Weight: 107kg in early Dec
Looks to be considerably heftier now.

Height: 185cm (about 6ft 1in)

Clubs: 1997 to 2002. Age grades and Colts,
Souths Rugby Club, Brisbane.
Sept 2002 onwards - London Irish.

Facts: Member of LI's winning side in U19 National Cup, 2003

Trivia: Attended same school as Coach Brian Smith.
Both Paicey and BS have their names on the Brisbane
State High School "Best Player" trophy.
David's a keen golfer when he has time.
He arrived at London Irish in Sept 2002 on
the strength on an email he had sent a few
weeks earlier and asked for a trial (aged 18 ).

Quotes: "Dad, can I go to play rugby in England?"
On a short visit to Scotland last year......
"Are there any castles around here?"

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by OxonRob on Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:35 pm

Excellent, Steve. Many thanks. Castles in Scotland? What an idea!

I doubt wee David's new shape enables the 'slimmers swing' we see in the photos!!!
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by Ken E on Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:35 pm

Is he England Qualified?
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by dom_pedro on Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:56 pm

Many thanks for doing the profile .. not many action shots available of young Mr Paice yet, but here's one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/content/ ... 00x220.jpg
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{Added 12th March 2006}
Another week another try and another action pic on the BBC:
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/4 ... ice203.jpg
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Ken, I'm probably wrong but I was under the impression that after three years residency a player becomes England qualified.
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by ascotintheantipodes on Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:49 am

Yes, Ken, I believe he is now eligible for England - but how could he do that to me :cry: :cry: :cry: .Only kidding.
Being eligible for Scotland and Australia as well, it will be interesting to see if he gets any contact from these Unions in the coming years.

Dom Pedro, doesn't matter if there are no more action shots - we're happy to look at that one forever :D. Might be a long time before he repeats that try.
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by dom_pedro on Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:19 pm

Many thanks to the two proud Dads for the two latest profiles.
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