Playing squad 2011/2012
Born in Darwin, Australia, David Paice started his rugby career with Brisbane's Souths as an U14, before travelling to England on a gap year after finishing his school studies.
What was meant to be a year long stay turned into a permanent move after he joined the London Irish Academy in July 2003 and went on to become an integral part of the club's U19 side that won the National Cup that season.
A tenacious front row operator, with a swift turn of pace, he has established himself as one of the best hookers in England. With 159 first team appearances and nine tries under his belt, Paice has become a regular in the Exiles' line-up over recent seasons and his fine performances has led to international honours for his adopted country.
Paice made his full international debut for England against New Zealand in July 2008, coming off the bench as a replacement for Lee Mears in both Tests.
Paice suffered a knee injury against Leicester at home during the 2010/11 season keeping him out for three months. The hooker returned to action producing some stunning form to score three crucial tries in three games for the Exiles towards the end of the season.
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Recent news stories on David Paice:Email Player
|08.05.2013||Club News||Marland Yarde named in England squad for Argentina tour|
|07.05.2013||Club News||Brian Smith End of Season Review|
|04.05.2013||Match Reports||Gutsy Exiles go down fighting at Welford Road|
|03.05.2013||Club News||Skivington to captain Exiles against his former club|
|20.04.2013||Match Reports||Irish come out on top in battle of Exiles|
|19.04.2013||Club News||Hala’ufia back to face London Welsh|
|13.04.2013||Match Reports||Exeter too strong for Exiles at Sandy Park|
|12.04.2013||Club News||Irish include Ojo and Sinclair for trip to Exeter|
|31.03.2013||Match Reports||Irish and Sale draw in a thriller at Madstad|
|29.03.2013||Club News||Tagicakibau back on the wing against Sharks|
|23.03.2013||Match Reports||Powerful Irish out-muscle Worcester|
|21.03.2013||Club News||Skivington to captain Exiles in St Patrick’s Party|
|02.03.2013||Match Reports||Superb Saints see off Irish|
|01.03.2013||Club News||Fisher in at number 8 for Irish|
|09.01.2013||Club News||Corbisiero, Joseph and Paice in EPS squads|
|05.01.2013||Match Reports||Skivington brace secures Irish win at Kingsholm|
|04.01.2013||Club News||Corbisiero returns to face Gloucester|
|29.12.2012||Match Reports||Irish denied by late Quins surge|
|28.12.2012||Club News||London Irish unchanged for local derby with Harlequins|
|22.12.2012||Match Reports||Two late tries secure Tiger victory|
|21.12.2012||Club News||Marland Yarde returns for Tigers encounter|
|15.12.2012||Match Reports||Irish go down at Kingsholm|
|14.12.2012||Club News||Geraghty starts against Gloucester|
|08.12.2012||Club News||Gloucester fight back to claim four points|
|07.12.2012||Club News||Paice and Joseph return for Gloucester Amlin clash|
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