The former England U21 and England Saxons hooker, joined London Irish in July 2008.
Buckland's performances during the 2009/10 campaign earned warm praise from coaches and teammates alike until his season was abruptly ended by a broken thumb in the Exiles' 23-13 win over Worcester Warriors in April 2010.
Buckland has made 80 appearances for London Irish scoring an outstanding try against Gloucester at the Madejski Stadium in the Aviva Premiership last season. An injury to David Paice in December 2010 meant that Buckland often played a full 80 minute match, a feat that is rarely done by any front row forward.
The 30-year-old, former London Wasps forward soon impressed as a mobile and dynamic competitor who contributes greatly in both defence and attack.
Buckland started his Premiership career at Leicester Tigers where he scored 12 tries and played in three league finals as well as the 2007 Heineken Cup Final. His experience of competing at the highest level has proved invaluable to London Irish during his 34 appearances at the club.
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|31.12.2012||Club News||Brian’s Mid Term Report|
|05.05.2012||Match Reports||Sensational Irish finish season off in style|
|04.05.2012||Club News||Bob Casey to captain Exiles in his farewell appearance|
|21.04.2012||Match Reports||Irish clinical in victory at Sixways|
|20.04.2012||Club News||Evans to captain Exiles against Warriors|
|14.04.2012||Match Reports||Saracens fight back to beat Exiles|
|13.04.2012||Club News||Corbisiero to captain Exiles against Saracens|
|31.03.2012||Match Reports||Exiles go down against efficient Chiefs|
|30.03.2012||Club News||Exiles named for Sandy Park encounter|
|25.03.2012||Match Reports||Heroic Exiles go down fighting|
|23.03.2012||Club News||Corbisiero returns for St Patrick’s Party|
|03.03.2012||Club News||Nicky Robinson boots Wasps to victory|
|02.03.2012||Club News||Exiles named to face London Wasps|
|27.02.2012||Club News||James Buckland signs on at London Irish|
|26.02.2012||Match Reports||Saints snatch victory over Exiles at the death|
|24.02.2012||Club News||Danaher returns to face Northampton Saints|
|18.02.2012||Match Reports||Newcastle 19 London Irish 10|
|17.02.2012||Club News||Kennedy to Captain at Kingston Park|
|23.01.2012||Match Reports||Edinburgh vs. London Irish match report|
|20.01.2012||Club News||Bob Casey to captain Exiles in Edinburgh|
|14.01.2012||Club News||Cardiff end Exiles Heineken hopes|
|13.01.2012||Club News||London Irish name side to face Cardiff Blues|
|08.01.2012||Match Reports||London Irish edge Sale Sharks in a tight encounter at Madejski Stadium|
|06.01.2012||Club News||London Irish name side to face Sale Sharks|
|01.01.2012||Match Reports||Irish suffer New Year’s Day defeat|