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Playing squad 2011/2012

James Buckland

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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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Recent news stories on James Buckland:

Date Type Headline
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

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