Alex Corbisiero was born in New York City, the son of an American father and an English mother, and was introduced to rugby soon after his family moved to England.
While he has all the attributes to have been a Tight End for the Giants or the Jets, gridiron's loss has been rugby's gain, and Alex is now firmly settled with London Irish after spells with the KCS Old Boys, London Scottish, London Welsh and Cobham Clubs.
He joined the London Irish Academy in August 2005 and made great progress under the guidance of former front row forward Neal Hatley and now Head Coach Toby Booth before making his senior debut at Twickenham in the 2008 London Double Header in the 24-16 win over Wasps.
Since his debut at HQ, Corbisiero has gone on to play 34 matches for the Exiles scoring four tries including a memorable final try in the 38-0 St Patrick's Day Party match against Sale Sharks in March 2010.
A string of injures slighted his quick progress through club and international ranks but the powerful tight head still managed to be capped for England at Under 19 and Under 20 level as well appearing in the Guinness Premiership Final, all before turning 21.
His international development continued in the summer of 2010 when he made the starting lineup for the England Saxons team that won the Churchill Cup against Russia at the Red Bull Arena, New Jersey; just a few miles from the Queens District of the Big Apple where he was born.
He has been selected as part of the Saxons EPS squad for the 2010/11 season.
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|Weight:||118kgs / 18st 8lbs|
|Height:||185cm / 6ft 1ins|
|Date of Birth:||30/08/1988|
|Place of Birth:||New York City, U.S.A|
|Former Clubs:||, Northampton Saints|
|Representative Honours:||, England U19, British and Irish Lions, England U20, England Saxons|
|Heroes:||Hulk Hogan; Tonga Lea'aetoa|
|School:||Hall School, Wimbledon; ACS Cobham|
|University:||London School of Economics|
|Best Subject at school:||Geography or Economics|
|Favourite Holiday Destination:||Miami, Florida|
|Currently on your IPOD:||Timberland ft Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake|
|Favourite Match:||England U18 v Scotland U18|
|First Played Rugby:||Aged 5|
|Favourite Film:||All the Rocky films|
|Alex's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|
|Alex's Test Stats:||Win Rate||Total|
|Country||Won: 13 Drawn: - Lost: 6||England|
|Drop Goals||-||International Points||-|