James Tideswell has had a meteoric rise through the rugby ranks in the past two seasons having progressed from playing for Stourbridge RFC in National Division 2 to the Premiership with London Irish.
He arrived at the club in July 2009 from Plymouth Albion RFC where he had spent the previous season, gaining a reputation as one of the up and coming young props in the country.
Due to injury, James didn't make his first appearance for London Irish until January's LV= match against Harlequins, but he soon established himself as an excellent addition to the squad, gaining 10 caps from the bench.
In addition to his physical stature, he possesses the athletic ability of a modern day prop and that athleticism was never more evident than when he scored his first try against Wasps on Easter Sunday 2010, chasing down Warren Fury's clearance before crashing over the tryline.
James hails from Burton-on-Trent and initially trained at Gloucester Academy. He has played for England Counties and for North Midlands.
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|Weight:||115kgs / 18st 2lbs|
|Height:||186cm / 6ft 1ins|
|Date of Birth:||06/11/1983|
|Place of Birth:||Burton-on-Trent|
|Former Clubs:||, London Welsh, Plymouth Albion, Stourbridge|
|Representative Honours:||England Counties|
|James's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|