Last season saw Richard Thorpe become a London Irish centurion at Thomand Park in front of 26,000 supporters. Thorpe has now made 120 appearances for London Irish scoring 16 tries.
In 2002 he joined the Exiles Academy where he spent three seasons developing his skills and physique to enable him to compete at a professional level.
Consistent, high quality performances in the 'A' League confirmed his potential and he made his senior debut on 8th October 2006 against London Wasps.
The dynamic 27-year-old back row forward signed a two year contract extension last season which will see him remain at Sunbury until the end of the 2012/13 season. Thorpe represented England Schools at U16 and U18 groups, England in the U19 World Championship in 2003 and England U21 in the World Championship in 2004.
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|Weight:||105kgs / 16st 7lbs|
|Height:||187cm / 6ft 2ins|
|Date of Birth:||01/11/1984|
|Place of Birth:||Beckenham, Kent|
|Former Clubs:||Leicester Tigers, London Welsh, Saracens|
|Representative Honours:||England U16, England U18, England U19, England U21|
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|Richard's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|