Born in Lancashire, Neal grew up in South Africa where he played for Natal and Western Province as well as South Africa Students. He is a graduate of Natal University and a qualified teacher
Neal returned to this country and joined Bedford where he earned a growing reputation as a competitive prop. In 1998 he joined London Irish. Over the past seven seasons he has been a regular in the front row playing over 200 top class games. Widely respected by his peers throughout the Premeriship as a formidable scrummager, he has played for England A and was a senior England Tourist in 2003.
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|Weight:||120kgs / 18st 13lbs|
|Height:||185cm / 6ft 1ins|
|Date of Birth:||23/12/1969|
|Place of Birth:||Chorley, Lancashire|
|Former Clubs:||Bath Rugby, Bedford Blues|
|Representative Honours:||, England A, England XV|
|Heroes:||Justin Bishop; Carel Du Plessis|
|Club Honours:||Player's Player of the Season 2004/05|
|Favourite Match:||Powergen Cup victory over Saints|
|Best subject at school:||History|
|Favourite Singer/Band:||Bruce Springsteen|
|Neal's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|