Colin Charvis

Colin Charvis
Colin Charvis
Full name Colin Lloyd Charvis
Date of birth December 27, 1972 (1972-12-27) (age 38)
Place of birth Sutton Coldfield
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.90 m)
Weight 18 st 4 lbs (116 kg)
School Queen Mary's Grammar School
Polytechnic of Central London
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker or No. 8
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1992-1995
1995-2003
2003-2004
2004-2006
2006-2009
London Welsh
Swansea
Tarbes
Newcastle
Newport GD



44
51



(30)
(35)
correct as of 2007-04-13.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)




1996-2007
2001
Welsh Exiles
Wales Students
Wales Under-21
Wales A
Wales
Lions




94
2




(110)
(0)
correct as of 2007-11-24.

Colin Charvis (born December 27, 1972) is a former captain of the Welsh national rugby union team and also played for the British and Irish lions. A back row forward, Charvis was equally adept as a flanker or as the no. 8.

Charvis became the world record try scorer for a forward in test match rugby on 24 November 2007 v South Africa at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff with his 22nd international try. He has since been overtaken by Takashi Kikutani of Japan on the List of leading rugby union test try scorers.

Charvis has 2 caps for the British and Irish Lions; both appearances were against Australia in 2001. Further representative honours include Wales Students, Wales U21 and Wales A.

Contents

Early life

Charvis was born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham on 27 December, 1972 to Lloyd and Lynne Charvis. Lloyd is now living in Kansas City, Missouri, USA and is a successful painter there. He began his club career with London Welsh while studying at Polytechnic of Central London.[1] He stayed at the club until 1995, when he moved to Swansea RFC.[2]

1995-2003: Swansea

His first cap for Wales was in 1996 against Australia: he went on to become team captain for a period and toured Australia with the British and Irish Lions in 2001.

Charvis in action against England

He remained with Swansea until changes in the Welsh club structure saw him without a contract in the period of the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

2003-2007: Tarbes, Newcastle and Newport Gwent Dragons

Charvis moved briefly to Tarbes in France and then to Newcastle Falcons in England whom he also captained.

Charvis's contract with the Falcons was not renewed at the end of the 2005-6 season. He subsequently joined the Newport Gwent Dragons. He made his debut for the club in August in a pre-season friendly against the Cornish Pirates

Wales

Charvis has scored 22 tries for his country, making him the leading try scorer among all Welsh forwards. He is also one of only three forwards to score over 100 international points (John Eales and Carlo Checchinato are the others). He was the second most capped player for Wales and the most capped forward with 94 caps until overtaken by Martyn Williams 13 March 2010. He also featured in the 1999 Rugby World Cup and captained Wales in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia.

After appearances against England, Scotland, Ireland and Italy in the 2006 RBS Six Nations Charvis had a spell away from the international scene. However, his blistering form for the Dragons throughout the 2006–2007 season saw him named in Gareth Jenkins's touring squad to Australia in May 2007.

He appeared in both Tests and following the tour, Charvis was named in Gareth Jenkins' 41-man preliminary Rugby World Cup 2007 summer training squad. He made the final 30-man squad in August after playing in the Test against England and made substitute appearances in both Invesco Perpetual Summer Series matches against Argentina and France.

Charvis made a try-scoring substitute appearance in Wales's opening Pool B match against Canada, and made the starting line-ups for the remaining Pool clashes with Australia, Japan and Fiji.

In November 2007 Wales Caretaker Coach Nigel Davies included Charvis in his starting line-up for the inaugural Prince William Cup clash with South Africa. Despite the 34-12 defeat to the reigning world champions Charvis scored his 22nd try for his country in the clash, becoming the world's top forward try-scorer to date.

2008-2010: Player-coach

Charvis was appointed to a player/coach role at Newport Gwent Dragons in July 2008. However, because of injuries amongst the playing squad Charvis returned to the team, and as a result of his excellent form he played a number of matches during the 2008-09 season, but then hung up his boots in order to be full time forwards and defence coach. He parted company with the Dragons in late September 2010.[3]

Post-professional career

After leaving his professional playing days behind Charvis toured with JML Welsh Warriors, a semi-professional rugby union team, to the annual Manila 10s tournament, winning the Cup Division in their inaugural appearance at the tournament.

Charvis is also one of eight celebrities chosen to participate in an intense week learning Welsh in an eco-friendly chic campsite in Pembrokeshire, West Wales in the series cariad@iaith:love4language shown on S4C in July 2011.

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Colin Charvis — Spielerinformationen Voller Name Colin Lloyd Charvis Geburtstag 27. Dezember 1972 Geburtsort Sutton Coldfield …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Colin Charvis — Infobox Rugbyman Colin Charvis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Charvis — Colin Charvis Spielerinformationen Voller Name Colin Lloyd Charvis Geburtstag 27. Dezember 1972 Geburtsort Sutton Coldfield, England Verein Verein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Colin — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Colin », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Colin peut désigner un prénom masculin, un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pays de Galles en coupe du monde de rugby 2007 — L équipe du pays de Galles a terminé troisième de sa poule de qualification de la Coupe du monde de rugby 2007, devancée et battue par les équipes d Australie et des Fidji, par suite elle n’a pas participé aux quarts de finale. Les joueurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pays de galles en coupe du monde de rugby 2007 — L équipe du pays de Galles a terminé troisième de sa poule de qualification de la Coupe du monde de rugby 2007, devancée et battue par les équipes d Australie et des Fidji, par suite elle n’a pas participé aux quarts de finale. Les joueurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Équipe du pays de Galles de rugby à XV à la coupe du monde 2007 — L équipe du pays de Galles a terminé troisième de sa poule de qualification de la Coupe du monde de rugby 2007, devancée et battue par les équipes d Australie et des Fidji, par suite elle n’a pas participé aux quarts de finale. Les joueurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coupe Du Monde De Rugby À XV 2007 - Poule B —   Coupe du monde de rugby 2007 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coupe du monde de rugby a XV 2007 - Poule B — Coupe du monde de rugby à XV 2007 Poule B   Coupe du monde de rugby 2007 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coupe du monde de rugby à XV 2007 - Poule B —   Coupe du monde de rugby 2007 …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”