Henry Slade (rugby player)

Henry Slade
Slade at the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship
Full name Henry Slade
Date of birth (1993-03-19) 19 March 1993
Place of birth Plymouth, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 92 kilograms (14 st 7 lb)
School Plymouth College
University University of Exeter
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Fly-half, Centre, Fullback
Current team Exeter Chiefs
Playing career
Position Fly-half, Centre, Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Plymouth Albion
Exeter Chiefs
correct as of 11 September 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
England U20
England Saxons
correct as of 26 November 2016.

Henry Slade (born 19 March 1993) is an English rugby union player.

Slade plays for Exeter Chiefs in the English Premiership. He was dual-registered to Exeter Chiefs and Plymouth Albion in the 2011/2012 season. He has also represented England at U18 and U20 level, Henry made his debut in for the Under 18s on 22 July 2010.[1] England Academy coach John Fletcher once said of Slade "the way he plays reminds me of a young Toby Flood or Rory Clegg."[2]

Slade made his Premiership debut against London Irish on 13 April 2013 coming off the bench to replace Gareth Steenson, Slade scored his first premiership points in this game kicking over a conversion following a try from Dave Ewers.[3] Slade made his debut for England in a match against the Barbarians on 1 June 2014, kicking 15 points and putting in an impressive performance.

Henry attended Plymouth College and is now at University of Exeter reading for a BSc in Sports & Exercise Science.[4][5]

Slade is the great nephew of former Portsmouth F.C. footballer Geoff Williamson.[2]


  1. "Chiefs academy member Henry Slade scores on England debut". thisisexeter. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  2. 1 2 "Future Faces - Henry Slade and Tom Brown". Rugbyworld. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. "ESPN SCRUM - Exeter Chiefs v London Irish at Exeter". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. "Plymouth rugby star Henry Slade keen to repay England". thisisplymouth.co.uk. 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  5. "Henry Slade - Official RFU England Player Profile". RFU. Retrieved 16 June 2013.

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