Kieran Brookes

Kieran Brookes
Brookes playing for Newcastle Falcons in 2014
Full name Kieran Brookes[1]
Date of birth (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990[2]
Place of birth Stoke on Trent, England[2]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Weight 124 kg (19 st 7 lb)[2]
School Lytham St Annes High School[3]
Kirkham Grammar School[3]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Tighthead prop / Loosehead prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1999–2009 Fylde
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Newcastle Falcons
Leicester Tigers
Doncaster Knights (loan)
Newcastle Falcons

Northampton Saints
correct as of 27 August 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)

Ireland U18
Ireland U19
Ireland U20
England U20
England Saxons


correct as of 26 October 2016.

Kieran Brookes (born 29 August 1990) is an English rugby union player who plays for Northampton Saints and England. He usually plays as a tighthead prop, but can also cover as a loosehead prop.

Club career

He made almost 40 senior appearances for Newcastle but only started 1 game in the 2009–2010 season.[4]

He moved to Leicester Tigers for the 2011–12 season.[5]

Having returned to the Newcastle Falcons on loan from Leicester Tigers in March 2013, he signed a two-year contract to stay with the Falcons in April 2013.[6]

On 13 January 2015, it was announced that Brookes would be joining Northampton Saints at the end of the 2014-15 season.[7]

Brookes is now a regular starter for the East Midlands side and has racked up 25 appearances at his time at Saints so far.[8]

International career

Although born in England, he played at many underage levels for Ireland, including U-18, U-19 and U-20.[9]

He has committed himself to the England rugby team, playing for England in an uncapped match against the Barbarians and for the England Saxons in their successful Churchill Cup campaign in the summer of 2011. In May 2014 he was called up to England's training squad for the tour of New Zealand, where he earned himself his first two caps for his country.[10]

Since making his senior debut for England in that tour, Brookes has taken to the field for England 16 times. He was a member of the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad and was included in the squad for the 2016 Six Nations and after joining the squad on 1 February, coming back from an injury, helped his country to a Grand Slam victory.[11][12]

The summer of 2016 saw Brookes become part of the England Saxons squad once more where he travelled to South Africa to face South Africa 'A' where the men in white secured a 2-0 series win.[13]


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