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Pat Sanderson
Pat Sanderson

Talismanic former Sixways skipper Pat Sanderson joined the club in 2004 and led the team for six seasons in the top-flight of English rugby. He played a total of 156 games for Warriors during seven seasons, scoring 24 tries.

The back row and former England international captain announced his retirement from professional rugby in August 2011 on medical grounds after suffering a serious shoulder injury in the RFU Championship play-offs against Bristol Rugby in March.

Sanderson joined Warriors after previous playing spells at Sale and Harlequins and quickly became an instrumental figure at the club. The back row - captain between 2004 and 2010 - started every top-flight game in his first season with the club and was later nominated for the Zurich Player of the Season and the PRA Players’ Player of the Year.

An intelligent, skillful and hard-working player, Sanderson always led from the front - both on and off the field - and during the 2009/10 season joined an exclusive club as he celebrated his 200th top-flight appearance.

Sanderson’s outstanding contribution during his time at Sixways was rewarded with 16 full England caps. He captained his country during the 2006 Australia tour and was in charge of the triumphant Churchill Cup squad in Canada in 2005.

Sanderson’s contribution to rugby is not just limited to action on the field. He has been heavily involved with the players’ union, the RPA, and was enlisted by the RFU as a figurehead for their ‘Core Values of Rugby’ initiative due to his standing in the game.

DOB6th Sep 1977
BirthplaceChester
Height1.91 m (6' 3")
Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb)
PositionBack Row
HonoursEngland (16 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
02/10/2010
Moseley







54
07/11/2010
London Welsh
1





5
62
13/11/2010
Plymouth Albion
1





5
80
20/11/2010
Rotherham Titans
1





5
80
27/11/2010
Esher







80
15/12/2010
Doncaster







80
28/12/2010
Moseley







80
02/01/2011
Bristol Rugby
1





5
80
08/01/2011
Bedford Blues







63
30/01/2011
Cornish Pirates
2





10
78
06/02/2011
Nottingham
1





5
80
12/02/2011
London Welsh







80
26/02/2011
Cornish Pirates







80
05/03/2011
Moseley
2





10
29
13/03/2011
Bristol Rugby







60
Total Played 15 9
0
0
0
0
0
45
1066
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2010-2011 - British and Irish Cup
Worcester Warriors
2
2





10
2010-2011 - The Championship
Worcester Warriors
13
7





35
2010-2011 Total

15
9





45
2009-2010 - Amlin Challenge Cup
Worcester Warriors
2
1





5
2009-2010 - Guinness Premiership
Worcester Warriors
20
1





5
2009-2010 - LV= Cup
Worcester Warriors
3







2009-2010 Total

25
2





10
2008-2009 - Challenge Cup
Worcester Warriors
6
1





5
2008-2009 - EDF Energy Cup
Worcester Warriors
0 +1
1





5
2008-2009 - Guinness Premiership
Worcester Warriors
15
1



1

5
2008-2009 Total

21 +1
3



1

15
2007-2008 - Challenge Cup
Worcester Warriors
8
5



1

25
2007-2008 - EDF Energy Cup
Worcester Warriors
2
1





5
2007-2008 - Guinness Premiership
Worcester Warriors
20
4



2

20
2007-2008 Total

30
10



3

50
2006-2007 - Challenge Cup
Worcester Warriors
2 +1




1


2006-2007 - EDF Energy Cup
Worcester Warriors
1







2006-2007 - Guinness Premiership
Worcester Warriors
16




1


2006-2007 Total

19 +1




2


2005-2006 - Challenge Cup
Worcester Warriors
5
2



1

10
2005-2006 - Guinness Premiership
Worcester Warriors
11
2



1

10
2005-2006 - Powergen Cup
Worcester Warriors
1







2005-2006 Total

17
4



2

20
2004-2005 - Challenge Cup
Worcester Warriors
2
1



1

5
2004-2005 - Shield
Worcester Warriors
2
1





5
2004-2005 - Zurich Premiership
Worcester Warriors
22
3



1

15
2004-2005 - Zurich Wildcard
Worcester Warriors
1







2004-2005 Total

27
5



2

25
Total - British and Irish Cup

2
2





10
Total - The Championship

13
7





35
Total - Amlin Challenge Cup

25 +1
10



4

50
Total - Guinness Premiership

104
11



6

55
Total - LV= Cup

7 +1
2





10
Total - Shield

2
1





5
Total - Zurich Wildcard

1







Total

154 +2
33
0
0
0
10
0
165
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