Darren Garforth


Darren Garforth
Darren Garforth
Date of birth 9 April 1966 (1966-04-09) (age 45)
Place of birth Coventry
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 119 kg (18 st 10 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1991–2003 Leicester Tigers
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997–2000  England 25

Darren Garforth (born 9 April 1966) is a former international rugby union footballer who played tighthead prop for Leicester Tigers and England.

Garforth was born in Coventry, signed for Leicester Tigers and made his Leicester debut against Northampton Saints in 1991. He would go on to make over 300 appearances for the club. Wearing the C shirt, as part of the ABC club with Graham Rowntree (A) and Richard Cockerill (B). He was an important part of Tigers side which won the English league four times and the Heineken Cup twice.

Garforth made his England debut on 15 March 1997 against Wales. Garforth was eventually dropped from the England side in favour of Phil Vickery, but would continue to make some caps, his 25th and final cap coming against Italy in 2000.

He was offered the chance to tour North America with England in 2001 but turned down the opportunity, which went to Leicester team-mate Ricky Nebbett instead.

After leaving Leicester in 2003, he moved to second division Nuneaton as player-coach. Tigers signed England prop Julian White as a replacement.

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