Cockle James

by Russell Gibbs and Geoff Pillinger

James Cockle

Position: Flanker

Born: 29th October 1976 in Clifton, Bristol

Height: 6ft 5in

Weight: 16st 5lbs

Education: Prior Park School, Bath

Achievements:  Caps for England Colts and England Schools at 16 and 18 age grades.


Debut game: 11th November 1996 v Coventry

Final game: 11th November 1996 v Coventry

Number of Appearances: 1

Career details:

Great hands, fiercely combative

All action flanker James Cockle staked his claim for a regular place in the London Irish squad with a string of top quality performances that culminated in a Powergen Cup Winners medal in the defeat of Northampton Saints at Twickenham in 2002.

The product of Prior Park School in Bath he made only one appearance for Bath Rugby on the 11th November 1996 in the 45pts-17pts victory over Coventry at Coundon Road. James marked his card for the future though by crossing for one of Bath’s tries that night. After brief spells at Moseley and then Bedford, he settled at Irish in 2000 swiftly becoming an integral part of the Exiles play.

Bath Rugby Appearances: 1996/1997: 1

Bath Rugby Points: 5 – 1t

J. Cockle





5 – 1t



5 – 1t

Signed From: School

Transferred To: Moseley

Also Played For: Bedford, Worcester, London Irish, Rotherham


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