Horsman Chris

by Russell Gibbs and Geoff Pilinger
Player Chris Horsman

Chris L Horsman

Position: Prop

Born: 2nd February 1977 in Newport Pagnell

Height: 6ft 2in

Weight: 17st 5lb

Education: Sheldon School, Chippenham


Honours: England U18, England Colts, England U21,Wales (14 Caps)

Debut game: 14th December 1996 v Wakefield

Competitive game: 14th September 1997 v Scottish Borders (replacement for Dave Hilton)

Final game: 4th November 2000 v Gloucester

Number of Appearances: 46

Career details:

Likeable prop forward Chris Horsman signed for Welsh/Scottish Premier League side Bridgend in the summer of 2002, after spending the whole of season 2001/2002 on loan at the Bedford Blues. Chris, who progressed into the Bath Rugby first team from the Academy, set up going through the entire Junior ranks, made his senior debut in the Heineken Cup match at the Scottish Borders in September 1997. He came on as a replacement for Dave Hilton and capped a fine performance by scoring a try in the 31-17 victory. Chris ended up playing sporadic matches for the first XV in season 1997/1998 due to the quality ahead of him, and took his chance to play first team rugby when Bedford came calling. In total he played 46 times for Bath (22 as a replacement) and crossed for three tries (his other two scores being a brace against Oxford University). Chris’ representative career saw him selected for England at under-18 and Colts levels, before England under-21 honours in the 1997 Five Nations under-21 Championship. Chris played in the games against Scotland, Ireland and France (registering a try against the Irish) and did enough to merit an inclusion on the 1997 under-21 tour to Australia. Latterly, he performed admirably for Bridgend RFC and  the Celtic Warriors before joining Worcester in 2004 after the demise of the Welsh provincial club.

Bath Rugby Appearances: 1996/1997 – 2000/2001: 24(22)

Bath Rugby Points: 20 – 4t

Bath Rugby Friendly Appearances 2000/2001 – to date: 1

Bath Rugby Friendly Points 2000/2001 – to date: 5 – 1t

C. Horsman







15 – 3t





5 – 1t





20 – 4t

Signed From: Bath Rugby Academy

Transferred To: Bridgend

Also Played For: Bedford (loan), Celtic Warriors, Worcester




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