Lumsden Audley

by Russell Gibbs/Geoff Pillinger/Mike Curling
Player Audley Lumsden

Audley Lumsden

Position: Full Back

Born: 6th June 1967 in London

Height: 6ft

Weight: 13st 7lbs

Education:  Alfred Sutton School, Reading, Bath and Oxford Universities.

Achievements:

Honours: Oxford Blue, England Students, England Colts, South West Division XV and England “B”

Debut game: 27th December 1986 v Northampton

Competitive Debut: 17th October 1987 v Bristol

Final game: 25th May 1996 v Wigan

Number of Appearances: 120

Career details:

But for injury would undoubtedly have made an even bigger impact at Bath. Additionally England almost certainly lost their finest prospect at full-back for many years.He fractured a bone in his neck playing at Plymouth, keeping him out of the action for many months, the early days spent with a steel cage around his head to prevent any movement.

He as deprived of an Oxford Blue in 1991 by breaking an ankle in the Dubai Sevens tournament and then broke his leg  while practising for the National Sevens.

Full back Audley Lumsden made 120 appearances for Bath (scoring 64 tries) in a ten-year Bath career that began with a 12pts-10pts win over Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens in December 1986. Initially educated at Alfred Sutton School, Lumsden (already an England Colts international) signed for Bath from University in the 1985/1986 season and spent most of his Bath career in the amateur era. The neck injury curtailed his rugby playing activities for a while, but his character and grit and determination meant that he was always going to make a successful comeback. His sole appearance in the professional era came in the inaugural year, 1996/1997, in the challenge match with Wigan at Twickenham in late May, before heading west to sign for Gloucester. Audley gained his Oxford Blue in the December 1992 Varsity Match, and an England ‘B’ International.  He was a member of the successful Bath Sevens squads of 1994 that claimed the Worthington Welsh Sevens and the Middlesex Sevens.

A schoolmaster at Lord Wandsworth’s College.

Bath Rugby Appearances: 1986/1987 – 1996/1997: 120

Bath Rugby Points: 281 – 64t

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

A. Lumsden

Appearances

Points

Pre-Professional

119

281 – 64t

1996/97

1

Totals

120

281 – 64t

Signed From: Bath University

Transferred To: Gloucester

Also Played For: None

 

This page was added on 16/12/2014.

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