Profile Dan Sanderson

 

Moseley has pleasure in announcing the signing of Dan Sanderson from Northampton Saints on a permanent contract.

Thttp://momedia.kyte.tv/mv/bor/1104/11/10/3105875-bees7_342_447.jpg?h=e0ca79a0c2417703c2d702e84578bd79he 6’8” lock forward played against Moseley in the decisive play off fixture last season and made a big impression on both the Moseley management and the local press.

In April this year, The Sunday Mercury said:

“The Leicester-born second row, who is dual registered with Northampton, has enjoyed a meteoric rise up rugby’s pyramid by leaping nine levels in 18 months.

Even though he is 26, Sanderson is building a burgeoning reputation as one of the hottest prospects below Premiership level.

Just two seasons ago the 6ft 8ins giant was playing social rugby with minnows Rolls Royce before he signed for Derby.

And after only half a season with the Midlands One outfit a conversation with Saints academy coach Alan Dickens took him to Franklin’s Gardens.”

Sanderson made his Saints debut in the LV= Cup draw with Saracens but gained most of his rugby experience last season either with Northampton’s A XV or on a dual registered agreement with Birmingham & Solihull.

He made 11 appearances for B&S last season (including the play off game against Moseley at Damson Park). In the 2009-10 season he played for Derby winning the ‘player of the season’ award with the National League Three Midlands side. The move to Franklins Gardens meant that his plastering business was sold to concentrate on full time rugby.

In April he revealed to Brian Dick in The Sunday Mercury:

“I left school when I was 16. Dad had a building company so I went straight from school into plastering. “Then I started my own business up a couple of years ago and have jacked all that in to follow the rugby.

“Everyone says rags to riches but it’s the other way round. The plastering didn’t pay that badly actually.”

This coming season he will combine his playing career with schools coaching in Moseley’s Community Department.  

Statistics:

Date of birth:  18/8/1984 (Leicester)

Position:         Lock

Height:           2.03 m/6' 8"

Weight:          110 kg/17st 4lb

Former clubs:   Northampton (Dual reg with B&S); Derby; Rolls Royce


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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