Adam signed for Gloucester from Leicester Tigers (where he made 110 first team appearances for his debut in 1998 for 2004-05 and has since made over 50 appearances for the Premiership side scoring 12 tries. An England ‘A’ international (has played for England at every age-group level) and was selected for the England 7s squad for the World 7s Series in Chile and Argentina in January 2002. He ended the 2004-5 season as Gloucester’s skipper and started the 2005-06 as their first choice number eight before he fractured a cheek bone in three places on the opening weekend of the season against Worcester.Unfailingly direct and powerful, Balding was one of Gloucester’s players of the season in 2005-06 and was returning to his richest form when he sustained a knee injury that ruled him out of the end of that season. The 2006-07 season saw him make only 11 appearances, but now back to full fitness the opportunity of playing at Moseley gives him the chance to not only make an impact at Billesley Common but also challenge for the backrow starting line-up in the Premiership.
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1.93M (6’ 4”) (including hair)
104kg (16st 7lb)
Date of Birth
7th November 1991
Place of birth
Your rugby hero while growing up
Your favourite current player
Best rugby memory:
Beating Bristol (home city) with Moseley – twice
Worst rugby memory
Game against Newcastle at home
Ambition in rugby
To play back row this season!
Billesley Common (Always the correct answer Buster!)
The best thing about Moseley
The teams ethics and players getting together socially after training
Least favourite training exercise
Core exercises particularly the plank
What rugby law would you most like to see changed
Someone to sort the scrum laws out.
Any pre-match rituals / superstitions
Favourite other sport
American Football / Basketball / Cricket
Favourite sportsperson outside of rugby
Sir Garfield Sobers, and I probably should say my Dad (England Cricketer Syd Lawrence)
What do you do outside of rugby
Work for my Dad
Ambition outside of rugby
It’s too early in my rugby career to think about it.
Favourite way to relax
Favourite Band / Singer
Crash / Any given Sunday
Favourite Holiday location
Person you would most like to meet
Buster made 26 appearances for Dings in National 2 South during 2011/12 including 25 starts having also appeared for Moseley Development in the match against Coventry last season. Lawrence is a highly promising Number 8 who can also play Flanker & Lock. Also a Cricketer – Son of Syd Lawrence (Gloucester & England).