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Chris Budgen

Height  1.75 m
Name  Chris Budgen

Current club  Exeter Chiefs
Position  Prop
Weight  130 kg
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Full name  Lance Corporal Chris Budgen
Date of birth  (1973-01-21) 21 January 1973 (age 42)

Place of birth  Hamilton, New Zealand

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Lance Corporal Chris Budgen is a Rugby Union player and current serving soldier in the British Army He played for Bridgend RFC from 1999-2001 then played the majority of his professional career for Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership.

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He made his debut for Exeter on 30 September 2008 against Esher. His position of choice is Prop. Budgen's try against Worcester for Exeter on 3 Nov 2012 made Budgen the oldest try scorer in the Aviva Premiership at 39 years and 287 days., Budgen dedicated this score to his twin sons who died prematurely two weeks before the game.

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Budgen remains a very popular and respected figure among fans of both Exeter and Northampton, with Exeter fans nicknaming him "Budgie" and Saints fans nicknaming him "Chicken". Budgen juggled most of his professional career with that of an active soldier; Budgen is stationed on Salisbury Plain and has also seen action in Helmand Province.

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It was announced on 24 May 2013 that Budgen would be going into coaching with the Marlborough RFC colts team.

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References

Chris Budgen Wikipedia


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