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Name  Russell Earnshaw
Height  1.93 m

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Education  Loughborough University

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Russell Dean Earnshaw (born 8 July 1975) is a rugby union coach currently coaching in the England Pathway


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Club rugby

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Earnshaw has played Premiership rugby with West Hartlepool, Bath Rugby and Rotherham Titans, winning the European Cup as a replacement whilst at Bath. He then joined Worcester in Division 1 and helped them to win promotion to the Premiership before signing for Doncaster with whom he achieved Promotion to the Championship. While at University at Cambridge he played for the Blues side in two winning Varsity matches. In 2000 he was selected to play for the Barbarians in their match against Germany.

International rugby

Earnshaw has played for England on the IRB Sevens circuit, at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, and was part of the squad that played in the IRB World Series tournaments in Chile and Argentina in 2001. He was assistant coach to the England 7's team from 2007-2013, retiring after the 2013 World Cup final defeat to New Zealand.


While at Doncaster Earnshaw helped to coach the side and joined Pertemps Bees for the 07/08 season as player/forwards coach. Whilst there, he was head coach of Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club and assistant coach of the England 7's team.

In 2010, Earnshaw completed the 'Great Escape' for Birmingham & Solihull Rugby Club, leading them to an unexpected resurgence in the relegation playoffs, despite not having won a game for the entire season. Although Earnshaw dislocated his shoulder in the penultimate game; a defeat at home at the hands of relegation-rivals Coventry, Earnshaw lined up on the pitch at Billesley Common two weeks later to help the Bees in their 34-38 defeat of Moseley.

Between 2007 and 2013, England won several tournaments on the World Series including back-to-back Dubai titles in 2011 and 2012, the Twickenham Sevens in 2009, plus England's first ever victory in Wellington in 2009 and more recently again in 2013. In 2013, England won the silver medal at the 7's Rugby World Cup in Moscow.

Earnshaw also coached the GB Students side to World University Champions in 2012.

Earnshaw now teaches Economics and coaches rugby at Eastbourne College, he is a Level 4 RFU coach, Coach Developer, Coach Educator and Level 4 mentor.

Earnshaw now coaches England U18's.


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