Raphael Quirke rugby player
Raphael Quirke rugby player

Raffi Quirke

18th Aug 2001 1.78m/83kg Scrum Half

The Manchester-born scrum half started playing rugby when he was just five.

Raffi was part of a Broughton Park Rugby Club side that went unbeaten and scored 267 tries at U9s level and he has not looked back since.

Quirke exploded onto the scene during the 2020/21 season to become the youngest Sale Sharks scrum-half in Premiership history.

The electric half-back nearly scored almost immediately after making his debut against Harlequins and continued to provide spark in subsequent appearances. Raffi has already established himself as a fan favourite and has been affectionately dubbed 'Raffi de Quirke' after World Cup-winning Sharks scrum-half Faf de Klerk.

He made his first team start against Wasps in March 2021 and was named in the England u20 squad soon after.

JW June 2021.

Career

england England U20's
Scrum Half
2020 - present
sale-sharks Sale Sharks
Scrum Half
2020 - present