Ed Slater rugby player
Ed Slater rugby player

Ed Slater

1st Aug 1988 1.96m/116kg No 4 Lock

Slater began his rugby career at Milton Keynes RUFC before moving to Australia. He established himself at Eastern Suburbs RUFC, Sydney, NSW.

After a short trial with Leicester Tigers he joined Nottingham at the opening stages of the playoff campaign.

His performances in the Championship playoffs and for the Tigers' development side earned him a move to his hometown club, Leicester Tigers in the summer of 2010.

A successful 2012/2013 campaign culminated in a Premiership winners medal for Slater, he was a used replacement in the final.[5] Slater captained the Tigers in the 14/15 (although injured for the majority of the season, he returned to captain the side for the last 10 games) and 15/16 seasons.

On 7 August 2017, Slater left Leicester to sign for Gloucester Rugby as part of a swap deal with Jonny May joining Leicester Tigers from the 2017-18 season.

Slater was selected in the England Saxons squad in 2012. He was selected in the senior England Squad in 2012/13, but unfortunately an injury sustained in the Aviva Premiership final ruled him out of the tour shortly after being selected.

He was then selected for both the 2014 Six Nations and the summer tour to New Zealand, where he captained England against the Canterbury Crusaders in his first appearance for the senior England side.


Ed brought real experience and an abrasive edge up front to the Gloucester pack in his first season, made 26 appearances and skippered the side on a number of occasions. He maintained that contribution in 2018-19, making 27 appearances.

Career

image Gloucester Rugby
No 4 Lock
2017 - present
261_NottinghamRugbyLogo_150x150 Nottingham
No 4 Lock
2009 - 2010
England Saxons
No 4 Lock
2013 - 2014
england England
No 4 Lock
2013 - 2014
leicester Leicester Tigers
No 4 Lock
2010 - 2017