Along with an internal Man of the Match award for his solitary try against the Highlanders, James earned the honour on two other occasions during the 2012 season, including the round 14 Rod Macqueen Cup clash with the Brumbies and the qualifying final loss to the Sharks.
James’ starring performances and capabilities at both sides of the scrum haven’t gone unnoticed at national level and he has quickly become a reliable staple within the Wallabies squad, including their 2012 Rugby Championship campaign. Voted the 2009 Australian Under-20 Player of the Year on the basis of his performances at the Junior World Cup in Japan, he was fast tracked into the wider Reds squad by coach Ewen McKenzie during 2010 and blooded off the bench during a narrow opening round loss to the NSW Waratahs.
Slipper continues to be one of the most recognisable and appreciated members of the Reds pack among Queensland fans, due in large part to his enormous work rate and the passion he exudes for his state.
Earned his 50th Wallabies cap in the first June Test against France at his home ground of Suncorp Stadium and went on to play in all 14 Wallabies Tests, plus their uncapped Spring Tour match against the Barbarians.
Slipper was selected as part of the Wallabies' 31 man squad for the RWC and captained the Wallabies to a 47–10 victory over the United States at Soldier Field in Chicago, as part of their preparations for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
He has scored 25 points in 91 Super Rugby appearances since making his debut against the Waratahs in 2010.
Slipper was only able to add 4 Super Rugby caps to his total before he ruptured his achilles tendon in March.
He made his return in October for Queensland Country against the Fijian Drua and was named in Michael Cheika's Wallaby squad days later to face the Barbarians.
The experienced prop forward made the move to the Brumbies from Queensland ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season.
(LS January 2, 2019)
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