Richard Blaze rugby player
Richard Blaze rugby player

Richard Blaze

19th Apr 1985 2.00m/124kg Coach

Blaze joined England Rugby as part of the coach development agreement in November 2017, working as England U20s forwards coach. Previously he worked as forwards coach at Tigers having played for the club from 2007-10.

Blaze represented England Saxons at the Churchill Cup in 2007 and 2008 but was forced into early retirement through injury.

In September 2018, he was appointed forwards and defence coach of the England Women’s team, working alongside head coach Simon Middleton and backs coach Scott Bemand.

During his spell, the Red Roses won the 2019 Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam and secured 17 wins out of 18 matches.

In April 2020 Blaze was appointed Wasps' forwards coach.


ws Wasps
Assistant Coach
2020 - present
worcester-warriors Worcester Warriors
No 4 Lock
2004 - 2007
England Saxons
No 4 Lock
2007 - 2009
leicester Leicester Tigers
No 4 Lock
2007 - 2010
england England Women
Assistant Coach
2017 - 2020