Richard Lane rugby player
Richard Lane rugby player

Richard Lane

21st Jul 1993 1.78m/89kg Outside Centre

Richard Lane, born on 21 July 1993, is an English professional rugby union player known for his versatility in playing at both wing and fullback positions. He currently represents Bristol Bears in Premiership Rugby, contributing to their success on the field.

Lane's professional rugby career began when he signed his first contract with Jersey Reds in the RFU Championship on 2 July 2015. After his time with Jersey Reds, Lane made a move to Bedford Blues, where he made a significant impact. In 2019, he was recognized by his peers and named the "Players' Player" of the year for the Bedford Blues.

Lane's impressive performances caught the attention of Bristol Bears, leading to his signing with the club in May 2022. Prior to officially joining Bristol Bears, Lane had a successful loan spell at Ashton Gate Stadium, where he showcased his skills and abilities in five appearances, including scoring a try. His performance during the loan spell demonstrated his potential and led to the offer of a two-year contract with Bristol Bears.

Notably, Lane has also had a dual-registration arrangement with Cornish Pirates, allowing him to gain additional experience and contribute to the development of his rugby career.

With his strong leadership qualities, Lane served as the captain of Bedford and received recognition by being named in the Championship Team of the Season in both 2021 and 2022. These accolades highlight Lane's consistent performance and his value as a player.

Moving forward into the 2022/23 season, Lane's skills, versatility, and experience will contribute to Bristol Bears' efforts to achieve success in Premiership Rugby. His abilities as a fullback and winger, combined with his leadership qualities, make him a valuable asset to the team's lineup.



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2022 - present
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2012 - 2015
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Outside Centre
2016 - 2017
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Outside Centre
2017 - 2023