Richard Palframan rugby player
Richard Palframan rugby player

Richard Palframan

20th Dec 1993 1.85m/118kg Tighthead Prop

Schooled at Rondebosch Boys' High School in Cape Town, Palframan’s talent was noted in Durban as the tighthead prop joined up with the Sharks Academy in 2012 and represented the province in the U19 Currie Cup.

A very physical player and exceptionally good with ball in hand, his English ancestry and talent provided the opportunity to sign with London-Irish in late 2012.

The tighthead prop spent three seasons working within the Academy and at 19 years old, the burley prop made his senior debut in the European Challenge Cup in 2013.

His powerful scrummaging and diversity on the pitch made him an integral part of the London Irish squad.

Palframan scored three tries in 13 games for Irish during the 2016/17 season.

In June 2018, Palframan swapped the Madjeski Stadium for The Athletic Ground for the 2018/19 season after agreeing a deal with London Scottish.

He will be returning to the Premiership after a one season absence having previously played in the top flight for London Irish after signing with Worcester Warriors for the 2019/20 season.

JW April 19


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Tighthead Prop
2018 - present
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Number 17
2019 - present
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Tighthead Prop
2012 - 2018