Richard De Carpentier
ENGLAND SEVENS PLAYER
Richard de Carpentier first laced up his boots when 11 but started properly when 14 at Kirkham. He captained a school team that included fellow England Sevens player Dan Bibby and Kieran Brookes, an England and Northampton Saints prop.
He became a full-time England Sevens squad member in 2015-16 and was included in the 25-strong Great Britain training squad for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro but was not included in the final party. His performances were rewarded 12 months later though when he became the RPA England Sevens Player of the Year and he was picked in England’s squad for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
In December 2019, Richard sustained an injury in England’s World Series leg in Cape Town which ruled him out of the next four legs. A back row forward at 15-a-side and a prop in sevens, Manchester-born Richard has played for Leicester Tigers, Worcester Warriors and also had a loan spell with Nottingham. He captained Worcester in their first Premiership Rugby 7s Series final in 2013.
Richard also helped Worcester to win the 2015 British & Irish Cup and has played for England Students and GB Students.