Graham Kitchener rugby player
Graham Kitchener rugby player

Graham Kitchener

29th Sep 1989 1.98m/112kg No 4 Lock

Kitchener was a multi-talented sportsman as a teenager, playing cricket for Shropshire, football for Wolverhampton Wanderers and achieving success as a schoolboy athlete. However, rugby was his true calling and he was part of the Grand Slam-winning England Under-20 side in 2007/8.

In the 2010/11 season he helped Worcester win the Championship and gain promotion to the Premiership before being signed by Leicester Tigers.

Kitchener went on to enjoy success with Tigers as he won the Anglo-Welsh Cup in his first season before crossing the whitewash in his side’s Premiership final victory over Northampton Saints in 2013.

On the international front, Kitchener captained England against the Barbarians at Twickenham in 2014 and was named in his country’s 2015 Six Nations squad.

He has also represented England Saxons and England under 20s.

Kitchener rejoined Warriors in the summer of 2019, and linked up with his younger brother Andrew, who has also progressed through the Warriors Academy into the senior squad.

The brothers played alongside each other for the first time when they formed Warriors' starting second row pairing in the Premiership Rugby Cup match against Exeter Chiefs at Sixways in October 2019.

As of May 2020, he has made 91 appearances for the Warriors, and has scored 25 points.

Career

worcester-warriors Worcester Warriors
No 4 Lock
2008 - present
leicester Leicester Tigers
No 4 Lock
2011 - present
England Saxons
No 4 Lock
2013 - present
england England U20's
No 4 Lock
2008 - 2009
england England
No 5 Lock