Having just completed his first season with Wasps joining the club from Leeds Tykes - where despite being just 19 he made 25 appearances for the 1XV and racked up seven tries - David Doherty has continued to reaffirm his position as one of the promising young talents in English rugby.
Starting his rugby career as a dual code player, Doherty picked up international age grade honours with England in both rugby league at U15, U16 and GB U18 and union U18 and U19, before plumping for the latter where he is currently the youngest player ever to have played in the Premiership. He has captained rugby union's England U18 Clubs and after three seasons with the U19s, proved to be a key player in the team that reached the semi final of the IRB U19 World Championship.
In 2006/07 Doc, as he is known to his team mates, lengthened his list of international honours playing for England U20 and for England Sevens on the IRB Sevens tour in Dubai and George.
Despite a limited number of appearances for 1XV last season, Doherty shared in Wasps' Guinness A League success beating Tigers at Welford Road. With the squad size reduced due to World Cup call ups Doherty stepped up to the plate scoring two tries in the pre-season friendly against Glasgow Warriors and has made an impact on the wing in the opening and more recent games of the 2007/08 season.
Doherty's rugby heroes are league and union star Jason Robinson and World Cup winning England captain Martin Johnson. A Manchester United fan, he played for their academy in 2002/03. He was also Rothwell Athletic top goal scorer - with 68 in a season and Yorkshire 100m schools champion.
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|Weight:||87kgs / 13st 10lbs|
|Height:||183cm / 6ft 0ins|
|Date of Birth:||28/01/1987|
|Place of Birth:||Leeds|
|Former Clubs:||Leeds Carnegie, Cornish Pirates, Sale Sharks|
|Representative Honours:||England U19, England U20|
|Debut Match:||London Irish 08/09/2006|
|Joined Club:||Summer 2006|
|David's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|