David Flatman


1980 –


Who is David Flatman?

David Luke Flatman or 'Flats' is a former rugby player. He was a prop for Bath and the England national rugby union team. He is now head of communications at Bath rugby.

He started playing rugby union at the age of eight at his local club, Maidstone FC, inspired by his father, who was a prop. A product of Dulwich College, he appeared in the same England Schools squad as Steve Borthwick, Andrew Sheridan, Alex Sanderson, Mike Tindall and Jonny Wilkinson.

Flatman toured Australia with England Schools in 1997 and the following year went to Argentina with England Colts. He represented London & South-West and England Under-21s against South Africa in the autumn of 1998.

His senior club rugby began with Saracens in 1998 and he won his first full caps as a replacement in the Tests against South Africa on the summer tour in 2000, when he also appeared in the matches against North-West Leopards and Gauteng Falcons.

He made a second tour with the England side to North America in the summer of 2001, appearing as a replacement for Graham Rowntree in the Burnaby and San Francisco Tests against Canada and the United States respectively.

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Jan 21, 1980
  • England
  • Dulwich College
  • Maidstone Grammar School
Lived in
  • Maidstone

on July 23, 2013


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