Alex Crockett is a compact and aggressive centre, who played his club rugby for Bath and now Worcester Warriors as well as having started for England Saxons.
Crockett was Bath’s co-captain throughout the 2008-09 season after being called in to the England Saxons squad to face Italy ‘A’ earlier in 2008. He played over 125 games for Bath, scoring 28 tries in the process. Crockett also represented England at U21 and U18 level during his time with Bath
Late in the season he was charged by the RFU with ‘conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game’ and subsequently had to sit out the next 9 months of rugby. Alex described this as “some of the toughest times of his life” and wondered if he would ever play at the top level again.
In 2010 Alex signed with Worcester Warriors, who had just been relegated to the Championship, and after a tough pre-season of regaining his match fitness, Alex embarked on the Championship proper. After a few games was beginning to find his magic touch again, and he scored his first try against old rivals Bristol in October. Worcester went undefeated for the first 8 games of the season until a hiccup against Cornish Pirates led to them being defeated at Sixways. Playing in 31 games all season Alex then led Worcester undefeated from this point on to the eventual Championship title in the play-off final in a repeat fixture against the Cornish pirates; and a return to the Premiership and European rugby next season.
Our congratulations go out to Alex and his Worcester team mates on their achievement and we look forward to seeing him in action on the pitch again next season.