Henry Slade facts | 10 things you didn’t know about the England centre

Since making his first team debut against London Welsh in November 2012, the Plymouth-born back has been a central figure in the rise of the Chiefs and England.

Here are seven things you might not know about the popular centre.

Henry Slade facts

1. Sporting hero

It could only be one man.

2. Nicknames

“There are a few. There’s the obvious Sladey. I also get called Rusty because part of my hair, it’s not ginger but it goes copper in the summer. In my younger years, when I was about 18, I was pretty skinny and got called Skeletor, but I’ve not heard that for a while.”

3. Sporting family

Slade is the great nephew of former Portsmouth F.C. footballer Geoff Williamson.