- Mar 29, 1985
- Verden (Germany)
A member of the 2007 Churchill Cup-winning squad, Lee was the subject of a remarkable tug of war that saw him selected in both the Scotland ‘A’ and Saxons squads (thanks to his being born in Germany to an English mother and Scottish father). He also played in the England Under-21 Grand Slam-winning side of 2006.
Lee's first couple of season's at Franklin's Gardens were certainly succesful ones as he picked up winners medals in the European Challenge Cup and LV= Cup.
He also saw a return to England Saxons action in the 2010 Churchill Cup, a tournament the team would go on to win once more in Denver, USA.
Injury limited Lee's playing time in the 2010/11 season, but the man described as the 'heartbeat' of the Saints side by skipper Dylan Hartley returned in impressive form.
His come back also coincided with a change in fortunes for the Saints after their New Year slump and after bagging the Try of the Season against Ulster in the Heineken Cup quarter final, this was recognised as Lee picked up the Saints Supporters' Player of the Season award too.
Injuries over the summer denied Lee his place in both the England Saxons squad and the early parts of the Saints' 2011/12 campaign, but the scrum-half made an emphatic return, passing a century of Saints appearances against Saracens before receiving a first call up to the England EPS for the 2012 Six Nations.
Things got better for Lee, too, as he not only nailed down the starting spot for England, but returned to Franklin's Gardens to skipper the Saints for the first time in their wins over Wasps and Bath, before further international duty on a tour to South Africa.