Raffi Quirke Dating Status, Parents & Family Background

Published Date: 09 Dec, 2021 Updated date: 09 Dec, 2021 By Daniel Roffer

Raffi Quirke had an impressive journey going from the Sale academy to Test rugby in less than a year. The Sale’s young scrum-half made his national team debut last month, being England’s youngest scrum-half in 90 years.

Raffi Quirke and his girlfriend have been together since their high school days. Know about his dating life, parents, family, ethnicity, nationality & career facts here.

Raffi Quirke is an English professional rugby union player currently playing for Sale Sharks in the Premiership Rugby. He plays in a scrum-half position.

Raffi Quirke Girlfriend & Dating Life

Raffi Quirke is currently dating a girlfriend named Grace Burns.

Grace is studying Anatomy and Human Biology at The University of Liverpool. Moreover, she has played for the university’s second netball team.


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Raffi and his girlfriend Grace have been together since their high school days. He even shared a picture with his high school prom on his Instagram back in 2017.

The athlete has amassed more than 10k followers on his Instagram. Meanwhile, his girlfriend has over 1k followers on her private Instagram account.

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Raffi Quirke Parents & Family Life

Born as Raphael Quirke on 18 August 2001, he is 20 years of age now. He was raised by his parents in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England.

Raffi is one of the three children of parents Saul Quirke and Patricia Quirke. Saul serves as the Head of Statutory Student Reporting at The University of Manchester.


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Similarly, his mother Patricia serves as the Lead Education Development Officer at British Cycling. Moreover, she played hockey for Ulster.

Raffi’s father inspired him much throughout his career. Saul taught him the basic skills and coached him throughout his early years.

Quirke has a younger brother and a sister. Both his brother and sister are also playing rugby at the youth level.

What Is Raffi Quirke Ethnicity?

Quirke belongs to white ethnicity and English nationality. He is of Irish descent from his maternal family side.

Raffi’s mother is from Northern Ireland. He is also eligible to play for Ireland but he chose his birth country England.

Raffi Quirke Height & Weight

Raffi stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters). Furthermore, his listed weight is 176 lbs (80 kg).

His Career Journey

Quirke began playing rugby at the age of five. He played for Broughton Park RFC at U9s level that went unbeaten, scoring 267 tries.

After pursuing education at St Ambrose College, he joined the Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks in 2018. Afterward, he was loaned to Sale FC in National League One.


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Raffi made his premiership debut for Sale Sharks in a game against Harlequins on 20 February 2021. Eventually, he scored his first try in a European Rugby Champions Cup game away to Scarlets in April.

Quirke has represented England at both U16 and U18 levels. Eventually, he made his Test debut for England against Australia in the Autumn Nations Series on 13 November 2021.

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Some Interest Facts About Raffi Quirke

  • Raffi is a fan of his hometown Premier League club Manchester United.
  • His girlfriend Grace has worked in sales at The Good Catch for two years.
  • He was an age-group triathlon champion at the age of 15.
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