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He has 51 England caps and 2 Lions caps. He has played for England at scrum-half, fly-half and wing, and has often been used as a replacement (or substitute) because of his versatility.
He is a famously competitive character.
Healey initially signed for Leicester as a scrum-half, having played at wing and outside centre for Orrel. He made his England debut during the 1997 Five Nations tournament, and toured with the British Lions in 1997, making two appearances.
Leicester coach Bob Dwyer switched him to the wing to accommodate Fijian Waisele Serevi at scrum-half since Serevi's defence was not good enough for him to play wing. Healey was then selected on the wing for England.
After an injury to Tiger's South African fly-half Joel Stransky, and the unsuitability of others such as Pat Howard and Andy Goode to fill the role, Healey was switched to fly-half. In this position however, he was unable to make. His sole appearance at fly-half coming in the 2000 tour to South Africa where in the first test Jonny Wilkinson had a stomach bug.
In 2001 he made the break during the Heineken Cup final that resulted in the winning try - Healey had started he match at scrum-half with Andy Goode at 10, but was switched to fly-half in the closing minutes.
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