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Jack Thomas Nowell (born 11 April 1993) is an English rugby union player for Premiership side Exeter Chiefs. He also represents England. His position of choice is Wing but he can also play as a Full-Back or at Outside Centre.

Jack Nowell
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Nowell talks to media, 2015
Birth nameJack Thomas Nowell[1]
Date of birth (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 26)
Place of birthNewlyn, Cornwall
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)[3]
SchoolMounts Bay Academy
Truro and Penwith College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Full-back, Wing, Outside Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012-
2012
Redruth
Plymouth Albion
Exeter Chiefs
Cornish Pirates
13
4
103
46
(20)
(5)
(145)
(80)
Correct as of 9 January 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011
2013
2014–
2017
England U18
England U20
England
British and Irish Lions
11
6
42
2
(10)
(20)
(95)
(10)
Correct as of 17 September 2019

Exeter ChiefsEdit

Nowell was originally a product of the Cornish Pirates junior section. He went to school at Mounts Bay School, Heamoor and then Truro College, where he took a BTEC in Sport Performance and Excellence.[2]

He made his Premiership debut for Exeter Chiefs on 25 November 2012 in a 27–23 win over London Irish.[4] After establishing himself as a regular in the Chiefs first team, Nowell was nominated for, and won, the LV=Breakthrough Player Award for the 2012–13 season.[5]

Nowell is an established first teamer for the Chiefs and has scored 16 premiership tries in 46 appearances since 2012. Nowell has also played key roles for the Chiefs in their European Champions Cup and Heineken Cup competitions.

In 2016 Nowell was part of the Exeter Chiefs side to reach the Aviva Premiership Final, eventually won by Saracens, after finishing second in the overall table and winning a home semi-final against Wasps.

In 2017 Nowell produced a try-scoring performance in the Aviva Premiership Final, as Exeter Chiefs claimed their maiden Premiership title.[6]

International careerEdit

 
Nowell playing for England 2018

Nowell represented England at Under-18 and Under-20 level.[2] He scored in the 2013 IRB Junior World Cup final win over Wales.[7]

On 1 August 2013, he was selected in the England Saxons squad on the advice of chief scout Andy Fairley.[8]

On 9 January 2014, Nowell was included in the England squad for the 2014 Six Nations Championship, after numerous injuries.[9] He made his debut for England in the 26–24 defeat to France, despite a difficult start to the game Nowell made the most metres by any England player in the game (87 metres). He scored his first try for England during the 52–11 win over Italy.[10][11] Nowell missed the 2014 summer tour of New Zealand due to injury.

Nowell returned to the England team in the third match of the 2015 Six Nations Championship, replacing Jonny May in the starting lineup, but failed to finish off a couple of try scoring opportunities. He then started the following game against Scotland, scoring his first Twickenham try. On the final day of the championship, Nowell was selected for a match that England needed to beat France by 27 points to clinch the title. Despite Nowell scoring two tries, England failed to achieve this target and Ireland claimed the championship.

Nowell was selected as a member of England squad for the 2015 World Cup,[12] and made his World Cup debut during the 60–3 win over amateur side Uruguay, becoming one of only six English players to have scored a hat-trick of tries at a World Cup.

Nowell started all five of England's RBS Six Nations matches in 2016 where England won the Grand Slam. He scored a try in the opener against Scotland. Nowell also was part of the successful 3–0 series win over Australia in 2016 starting the second and third test and acting as a replacement in the first and scoring a try from the bench. Nowell played despite having a thumb injury for which he missed the opening few rounds of the 2016–17 domestic season.

In April 2017, Nowell was called up for the British and Irish Lions, becoming the first player to be called up from the Exeter Chiefs.[13]

International triesEdit

As of 7 July 2019 [14]
Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result Score
1   Italy Rome, Italy Stadio Olimpico 2014 Six Nations 15 March 2014 Win 52 – 11[11]
2   Scotland London, England Twickenham Stadium 2015 Six Nations 14 March 2015 Win 25 – 13
3   France London, England Twickenham Stadium 2015 Six Nations 21 March 2015 Win 55 – 35
4
5   Uruguay Manchester, England City of Manchester Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup 10 October 2015 Win 60 – 3
6
7
8   Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland Murrayfield 2016 Six Nations 6 February 2016 Win 15 – 9
9   Australia Brisbane, Australia Lang Park 2016 Tour of Australia 11 June 2016 Win 39 – 28
10   Italy London, England Twickenham Stadium 2017 Six Nations 26 February 2017 Win 36 – 15
11
12   Italy Rome, Italy Stadio Olimpico 2018 Six Nations 4 February 2018 Win 46 – 15
13   Scotland London, England Twickenham Stadium 2019 Six Nations 16 March 2019 Draw 38 – 38
14   Argentina Chōfu, Japan Tokyo Stadium 2019 Rugby World Cup 5 October 2019 Win 39 – 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jack Nowell". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Jack Nowell". Rugby Football Union. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Profile at englandrugby.com". englandrugby.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Jack Nowell impresses Boss in Exeter Premiership debut". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Nowell Named LV= Breakthrough Player". Premiership Rugby. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Premiership final: Wasps 20-23 Exeter Chiefs (aet)". BBC. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Wales 15–23 England". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  8. ^ "England change six in Elite Player Squad". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  9. ^ "George Ford replaces Toby Flood in England Six Nations squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Six Nations: France beat England with late converted try in Paris". Sky Sports. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  11. ^ a b Fordyce, Tom (15 March 2014). "Six Nation's 2014: England hammer Italy and wait on Ireland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Lancaster names 31-man Rugby World Cup squad". England Rugby. 27 August 2015.
  13. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/13/jack-nowell-british-and-irish-lions-new-zealand-tour
  14. ^ "Jack Nowell". 7 July 2019.

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