Nick Beal

Nicholas David Beal (born 2 December 1970 in Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire) is a rugby union player who played at Fullback for Northampton Saints, England and the Lions.

Nick Beal
Birth nameNicholas David Beal
Date of birth (1970-12-02) 2 December 1970 (age 49)
Place of birthHowden, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight14 st 10 lb (93 kg)
SchoolRoyal Grammar School, High Wycombe
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991–2004 Northampton Saints 109 (119)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British and Irish Lions
15 (15)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
1993 England 1993 Sevens World Cup



Beal spent his whole professional career at Northampton Saints, and captained the squad that won the Middlesex Sevens trophy in 2003. He missed out on their victory in the 2000 Heineken Cup Final due to injury.[1] He retired in 2004.[2]


Beal was a part of the England team that won the World Sevens title in 1993. He also joined the 1997 British Lions tour to South Africa.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Beal is married with two sons.[4] He attended Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe where he was schoolmates with Northampton and England teammate Matt Dawson.[5][6]

After retiring he worked as a financial advisor.[4] In 2007 he was appointed a non-executive director of the Saints' board.[7]


  1. ^ "Full Back Nick Beal". Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Beal calls time at Saints". BBC. 7 April 2004.
  3. ^ "The Lions of '97". Independent. 8 June 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Nick Beal calls time after 13 years of Saints' service". RFU. 7 April 2004. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014.
  5. ^ FRORGS - RGS International Honours
  6. ^ "Rugby stars in shock report". Bucks Free Press. 20 July 2000. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Beal joins Saints' board". ESPN Scrum. 7 February 2007.

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