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Olly Woodburn (born 18 November 1991) is an English rugby union player. He plays for Exeter Chiefs, on the wing and occasionally at centre.

Olly Woodburn
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Date of birth (1991-11-18) 18 November 1991 (age 27)
Place of birthBristol, England
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight97 kg (214 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011-2015
2015–
Bath
Exeter Chiefs
44
79
(70)
(155)
Correct as of 07 May 2018

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BathEdit

A product of the Bath Rugby academy, Woodburn made his debut for the senior side on 15 October 2011, against Newport Gwent Dragons in the 2011-12 LV= Cup. He scored a try two minutes into the game.[1]

ExeterEdit

On 29 January 2015, Woodburn made his move to local rivals Exeter Chiefs from the 2015-16 season. With the promise of more first team action.[2]

He enjoyed a hugely successful 2015/2016 Aviva Premiership season, helping Exeter to reach a first-ever Premiership final at Twickenham. Scoring eight tries in 24 appearances. Three of those scores came in a man-of-the-match display at home to rivals Worcester Warriors.

Woodburn's 2016-17 season marked the first English Rugby Union Premiership title for Exeter. Woodburn helped Exeter beat Wasps in the final.[3] He also picked up the club’s Player of the Year award and was nominated for the Premiership’s Player of the Year accolade. A further 11 tries in 27 appearances ensured his presence as an important first team player for the Chiefs, heading into the 2017/2018 campaign. [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bath Rugby put seven past Newport Gwent Dragons". Bathrugby.com. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Exeter Chiefs welcomes Bath winger Olly Woodburn". Exeter Express and Echo. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Premiership final: Wasps 20-23 Exeter Chiefs (aet)". BBC. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Olly Woodburn, About Olly". Exeter Chiefs. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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