Tom English (rugby union)

Tom English (born 8 March 1991) is an Australian rugby player, currently playing with the Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby. English plays as a centre, however, he can play on the wing.

Tom English
Tom English 2014.jpg
English in 2014
Birth nameTom English
Date of birth (1991-03-08) 8 March 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight96 kg (15 st 2 lb)
SchoolWaverley College, Sydney
UniversityUniversity of Sydney
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Sydney University ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2018
2019–
Melbourne Rising
Kurita Water Gush
25
(110)
Correct as of 16 June 2019
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013– Rebels 94 (110)
Correct as of 16 June 2019
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2012 Australia sevens

Rugby careerEdit

Rugby sevensEdit

English is a former Australia Sevens representative.[1] In 2011, he was named at inside centre for Sydney University in the final of the Shute Shield. The side was to be captained by Rebels flanker Tim Davidson.[2]

RebelsEdit

In late 2012 English joined the Melbourne Rebels Extended Playing Squad.[3] He stayed with the Rebels into 2013[4] and was named on the bench to play the Western Force in Round 1[5] and ACT Brumbies for Round 2[6] but didn't play.[7] He made his Super Rugby debut when he replaced inside center Rory Sidey against the Reds in Round 4.[8] Seven weeks later he started on the right wing[3][9] and played 58 minutes before being replaced by Lachlan Mitchell.[10]

In 2014, English faced competition for a place in the Rebels centers from Mitch Inman and New Zealand import Tamati Ellison.[11]

In May 2014 English was invited to train with the Wallaby squad preparing for series against France.

Super Rugby statisticsEdit

As of 16 June 2019[12]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2013 Rebels 9 8 1 625 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
2014 16 16 0 1,239 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2015 14 12 2 934 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2016 11 10 1 762 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2017 14 14 0 1,050 3 0 0 0 15 0 0
2018 16 14 2 1,139 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
2019 14 12 2 856 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
Total 94 86 8 6600 22 0 0 0 110 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "English earns his call up". Sydney University. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  2. ^ "2011 Grand Final Teams". Sydney University. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b Rebels Media Unit (26 April 2013). "Rebels make three changes for Crusaders" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Tom English Melbourne Rebels Player Profile". Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  5. ^ Rebels Media Unit (12 February 2013). "Rebels Round One team announcement" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  6. ^ Rebels Media Unit (20 February 2013). "Rebels Round Two team announcement" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Rebels 30-23 Force". South African Rugby Union. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Rebels 13-23 Reds". South African Rugby Union. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  9. ^ Fairbairn, Pete (28 April 2013). "Rebels Beaten, But Can Hold Heads High" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Crusaders 30-26 Rebels". South African Rugby Union. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  11. ^ Snowden, Darren (16 February 2014). "The Contenders – Centres" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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