Dave Lewis (rugby union)

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For the rugby union footballer of the 1880s for Wales, and Cardiff, see Dai Lewis. For the rugby league footballer of the 1900s for Other Nationalities, and Oldham, see David Lewis (rugby league).
Dave Lewis
Personal information
Full name David Ian Lewis
Date of birth (1989-04-29) 29 April 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 80 kg (12 st 8 lb) [1]
School(s) attended St Michael's Tawstock
Blundell's School
Ivybridge Community College
Hartpury College
Club information
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current club Exeter Chiefs
Youth clubs
Years Club
Barnstaple RFC
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
Exeter Chiefs
Gloucester Rugby
Exeter Chiefs

93 (10)
Representative teams
England Saxons
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

Dave Lewis (born 29 April 1989 in Manchester) is an English rugby union footballer, currently playing in the Aviva Premiership for Exeter Chiefs. He plays as a scrum half. He was educated at St Michael's Tawstock, Blundell's School and later Ivybridge Community College.

Lewis was a product of the academy system at Exeter Chiefs when they were playing in the RFU Championship, Lewis joined Gloucester in 2007.[2]

Lewis' first appearance for Gloucester was in the 07/08 season at home to Worcester when he came on for 7 minutes. His breakthrough season was the 08/09 season. He made 11 appearances and just as he was starting to establish himself in the starting line up he suffered an injury (broken leg) at home to London Irish in January. He returned to the Gloucester side for the final game of the season at London Wasps before joining up with the England under 20s for the Under 20s World Cup in Japan. From then he has been a prominent player for Gloucester but has had to battle with Rory Lawson for the scrum-half berth at Kingsholm.

It was announced on 14 February 2013 that Lewis would be rejoining Exeter Chiefs for the 2013/14 season.[3]

On 25 January 2014, Lewis made his international debut for England Saxons, as a replacement, losing to Ireland Wolfhounds at 8-14.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gloucester Sign Rising Star Lewis". BBC Sport. 9 February 2007. 
  3. ^ Stevens, Mark. "Lewis Agrees Chiefs Move". Exeter Chiefs. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dave Lewis added to England Saxons squad". BBC Sport. 23 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "England Saxons 8-14 Ireland Wolfhounds". BBC Sport. 25 January 2014. 

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