Jonathan Joseph (rugby union)

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Jonathan Joseph
Full name Jonathan Byron Alexander Joseph
Date of birth (1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 91 kilograms (14 st 5 lb)[2]
School Park House School

Millfield School

Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Centre
current team Bath
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
London Irish
correct as of 25 January 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
England U20
correct as of 21 March 2015.

Jonathan Byron Alexander Joseph (born 21 May 1991) is an English rugby union player who represents England at international level and Bath Rugby in the English Premiership. [3]

Early career[edit]

Joseph attended Millfield School and came through the London Irish academy. At club level, his breakthrough season was for Irish in 2010-11 where he played in 13 Premiership games and scored five tries. His remarkable rise was marked with a nomination for the Land Rover Discovery of the Season award in 2012. He left London Irish at the end of the 2012-13 season having made 44 appearances and scored 13 tries.

Move to Bath Rugby[edit]

Joseph joined Bath at the start of the 2013-14 season and quickly forged a successful midfield partnership with inside centre Kyle Eastmond.

International career[edit]

He progressed through the England age-grade ranks, appearing for England U20s in the 2011 Junior World Championships and playing off the bench in the final against New Zealand alongside future England team-mates George Ford, Owen Farrell, Joe Launchbury and Christian Wade amongst others.

Joseph was one of thirteen uncapped players selected by England head coach Stuart Lancaster for the 2012 mid-year tour of South Africa. He made his debut in the first test in Durban, before injury to Brad Barritt allowed him to start the subsequent two tests at outside-centre alongside Manu Tuilagi. He was ruled out of the 2013 Six Nations through injury but was named to start both test matches in the subsequent tour to Argentina.

Joseph started for England in the 2015 Six Nations tournament as a result of injuries to Barritt and Tuilagi. He scored 3 tries in the opening two matches, against Wales then Italy and was named man of the match in the latter.[4]


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