Tom Guest

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Tom Guest
Tom Guest.jpg
Full name Thomas Guest
Date of birth (1984-07-05) 5 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Taplow, Buckinghamshire
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb)[1]
School Sir William Borlase's Grammar School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Number 8, Flanker
Youth clubs
Maidenhead RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
London Irish
171 (115)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008 England Saxons
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2007 England Dubai

Tom Guest (born 5 July 1984 in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England) is a rugby union player for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership, playing primarily as a Number 8. Guest can also operate as a Flanker.

A graduate of the Harlequins' Academy, he made his Quins debut in the friendly against the Natal Sharks at the Twickenham Stoop on 10 February 2005 and he was also a regular in the team that competed in the Zurich A League over the 2004/05 season.[2] He played junior rugby at Maidenhead Rugby Football Club, and was part of the U17 National Cup winning Colts side.

Guest was named Guinness Premiership man of the match against Sale Sharks on 25 January 2008.[3] He was a member of the England Sevens team at the 2007 Dubai Sevens.[4]

Guest is being widely tipped to be a future England number 8.[4]

He has been called into the England Saxons squad to face Italy A in Ragusa, Sicily on 9 February 2008.[5][6]

Guest represented England Saxons at the 2008 Churchill Cup[7] and 2009 Churchill Cup.[8]

On 13 February 2014, Guest leaves Harlequins to join London Irish on a two-year contract from the 2014-15 season.[9]

Guest is considered one of the fastest forwards in the world of rugby.


  1. ^ "Harlequins 1st XV". web page. Harlequins. 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tom Guest". Harlequins official site. 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Man of the Match, Mr Tom Guest". Harlequins official site. 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  4. ^ a b "England ready for Sevens". BBC. 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  5. ^ "England Saxons training squad for Italy A". RFU. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Guest, Care and Jarvis join Skinner and Brown in England Saxons squad". Quins. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  7. ^ "Ireland A 12–34 England Saxons". BBC. 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  8. ^ "USA 17–56 England Saxons". BBC. 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  9. ^ "London Irish sign Harlequins back-row forward Tom Guest". BBC Sport. 13 February 2014. 

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