Tom Homer (rugby union)

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Tom Homer
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Date of birth (1990-04-01) 1 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Salisbury
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
School Milton Abbey School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Fullback
Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Andover[1]
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008– London Irish 49 (330)
correct as of 09:52, 21 March 2009 (UTC).
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008–2010 England U20

Tom Homer (born 1 April 1990) is an English rugby union player who plays at centre, wing and fullback for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership. He was a member of the Grand Slam winning England U18 side in 2008 and is currently a member of the England U20 squad as of January 2008. He signed a professional contract with London Irish in June 2008, making his debut against Worcester Warriors and scored his first tries for the club in their victory over Saracens on 23 November 2008.[2]

He attended Norman Court Preparatory School and then Milton Abbey School in Dorset, where as a flyhalf, he was captain of rugby at both establishments.

Homer also kicked two penalties in the Exiles' 38–17 win over Worcester on 15 March 2009,[3] and kicked eight from eight (six penalties and two conversions) against Northampton Saints on 22 March 2009.[4][5] At the start of the 2012-13 Premiership campaign Homer stated that he wanted to be known for more than just his kicking and was looking to get more involved and to use the opportunity of the attacking blueprint of coach Brian Smith to do so.[6]

Homer cites former England centre Mike Catt as a major influence.[7]

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