Carl Fearns

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Carl Fearns
Full name Carl Fearns
Date of birth (1989-05-28) 28 May 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Liverpool
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 123 kg (19 st 5 lb) [1]
School St Mary's College, Crosby
Sedbergh School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number Eight, Flanker
Current team Lyon OU
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Sale Sharks
Bath Rugby
Lyon OU
Gloucester Rugby
Correct as of 08 November 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
England U20
England Saxons
5 (25)

Carl Fearns (born 28 May 1989 in Liverpool, England) is a rugby union player for Lyon Olympique Universitaire in the Top 14. He plays as a back-row forward.

Fearns made his Sale debut in an EDF Energy Cup match against Cardiff Blues, winning the Man of the Match award.[2]

Fearns captained England at U18 level.[3] He was a member of the England Under 20 team that reached the final of the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship.[4] His performances in this tournament led to him being nominated for the IRB Junior Player of the Year award.[5]

Fearns missed the whole of the 2007–08 season due to knee reconstruction.[6]

It was announced on 8 March 2011 that Fearns had signed for Bath on a 2-year deal.[7]

On 10 July 2013, Fearns knocked out Bath teammate Gavin Henson on a night out in the city.[8]

On 7 November 2016, Fearns made Sky Sports Team of the Week after a season defining performance for Lyon against Toulon.[9] On 14 November 2016, Fearns returns to England to sign for Aviva Premiership side Gloucester Rugby on a three-year contract from the 2017-18 season.[10]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Bath Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sale Sharks 17–18 Cardiff Blues". Sale Sharks official site. 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  3. ^ "England Under 18s squad for Australia". RFU. 2007-05-03. Archived from the original on 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  4. ^ "England lose out to New Zealand in Junior final". RFU. 21 June 2009. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "England's Fearns nominated for top award". RFU. 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-08-25. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Fearns ends wait for first England Under 20 start". RFU. 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2009-08-25. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Young Stars commit future to Bath Rugby". Archived from the original on 11 March 2011. 
  8. ^ Henson knocked out
  9. ^
  10. ^ "Gloucester sign Lyon back-rower Carl Fearns from next season". Sky Sports. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 

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