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
Full name David Ian Lewis
Date of birth (1989-04-29) 29 April 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 80 kg (12 st 8 lb) [1]
School St Michael's Tawstock
Blundell's School
Ivybridge Community College
Hartpury College
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team Exeter Chiefs
Playing career
Position Scrum-half
Youth clubs
Years Club / team    
  Barnstaple RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Exeter Chiefs
Gloucester Rugby
Exeter Chiefs


National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
  England Saxons

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.

Personal life[edit]

He was educated at St Michael's Tawstock, Blundell's School, Ivybridge Community College and finally at Hartpury College. Lewis grew up in Barnstaple and played for Barnstaple at youth level.

Club career[edit]

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 from the 2013-14 season.[3] On 8 January 2015, Lewis signed a two-year contract extension with Exeter until the end of the 2016-17 season.[4]

On 6 February 2017, Lewis signed for Premiership rivals Harlequins from the 2017-18 season.[5]

International career[edit]

On 25 January 2014, Lewis made his international debut for England Saxons, as a replacement, losing to Ireland Wolfhounds at 8-14.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. 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 contract extension with Exeter Chiefs". Sky Sports. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Harlequins sign Exter Chiefs scrum-half Dave Lewis". BBC Sport. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Dave Lewis added to England Saxons squad". BBC Sport. 23 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "England Saxons 8-14 Ireland Wolfhounds". BBC Sport. 25 January 2014. 

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