George Lowe (rugby union)

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George Lowe
George Lowe (rugby union).jpg
Date of birth (1989-10-22) 22 October 1989 (age 29)
Place of birthKingston-upon-Thames, England
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight90 kg (14 st; 200 lb) [1]
SchoolEpsom College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Inside Centre, Wing
Youth Career
  Harlequins Academy
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2017 Harlequins 139 (140)
Correct as of 30 August 2017

George Lowe (born 22 October 1989 in England), is an English former rugby union player for Harlequins. He played as a Centre or on the Wing.

Lowe made his first grade debut in the Premiership for Harlequins against Wasps on 5 September 2009.[2]

Lowe joined the Quins Academy Professionals in summer 2008, after leaving Epsom College, where he played in their first XV.

He represented Surrey U18s, and also played for Harlequins in the A league whilst still a schoolboy. Lowe was called up to the England U20s squad for the U20 Six Nations, where he was in fine try-scoring form, and continued to represent England U20s throughout the Junior World Championship in the summer of 2009.

An impressive 2010/11 season saw him help Quins claim the Amlin Challenge Cup and get shortlisted for the Land Rover Discovery of the Season. In the 2011/12 season, Lowe was a key part of the Harlequins team which won the Aviva Premiership for the first time in their history. Lowe started the final against Leicester Tigers, helping Harlequins to a 33-23 win.[3] His efforts throughout the season saw him get included in Stuart Lancaster's England squad for the 2012 Summer tour to South Africa. In the summer of 2012, his body nutrition shakes, "Lowetein", was released.[4][5]

On the 30th of August 2017 Lowe announced his retirement from Rugby Union due to neck and back injuries.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harlequins 1st XV". Harlequins website. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  2. ^ "Wasps 26–15 Harlequins". BBC. 05-09-2009. Retrieved 2010-04-19. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Harlequins 30-23 Leicester". BBC Sport. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Late converted try edges Harlequins to victory over Stade Français". The Guardian. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  5. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby Award Nominations". The Rugby Blog. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  6. ^ "George Lowe: Harlequins centre announces retirement". BBC Sport. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-17.

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