Joe Marchant (rugby union)

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Joe Marchant
Date of birth (1996-07-16) 16 July 1996 (age 22)
Place of birthWinchester, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight87 kg (192 lb; 13 st 10 lb)
SchoolPeter Symonds College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Harlequins
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–present Harlequins 34 (55)
Correct as of 19 January 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–15 England U18 7 (5)
2015–16 England U20 13 (59)
2016–present England 0 (0)
Correct as of 19 January 2018

Joe Marchant (born (1996-07-16)16 July 1996) is a professional rugby player for Harlequins and England. He plays as a centre in the English Premiership and other competitions.

Marchant is regarded highly having received international recognition at U20 and U18 level as well as being involved in senior England camps.

Background[edit]

Marchant was born on 16 July 1996 in Winchester. He began playing rugby at the age of 6. He studied at Peter Symonds College and was captain of the rugby side there. Marchant has also been schooled at Harestock and Henry Beaufort. He took an BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport. He played for Winchester RFC as a school boy from 2002–12 and Symondians in 2013. He represented Hampshire rugby from u14-u18.

Marchant is also a blackbelt in Karate.[1]

International career[edit]

Marchant represented England U18 winning 14 caps and scoring 1 try.[2] Marchant has also represented England u20 scoring 59 points and 10 tries. He was a standout player in the 2016 junior world cup winning side. His impressive performances earnt him a call up to Eddie Jones' 45 man senior England training squad on 1 August 2016. On 30 September 2016 he was subsequently named in the Test squad for the Autumn Internationals.[3]

On 20 April 2017, Marchant was one of 15 uncapped players named in the England tour party to Argentina in June for a 2-test series, but unfortunately had to pull out due to injury.[4]

In August 2017 Marchant was named in the 37 man training squad by Eddie Jones which he took part in.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hotshots: Harlequins centre Joe Marchant". 5 June 2015.
  2. ^ "RFU - England".
  3. ^ "England Rugby: Eddie Jones calls up seven uncapped players". BBC Sport. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "England name squad for Argentina tour". England RFU. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017.

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