Mark Foster (rugby union)

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Mark Foster
Full name Mark Foster
Date of birth (1983-09-02) 2 September 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Colchester, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing / Centre
Current team Jersey
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003-2009
2009-2013
2013-
Gloucester Rugby
Exeter Chiefs
Jersey
84 (120)
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
  England

Mark Foster (born 2 September 1983) was a rugby union footballer who played at wing or centre for Jersey.

Joined the Gloucester Rugby England Academy in the summer of 2002 at the age of 18. He has progressed through the U21 ranks and put in some good performances for the United side over the last two seasons, including a 70-metre try against London Irish in the Zurich ‘A’ League. With a number of players missing through international commitments Foster started a handful of games for Gloucester Rugby during the Six Nations last season.

Has re-established himself in Dean Ryan’s squad during pre-season with a series of excellent displays. Struggled to come to terms with the Premiership in the centre late last term, but has made real strides on the wing. Was outstanding at the Issoire tournament and scored a hat-trick during Gloucester Rugby’s pre-season victory over Calvisano.

Mark scored a try in Gloucester's victory over London Irish in the 2006 European Challenge Cup Final. He scored 8 tries for Gloucester Rugby in all competitions during the 2006/07 season. During the 2007/08 season he has been on loan to Moseley Rugby.

Mark Joined Exeter in 2009,[2] and was a regular in the Exeter side. Foster scored Exeter's first try in the Aviva Permiership against his former club Gloucester in Exeters first Premiership match.[3] However he suffered an injury and was unable to make it back into the Chiefs first team following his recovery. Foster joined Jersey on loan on 27 February 2013[4] and on 13 May 2013 it was announced Foster will be joining Jersey on a two-year deal.[5]

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  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Exeter Chiefs". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chiefs sign Gloucester's Foster". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Match Centre Official Aviva Premiership Website: Exeter off to flying start". Premiership Rugby. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jersey sign Exeter Chiefs winger Mark Foster on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jersey sign Exeter winger Mark Foster on a two-year deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 May 2013.