Nick Wood

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Nick Wood
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Full name Nicholas David Wood
Date of birth (1983-01-09) 9 January 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb) [1]
School Radley College
University Brasenose College, Oxford
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team Gloucester Rugby
Playing career
Position Prop
Youth clubs
Radley College
Gloucester Academy
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003– Gloucester Rugby 267 (50)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– England Saxons
5 (0)

Nick Wood (born 9 January 1983, Swindon) is an English rugby union footballer, currently playing in the Aviva Premiership for Gloucester Rugby. He plays as a prop. He is married to Kate Wood, they wed in July 2010.

Educational history[edit]

Wood attended Radley College before joining Gloucester Rugby through their academy.

After Radley, Wood read Modern Languages at Brasenose College, Oxford.

Club career[edit]

The loose-head prop was a regular on the bench during the 2003/04 campaign and made a handful of starts during the World Cup period. After a couple of consistent seasons, Wood is a regular in the first team. He made 20 starts and 6 substitute appearances during the 2006–07 season for Gloucester Rugby and he scored 1 try against Harlequins at Kingsholm.[2] Wood played in the League final that season, losing to the Leicester Tigers.[3]

On 12 January 2010, Wood signed a new contract with Gloucester Rugby to keep him at the club until at least 2013.[4] On 2 April 2013, it was announced that he had signed a three year contract extension to keep him at Gloucester until the end of the 2015-2016 season.[5]

In a September 2013 match against Saracens Wood was red carded with just 73 seconds played for stamping on Jacques Burger. It was the second fastest sending off in English Rugby history.[6]

International career[edit]

His performances for Gloucester Rugby earned him a call-up to the England U21s and he was an ever present during their successful Six Nations,[7] as well as being a regular during the U21s World Championship.[8] In March 2006, Wood made his debut for the England Saxons, against Ireland A.[9]

Wood was called up to the England squad for their tour of South Africa in May 2007.[10] Wood was in line to start the first test in Bloemfontein but he had to pull out through illness thus delaying his England debut.[11] He was called into the England Saxons side that defeated Ireland A on 1 February 2008.[12] He was ultimately never capped for the senior team.

In the summer of 2009, Wood played for England against the Barbarians.[13]

In the summer of 2010, Wood was selected for England Saxons to play in the Churchill Cup. On 9 June, he started in the game against Russia where, unfortunately, he was replaced in the second half due to injury.


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". Premier Rugby. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gloucester 34–25 Harlequins". BBC Sport. 17 March 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Premiership final". BBC Sport. 12 May 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "New deal for Gloucester prop Nick Wood". BBC Sport. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Gloucester: Nick Wood among nine to agree new contract". BBC. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nick Wood red carded after 73 seconds for stamp on Jacques Burger". Rugby Dump. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "England U21s Squad". Gloucester Rugby. 11 March 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Four changes in young England squad". ESPN Scrum. 4 June 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "England A 18–33 Ireland A". BBC Sport. 17 March 2006. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "England hand out three new caps". BBC Sport. 22 May 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Stevens and Scarbrough called up as record-breaker Yates replaces injured Wood". RFU. 25 May 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "Varndell shines in Saxons victory". BBC Sport. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008. 
  13. ^ "England 26–33 Barbarians". BBC Sport. 30 May 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 

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