Phil Dowson

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Phil Dowson
Phil Dowson Saints 2013 (cropped).jpg
Full name Philip David Acton Dowson
Nickname Dows
Date of birth (1981-10-01) 1 October 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Guildford, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
School Sedbergh School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Number Eight, Flanker
Youth clubs
Years Club / team    
  Wigton
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2001–2009
2009–2015
2015–
Newcastle Falcons
Northampton Saints
Worcester Warriors
96
186
(45)
(140)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2012– England 7 (0)
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team   Comps
2005 England Hong Kong

Phil Dowson (born 1 October 1981 in Guildford, England) is an English rugby union player for Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership.

Dowson's position of choice is as a number 8 and he can also operate as a flanker. In 2004 he was a member of Falcons’ Powergen Cup winning side at Twickenham, scoring a try after coming on as a replacement in the final.[1]

Dowson represented the England Sevens team at the 2005 World Cup in Hong Kong.[2] He was then selected for the 2005 Churchill Cup.[3] He was called into the England Saxons side that defeated Ireland A on 1 February 2008.[4][5]

Dowson represented England Saxons at the 2007 Churchill Cup[6] and 2009 Churchill Cup.[7]

Dowson signed for the Northampton Saints from the Newcastle Falcons in the summer of 2009.[8] In 2012, Dowson gained his first full international cap for England vs Scotland in the Six Nations. A further cap against Italy as well as substitute appearances against France and Ireland.

He was named as England captain for England's next match, although it was a non capped match, against the Barbarians which England went on to win 57–26.

He signed for Worcester Warriors in the 2015-16 season in the Aviva Premiership.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newcastle 37–33 Sale". BBC. 17 April 2004. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Dowson gets suited and booted for Rugby World Cup". RFU. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Dowson enjoying step up to elite". ESPN Scrum. 19 June 2005. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "England Saxons squad for Ireland A match". RFU. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "Varndell shines in Saxons victory". BBC. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "England Saxons 17–13 NZ Maori". BBC. 2 June 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Ireland A 49–22 England Saxons". BBC. 21 June 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Dowson leaves Falcons for Saints". BBC. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Worcester sign former England flanker Phil Dowson from Northampton Saints". BBC Sport. 18 February 2016. 

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