Tom Homer (rugby union)

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Tom Homer
Tom Homer.jpg
Date of birth (1990-04-01) 1 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Salisbury
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
School Milton Abbey School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Fullback
Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Andover[1]
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008–2015
2015–
London Irish
Bath Rugby
113
3
(767)
(23)
correct as of 28 February 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008–2010 England U20 13 (141)
This article is about the English rugby union rugby player. For the English association football player, see Tom Homer.

Tom Homer (born 1 April 1990) is an English rugby union player who plays at centre, wing and fullback for Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. He was a member of the Grand Slam winning England U18 side in 2008 and was a member of the England U20 squad on January 2008.

Career[edit]

Homer attended Norman Court Preparatory School and then Milton Abbey School in Dorset, where as a flyhalf, he was captain of rugby at both establishments.

London Irish[edit]

On leaving school, Homer signed to London Irish's academy. He signed a professional contract with the club in June 2008, making his debut against Worcester Warriors and scored his first tries for the club in their victory over Saracens on 23 November 2008.[2]

Homer also kicked two penalties in the Exiles' 38–17 win over Worcester on 15 March 2009,[3] and kicked eight from eight (six penalties and two conversions) against Northampton Saints on 22 March 2009.[4][5] At the start of the 2012-13 Premiership campaign Homer stated that he wanted to be known for more than just his kicking and was looking to get more involved and to use the opportunity of the attacking blueprint of coach Brian Smith to do so.[6] Homer cites former England centre Mike Catt as a major influence.[7]

Bath[edit]

On 23 January 2015, London Irish announced that Homer would leave the club at the end of the 2014-15 season, on resultant expiry of his contract.[8] On 11 February 2015, Homer officially signed for Bath with immediate effect, following departure of Gavin Henson to Bristol Rugby.[9]

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