William Edwards (rugby)

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Will Edwards
Birth nameWilliam George Edwards
Date of birth (1995-11-17) 17 November 1995 (age 23)
Place of birthRoyal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight14.0 st (89 kg)
SchoolThe Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells
UniversityLoughborough University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback (rugby union)
Playmaker (Scrum Half, Fly Half) (rugby sevens)
Youth Career
Tunbridge Wells
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
England Rugby World Rugby Sevens Series

William George Edwards is an English rugby union and rugby sevens player who has represented Loughborough Students,[1] Saracens,[2] Northampton Saints[3] and England.[4] He made his breakthrough in 2017, when he was called up to the World Series squad for the Vancouver tournament,[5] which England went on to win.

Edwards has become a full-time member of the squad[6] following call ups to Singapore,[7] Paris[8] and London[9] Sevens. Edwards was made captain of the team in the Clermont-Ferrand[10] Men's Seven's Grand Prix 2017 in late June.

Edwards is currently studying mathematics at Loughborough University.

Early life[edit]

Edwards was born on 17 November 1995 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He attended St Augustines Catholic Primary School and The Skinners' School and played at a youth level for Tunbridge Wells RFC and later at Sevenoaks RFC, where he was selected to play for Kent Rugby Football Union. He gained a place at the Loughborough University in 2014.

Career[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National League One » Will Edwards". loughboroughsport.com. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  2. ^ "Will Edwards of Saracens is stopped by the Harlequins defence during the Premiership A match". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  3. ^ "Saints Sevens squad announced for Singha Series finals". www.northamptonsaints.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  4. ^ "RFU - England". RFU. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  5. ^ "Will Edwards helps England to Sevens Victory in Vancouver - News - Tunbridge Wells RFC". www.twrfc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  6. ^ "Edwards signs full-time England Rugby contract". Loughborough University. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  7. ^ "England Sevens name squad for Singapore". RFU. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  8. ^ "England sevens name squad for Paris". RFU. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  9. ^ "England Sevens name squad for London". RFU. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  10. ^ "England name squad for Clermont-Ferrand Sevens". RFU. Retrieved 2017-07-14.