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Joe Launchbury
England
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Full name Joseph Oliver Launchbury
Born April 12, 1991, Exeter
Current age 23 years 104 days
Major teams England Under-20s, London Wasps, England
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 253 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2012-2014 22 20 2 10 2 0 0 0 14 8 0 63.63
Five/Six Nations 2013-2014 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 80.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Fiji at Twickenham, Nov 10, 2012 match details
Last Test New Zealand v England at Hamilton, Jun 21, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2011-2014 49 40 9 5 1 0 0 0 20 29 0 40.81
London Wasps 2011-2014 49 40 9 5 1 0 0 0 20 29 0 40.81
Profile

Joe Launchbury is a versatile forward who is equally comfortable in the second-row and the back-row and looks set to be an international mainstay for years to come.

He shone for Wasps during the 2011-12 season after excelling in the 2011 Junior World Championships for England. Despite sustaining an injury and missing two months of the campaign, Launchbury was a shock call up to the England fold during the 2012 Six Nations. He did not make his Test bow but he returned to Wasps and played an integral part in their battle to Premiership survival.

His impressive performances were recognised at the end of the season when he was nominated for the Discovery of the Season Award at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards but failed to win the gong with Owen Farrell taking it. Launchbury was retained for England's summer tour to South Africa where he was used during the midweek matches.

Come the autumn Test series in 2012, Launchbury was propelled into the England fold and he made his debut from the bench against Fiji and then started against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. He was one of England's stand out players throughout and was later voted their player of the series by supporters.

Launchbury continued to impress during the 2013 Six Nations campaign, making him a contender for the Lions' tour to Australia later that year.

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Mar 24, 2014
Joe Launchbury and Sam Jones at a Wasps Skill Zone event at London's Olympic Park
Joe Launchbury and Sam Jones at a Wasps Skill Zone event at London's Olympic Park
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Mar 9, 2014
England celebrate Danny Care's early try
England celebrate Danny Care's early try
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Feb 22, 2014
England's Joe Launchbury celebrates victory
England's Joe Launchbury celebrates victory
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Nov 16, 2013
England's Joe Launchbury grabs a try
England's Joe Launchbury grabs a try
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