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Tom Wood
England
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Full name Thomas Andrew Wood
Born November 3, 1986, Coventry
Current age 27 years 355 days
Major teams England A, Northampton Saints, Worcester Warriors, England
Position Flanker
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 229 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2011-2014 30 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 21 9 0 70.00
Five/Six Nations 2011-2014 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3 0 80.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v England at Millennium Stadium, Feb 4, 2011 match details
Last Test New Zealand v England at Hamilton, Jun 21, 2014 match details
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English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2007-2014 107 94 13 40 8 0 0 0 50 49 8 50.46
Worcester Warriors 2007-2010 48 44 4 10 2 0 0 0 11 31 6 29.16
Northampton Saints 2010-2014 59 50 9 30 6 0 0 0 39 18 2 67.79
Profile

A considerable lineout presence and a back-row with bags of pace, Wood forged an impressive reputation with Worcester and Northampton before graduating to Test honours with England.

A product of the Worcester academy, a teenage Wood furthered his rugby education with a spell with North Otago in New Zealand before returning to Sixways. A switch to Northampton followed in 2010 which coincided with his call-up to the England Saxons.

A year later he made his full international debut against Wales. He played in all five games as England clinched the Six Nations title, but not Grand Slam, and later the same year was named the Aviva Premiership's Player of the Season.

Wood was a compelling option for an England pack lacking speed off the mark but he failed to hold down his place during England's dismal Rugby World Cup campaign in New Zealand.

As England embarked on a new era under Stuart Lancaster, he was touted by many as a likely captain but a toe injury ruled him out of the 2012 Six Nations and limited him to just five Premiership appearances. His injury confounded medics and he decided to rule himself out of that summer's tour to South Africa to work on his fitness.

He battled back to form and fitness the following season and featured strongly in England's victory over world champions New Zealand and in their Six Nations campaign while also helping propel Northampton to the Premiership final. His efforts were rewarded with the England captaincy for their tour of South America when regular skipper Chris Robshaw was rested.

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Saints allay fears over England trio (Sep 29, 2014) England players told to get fitter (Aug 27, 2014) Wood: Northampton are marked men this season (Aug 21, 2014) Wood fed up with valiant defeats (Jun 15, 2014) England praise high-speed All Blacks (Jun 15, 2014) Tom Wood news and articles (73) »
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Oct 11, 2014
Michael Paterson is challenged by Tom Wood
Michael Paterson is challenged by Tom Wood
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Aug 20, 2014
Tom Wood poses in Northampton's latest home kit
Tom Wood poses in Northampton's latest home kit
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Jun 14, 2014
England's Tom Wood tries to make some yards
England's Tom Wood tries to make some yards
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May 30, 2014
Steve Borthwick and Tom Wood, captain of Saracens and Northampton Saints respectively, line up ahead of the Aviva Premiership final
Steve Borthwick and Tom Wood, captain of Saracens and Northampton Saints respectively, line up ahead of the Aviva Premiership final
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