Full name Samuel Brook Vesty
Born November 26, 1981, Leicester
Current age 32 years 280 days
Major teams Bath Rugby, England A, Leicester Tigers, England, England XV
Position Fullback, Fly-half
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 202 lb
|Test debut||England v Argentina at Manchester, Jun 6, 2009 match details|
|Last Test||Argentina v England at Salta, Jun 13, 2009 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list|
Utility back Sam Vesty took the road less travelled in 2010 when he left Leicester Tigers to join rivals Bath after 164 matches for the English giants.
Having attended Cleveland College, Vesty joined Leicester's under-age set-up and progressed through the ranks at Welford Road. Incredibley, he represents the fourth generation of his family to wear the green and red, after his father, grandfather and great-grandfather also donned the famous shirt. Vesty was also a talented cricketer at youth level.
He made his debut for the Tigers in 2001 against Biarritz and his ability to play at fullback, outside-half and centre saw him used all over the backline during his time at the club. His form saw him rewarded with two caps for England in 2009, both against Argentina off the bench.
He played at U-18 and U-21 level for his country, while he has also worn the white jersey for the Saxons. An all-round footballer, Vesty joined England skipper Lews Moody in moving to Bath.