A product of Exeter’s highly-successful Academy system, the young Cornishman has literally gone from strength to strength since starting out as a youngster with the Cornish Pirates mini’s section.
Brought through Truro College, Nowell’s talents were clear to see from an early age and his rise through the ranks has come as no surprise to many associated with the gifted ball player.
Loan spells with Redruth, Plymouth Albion and the Pirates all helped to nurture Nowell into the rigours of senior rugby, but it was in October 2012 that he made his senior debut for the Chiefs in an LV= Cup clash against the Ospreys.
He made his Premiership debut less than a month later against London Irish at the Madjeski Stadium and has not looked back since.
Having won the LV= Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2012/13, Nowell has established himself as a regular and popular figure within the Chiefs ranks.
Often used on the wing, he is equally adept playing at centre or full-back, where his willingness to look for work, coupled with his ability to spot a gap and add the scoring finish, has made him a deadly performer for both club and country.
Alongside four of his Exeter club-mates he helped England Under-20s to lift the Junior World Cup in 2013, before making his senior international debut a year later against France.
He scored his first international try shortly after against Italy and has since go on to represent England in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, as well as helping the Red Rose country to lift the last two Six Nations titles.
A magnificent 2017, however, was crowned with him lifting the Premiership title in May against Wasps, then heading to New Zealand a month later to feature for the British & Irish Lions on their summer tour.
In doing so he became Exeter’s first-ever Lions representative, featuring in two of the three test matches against the world champions.
- Minutes Played669
- Conversions Missed0
- Penalty Goals0
- Penalty Goals Missed0
- Drop Goals0
- Drop Goals Missed0
- Metres Gained562
- Average Gain5.25
- Clean Breaks9
- Defenders Beaten55
- Try Assists1
- Kicks In Play4
- Tackles Missed9
- Turnovers Won6
- Turnovers Conceded12
- Yellow Cards1
- Red Cards0