James Short

About James
DOB 15/10/1989
Born Redhill
Height 6ft / 1.82m
Weight 14st 7lbs / 92kg

Position Winger
Total Appearances 70
Total Tries 32
Total Points 160
Previous Club London Irish
Honours England U18s, U16s

Top try-scorer for the Exeter Chiefs last season, James Short has enjoyed a real renaissance in his playing career since moving to Sandy Park.

Keen to get his career back on track after a disappointing spell at London Irish, the speedy winger has enjoyed a stellar first few seasons in Devon.

His tally of 26 tries in just 49 appearances at the end of last season showcase how much he has relished his role for the Chiefs, but his finishing prowess has also made him one of the most dangerous attackers in the Aviva Premiership.

He debuted for the Chiefs in an away clash at Bath in October 2015 and it took him less than a minute to make his mark for his new club, touching down with his opening try with just 40 seconds played on the clock.

Prior to joining Rob Baxter's Chiefs that summer, Short has started his senior career with Saracens in 2007 and was part of their Premiership winning side of 2011, scoring a try at Twickenham in their 22-18 win against Leicester Tigers.

He later enjoyed a brief loan spell with Wasps, before moving to London Irish in the 2014/15 season, where he featured 13 times in total for the Exiles.

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played252
  • Points5
  • Tries1
  • Conversions0
  • Conversions Missed0
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries42
  • Metres Gained360
  • Average Gain8.57
  • Clean Breaks5
  • Defenders Beaten18
  • Offloads2
  • Try Assists1
  • Passes8
  • Kicks In Play2
  • Tackles12
  • Tackles Missed9
  • Turnovers Won1
  • Turnovers Conceded3
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Red Cards0
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