Introduced to rugby - alongside Jack Nowell - through the Penzance-Newlyn (Pirates) Minis section, the Cornishman is another huge success story of the Exeter Chiefs Academy set-up.
Initially starting out as a prop at Truro College, Cowan-Dickie was brought into the senior ranks at the Chiefs in 2011, making his debut in an Amlin Challenge Cup clash away to Italian minnows Cavalieri Prato.
Although a more than able performer at loosehead, it was decided that to enhance Cowan-Dickie's hopes of international recognition, a move to that of hooker would allow him to go even further within the game.
In 2013, he was one of five Exeter Chiefs players to help England Under-20s lift the Junior World Championships with a 23-15 victory over Wales in France.
Keen to help develop his game, the Chiefs dual-registered Cowan-Dickie with then Championship club Plymouth Albion, where he featured a number of times.
His quality, however, was clear to see and his relentless work-rate, coupled with ability to throw himself into everything, made him an appetising prospect for head coach Rob Baxter.
In the years that have followed, Cowan-Dickie has continued to turn in stellar performances, helping the Chiefs to not only lift the LV= Cup in 2014, but to also reach back-to-back Premiership finals in 2016 and 2017, the latter of which they won against Wasps.
On the international scene, the talented hooker helped England to win the Grand Slam in 2016, whilst he was also a member of their tour party for the hugely successful summer tour to Australia.
A knee injury sustained last term meant Cowan-Dickie missed out on touring Argentina in the Summer of 2017, but he is expected to help lead from the front as the Chiefs look to defend their title this season.
- Minutes Played361
- Conversions Missed0
- Penalty Goals0
- Penalty Goals Missed0
- Drop Goals0
- Drop Goals Missed0
- Metres Gained91
- Average Gain1.10
- Clean Breaks0
- Defenders Beaten12
- Try Assists0
- Kicks In Play0
- Tackles Missed11
- Turnovers Won3
- Turnovers Conceded3
- Yellow Cards1
- Red Cards0