Luke Cowan-Dickie

About Luke
DOB 20/06/1993
Born Truro
Height 6ft 1in / 1.85m
Weight 17st 3lbs / 110kg

Position Hooker
Total Appearances 159
Total Tries 34
Total Points 170
Honours England, British & Irish Lions, England Saxons, England U20s, 18s

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 win the Aviva Premiership in 2017 and, more recently, a historic double of the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup in the disrupted 2019/20 season.

Cowan-Dickie continues to feature regularly within the England ranks. Since making his Test debut in 2015, he has helped his country to win the Grand Slam in 2016; he was part of Eddie Jones’ squad that got to the final of the Rugby World Cup against South Africa in Japan in 2019 and helped the Red Rose to win the Autumn Nations Cup final against France.

In the summer of 2020, Cowan-Dickie was one of four Chiefs players selected to be part of Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions squad, who took on the reigning world champions South Africa. He was one of the stand-out performers on the tour, featuring in all three Test matches, two of which he started against the Springboks.

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