Mitch Lees

About Mitch
DOB 12/10/1988
Born Sydney, Australia
Height 6ft 5in / 1.96m
Weight 19st 2lbs / 122kg

Position Lock
Total Appearances 113
Total Tries 8
Total Points 40
Previous Club London Welsh
Honours England Saxons

Working in the Westpac Bank in Sydney seems a distance memory for Mitch Lees, who chose to chase his dream rather than worry about life outside of rugby.

Having made his senior grade debut for Eastwood in 2010 - having joined the club as a colt - he made his 100th appearance for the club just three years later.

It was during his time with Eastwood that the imposing forward was spotted and duly selected for the ACT Brumbies A team. Sadly, a Super Rugby contract did not materialise and it was back to the day job for Lees.

Given the choice to either stick with banking or focus on rugby, Lees took the latter option and when an offer from London Welsh landed on his doorstep, he packed his bags and headed to South West London.

Lees spent the 2013/14 season with the Exiles in the Championship, featuring prominently as they booked themselves a place in the Premiership, overcoming Bristol in the end of season play-offs.

Some notable displays had been duly noted by the Chiefs coaching team, who moved swiftly to add the Aussie to their ranks ahead of the following season.

He debuted for the Devon club against his former employers in the opening game of that season and has since gone on to be a powerful part of the much talked about Exeter pack.

His on-field form was rewarded at the end of the 2015/16 season when he was part of the England Saxons squad for their summer tour to South Africa, while last season he battled back from a mid-season knee injury to take his place in both the Premiership semi-final and final, helping the Chiefs to lift the title for the first time.

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played416
  • Points0
  • Tries0
  • Conversions0
  • Conversions Missed0
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries30
  • Metres Gained52
  • Average Gain1.73
  • Clean Breaks1
  • Defenders Beaten0
  • Offloads2
  • Try Assists0
  • Passes21
  • Kicks In Play0
  • Tackles96
  • Tackles Missed15
  • Turnovers Won1
  • Turnovers Conceded3
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Red Cards0
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