Sam Skinner

About Sam
DOB 31/01/1995
Born Exeter
Height 6ft 5in / 1.96m
Weight 17st 6lbs / 111kg

Position Lock / Back-Row
Total Appearances 43
Total Tries 6
Total Points 30
Previous Club Taunton Titans
Honours England U20s

Sam Skinner always dreamed of a professional rugby career but he thought he’d missed the boat when he finished school in 2013 without being spotted by an academy.

He had set his sights on travelling the world on a gap year but a late growth spell encouraged him to give rugby one last go. He joined Taunton in National League Two South and went from there.

Ten games into the 2014/15 season, Exeter Chiefs came knocking and offered him a contract to join their academy. He made his first-team debut in the LV=Cup against Gloucester in November 2014 before later going on to make his Premiership debut against Northampton Saints.

A hard-working forward, who can play both at lock or in the back-row, the Chiefs quickly identified Skinner as a player with a huge future ahead of him, especially given his credentials as a proven on-field leader.

As well as being part of the Exeter Chiefs squad, Skinner has for the last few years combined his work at Sandy Park with that of studying for a degree at the University of Exeter, whom he captained to BUCS Championship success in 2016.

Skinner has previously represented England at Under-20s level and last season was part of the Chiefs squad that reached the Anglo-Welsh Cup final and also won the Aviva Premiership title for the first time. He scored his maiden top flight try in the 36-14 home win over Newcastle Falcons in February 2017.

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played162
  • Points0
  • Tries0
  • Conversions0
  • Conversions Missed0
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries11
  • Metres Gained28
  • Average Gain2.55
  • Clean Breaks1
  • Defenders Beaten4
  • Offloads1
  • Try Assists1
  • Passes9
  • Kicks In Play0
  • Tackles21
  • Tackles Missed0
  • Turnovers Won0
  • Turnovers Conceded2
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Red Cards0
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