Stu Townsend

About Stu
DOB 11/10/1995
Born Torbay
Height 5ft 9in / 1.76m
Weight 13st 9lbs / 88kg

Position Scrum-Half
Total Appearances 50
Total Tries 5
Total Points 25
Honours England U20s, 18s, 16s

In what was a memorable 2016/17 campaign for the young scrum-half, Stuart Townsend will be looking to kick on even further this term after helping Exeter Chiefs to become English champions back in May.

Having kicked off the last campaign at Bedford's Goldington Road with the Cornish Pirates, he finished it on the winners' podium at Twickenham having just been part of the Devon club's title success.

First introduced to rugby as a six-year-old at his local club Kingsbridge, he was was educated at the local Primary and Community College before attending Ivybridge Community College, where he became part and parcel of the Exeter Chiefs Academy system.

Working closely alongside the likes of Rob Gibson and Ricky Pellow, Townsend continued to progress within the game, featuring for England at various age levels, including that of the Under-20s, but also in the National Leagues with both Taunton Titans and, more recently, the Pirates.

Getting game exposure within the Championship helped to take Townsend's game to a new level, all of which helped when he was recalled midway through last season to help answer an injury SOS at the club when fellow nines, Dave Lewis and Will Chudley, were both ruled out through injury.

After a number of appearances off the bench both in the Premiership and Europe, he capped his first top flight start with a try against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played168
  • Points5
  • Tries1
  • Conversions0
  • Conversions Missed0
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries22
  • Metres Gained108
  • Average Gain4.91
  • Clean Breaks3
  • Defenders Beaten6
  • Offloads1
  • Try Assists0
  • Passes110
  • Kicks In Play25
  • Tackles9
  • Tackles Missed8
  • Turnovers Won1
  • Turnovers Conceded6
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Red Cards0
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