Tom Lawday

About Tom
DOB 11/11/1993
Born Dorchester
Height 6ft 2in / 1.88m
Weight 17st 1lb / 109kg

Position Back-Row
Total Appearances 22
Total Tries 6
Total Points 30
Honours England Students

The powerful No. 8 has had a season to remember in 2016/17, capping off his final year at the University of Exeter as the top try-scorer of BUCS Super Rugby and securing a senior academy contract with Exeter Chiefs.

Lawday played in nine BUCS Super Rugby games, where he picked up 10 tries – and then went on to pick up another three tries in the Championship semi-final win against Loughborough. Add to that six Man of the Match wins – and  it’s easy to see why he was voted the BUCS Player of the Year.

In November, Lawday played his first senior game for Exeter Chiefs in the Anglo-Welsh Cup against Harlequins at the Stoop and a week later, the talented back rower then scored his first try for the Chiefs against Cardiff Blues at Sandy Park.

A young, ambitious player with a big future ahead of him, Lawday is one of a number of the current Chiefs to have broken into the senior squad following the club's strong links with the University of Exeter.

Last season he featured heavily for the Cornish Pirates in the Championship, where he was named among the division's top players for his impressive on-field displays.

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played299
  • Points10
  • Tries2
  • Conversions0
  • Conversions Missed0
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries43
  • Metres Gained78
  • Average Gain1.81
  • Clean Breaks2
  • Defenders Beaten8
  • Offloads3
  • Try Assists0
  • Passes19
  • Kicks In Play0
  • Tackles60
  • Tackles Missed9
  • Turnovers Won1
  • Turnovers Conceded1
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Red Cards0
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