Tom O'Flaherty

About Tom
DOB 21/07/1994
Born London
Height 5ft 9in / 1.80m
Weight 12st 9lbs / 82kg

Position Winger
Total Appearances 43
Total Tries 16
Total Points 80
Previous Club Ospreys

Described by Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter as a player with "bags of potential", Tom O'Flaherty joined the Devon club in the summer of 2017 from the Ospreys.

With pace to burn, fancy footwork and an ability to spot an opening, the talented young winger certainly offers something a little bit different to the Chiefs mix.

O’Flaherty grew up in London and played his rugby for Dulwich College and then Blackheath before moving to Wales to study at Cardiff University.

After making his mark in college level, he got his chance with Cardiff RFC towards the end of 2013 and turned out for them four times, scoring four tries. Then came a move to Bridgend, where he was to become a firm favourite, touching down 18 times during 25 appearances in the 2014-15 season.

That campaign culminated in the Ravens lifting the SWALEC Cup, with O’Flaherty claiming the match-winning try against Pontypridd in the final at the Principality Stadium.

He spent a period of time in France, combining a university placement with a stint in the rugby academy of French Top 14 side Montpellier, but returned to Wales for the final year of his studies, taking up joint registration with Bridgend and the Ospreys.

After debuting for the Ospreys against Harlequins in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, he had further outings against Cardiff Blues and Glasgow and also came off the bench versus Bristol on his familiar Brewery Field stamping ground. 

Although O'Flaherty initially had to bide his time to get into the first-team ranks at the Chiefs, now he's firmly up and running with the Devon club, whom he helped to reach a fourth successive Premiership Final in June of 2019 against Saracens.

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played1008
  • Points25
  • Tries5
  • Conversions0
  • Conversions Missed0
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries132
  • Metres Gained771
  • Average Gain5.84
  • Clean Breaks21
  • Defenders Beaten57
  • Offloads7
  • Try Assists0
  • Passes45
  • Kicks In Play10
  • Tackles68
  • Tackles Missed15
  • Turnovers Won4
  • Turnovers Conceded15
  • Yellow Cards1
  • Red Cards0
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