|Weight||108kg (17st 0lb)|
|Caps||0 Test appearances|
A thoroughly modern prop with mobility in the loose and power in the tight has cast Nathan Catt in the mould of a potential international player. It was acknowledged by his gong as Bath’s Most Improved Player in 2010 ahead of Scott Hobson and Ben Williams.
His talent has been simmering through the England age groups with appearances for the U18 team that claimed the Home Unions title in 2006 and all seven games for the U19 side the following year. Nathan also started all five matches in the 2008 U20 Grand Slam, scored a try against Ireland and led the side when captain Hugo Ellis was off the field.
Subsequently, he was in the England team that reached the final of the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship. Eager, studious and quick to learn, he made his Premiership debut for Bath in the 12-12 draw with Worcester Warriors at Sixways in November 2009 and gone on to play 39 times in the competition by the end of last season. His maiden try was in his 15th match, against Exeter Chiefs.
Born in Bristol and educated at Clevedon Community School and City of Bath College, Nathan joined Bath straight from school when he was 16. His Saxons’ debut was off the bench for Dan Cole in the 66-0 win over Portugal at Edgeley Park, the home of Sale Sharks in January 2009. He was also a member of the squad that won the 2010 Churchill Cup in Denver and New Jersey.
He said: “My family is close. I have been here for six years and I would not want to be anywhere else. I’m living the dream.” Nathan acknowledges the “fantastic help” he has been given by loose head props David Flatman and David Barnes at the Recreation Ground.
“I learned a huge amount from them. Everyone is always chipping in and that is one of the best reasons to be at Bath.”
Last updated: September 5, 2012