|Weight||88kg (13st 12lb)|
Becoming the JP Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s player of the season for 2011-12 illustrated the strides that Luke Fielden has taken in the abbreviated game. That season, he helped Newcastle Falcons to win the trophy by scoring five tries in the finals at Twickenham Stoop.
Luke, who was born in Doncaster, made 24 Premiership appearances for the Falcons from 2010-12 and scored seven tries before his switch to the England Sevens squad. He had played for Cambridge RFC from the U6 side to the first team, switched to Bedford Blues in 2009 and joined Newcastle the following year. He was educated at Meridian High School in Royston and Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge and now has twin boys, Oscar and Felix.
His mentors have been his father Peter, who introduced him to rugby together with Cambridge mini coach Jerry Otter and first team coach James Shanahan. While playing at colts’ level for the club, he toured Australia, Fiji and the USA. He was a scrum half until the age of 18, since when he has played all across the back line and he now appears at full back and wing.
Luke’s favourite players are Nick Farr-Jones, Michael Lynagh, Joost van der Westhuizen and Tim Horan and his top ground is The Rec. “I love how it sits in the middle of a beautiful city,” he said.
Last updated: October 15, 2013