|Weight||87kg (13st 9lb)|
Ambition runs high for Brett Herron, whose ultimate target is a place in the England Elite squad, to tour with the British and Irish Lions and win both the Premiership title and the Heineken Cup. Born in Johannesburg, he was educated there at St Benedict’s School. Brett has lived in this country since he was eight and is now a member of the Bath Senior Academy.
He began playing at the age of seven and has since attended Lambrook Haileybury, in Winkfield Row, Berkshire and studied business, philosophy and physical education at Wellington College.
Brett played for London Irish from 2008-12, appeared for England Under 16 against Italy and Wales and captained U17 side before graduating to the U18 squad and scoring 17 points on his debut in the 57-13 win over Scotland at Darlington RFC in March last year.
He said: “That is my most memorable game. It was also my best kicking performance so far. I scored a try and made a few clean breaks.” Brett has also appeared for England at U19 level but a knee injury restricted his rugby activities last season.
He captained Wellington College U14 and U15, has played for the South West at U16 level and can figure at centre as well as fly half. His mentors past and present are Kevin Brennan, Steve Shortland, Neil Hatley and David Williams and he has also played football for Reading Academy and cricket for Berkshire.
His list of ‘most admired’ players is impressive. It spans Jonny Wilkinson, Sonny Bill Williams, Quade Cooper and Dan Carter. The Rec in Bath is his favourite ground.
U18 International Record
17 points – 1T, 6C
2013 S, W(R)
Last Updated: August 8, 2014