|Weight||97kg (15st 3lb)|
Running in two tries on his first appearance in an England U17 jersey during the victory over Scotland in 2012 was Max Clark’s best experience in the game. He went on to play in all three matches for the U18 side on the 2013 South Africa tour and scored a maiden try against Wales at Neath in March this year. He is now studying maths, physical education and economics at Bryanston in Blandford, Dorset, having attended Thomas’s Clapham in London and Port Regis in Shaftesbury.
Born in Bridgend to his Welsh mother Jane and English father Rob, he began playing at the age of six for Rosslyn Park before moving west and joining North Dorset RFC “where great memories are”, in his own words.
Max is a member of Bath Academy and made his senior debut in the first round of the JP Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s at Kingsholm last August. He has also represented England U16 against Italy and Wales and South West U16 and previously captained the Bryanston U14 and U15 teams.
His aims within the game are to play at Test level for England and he is targeting a good degree, going travelling and getting an enjoyable job. He aims to emulate the performances of Sonny Bill Williams in terms of his influence on the game and the excitement he brings and also Brian O’Driscoll for his attitude and all he has achieved.
Key mentors in his career so far are Huw Jones, his prep school coach at Port Regis who nurtured his love for rugby, along with other school coaches Mike Pyrgos, Preetpal Bachra and John Fletcher, the England U18 coach “who continues to develop my game”.
Others are Frank Butler, who introduced him to Bath Rugby, Danny Grewcock, a coach at the Recreation Ground and Max’s father Rob – “the first person I chat to before and after games.”
U18 International Record
5 points – 1T
2013 SA Tour – SA, W, F(R); Aus Schools 2014 W, F
Last updated: April 04, 2014