|Weight||113kg (17st 11lb)|
Two tries against Wales at Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay, topped off an exciting season for Harry Wells, a newcomer to the England U20 squad. He played off the bench against Ireland and then started the final three matches as his side lifted the Six Nations title.
Peterborough-born Harry was educated at King’s School there, took A-levels at Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College in Leicester and represented Lincolnshire, Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire, the Midlands and England A U16 sides.
A member of the Leicester Academy, he has been involved with the Tigers for the past three years. Harry was with Peterborough RFC from the age of ten to 13 and Deepings RFC from U14-U16. His mentors at Deepings were Paul Stimpson, Nick Knight and Tim Edwards and, at Leicester Tigers, Neil McCarthy, Tosh Askew and Tom Collett have helped him along the way.
While at school, he took part successfully in athletics and represented Cambridgeshire in the England Championships, winning a bronze medal in the hammer in 2010. His career aims are to appear as many times at Premiership level as possible for the Tigers and to play at Test level for England one day. He would also like to pursue a coaching career.
Three Tigers and a Kiwi are his favourite players – Geoff Parling, Louis Deacon, Tom Croft and Richie McCaw and Welford Road is his top ground. His most memorable match was “playing against Northampton Saints U18 in one of my first games at the Tigers Academy. I shall always remember it because it was a step up from previous matches. I enjoyed the challenge.”
His sister Emma also has a claim to sporting fame. She was part of the Great Britain karate and kick boxing squad when she was ten and competed at the World Championship.
U20 International Record
10 points – 2T
2013 I(R), F, It, W
Last updated: April 24, 2013