|Weight||99kg (15st 8lb)|
Involvement in rugby began almost by accident for Tom Jubb. He said: “When I was four my dad took me down to Fullerians to get me out of the house! He really wanted me to play football but took me there all the same and I was hooked and loved every minute.
“Dave Peel and Pete Haslam from Fullerians guided us into becoming an extremely talented and successful team. We were unbeaten for almost ten years under their influence. Chris Bajak, my teacher at Hitchin Boys School and Matt Davies, my current coach both at academy and college, have improved my game massively.”
Luton-born Tom is studying for a BTEC in Sports & Exercise Science at Oaklands College and he is also on the AASE Apprentice programme there. He is part of the Elite Player Development Group (EPDG) at Saracens and has played for the Storm, their team in Aviva A League.
His other club is Letchworth Garden City. He joined them in 2008 and is still registered there as a player but has not appeared for them since the end of the 2011-12 season.
After figuring off the bench for England U18 against the Namibia Invitation XV at East London in July 2010, he scored a try on his first start in the France match four days later at George. His other appearances were against Ireland at Donnybrook the following December, Italy U19 at Sale where he scored two tries in February 2011, off the bench against Scotland and in the starting side against Wales and Ireland in April. He also toured that summer and shared in the 46-19 win over Australia Schools at Ignatius College, Sydney.
Tom previously represented Hertfordshire U14-U18, London & South East U18 and toured Portugal with English Colleges last May. He continued: “As a kid growing up as a Saracens fan, I admired Richard Hill and my respect for him has grown since working with him in the academy. I also admire Victor Matfield – the control he had at the lineout was phenomenal and I like the way Courtney Lawes plays.
“My favourite ground isn’t a rugby one at all. It is the home of the mighty Luton Town FC. Admittedly, it is not much to look at but it has an atmosphere that is brilliant. It is a proper football ground – intimidating and hostile to away players. It’s great for the home side.”
U20 International Record
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Last updated: April 24, 2013