Tom Heathcote

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Tom Heathcote
Birth nameThomas Alexander Heathcote
Date of birth (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 31)
Place of birth Inverness, Scotland
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight87 kg (13 st 10 lb; 192 lb) [1]
School Bishop Wordsworth's School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-Half
Senior career
Worcester Warriors
Correct as of 3 September 2017
International career
England U20
Correct as of 23 June 2013

Tom Heathcote (born 11 February 1992 in Inverness) is a rugby union player for Scotland and Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership.

Heathcote was born in Inverness whilst his father Gareth, a Nimrod pilot, was stationed at RAF Kinloss. [2] The family returned to England when Heathcote was three, and he has represented England at age group level.

He made his first team debut for Bath against Gloucester on 24 September 2011. He scored his first points against Leicester on 3 October 2011, and claimed his first try against Worcester in the LV= cup.

On 19 November 2012, he was called up to the Scotland squad (being eligible to play for Scotland having been born in Inverness) and made his international debut off the bench in the test against Tonga on 24 November 2012.

At the end of the 2013–14 season it was announced that Heathcote would be ending his contract one-year early and moving to Edinburgh for the 2014–15 season, citing the progression of 'his career and international aspirations.' [3]

It was announced in February 2015 that Heathcote would depart Edinburgh in summer 2015 to join Worcester Warriors. [4] On 16 October 2015 Heathcote scored an injury time drop goal to help Warriors win their first game back in the Premiership, securing a 13–12 win over Northampton. [5]

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  1. "Bath Rugby - Tom Heathcote". web page. Bath Rugby. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  2. "Latest recruit Tom Heathcote at core of Andy Robinson's new era of talent". The Scotsman. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  3. "Bath Rugby confirm Heathcote departure". Bath Rugby. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  4. "Tom Heathcote: Worcester Warriors sign Edinburgh fly-half". BBC. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  5. "Worcester's Tom Heathcote hits last-kick drop goal to beat Northampton". Guardian. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.