Tom Holmes (rugby union)

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Tom Holmes
Date of birth (1990-01-05) 5 January 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight119 kg (18 st 10 lb) [1]
School Sandbach School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Sale Sharks
Rotherham Titans
19 (0)
Correct as of 3 June 2013
National team(s)
England U18

Tom Holmes (born 5 January 1990) is an English rugby union player for Nottingham RFC [2] in the RFU Championship where he is club captain. [3] He signed from the Rotherham Titans in 2016. He previously played for Sale Sharks. He plays as a lock.

As well as his playing commitments, Holmes is the forwards coach at Long Eaton RFC

Born in Manchester, Holmes was scouted by Sale Sharks at 16. He played for England each year until Under 20 level when a severe ankle injury left him out of action for six months. Holmes was dropped from Sale and played for Sedgley Park before re-signing for Sale in 2013. [4]

On 1 May 2014, Holmes signed a permanent deal with Rotherham Titans who compete in the RFU Championship. [5]

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  1. "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Sale Sharks - Tom Holmes profile". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. "Nottingham Rugby sign 'proven leader' Tom Holmes". 26 May 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  3. "Tom Holmes named as club captain - Nottingham Rugby". Nottingham Rugby. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  4. "Tom Holmes resigned with Sale Sharks". BBC Sport. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  5. "Rotherham Titans sign Sale Sharks lock Tom Holmes". Rotherham Rugby. 1 May 2014. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014.