|Date of birth||18 April 1989|
|Place of birth||Havering, England|
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||118 kg (18 st 8 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Tom Savage (born 24 April 1989) is an English professional rugby union player who plays for Suntory Sungoliath.Tom Savage signed a three-year contract extension with Gloucester until end of 2015/16 season. His regular playing positions are Lock and Flanker.
Savage was named new club captain for Gloucester Rugby from Director of Rugby Nigel Davies for the 2013–14 season.
On 5 April 2019, Savage left Gloucester after eight seasons with his home club to play with Suntory Sungoliath in Japan's Top League competition.
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