Having joined Gloucester’s academy at U13 level, Reece Dunn was playing in the U18 academy team by the age of 16, and became the first player to be born in the 21st century to represent Gloucester at senior level.
The then-17-year-old full-back came on as a replacement in the Anglo-Welsh Cup pool game against Leicester Tigers in November 2017 and caught the eye with his defensive work in the final moments of the game.
Reece was also a key member of the Gloucester side that reached the final of the Premiership Rugby U18 Academy League in 2017-18 – where they faced Leicester at Allianz Park after topping the Southern Conference with six wins out of six.
Making the most of the opportunities the development competitions provide, Reece was a regular fixture in the Premiership Rugby A-League and Anglo-Welsh Cup during the 2017-18 campaign.
Confidence under the high ball, pace and footwork are a good foundation for any full-back to build from and he has those qualities in his arsenal.
He began his rugby career with Spartans RFC as a five-year-old and attended Minsterworth CofE Primary School before heading to St Peter’s RC High School.
Reece made his international debut for England U17s in their 47-26 defeat to France in August 2017 and then earned a call-up to the England U18s squad in early 2018.Last updated: 7 March 2018