Since taking up the game at Tetbury RFC when six, Tom Seabrook always wanted to become a full-time professional player and first realised he could do it when joining the Gloucester Academy at the age of 14 and figuring in a match against Bristol.
Born in Essex and educated at Wycliffe College, he captained his school team and scored tries in his first two England U18 games against France and Scotland in 2017 and was also a member of the U18 squad that toured South Africa in August 2017.
Tom’s dad Fred used to play at centre and gave him a lot of feedback and information while growing up. Mum Carolyn was his chauffeur to training and games while Mike Tindall was the player he admired most.
Going through the whole pathway in 2015 from district rugby through to captaining the South West and then overpowering Wales 34-0 is his proudest international moment, alongside helping his club side Cirencester to beat Longlevens in the U13 Dursley Cup final.
He said: “It was a small local tournament but Longlevens always used to lift the title and it was something that we won only once.”
Boxing and squash are the other sports in which he enjoys being involved and he supports Arsenal FC. Four Gloucester players are his biggest rugby friends – Aaron Hinkley, Charlie Chapman, Ed Bogue and Carwyn Penny and Magaluf is his holiday hotspot.
He listens to R&B in which Drake is his favourite artist and The Great Gatsby and Game of Thrones are his top film and TV shows. As for food – it’s fish fingers and chips and as for his best non-rugby achievement. No doubt there – it was passing his driving test.
10 points – 2T
2017 F, S(R), W, I, S; SA Tour: W, SA
Last updated: 17 January 2018