International Pathway

  • Saracens U182015
  • Saracens A2015
  • England U182016
  • Ampthill & District2016
  • Saracens2016
  • England U202017

Profile

Having been capped at U16 and U18 level, Ben Earl was also a member of the U20 side that won the Grand Slam in 2017 as well as reaching the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia later that year.

Born in Redhill, Surrey, Ben is a member of the Saracens academy.

He took A-levels in English economics and French at Tonbridge School and has completed his first year of three at Queen Mary University of London. Ben studied a BA in comparative literature.

He previously attended The New Beacon School, Sevenoaks and initially played in a senior pre-season match for Saracens and A League games against Wasps and Bath.

Ben was in the England U20 squad and captained the side against France and Wales during the 2017 Six Nations before sustaining a knee injury.

But Ben, who first played aged 12 at Sevenoaks RFC, recovered to start four games in the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship and scored a try against New Zealand in the final.

In 2018, he captained England in the Six Nations U20s Championship and scored a try against both Italy and Ireland.

An impressive Six Nations campaign, as well as a strong domestic season with Saracens, saw Ben called up to the senior England side for the first time ahead of the summer tour to South Africa in 2018.

Ben aims to earn a full England cap and to also obtain a degree in English. He has established his leadership credentials having captained Saracens U18, England U20 and U16 and Tonbridge School’s first team.

He was players’ player of the year for 2015/16 at Tonbridge and player of the tournament at the Reigate Sevens.

Previously, he swam at national level and played cricket for Kent at U14 and U15 levels. His brother James had a golf handicap of 10 when he was only 14 years old. Ben's other hobbies are reading and playing other sports.

Ben used to play at centre before moving into the back row and his sporting idols are Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, and Billy Vunipola.

U20 International Record

20 points - 4T

2017: F, W World Championship – W, A, SA, NZ 2018 It, F, I

U18 International Record

10 points - 2T

2016 F, S, W, I, S, W

Last updated: 23 May 2018

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