Tonbridge Juddians RFC and Berkhamsted School have played a major part in the rugby life of Jack Nay, now a member of the Saracens Academy. He had little exposure to the game at Hayesbrook School, Tonbridge and first played when 14 at his local club. In 2015, he was a key man in Berkhamsted’s first unbeaten season since 1956 that had bridged a gap back to the previous instance in 1920.
His previous schooling was at St James’ Junior in Tunbridge Wells and has been studying for a BTEC at Hadlow College. Jack was born at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury, Kent and has set himself goals in his rugby career. He said: “I want to become the best all-round player I can. My PE teacher Nick Taylor, my father and coaches Tom Hillier, Gareth Withers, Rory Teague and Ian Vass have been a great help to me.”
They’ve all contributed to him playing for Saracens at U15, U16, U17 and U18 level – a sequence that also included England U16 caps against Wales and Scotland in 2014. He has been a Kent Cup and Kent Sevens winner with Juddians and his top memory is playing for Saracens against Worcester Warriors in a pre-season game in 2015. His England U20 debut was against France last February but he withdrew from the starting XV against Italy because of injury. He returned for the Scotland match, scored his maiden try and followed that with a second touchdown from his catch and drive at a lineout against Ireland at Donnybrook six days later. Jack then started three matches in the 2017 World Championship in Georgia. A former lock, he admires Kieran Read, Schalk Burger and David Pocock and Allianz Park is the ground he likes most. Playing the guitar, listening to music and meeting friends is his way of relaxing.
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Last updated: 19 June 2017