Joe Snow was a promising footballer on the books of Yeovil Town who did not pick up a rugby ball until the age of 12.
But since then, the Exeter Chiefs scrum half has been making up for lost time and in the 2017/18 season was handed his first call-up to the England U20s
Born in Taunton, Joe moved from the round to the oval ball while at Heathfield Community School and then joined his local club, Taunton RFC, at the age of 13.
Three years later and Joe, in his first year studying at Exeter College, joined the Chiefs academy as part of their link-up with Bicton College.
The youngster has always shown leadership potential, captaining his school, his county and the Chiefs U18s side – and won the AASE League final with Exeter College in the 2016/17 campaign.
First-team opportunities for the Chiefs were hard to come by initially in a deep pool of scrum halves at Sandy Park.
But Joe did appear in January 2017 in an Anglo-Welsh Cup clash against Wasps and also spent time on loan at Plymouth Albion the following season.
And since then the No 9 has continued his rapid rise, and at the start of 2018 was named in his first England U20s elite player squad for both the Six Nations and the World Rugby Under 20 Championship to follow in the summer.Last updated on 23 January, 2018.