International Pathway

  • Midlands U16's2015
  • England U162015
  • Leicester U182015
  • Leicester A2016
  • England U172016
  • England U182017
  • Loughborough Students2017
  • Leicester Tigers2017
  • England U202018


Sons often play in the same position as their fathers but Tom Hardwick, a fly half or centre with Leicester Tigers, moved down a different channel in the game.

His dad Rob was a combative prop with Coventry, who won an England cap against Italy at Twickenham in 1996 and went on to figure in 120 Premiership matches for London Irish.

Tom, who was born in Chertsey, Surrey and lives in East Lothian, began playing when eight years old at Olney RFC and is studying for A-levels in PE and history at Rugby School.

He joined the Leicester Tigers Academy in 2015 and represented England U16s and U17s before scoring a try and landing three conversions on his U18s debut against Scotland at Preston Grasshoppers in March 2017.

Tom continued his progress during the 2018 U20s Six Nations, with his most significant contribution coming when he kicked 17 points from fly half in the 22-6 victory over France in Beziers.

He captained Rugby to an unbeaten 2016 season and said: “Balancing school and rugby has been difficult.

"Throughout my life, my dad and mum Frankie have encouraged me to play the game and have fun doing it and Brett Deacon and Anthony Allen at the Tigers have helped me to develop a tactical game.

"I’ve always wanted to be the best and I will have that focus forever.”

Ed’s Diner chicken burger tickles his taste buds, the Weekend and Ed Sheeran are his music favourites, Step Brothers heads his film list and Eastbound and Down is his top TV show.   

U20 International Record

42 points - 1T, 8C, 7P 

2018 It(R), W(R), S, F, I

U18 International Record

27 points – 2T, 8C, 1PG

2017 S, C(R), I, S

Last updated: 23 May 2018