A place in the England U20 squad came in unusual circumstances for Truro-born Jack Innard, who took up the game only because his football team folded. He said: “My parents wanted me to keep fit and suggested that I should start rugby so decided to give it a go. I first played for Falmouth at the age of 13 and for Penair, my school team.”
Jack was with Falmouth from 2007-2011 before spending two years with Truro. He represented England U19 against France at Broadstreet last year and is dual registered with Exeter Chiefs and Cornish Pirates. He continued: “What I learnt from being in the U19 team was how professional everything is, how switched on everyone is and how high the intensity of the training is.
“I just want to get out on the field and be part of the team coming together, meeting new players and relish the chance of playing with guys my age.” Jack has played in academy games for the Chiefs and also appeared in the A League and LV=Cup. His other representative honours were for Cornwall U16-U20 and he attended St Mary’s C of E School and Penair before moving to Truro College, where he developed his game under Marek Churcher and Tom Rawlings. He played off the bench in the final three Six Nations matches this year, following his debut against Ireland at Donnybrook in February.
A former flanker and centre, he has been wearing the No.2. shirt for three years and won several trophies with Truro College, including the British Colleges 7s. He also plays cricket for Falmouth.
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Last updated: 23 June 2015