Courtney Lawes
England
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Full name Courtney Linford Lawes
Born February 23, 1989, Hackney
Current age 26 years 155 days
Major teams Northampton Saints, England
Position Lock, Back-row
Height 6 ft 7 in
Weight 240 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2009-2015 38 25 13 0 0 0 0 0 23 14 1 61.84
Five/Six Nations 2010-2015 14 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 1 75.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66

Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Twickenham, Nov 7, 2009 match details
Last Test England v France at Twickenham, Mar 21, 2015 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2009-2015 102 88 14 10 2 0 0 0 69 30 3 69.11
Northampton Saints 2009-2015 102 88 14 10 2 0 0 0 69 30 3 69.11
Profile

Courtney Lawes graduated in to the Northampton Saints side after a stint in their academy, having been raised close to their home at Franklin's Gardens.

Having been earmarked for stardom from a young age, he was brought into the England setup by coach Martin Johnson. The start of the 2009-10 season brought further opportunities for Lawes, who celebrated a European Challenge Cup title with the Saints in May 2009.

His form led to promotion into the senior Elite Player Squad (EPS) in October 2009 and he made his Test bow off the bench against Australia the following year, before a first start on tour against the same opposition the following year.

Lawes struggled with injury in the early stages of his career and failed to cement an England starting spot. He also endured a difficult Rugby World Cup in 2011. Lawes received a two-match ban for striking Argentina hooker Mario Ledesma in England's opening match of the tournament. He returned for the decisive victory over Scotland but dropped to the bench for the quarter-final defeat to France.

Lawes' injury woes resurfaced following the tournament and he endured a torrid 2011-12 season. He was restricted to just one substitute appearance for England during the 2012 Six Nations, against Wales in a 19-12 loss. While Lawes returned for the Saints on the domestic scene, his coach Jim Mallinder ruled him out of contention for England's summer tour to South Africa as he looked for the second-row to regain full fitness.

Lawes continued to be dogged by injuries and lost his place in England's starting XV to Joe Launchbury during the 2012 autumn internationals and the 2013 Six Nations.

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Mar 16, 2015
Courtney Lawes faces the media during the England press conference
Courtney Lawes faces the media during the England press conference
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Mar 11, 2015
Courtney Lawes passes the ball during training with England
Courtney Lawes passes the ball during training with England
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Mar 11, 2015
Courtney Lawes concentrates during England training
Courtney Lawes concentrates during England training
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Nov 29, 2014
Courtney Lawes instructs England's defenders
Courtney Lawes instructs England's defenders
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