Born in Truro, England, Nowell is comfortable operating both at fullback and on the wing. A quality operator, Nowell has represented England at Under 18 and Under 20 level.
Originally a product of the Cornish Pirates youth system, Nowell was snapped up by emerging force Exeter Chiefs - making his Aviva Premiership debut in a 27-23 win against London Irish.
After a fine breakthrough season, the Cornishman won the Breakthrough Player of the Year award in 2013, a year after current England colleague Jonny May.
An England call-up was always likely, and head coach Stuart Lancaster picked Nowell for the 2014 RBS 6 Nations Championship - less than two years after his Exeter Chiefs debut.
In the 2015 Rugby World Cup later that year, Nowell became the seventh England player to score a World Cup hat-trick in the 60-3 win against Uruguay
Test debut came against France in Paris in 2014 6 Nations, his first try was against Italy in Rome in round 5. Played every minute of last season's grand slam winning campaign and appeared in all three tests in Australia this summer.
On July 7th, 2016, the Chiefs announced Nowell as part of the England trio to have signed with the side on a three-year deal.
Nowell has impressed for Exeter since returning from injury in December. Nowell was a member of the side which whitewashed Australia on tour in the summer of 2016.
Nowell was set for his first Lions Tour after three years of Test match rugby which had seen him already play a major part in England's back-to-back RBS 6 Nations crowns in 2016 and 2017.
Nowell can play in multiple positions across the back line - making him one of Warren Gatland's most vital squad members for The British & Irish Lions Tour. He can safely operate at full-back and centre, having won 23 caps for England ahead of the 2018 Six Nations.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Nowell has had 20 European Cups appearances scoring 2 tries and 10 points.
In January 2019, he put pen to paper on a two-year deal that will keep him at Exeter Chiefs until the end of the 2020/2021 season.
Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Nowell has had 21 previous 6 Nations appearances scoring 40 points. At the end pf the 2022/2023 season, Nowell left the Exeter chiefs to join La Rochelle prior to the 2023/2024 season
(TZ, July 2023)
|2023 - present|
|2013 - 2014|
|British & Irish Lions
|2017 - 2021|
|2014 - 2023|
|2012 - 2023|
|Truro and Penwith College