James Phillips rugby player
James Phillips rugby player

James Phillips

27th Sep 1987 1.93m/121kg Openside Flanker

Born in Bristol, England, Phillips is a versatile forward who can operate at number 8, flanker and second row. A graduate of Colston's School, Phillips' professional career began at Bristol in 2008 before heading to Exeter to link up with the Chiefs in 2010.

He re-signed for Bristol for a second stint in 2015, and helped them win promotion to the Premiership in May 2016.

A strong ball carrier, Phillips can play across both the second and back row and signed for Bath Rugby in 2017.

After 21 appearances for the Club, scoring one try, the versatile forward signed for Sale Sharks on an undisclosed deal.

As of May 2020, he has made 52 appearances for Sale and has scored 5 points.


sale-sharks Sale Sharks
Openside Flanker
2018 - present
exeter Exeter Chiefs
No 4 Lock
2010 - 2014
lion3 London Scottish
No 4 Lock
2014 - 2015
image Bristol Bears
Openside Flanker
2008 - 2017
bath Bath Rugby
No 4 Lock
2017 - 2018