Nathan Catt rugby player
Nathan Catt rugby player

Nathan Catt

6th Jan 1988 1.87m/115kg Loosehead Prop

Nathan Catt, a stalwart of Bath Rugby, reluctantly retired from professional rugby in 2020 due to a long-term injury. Throughout his 12-year career, Catt made 170 appearances for the Blue, Black, and White, leaving a lasting impact on the club.

Catt's journey began in the Bath Rugby Academy, where he showcased his talent as a young age-grade player. His international career started with the England U19 team in the 2007 World Championships, and he continued to impress by starting every game in England's victorious 2008 U20 Six Nations campaign.

In 2008, Catt earned a promotion to the Bath Rugby senior squad, making his Premiership debut against Worcester Warriors. He furthered his international aspirations by making his England Saxons debut against Portugal in January 2009.

A standout season for Catt was the 2016/17 campaign, where he consistently delivered outstanding performances. His impressive form earned him a call-up to Eddie Jones' England training squad in 2018, a testament to his skill and dedication.

Recognized as one of the longest-serving members of Bath Rugby, Catt was also honored with inclusion in Rugby Pass' Bath Team of the Decade, a testament to his contributions to the club's success.

Following his retirement from playing, Catt embarked on a new chapter with Bath Rugby as an Academy Pathway Coach. His focus centered on Bath Rugby's ASSE program in collaboration with Beechen Cliff School. In this role, Catt guided high-potential players through the challenges of both on-field and off-field aspects, preparing them for the demands of the senior game.

Outside of his work at Beechen Cliff School, Catt played a pivotal role in coordinating player development within schools and clubs in the region. His expertise and dedication to supporting individuals demonstrating long-term potential were invaluable in nurturing talent in the area.

Born in Bristol and educated at Clevedon Community School, Catt pursued his passion for rugby after graduating from the City of Bath College. Bath Rugby recognized his potential and awarded him a professional contract in 2008, building on his impressive performances for England at the 2007 IRB U19 World Championships.

Catt's athleticism and versatility as a loosehead prop set him apart on the field. Not only was he a force at the set piece, but his exceptional handling and carrying skills made him a threat in all aspects of the game. His contributions to Bath Rugby totaled over 150 appearances since his debut in 2008.

During the remarkable 2016/17 campaign, Catt's exceptional performances earned him a place in the England elite training squad. He further cemented his reputation by winning the Best Forward and Players' Player of the Year awards at the Bath Rugby Annual Awards Evening.

In recognition of his abilities and commitment, Catt signed a new long-term contract with Bath Rugby at the end of 2018, solidifying his status as a valued member of the team.

Throughout his career, Catt accumulated 27 European caps, showcasing his skill and experience on the continental stage. His legacy as a dedicated player and influential figure at Bath Rugby will endure for years to come.



bath Bath Rugby
2008 - present
England Saxons
Loosehead Prop
2014 - present
england England U20's
Loosehead Prop
2008 - 2008
england England
Loosehead Prop
2014 - 2017