Tommy Reffell rugby player
Tommy Reffell rugby player

Tommy Reffell

27th Apr 1999 1.83m/104kg Openside Flanker

Reffell began his junior career at his local club Pencoed RFC aged 4 and progressed to the Ospreys under 16s and finally joined Leicester aged 15.

Captain of Wales Under-18s in 2017, flanker Tommy Reffell moved up an age-group to lead the national under-20s during their Six Nations campaign in 2018.

From Pencoed, Reffell’s leadership abilities were spotted early as captain of Ospreys East Under-16s.

Coming through the academy ranks at Tigers, he made his senior team debut in an Anglo-Welsh Cup defeat at Bath in November 2017.

In May 2018, he was named captain of the Wales U20s team that would compete at the 2018 World Rugby U20s Championships.

Reffell was included in Wales U20 Six Nations squad in 2019. A captain of Wales Under-18s and Under-20s, flanker Tommy Reffell earned promotion to the senior squad at Leicester Tigers in 2019/20.

After six senior appearances for Tigers in 2018/19, Tommy played every minute of a second World Championships with Wales in Argentina in the summer before returning to senior company at club level.

After another spell of good form, in May 2022, Reffell was named in the Wales squad for their summer tour to South Africa.

In June, Reffell started the 2022 Premiership Rugby final as Leicester won 15-12 against Saracens.

On 2 July 2022 Reffell made his debut for Wales in their 32–29 defeat to South Africa at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. The following match on 9 July 2022 saw him win the man of the match award, as Wales beat South Africa 13-12 for their first ever win against South Africa in South Africa.

Reffell kept his position into the 2022 Autumn Internationals, starting against New Zealand.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Reffell has been named in the Wales training squad.

S.C June 2023


leicester Leicester Tigers
Openside Flanker
2017 - present
wales Wales
Blindside Flanker
2022 - present
wales Wales U20's
Blindside Flanker
2018 - 2019