Sam Underhill rugby player
Sam Underhill rugby player

Sam Underhill

22nd Jul 1996 1.91m/110kg Openside Flanker

Born in the United States, Underhill grew up in Gloucester and attended Sir Thomas Rich’s School, an energetic back row who is known for his work rate around the field.

An England U18 representative, Underhill captained his national side in 2014 at the FIRA tournament.

His career began at Gloucester Academy making his senior debut at 17 before a 2015 switch to Ospreys.

Underhill embarked on studying an economics degree at Cardiff University and arrived in the Welsh capital initially with Bridgend to play semi-pro level alongside his studies.

In January 2017, he agreed to join Bath for the start of the 2017-18 season on a three-year-deal and to further enhance his chances of selection for England.

He was not available to Eddie Jones due to being based outside of England but the selectors moved quickly, naming Sam in their squad to Argentina in June 2017 & made his Test debut.

Underhill was once again named in the England squad for the November Internationals, playing on two occasions and was named in the 2018 Six Nations squad, where he added to his 3 caps for England.

In January 2020, he committed his future to Bath Rugby, putting pen to paper on a new three-year contract extension.


england England
Openside Flanker
2017 - present
Sir Thomas Rich's School logo Sir Thomas Rich's School
Blindside Flanker
bath Bath Rugby
Openside Flanker
2017 - present
image Gloucester Rugby
Openside Flanker
2014 - 2016
ospreys Ospreys
Left Wing
2015 - 2017