Sam Vesty rugby player
Sam Vesty rugby player

Sam Vesty

26th Nov 1981 1.83m/92kg Coach

Born in Leicester, England, Vesty is a utility back who is renowned as one of the English game's most consistent performers at club level. Having attended John Cleveland College, Vesty took up a contract at Leicester Tigers where he spent 8 years and amassed over 150 appearances before leaving to join rivals Bath in 2010. Vesty has also represented England on 2 occassions, both coming in 2009.

Capped at U18 and U21 level respectively, he also made two senior appearances for England – both against Argentina – in 2009.

The 35-year-old made 228 appearances during stints at Leicester Tigers and Bath as a utility back, and was voted as members’ player of the year and players’ player of the year during his years at the former.

Vesty helped steer Worcester Cavaliers to the Aviva ‘A’ League final for the very first time in the 2014/15 season, while also playing a big role in helping a young Warriors side reach the latter stages of the British and Irish Cup.

In May 2017, Eddie Jones appointed Sam Vesty as England’s skills coach for their two-Test series against Argentina.

The following year he joined Northampton Saints as attack coach, with his contract being renewed in August 2020.

(LS August 26, 2020)

Career

nh-saints Northampton Saints
Coach
2020 - present
leicester Leicester Tigers
Fly Half
2002 - 2010
england England
Fullback
2009 - 2011
bath Bath Rugby
Outside Centre
2010 - 2013