Thomas Michael de Glanville, known as Tom de Glanville, is an English professional rugby union player who showcases his skills at fly-half or fullback for Bath Rugby in the Gallagher Premiership. Born on December 10, 1999, he follows in the footsteps of his father, Phil de Glanville, who was the former captain of the England national rugby union team.
De Glanville's rugby journey began at Beechen Cliff School in Bath, where he attended school and joined the Bath Rugby academy. He excelled academically as well, achieving three A-levels with As. He initially enrolled at the University of Leeds to study Biology and played for Otley R.U.F.C., a National League 2 North side, on a dual-registration basis. However, he later transferred to the University of Bath to continue his studies and training with the Bath academy.
In 2019, de Glanville captained Bath at the Premiership Sevens and signed his first senior contract with Bath Rugby. He made his Premiership Rugby debut against Exeter Chiefs in September 2019, showcasing his talent on the professional stage.
Internationally, de Glanville has represented England at various age levels. He was a member of the England under-18 team that toured South Africa in 2017 and scored two tries against Wales under-18 the following year. In the 2019 Six Nations Under 20s Championship, he scored a try for England under-20 against Scotland. He also participated in the 2019 World Rugby Under 20 Championship, scoring a try against Australia during the pool stage. In October 2020, he was called up to a senior England training squad by head coach Eddie Jones, highlighting his potential at the international level.
De Glanville is a versatile player who has played in multiple positions in the backline. While Bath coach Todd Blackadder has praised his potential as a fly-half, de Glanville often plays as a centre, similar to his father, and has experience in that position throughout his time in England age groups. He has also displayed his skills at fullback while representing Bath United in the Premiership "A" League.
Born and raised in Bath, de Glanville has embraced the city and its rugby culture. Graduating from the Bath Rugby Senior Academy, he has become an integral part of the Senior Squad. Known for his exceptional ball skills and aerial ability, de Glanville has made a name for himself with his ability to find gaps and make impactful contributions in the backfield. He is a testament to the success of the Bath Rugby pathway, along with other talented players like Orlando Bailey, Max Ojomoh, Josh Bayliss, and Miles Reid.
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