Nick Wood (born 9 January 1983, Swindon) is an English rugby union footballer, currently playing in the Aviva Premiership for Gloucester Rugby. He plays as a prop. He is married to Kate Wood, they wed in July 2010.
1 Educational history,
2 Club career,
3 International career,
5 External links,
Wood attended Radley College before joining Gloucester Rugby through their academy.
After Radley, Wood read Modern Languages at Brasenose College, Oxford.
The loose-head prop was a regular on the bench during the 2003/04 campaign and made a handful of starts during the World Cup period. After a couple of consistent seasons, Wood is a regular in the first team. He made 20 starts and 6 substitute appearances during the 2006-07 season for Gloucester Rugby and he scored 1 try against Harlequins at Kingsholm. Wood played in the League final that season, losing to the Leicester Tigers.
On 12 January 2010, Wood signed a new contract with Gloucester Rugby to keep him at the club until at least 2013. On 2 April 2013, it was announced that he had signed a three year contract extension to keep him at Gloucester until the end of the 2015-2016 season.
His performances for Gloucester Rugby earned him a call-up to the England U21s and he was an ever present during their successful Six Nations, as well as being a regular during the U21s World Championship. In March 2006, Wood made his debut for the England Saxons, against Ireland A.
Wood was called up to the England squad for their tour of South Africa in May 2007. Wood was in line to start the first test in Bloemfontein but he had to pull out through illness thus delaying his England debut. He was called into the England Saxons side that defeated Ireland A on 1 February 2008.
In the summer of 2009, Wood played for England against the Barbarians.
In the summer of 2010, Wood was selected for England Saxons to play in the Churchill Cup. On 9 June, he started in the game against Russia where, unfortunately, he was replaced in the second half due to injury.
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