Jack Willis rugby player
Jack Willis rugby player

Jack Willis

24th Dec 1996 1.90m/107kg Openside Flanker

Willis joined Wasps Senior Academy from Henley College, having Captained the Wasps Academy U18 side.

Willis immediately displayed ability in all three back-row positions and soon caught the eye of Midlands rugby fans during a loan spell with Coventry Rugby

At 20 the back rower made his Wasps debut against Sale Sharks in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in November 2016 and a week later a try in his first home game against Worcester Warriors.

Later that month the former England Under 20 international came on as a replacement against Sale Sharks to make his Premiership debut.

The Wasps Academy Player of the Season went on to make four Premiership appearances and eight first team appearances in total in 2016/17.

The 2017/18 season saw him included in the Wasps senior squad. In February 2018, he signed a new contract, keeping him at Wasps for the 2018 season which was followed by an England call up in June for the tour to South Africa

Willis didn't make his debut in South Africa but a surge in form that saw Wasps reach the 2020 Premiership Final saw Willis earn a recall to the squad off the back of being named the Premiership Player of the Season.

Willis made his long awaited England debut in November 2020 in the Autumn Nations Cup against Georgia, where he marked the occasion with a try.

During the Six Nations 2021, Willis sustained another severe knee injury that sidelined him for a year.

At the start of 2022/23 with the insolvency of Wasps, Willis signed a deal with Toulouse until the end of the season.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Willis has been named in the squad for England.

ML August 2023


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