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Joe Launchbury 2013/2014

Joe Launchbury

Born in Exeter, Joe Launchbury started playing rugby at Exmouth and began his professional career at Wasps in 2009/10.

Joe joined Wasps on the advice of former Wasps player Will Green who had spotted the teenager playing for Worthing RFC at National 2 level. Joe had already shown his promise as a young rugby player but it wasn't until his arrival at Wasps that his real talent began to shine through.

An 80-minute appearance on his Aviva Premiership debut against Leicester Tigers in February 2011 alongside six more matches earned Joe a call up to the England U20s. Joe played in the final game of the Six Nations Grand Slam winning campaign and played a vital role at the Junior World Cup, helping England to the final and later being named the England Players Player of the Tournament.

Joe put in an impressive first full season at Wasps (2011/12), the result of which saw him called up to Stuart Lancaster's England senior squad for the summer tour to South Africa. He made his debut in an uncapped game for England against the Barbarians at Twickenham but was forced to return home before the first training session after a knee injury ended his summer.

Last season was a huge breakthrough season for the 22 year old. He made 19 appearances for the Club, scored a try against Mogliano and won Man of the Match against Worcester Warriors at the beginning of the season.

His early form in the beginning of the season earned him an England call-up for the Autumn Internationals and later the Six Nations of which he started all five fixtures and received rave reviews. Joe rounded off last season by picking up the Aviva Premiership 'Best Young Player' award and was selected for England duty during the summer.

Follow Joe on Twitter @joe_launch

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Joe Launchbury's Detailed Stats
Full Statistics for Joe Launchbury. Click on the opposing sides for match reports and more.
Weight: 117kgs / 18st 6lbs
Height: 197cm / 6ft 6ins
12/04/1991
Match Date Opponent Position Result Scores Tries Cons Pens DGs Pts
Season: 2010/2011
30/01/2011 Harlequins Rep L 13 - 38 1 - - - 5
06/02/2011 Ospreys SR L 13 - 18 - - - - 0
19/02/2011 Leicester Tigers FL L 12 - 21 - - - - 0
27/02/2011 Saracens Rep L 15 - 26 - - - - 0
06/03/2011 Sale Sharks Rep W 33 - 26 - - - - 0
08/04/2011 Harlequins SR L 22 - 32 - - - - 0
17/04/2011 Leeds Carnegie SR W 51 - 18 - - - - 0
23/04/2011 Bath Rugby SR L 10 - 43 - - - - 0
07/05/2011 Exeter Chiefs FL L 8 - 21 - - - - 0
Season: Appearances: 9 Reps: 3 1 0 0 0 5
To date: Appearances: 9 Reps: 3 1 0 0 0 5
Season: 2011/2012
03/09/2011 Saracens FL W 20 - 15 - - - - 0
11/09/2011 Leicester Tigers FL W 35 - 29 - - - - 0
17/09/2011 Sale Sharks FL L 18 - 29 - - - - 0
25/09/2011 Exeter Chiefs FL L 11 - 21 - - - - 0
02/10/2011 Newcastle Falcons FL L 10 - 15 - - - - 0
09/10/2011 Bath Rugby FL W 27 - 24 - - - - 0
18/02/2012 Exeter Chiefs Rep L 12 - 15 - - - - 0
24/02/2012 Sale Sharks FL L 34 - 46 - - - - 0
03/03/2012 London Irish FL W 18 - 13 - - - - 0
24/03/2012 Northampton Saints FL L 15 - 32 - - - - 0
01/04/2012 Gloucester Rugby FL W 26 - 24 - - - - 0
07/04/2012 Biarritz Olympique PB FL L 23 - 26 - - - - 0
14/04/2012 Harlequins FL L 17 - 33 - - - - 0
21/04/2012 Bath Rugby SR L 12 - 17 - - - - 0
05/05/2012 Newcastle Falcons FL L 10 - 14 - - - - 0
Season: Appearances: 15 Reps: 1 0 0 0 0 0
To date: Appearances: 24 Reps: 4 1 0 0 0 5
Season: 2012/2013
01/09/2012 Harlequins SR L 40 - 42 - - - - 0
08/09/2012 Bath Rugby Rep L 23 - 30 - - - - 0
15/09/2012 London Irish FL W 43 - 14 - - - - 0
28/09/2012 Northampton Saints FL L 6 - 24 - - - - 0
07/10/2012 Worcester Warriors FL W 10 - 6 - - - - 0
13/10/2012 Newport Gwent Dragons SR W 38 - 25 - - - - 0
21/10/2012 Mogliano Rugby Rep W 59 - 12 1 - - - 5
28/10/2012 London Welsh SR W 29 - 19 - - - - 0
04/11/2012 Saracens SR L 24 - 29 - - - - 0
08/12/2012 Aviron Bayonnais Rep D 13 - 13 - - - - 0
13/12/2012 Aviron Bayonnais Rep W 30 - 16 - - - - 0
23/12/2012 Sale Sharks SR W 25 - 18 - - - - 0
29/12/2012 London Welsh SR W 34 - 15 - - - - 0
06/01/2013 Bath Rugby SR W 29 - 15 - - - - 0
17/01/2013 Newport Gwent Dragons SR W 20 - 19 - - - - 0
23/03/2013 Northampton Saints Rep L 24 - 26 - - - - 0
30/03/2013 Saracens SR L 13 - 22 - - - - 0
05/04/2013 Leinster FL L 28 - 48 - - - - 0
21/04/2013 Exeter Chiefs SR L 24 - 37 - - - - 0
Season: Appearances: 19 Reps: 5 1 0 0 0 5
To date: Appearances: 43 Reps: 9 2 0 0 0 10
Season: 2013/2014
07/09/2013 Harlequins SR L 15 - 16 1 - - - 5
14/09/2013 Exeter Chiefs SR L 26 - 30 - - - - 0
20/09/2013 Sale Sharks SR L 22 - 26 - - - - 0
28/09/2013 Worcester Warriors SR W 32 - 16 - - - - 0
05/10/2013 Saracens SR L 12 - 19 - - - - 0
17/10/2013 Aviron Bayonnais Rep W 26 - 10 - - - - 0
24/11/2013 Bath Rugby Rep L 5 - 28 - - - - 0
30/11/2013 London Irish SR W 19 - 12 - - - - 0
07/12/2013 FC Grenoble Rugby SR W 47 - 7 - - - - 0
21/12/2013 Northampton Saints SR L 15 - 17 - - - - 0
27/12/2013 Newcastle Falcons SR W 17 - 12 - - - - 0
05/01/2014 Exeter Chiefs SR W 19 - 16 - - - - 0
11/01/2014 Aviron Bayonnais SR W 26 - 13 1 - - - 5
21/03/2014 Worcester Warriors SR W 13 - 11 - - - - 0
06/04/2014 Gloucester Rugby SR W 36 - 24 - - - - 0
12/04/2014 Leicester Tigers Rep L 15 - 27 - - - - 0
19/04/2014 Gloucester Rugby SR W 38 - 30 - - - - 0
27/04/2014 Bath Rugby SR L 18 - 24 - - - - 0
03/05/2014 Newcastle Falcons SR W 44 - 38 - - - - 0
10/05/2014 Northampton Saints Rep L 13 - 74 - - - - 0
18/05/2014 Stade Francais Paris SR W 30 - 29 - - - - 0
24/05/2014 Stade Francais Paris SR W 20 - 6 - - - - 0
Season: Appearances: 22 Reps: 4 2 0 0 0 10
Career Totals: Appearances: 65 Reps: 13 4 0 0 0 20