- Date of Birth6 May 2002
The route from schools rugby in Hinckley to the Leicester Tigers has been a successful one over many years, with Ollie Smith and Sam Harrison just two of the notable players to take that route in the game.
Jack Rowntree began playing rugby in the under-8s age-group at Hinckley RFC and attended Hastings High School in the town as he joined the Developing Player Programme at Tigers.
“Mark Campion coached me all the way through the club and one of his main messages was not to give up if you fail,” says the son of former Tigers, England and Lions prop Graham.
“Then in the DPP Jason Button was always positive in his coaching. If you did something wrong he wanted you to learn from it and give you the encouragement to do better.”
Getting to know you
Who’s the most famous person you’ve taken a selfie with?
John Bishop, the comedian. It was at Disneyland, we saw him on one of the rides and just had to get a photo with him. I’ve got a few with England players as well.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
To be able to fly would be good, everyone loves that idea. It would be good to fly around space too because there is a lot we haven’t even seen yet.
What is your favourite song to train to?
Bad Boy For Life, it’s a good gym session tune.