Further Personal Information
||Business, Commerce - Birmingham University : England
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began playing rugby at age seven at Tring RFC in England.
|Why this sport?
||His father was captain of Tring RFC and encouraged him to take up the sport from a young age.
|Name of coach
||Simon Amor [national], GBR
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||United States of America
||Golf, cooking. (therugbypaper.co.uk, 12 Jul 2013
|Most influential person in career
||His father. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2014)
|Hero / Idol
||English rugby union players Lawrence Dallaglio and Ben Gollings. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2014; rfu.com, 12 Jul 2013)
||He dislocated his knee in May 2016, putting an end to his 69 World Sevens Series tournament appearance streak. (rugbyworld.com, 11 May 2016)
He had a medial collateral ligament [knee] re-attachment in 2008. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2014)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Work hard and never give up." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2014)
|Awards and honours
||He was named as the U21 Player of the Year for the 2004/05 season when playing for Moseley Rugby Club in England. He also won the Players' Player of the Year in 2006/07 and Supporters' Player of the Year in 2008/09. (rfu.com, 12 Jul 2013)
He was the 2010 Sevens World Series Player of the Tournament in Dubai. (jamesrodwell.com, 28 Jun 2013)
||He has played professional rugby union [15-a-side] for Moseley Rugby Club. (jamesrodwell.com, 20 Jul 2016)
||His sister Sarah has represented England in lacrosse. (rfu.com, 12 Jul 2013)
||To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sportsmole.co.uk, 09 Mar 2016)
He did not represent his university in rugby, as he did not enjoy the social aspect of the team so much. "Sometimes when these things are being decided by fellow students it's not always done on ability. It was more the social side and whether you were prepared to go out and make a fool of yourself on the first night. I wasn't, so I didn't get called up." (rugbynetwork.net, 29 Jan 2008)