RODWELL James < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 23 Aug 1984
Height1.90 m
Weight 97 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Amy
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education 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 Forward
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for England
Opponent United States of America
Location Dubai, UAE
General Interest
Hobbies 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)
Injuries 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)
Other sports He has played professional rugby union [15-a-side] for Moseley Rugby Club. (jamesrodwell.com, 20 Jul 2016)
Famous relatives His sister Sarah has represented England in lacrosse. (rfu.com, 12 Jul 2013)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sportsmole.co.uk, 09 Mar 2016)
Other information UNIVERSITY RUGBY
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)