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Courtney Lawes English Lock / Flanker


About Courtney Lawes

Courtney Lawes is renowned for his ability to make big hits and his versatility in the forward pack, being at home in both the second and back rows. Growing up beside Franklin’s Gardens, Courtney was a club player for Northampton Old Scouts’ RFC and now plays for the Northampton Saints. He won the first of his 14 English caps against Australia in 2009, aged 19 and won Investec Man of the Autumn Series in 2010. His athleticism, 6’7” frame and uncompromising style ensures Courtney challenges opponents in all aspects of the game.


Born: 23 February 1989, Hackney, England
Weight: 115kg (17st 6lb) Height: 2.01m (6’7")
Position: Lock/Flanker
England: 2009–present, 30 caps
Debut: Australia, aged 19, 7 November 2009
Northampton Saints: 2007–present, 114 caps, 15 points

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New England can be a big hit against France

Courtney Lawes explains the value of the impact tackle and how it could help England beat France on Sunday.

Courtney Lawes: Tackle Technique Trailer

“I love defending and putting in big hits, but you have to understand that the safest technique is also the best technique.” In this video Courtney Lawes takes you through the tackling technique that works for him. From the importance of foot placement in generate force through to being comfortable using both left and right shoulders and of course head placement for safety.

An interview with Courtney Lawes

Courtney Lawes talks about the players the inspired him growing up, what he wants to give back to the game and why he decided to join The Rugby Site.

Out Tomorrow - Courtney Lawes: Ball Carrying & Clear Out

Northampton & England back row forward, Courtney Lawes delivers his latest module on ball carrying into contact & clear out