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Total London Welsh Appearances
CAREER Apps Tries Pts
League 30  10 
Cup
Friendly
Total 37 3 15
SEASON Apps Tries Pts
League
Cup
Friendly
Total 7 0 0
Biography
Nathan joined London Welsh permanently in the summer from Wasps after a season long loan spell at the Exiles in 2013/14 in which he played a hugely significant role in Welsh’s Championship success - the hooker scoring two tries in 22 Championship appearances.

Nathan had previously made four appearances for the Exiles during the Club’s Championship winning season of 2011/12.

Nathan joined the Wasps' Academy whilst in his final year of school, making his Aviva A League debut coming off the bench against Harlequins in October 2010. He joined the two-time Heineken Cup winners full-time in July 2011, straight after sitting his A levels.

From Cargo, Carlisle, although born in Wrexham, the hooker made his senior debut for Wasps in their friendly match against Munster - playing 35 minutes off the bench as a second half replacement for Tom Lindsay in Wasps' 15-0 victory at Musgrave Park in August 2011.

His competitive debut came later that season against Worcester Warriors in October at Sixways in the LV= Cup.

Nathan began his rugby career at Carlisle after England's world Cup win and was hooked from the off, his Under 16 jersey still adorns the clubhouse wall at Warwick Road. He’s won caps for England at U16 and U18, making the first of his 14 appearances at that level against Italy at Calvisano in March 2010.

Maiden tries followed against a Namibia Invitation XV and France in South Africa that July, and he wore the number two jersey in the 29-12 win over Ireland at Donnybrook in December 2010.

Nathan has since progressed to the England Under 20 squad and in December 2011 flew with the rest of the squad to Brown Leisure Club, near Vilamoura, Portugal, as part of their preparations for the 2012 Six Nations. In June, he helped England to a historic victory in the U20s IRB Junior World Championships in France.

Nathan began playing at Carlisle Ruby. He earned himself a scholarship to Austin Friars School in Carlisle were he honed his skills enough to get a rugby scholarship to Sedbergh School, who's past pupils include former England heroes Will Carling and Will Greenwood. He spent five years at Sedbergh where Newcastle Falcons took him under their Academy wing. He joined the Wasps academy when he moved down to London to study geography at Kings College.

He has also played rugby league Scotland U14 and U16 in the same season, represented Wales Juniors in the shot-put and won the 2010 Cumbria Sports Personality of the Year award.
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