​Sam Skinner finished school in 2013 and set his sights on travelling the world on a gap year but a late growth spell encouraged him to give rugby one last go.

He was first involved in the then Scottish Exiles (now Scottish Qualified) programme as a teenager, while at Taunton Titans, before he was picked up by the Chiefs in the 2014/15 season.

He was then selected for England U20 - and faced many of his Scotland contemporaries in the age-grade Six Nations - before becoming an increasingly prominent part of the Exeter squad that won the English Premiership title for the first time in 2017 and finished as runners-up in last year’s final.

As well as being part of the Exeter Chiefs squad, Skinner has, for the last few years, combined his work at Sandy Park with that of studying for a degree at the University of Exeter, whom he captained to BUCS Championship success in 2016.

Date of birth: 31/01/95

Height: 1.96m

Scotland Debut: October 2018

Place of birth: Exeter

Weight: 111kg

Career

Exeter Chiefs
Exeter
2014 to present

Stats

6

Caps

5

Starts

1

Replacements

Points

Appearances

2019

Italy, England, France

2019

2018

Fiji, South Africa, Argentina (replacement)

2018

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