Lewis Ludlow
Birth nameLewis Wyndham Ludlow
Date of birth (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 29)
Place of birthBedford, England
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
SchoolRedborne Upper School
Hartpury College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team Gloucester Rugby
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015– Gloucester Rugby 124 (65)
Correct as of 28 July 2020
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 England U18 4 (0)
2021– England 2 (0)
Correct as of 10 July 2021

Lewis Ludlow (born 11 September 1994) is an English professional rugby union player who plays as a flanker for Gloucester.[1]

Club career

Ludlow joined the academy of Gloucester Rugby at the age of 17.[2] In November 2013, Ludlow made his Gloucester debut in a friendly against Japan and competitive debut in an Anglo-Welsh Cup fixture against the Scarlets,[3] suffering a knee injury which ruled him out of the 2014 Junior World Cup.[3]

He was a member of the Gloucester squad that lost consecutive European Rugby Challenge Cup finals to Stade Français in 2017[4] and Cardiff Blues in 2018.[5] In November 2020 it was announced that he was the new club captain at Gloucester.[2] He will remain as club captain for the 2021-22 season.[6]

International career

In the summer of 2013 Ludlow represented England under-18 on their tour of South Africa.[3] He had also been eligible for Wales qualifying through a grandfather.[7]

In October 2020 Ludlow was called up to a senior England training squad by head coach Eddie Jones.[8] On 4 July 2021 Ludlow made his Test debut for England against the United States at Twickenham[9][10] and became the fifth player in history to captain England on his debut.[11] He also captained the following weekend against Canada and subsequently received a four game suspension for foul play during this match.[11]


  1. ^ "Lewis Ludlow club profile". Gloucester Rugby Official Site. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b Evely, John (17 November 2020). "Gloucester Rugby appoint 'homegrown role model' as 2020/21 club captain". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Lewis Ludlow signs contract to remain with Gloucester Rugby". Premiership Rugby. 13 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Brendon (12 May 2017). "European Challenge Cup final: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ Pritchard, Dafydd (11 May 2018). "European Challenge Cup final: Cardiff Blues 31-30 Gloucester". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Lewis Ludlow to lead Gloucester Rugby for 2021-22 season". Gloucester Rugby. 8 September 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  7. ^ Thomas, Simon (5 December 2017). "The phenomenal England youngster with a Welsh grandfather whose name is on the lips of rugby bosses in Wales". Wales Online. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  8. ^ "England: Head coach Eddie Jones names 12 uncapped players in training squad". BBC Sport. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  9. ^ Collins, Jack (2 July 2021). "Lewis Ludlow to captain England side featuring eight debutants against USA at Twickenham". Sky Sports. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  10. ^ Grey, Becky (4 July 2021). "England 43-29 United States". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  11. ^ a b Evely, John (16 July 2021). "How Gloucester skipper Lewis Ludlow can play opening Premiership game despite four-game suspension". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 22 July 2021.