Nick Kennedy joined London Irish in 2001 aged 20 after some success as a basketball player at Portsmouth University, from where he graduated in sports science.
He learned his rugby at Claire's Court School in Maidenhead, where he played on the wing. Having moved into the scrum Nick was picked up by London Irish in his final year at university and signed professional forms the following year. He made his Exiles' debut against Newcastle Falcons in November 2002.
An athletic forward, he quickly proved his class at London Irish and progressed to the professional squad, being named as the club's 'Young Player of the Season' in 2002-03.
He has made 141 appearances and scored three tries for the Exiles, whom he helped reach the 2009 Guinness Premiership Final, although he was unable to take his place in the starting XV due to an injured knee. Nick was a member of the 2007 England Saxons squad for the Barclays Churchill Cup, playing against the USA in the opening game and played in both the Saxons' Six Nations victories over Ireland A and Italy A in 2008. He toured New Zealand with the senior squad that summer but failed to win a cap.
Nick finally celebrated his England debut with a try against the Pacific Islanders at Twickenham in November 2008 and went on to feature in all five of England RBS 6 Nations games in 2009.
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|Weight:||116kgs / 18st 4lbs|
|Height:||203cm / 6ft 8ins|
|Date of Birth:||19/08/1981|
|Former Clubs:||, Harlequins, RC Toulonnais, Harlequins A|
|Representative Honours:||, England A, England Saxons|
|Heroes:||Alex Kennedy; Rhys Luke|
|Club Honours:||Young Player of the Season 2002/2003|
|Currently on your iPOD:||Bon Jovi; David Gray|
|Favourite Holiday Destination:||Miami|
|Favourite Match:||Away v Northampton Saints 2003-04|
|Nick's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|
|Nick's Test Stats:||Win Rate||Total|
|Country||Won: 4 Drawn: - Lost: 3||England|
|Drop Goals||-||International Points||5|