Luke Baldwin

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Luke Baldwin (born 15 September 1990) is an English rugby union player. He was born in Royal Tunbridge Wells.[1] He plays for Bristol Rugby in the RFU Championship.[2]

Education[change | edit source]

Luke Baldwin was educated at The Judd School in Tonbridge. While he was there he also played rugby for them.[3] In 2003, he represented Judd at Kent County Athletics Under-13 Championships at Canterbury High School. There he finished third place in the 75-metre hurdles and fourth in the 100-metres.[4]

Career[change | edit source]

Baldwin started playing rugby for Tunbridge Wells RFC. In 2006 he signed with Saracens Academy. He trained there while he also played for Tunbridge Wells until 2009.[5] After he left Tunbridge Wells, he was loaned to Blackheath F.C..[6] He made his debut for Saracens in 2010. He went on to make 5 first team appearances for Saracens.[7]

In 2010, he was loaned to RFU Championship side, Bedford Blues.[8] In 2012, he returned to Bedford Blues on a dual registration with Saracens.[9] While at Bedford, he received praise for his playing performance.[10] He also represented Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Sevens Series while also playing for Bedford Blues in the RFU Championship.[11] In 2013, he left Saracens and Bedford Blues and signed for Bristol Rugby, playing his final game for Bedford against London Welsh.[12]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Luke Baldwin England ESPN.com.uk
  2. Luke Baldwin: Bristol bring in Saracens scrum-half, BBC Sport Rugby Union
  3. "Peter Austin gets London & SE U18 nod". Hampshire RFU. 2007-12-19. http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/news-mainmenu-2/11-county-news/573-peter-austin-gets-london-a-se-u18-nod.html. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  4. "U13 Championships 21 June 2003". KCAA. 2003-06-21. http://www.kcaa.org.uk/u13%2021-06-03.htm. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  5. Login or Register to add a comment. "Former Wells Star Signs For Bristol". Tunbridge Wells RFC. http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/tunbridgewellsrfc/news/former-wells-star-signs-for-bristol-1106836.html. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  6. "Baldwin sparks Blackheath into life". News Shopper. 2010-10-24. http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/sport/8472192.Baldwin_sparks_Blackheath_into_life/. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  7. "Luke Baldwin". Bristol Rugby. http://www.bristolrugby.co.uk/fixtures/1st-xv-biographies/141/luke-baldwin/. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  8. "Saracens and Bedford Blues in player link". BBC News. 2010-07-20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/my_club/saracens/8838948.stm. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  9. 13:55 (2012-06-25). "Ten Saracens players registered to play for Bedford Blues". BBC Sport. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/18580370. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  10. Steve Cotton (2013-11-26). "BREAKING NEWS: Bristol Rugby swoop to sign Saracens scrum-half Luke Baldwin on two-year contract". Bristol Post. http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/BREAKING-Bristol-Rugby-swoop-sign-Saracens-scrum/story-20222349-detail/story.html. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  11. "Luke Baldwin tips Saracens for big things despite 7s finals disappointment". London24. 2013-08-11. http://www.london24.com/sport/rugby/luke_baldwin_tips_saracens_for_big_things_despite_7s_finals_disappointment_1_2329614. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  12. "New recruit Luke Baldwin attracted by Bristol's expansive approach". Bristol Post. 2013-11-27. http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/New-recruit-Luke-Baldwin-attracted-Bristol-s/story-20225697-detail/story.html. Retrieved 2014-01-01.

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