Academy Origins

If you are a young player trying to break through into first team senior squads, which English premiership team is most likely to promote you?

I have compiled a table of all the clubs, Bath, Exeter, Gloucester, Harlequins, Leicester, London Irish, Newcastle, Northampton, Sale, Saracens, Wasps and Worcester from their current senior squads of what players have come from which academies to make careers in the senior pro ranks.

The best to worst is listed below:

  1. Northampton Saints – 29
  2. Sale Sharks – 27
  3. Leicester Tigers – 22
  4. Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs – 21
  5. Gloucester and London Irish – 20
  6. Saracens – 18
  7. Worcester Warriors – 16
  8. Bath – 15
  9. Wasps – 13

Academy Origins

I found this very interesting and as such if I was a young player considering offers from pro clubs I would possibly think twice about who I would sign a contract with.

Let me know your thoughts.


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