Born in Aylesbury, Sam Jones started playing rugby at Aylesbury Grammar School and Aylesbury RFC, aged 11. He rose through the ranks of the Wasps Academy system to make his Wasps senior debut in November 2010 against Newport Gwent Dragons, having featured many times for the Wasps 'A' team.
Having represented England at U16 and U18 levels, Sam was a key member of the England U20 side that reached the final of the 2011 Junior World Cup.
As a young developing back-rower Sam was exposed to significant first team action during the 2011/12 season following a number of injuries and despite the difficult circumstances, the youngster shone across the back row.
Sam was awarded the Wasps Young Player of the Year award at the end of the 2011/12 season.
During the 2012/13 season, Sam made 26 appearances for Wasps. He captained the side and scored a try against Sale Sharks in the last seconds of the game in which Wasps lost by the narrowest of margins.
Sam was nominated for Young Player of the Season at the end of the 2012/13 season and was also selected for the Barbarians squad as one of the two uncapped players alongside fellow Wasps teammate Elliot Daly, topping off a great season from the youngster.
Sam continued to progress in 2013/14 in a talented pool of back row players, including Haskell, Hughes, Johnson and Thompson. He made 26 appearances for the Club and scored a try against Newcastle Falcons. After a solid season Sam was again nominated for Young Player of the Year alongside Nathan Hughes, Joe Launchbury and Jake Cooper-Woolley.
The 25-year-old continued to rack-up the appearances in the 2014/15 season, with another 14 and reached a landmark 100 Wasps appearances in 2015/16. His 20 appearances in a Wasps shirt that season were enough to see him selected in the England Saxons squad that toured South Africa that summer.
Good form at the start of the 2016/17 season saw Jones named in the England EPS squad, however an injury in training with the national team saw his season end in October.
Away from rugby, Sam completed his full-time degree in English at King's College London in July 2014 and he now writes his own food blog.
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