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Louis Rees-Zammit becomes Gloucester Rugby’s youngest Premiership player

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15 April 2019

Duncan Wood

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Louis Rees-Zammit (right) (c) Martin Bennett/ Gloucester Rugby

Saturday’s victory over Bath Rugby was memorable for a number of reasons, not least because Louis Rees-Zammit became the youngest Gloucester Rugby player to appear in a Premiership fixture.

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It’s been a memorable couple of weeks for the young winger. He’s had a good couple of appearances in the Premiership Rugby Shield for Gloucester United, including scoring a superb solo try against Bristol Bears A.

But taking the field against Bath at Kingsholm would have topped it all.

Aged just 18 years and 70 days, he goes to the top of a list which contains some very well-known names.

Dave Lewis, 18y 153d, v Worcester, 29/09/07

James Simpson-Daniel, 18y 200d, v Northampton, 16/12/00

Charlie Sharples, 18y 204d, v London Irish, 8/03/08

Rory Teague, 18y 213d, v Rotherham, 13/09/03

Ross Moriarty, 18y 220d, v Sale Sharks, 24/11/12

Marcel Garvey, 18y 224d, v Leeds, 1/12/01

Jordi Pasqualin, 18y 238d, v Bristol, 21/11/08

Will Matthews, 18y 270d, v Leicester, 11/10/03

Sam Underhill, 18y 298d, Bath Rugby, 16/05/15

Nick Cox, 18y 322d, v Saracens, 18/11/00

Ryan Mills, 18y 329d, v Saracens, 24/04/11

Henry Trinder, 18y 335d, v Sale Sharks, 14/03/08

Jack Forster, 18y 343d, v Bath Rugby, 25/02/06

Dan Robson, 18y 349d, v Northampton, 26/02/11

Olly Adkins, 18y 354d, v Wasps, 6/10/18

Jack Adams, 18y 358d, v Sale Sharks, 10/09/05

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