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Rugby World Cup: Louis Rees-Zammit In Profile

Regarded as one of the fastest players in world rugby, Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit has taken the sport by storm since making his international debut in 2020.

We take a closer look at speedster Rees-Zammit's rugby union career to date...

Louis Rees-Zammit Profile

NameLouis Rees-Zammit
Place of BirthPenarth, Vale of Glamorgan
Height6ft 3in
International Caps25
International Points45

Who is Louis Rees-Zammit?

Louis Rees-Zammit is a professional rugby union player, who represents Gloucester and Wales on the wing.

Where is Louis Rees-Zammit from?

Rees-Zammit was born in the small town of Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan, exactly three miles south of Cardiff city centre. 

He attended The Cathedral School, Llandaff, and played rugby for the school team. Rugby runs in Rees-Zammit's family, with his uncle Paul "Pablo" Rees representing Cardiff RFC in the 1980s.

Alongside his Welsh roots, Rees-Zammit also has Maltese heritage on his father's side, with his paternal grandfather emigrating to London from Malta.

How old is Louis Rees-Zammit?

Rees-Zammit is 22 years old. He was born on 2nd February 2001.

What club does Louis Rees-Zammit play for?

Rees-Zammit has played professional rugby for Premiership side Gloucester since 2018, after spending his youth career at Cardiff Blues and then Hartpury College.

What position does Louis Rees-Zammit play?

Rees-Zammit plays as a winger for club and country, and is renowned for his blistering speed and try-scoring ability.

The 22-year-old has also turned out at full-back for Wales, a role he may occupy more and more as his career progresses.

What is Louis Rees-Zammit's style of play?

A flying winger, Rees-Zammit has worked on his game so that he has the awareness of where to be on the field to pose the biggest danger to the opposition.

Suffering a drop off in form following his outstanding breakout Six Nations tournament in 2021, Rees-Zammit appears to becoming a more mature player which has been evident in his transition towards being deployed at full-back as well as his natural role as a winger.

How fast is Louis Rees-Zammit?

Rees-Zammit has wowed rugby fans with his speed since emerging onto the scene, earning the nickname 'Rees Lightning'.

The 21-year-old's top speed was clocked at 10.73 metres per second in a match for Wales against the Barbarians in 2021, making him the third quickest rugby player in the world at the moment behind English duo Adam Radwan and Christian Wade respectively.

How many tries has Louis Rees-Zammit scored?

Rees-Zammit has registered nine international tries for Wales, including four during a sensational debut Six Nations campaign in 2021.

Has Louis Rees-Zammit played for the British & Irish Lions?

Rees-Zammit was part of the British & Irish Lions squad for their 2021 tour of South Africa. His inclusion made him the youngest player since 1959 to be selected for a Lions tour at the age of 20 years and 93 days.

Since becoming a Lion, Rees-Zammit has scored an impressive three tries in four appearances.

Has Louis Rees-Zammit played at the Rugby World Cup?

Only 18 years old at the time of the last Rugby World Cup in Japan, Rees-Zammit will be embarking on his debut campaign at the tournament in France this autumn.

Having already made his mark in the Six Nations Championships, Rees-Zammit will be striving to truly announce himself on the world stage for Wales at the World Cup.

Wales Rugby World Cup Outright odds


To Win Outright - 33/1
Enhanced Win Only - 35/1
To Reach the Final - 
To Reach the Semi-Final - 2/1
To Reach the Quarter-Final - 2/7
To Win Pool C - 5/2

Stage of Elimination:

Winner - 33/1
Runner-up - 18/1
Semi-Finals - 9/2
Quarter-Finals - 8/13
Pool Stage - 11/4

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Odds correct at the time of publishing and subject to change.

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