"I Love My Pub" - The Other Jobs Of Five England Internationals - Ruck

“I Love My Pub” – The Other Jobs Of Five England Internationals

Everybody needs a backup plan, and these English rugby players have already put things in place for after their careers

Life as a professional rugby player is a fragile existence, in many ways.

It’s a lucrative career that offer up many extraordinary experiences but you are always one injury away from it all being over.

As such, it is important for players to be preparing for life after the jersey.

Here are some of the jobs England’s top players have away from rugby…


The England and Exeter Chiefs winger is the co-owner of The Swordfish Inn back in his hometown of Penzance in Cornwall. Sitting on the harbourfront, the pub has been a favourite of local fishermen, artists and visitors alike for as long as anyone cares to remember and is well-known for its rugged charm and atmosphere.

“I remember being down there as a kid with my dad and I just remember it being so rammed and seeing everyone like a family,” says Nowell.

“When I got old enough and started drinking, it got a bit quiet and fizzled out a bit, and I was then in a position where I could afford to buy it, so me and Mark and Nick George bought it together. They’re two guys that run pubs down in Cornwall and they’re very, very good at what they do, so I mentioned (my plans) to them one day and they were really keen to do it with me. I’m trying to build it slowly into what it used to be like.”

He is also a director of MUSTARD Clothing.


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