|Date of birth:||17 July 2001|
|Height:||186cm (6' 1")|
|Weight:||105kg (16st 7lb)|
Hastings joined the Bath Rugby Academy at the age of 14 and made the step up to the Senior Academy ahead of the 2019/20 season. The young backrower made his England U18 debut against Scotland in March 2019, and played a pivotal role in Bath Rugby U18s 3rdplace finish in the 2018/19 season. Hastings made the switch from centre to back-rower at U16 level and his comfortability with ball in hand and in the wide channels is still clear to see.
Now in the Senior Academy, Xavier will look to learn from the likes of Academy graduates Miles Reid and Josh Bayliss, as well as international open side flankers at Bath such as Francois Louw and Sam Underhill.
5 July 2019
Ahead of the 2019/2020 season, Archie Griffin, Gabriel Hamer-Webb, Xavier Hastings, Nahum Merigan, Max Ojomoh and George Worboys have all agreed senior Academy contracts forming part of the Club's commitment to deliver a 50% homegrown squad by 2023. As part of a weekly series, we are taking a closer look at the latest intake. Read more