Former NLD Player in England U20 Elite Player Squad

January 10th, 2018 by

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England U20s have named their 32-man Elite Player Squad for the 2017/18 season and it includes former NLD U16 player Jordan Olowofela who now continues his rugby career at Leicester Tigers.

Jordan, along with twin Ryan, represented NLD U16’s back in 2012/13 and quickly earned a Midlands call up which led onto his first England appearance in the U16 squad.  He played school rugby for Lincoln Minster and also for Newark RFC before moving onto the Tiger’s Academy.

The Elite Player Squad, which will compete in the 2018 Six Nations as well as the World Rugby U20 Championship in May, will be led by Steve Bates and fellow coaches Anthony Allen, Richard Blaze and James Ponton.

Of the 32 players, 14 have already been capped at U20 level with several a part of last season’s Grand Slam winning side.

 

England open their U20 Six Nations campaign against Italy (2 February) before a home game against Wales in Newcastle (9 February).

We wish Jordan all the very best as his rugby career continues to flourish.