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Ryan Olowofela (born 17 April 1998) is an English rugby union player who plays centre or wing. Most recently, Ryan has been a part of the England national rugby sevens team.[9] He will join Northampton Saints in the summer of 2019.

Ryan Olowofela
Birth nameTaiye Ryan Olowofela[1]
Date of birth (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 21)[2]
Place of birthHull, England
SchoolLincoln Minster School
Notable relative(s)Jordan Olowofela
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, wing
Youth Career
2014-17 Leicester Tigers[3]
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016 Leicester Lions[4] 2 (0)
2017 South Leicester[6][7][8] 3? (25?)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2019– Northampton Saints ()
Correct as of 29 March 2019
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2017- England Sevens[5] 4

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CareerEdit

Leicester TigersEdit

Ryan Olowofela was named as part of the Leicester Tigers team for the 2015 Premiership Rugby Sevens Series.[10] Ryan wasn't announced in the Leicester Tigers squad for the 2017-18 season.

Rugby sevensEdit

Ryan Olowofela was named as part of the England Rugby Sevens squad for the 2017 Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series.[11] Ryan went on to participate in all four rounds of the series.[12][13][14][15]

Northampton SaintsEdit

Northampton Saints announced the signing of Olowfela on 29 March 2019, with Olowofela to join that summer.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UL Awards Programme" (PDF). United Learning. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Ryan Olowofela". Leicester Tigers Development Squad.
  3. ^ "England Sevens biography". England Rugby Sevens Squad biography. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  4. ^ "1st XV team - Ryan Olowofela". Leicester Lions RFC. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  5. ^ "England Sevens retain Olowofela". Leicester Tigers. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Sedgley Tigers v South Leicester". Sedgley Tigers. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  7. ^ "South Leicester v Scunthorpe". South Leicester RFC. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  8. ^ "South Leicester v Stourbridge". Stourbridge Rugby. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  9. ^ "England Sevens win Challenge Trophy". England Rugby. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Leicester Tigers name sevens team". Premiership Rugby. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  11. ^ Sherrard, Gary. "Olowofela called into Euro Sevens squad". Leicester Tigers. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  12. ^ "England Sevens win Challenge Trophy in Moscow". RFU. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  13. ^ "England Sevens finish sixth in Poland". RFU. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  14. ^ "England Sevens defeated in Challenge Trophy final". RFU. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  15. ^ "England finish sixth at Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s". RFU. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Northampton Saints sign Ryan Olowofela, Lewis Bean and Karl Garside". BBC. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.