Family links with rugby are strong for Gloucester-born Alex Seville, studied for A-levels in geography, biology and PE at Hartpury College and has joined Gloucester’s Senior Academy for 2016/17. He attended Eastington Primary School, near Stroud and Rednock Secondary School in Dursley and played for Stroud (2007/10) and Bath Youth (2010/14).
He became a member of the Hartpury College AASE when 16 and has represented Stroud District Schools, Bath & North-East Somerset and the Gloucestershire U16 side. His father Chris played for Beaufort School and Spartans Colts in Gloucester, coached at the Stroud junior section and helped with coaching at Bath Youth. After playing nine times for England U18 last year, he stepped up for his U20 debut off the bench for Ollie Dawe against Wales at Colwyn Bay last February. He also appeared against Italy before stepping up for his first World U20 Championship matches in June.
That’s not all. His grandfather Keith Seville captained Matson RFC and, going into the deep past, his great-grandfather George ‘Biddy’ Halford captained Gloucester and won England caps in 1920 against Wales and France.
Alex’s brother Ethan plays for Rednock School and Dursley U16 as part of Gloucester Development Player Programme and has been representing Gloucestershire, also as a prop. Alex set his mind on playing in the 2015 AASE final and he said: “Achieving that in my first year was special.” Always a front row forward, he has the ultimate respect for Joe Marler, Dan Cole and Nicolas Mas and Hartpury, where he played home fixtures for the College and Gloucester is his hot spot in terms of grounds.
2017 W(R), It(R) World Championship – Sam(R), SA(R), NZ(R)
2016 F, S, W, I, S(R), W SA Tour: F, SA 'A'(R), SA
Last updated: 19 June 2017