Family links with rugby are strong for Gloucester-born Alex Seville.
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.
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’s Development Player Programme and has been representing Gloucestershire, also as a prop.
Alex attended Eastington Primary School, near Stroud, and Rednock Secondary School in Dursley. He played for Stroud between 2007 and 2010, and Bath Youth from 2010 to 2014.
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.
At Hartpury College, he studied for A-levels in geography, biology and PE before joining Gloucester’s Senior Academy for the 2016-17 season.
After playing nine times for England U18 in 2016, Alex stepped up for his U20 debut off the bench against Wales at Colwyn Bay in February 2017.
He also appeared against Italy before playing in his first World U20 Championship matches in June 2017.
Always a front row forward, he has the ultimate respect for Joe Marler, Dan Cole and Nicolas Mas. 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) 2018 It(R), W(R), S, F(R), I(R), SA
2016 F, S, W, I, S(R), W SA Tour: F, SA 'A'(R), SA
Last updated: 23 May 2018