International Pathway

  • North U16's2014
  • England Saxons U16s2014
  • Leicester U182014
  • England U172015
  • Wyggeston AASE2015
  • Loughborough Students2016
  • Leicester A2016
  • Leicester Tigers2017
  • England U202018

Profile

Jordan Olowofela and his twin brother Ryan are both turning heads at international level.

While Ryan broken into the England Sevens set-up in June 2017 – taking part in the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series –Jordan, a powerful centre who can also play full back, has opted to stick with XV-man code.

And in 2018 he was rewarded for a breakthrough campaign at Leicester Tigers with a place in the England U20s squad for both the Six Nations and the World Rugby Under 20 Championship.

Born in Hull, Jordan joined the Tigers academy back in 2014 and first appeared on Tigers fans' radars at the Premiership Rugby Sevens Series a year later.

He played for Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College in the AASE League in 2015 but according to the youngster himself, the belief that he could make it as a professional did not arrive until his second year in the academy at Welford Road. 

Fast-forward to 2017 and the elusive ball carrier made his first-team bow for Leicester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup against Bath Rugby.

Jordan counts Jason Robinson as his rugby hero ever since his time at Lincoln Minster School.

And he has long been earmarked for bigger things, appearing for England at U17 level, playing in France against their French age-group counterparts.

A keen squash player and an avid Arsenal fan, Jordan counts Jacob Umaga – an England U20 graduate from 2017 – amongst his best friends in the sport. 

Last updated on 23 January, 2018.

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