International Pathway

  • Leicester U182014
  • England U172015
  • Wyggeston AASE2015
  • Leicester Lions2016
  • Leicester A2016
  • South Leicester2017
  • England Sevens2018

Profile

Ryan Olowofela has been rugby mad since the age of just six but rugby isn’t the only sport he has played to a high level.

The wing use to play football for Nottingham Forest academy but opted to play rugby instead, joining the Leicester Tigers academy when he was 15.

Ryan is not the only talented rugby player in his family and has turned out alongside identical twin brother Jordan for Leicester Tigers academy.

The Hull-born player made his debut for England Sevens at the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens Series in Moscow in 2017 before joining England on the World Series in Sydney in January 2018.

Ryan would score his first two tries for his country during the World Series in Hamilton, New Zealand, in February 2018 as England made it to the quarter-finals before losing to the hosts.

But he describes his proudest moment as helping the England Sevens team collect a bronze medal in the World Series in the United States, his first for the country.

Not only a handy footballer in his younger years, Ryan also made it to national level at squash and, in year five, was the fastest breaststroke swimmer in the country.

Ryan says his rugby hero is Australian full back Israel Folau and described Leicester Tigers coach Brett Deacon and Anthony Allen as key influencers in his rugby career.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys playing FIFA and Call of Duty and says Ibiza ss his favourite holiday destination.

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