Another stellar season with Saracens in 2017/18 earned Alex Lozowski a call up to the England squad for that summer's 2018 tour to South Africa, having featured four times for his country already.
His first two caps came against Argentina in June 2017. On his third appearance, also against the Pumas, he made the stunning break that led to a try by Semesa Rokoduguni in a 21-8 victory.
His first touchdown came when he won his fourth cap, against Samoa in November 2017, on his maiden start. He was also in Eddie Jones’ 2018 Six Nations squad but didn’t feature in the Championship.
Signed by Saracens to bolster the club’s fly half ranks following the retirement of Charlie Hodgson and the departure of Nils Mordt in 2016, Alex swiftly showed his skills with four tries in his first five Aviva Premiership matches.
He continued his form right from the off in the 2017/18 season, scoring in the Premiership opener for Saracens against Northampton Saints in which they ran out 55-24 winners.
He then bagged another towards the end of the season in the return fixture that saw an even larger margin of victory at 63-13.
The son of former Wasps centre Rob Lozowski, who won an England cap against Australia at Twickenham in 1984, Alex was born in Brent, London.
He was a member of the Chelsea FC Academy from the age of ten to 16, then took A-levels at Watford Grammar School, before attending Leeds University.
Alex pursued rugby at a high level within the Yorkshire Carnegie Academy, and left after three years at Headingley in 2014 with an economics degree and a contract with Wasps.
He was the Yorkshire Carnegie Young Player of the Year for 2013/14.
Looking back, he said: “When Chelsea finished, I just thought I would try something new and I’d played a bit of rugby when I was at school.
"I actually considered getting back into football when I went to university but all of my mates there were playing rugby so I stuck with that and I’m glad that I did. I’ve never looked back.”
5 points - 1T
2017 Arg (1,2R), Arg(R), Sam
Last updated: 18 May 2018