A seamless transition from Wasps to Saracens last season helped Alex Lozowski to win a place in the England squad and his first two caps against Argentina in June this year. On his third appearance, also against the Pumas, at Twickenham, 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 this November, on his initial start in a Twickenham Test.
Signed by Saracens on a multi-year contract to bolster the club’s fly half ranks following the retirement of Charlie Hodgson and the departure of Nils Mordt, Alex swiftly showed his skills with four tries in his first five Aviva Premiership matches and scored 58 points in all. Two touchdowns were in the 39-0 win at Bristol and he created another for Chris Wyles. He has now scored 265 points, comprising nine tries, 42 conversions, 46 penalty goals and a dropped goal in 43 games in the competition.
He was born in Brent, London, is the son of Rob Lozowski, a Wasps centre who won an England cap against Australia at Twickenham in 1984 and was a member of the Chelsea FC Academy from the age of ten to 16. Alex then took A-levels at Watford Grammar School, won a place at Leeds University and with it a niche in the Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Academy. He followed three years at Headingley with an economics degree and a contract with Wasps in 2014, having been 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. It didn’t work out at Chelsea and that’s fine.
“I suppose Charlie (Hodgson) is pretty much irreplaceable at Saracens. I used to watch him play and he’s still around so hopefully I can pick his brains and learn a few things from him.” Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said: “Alex is a very exciting player. We believe he will add a lot to our squad and we’re looking forward to seeing him develop both on and off the pitch.”
5 points - 1T
2017 Arg (1,2R), Arg(R), Sam
Last updated: 26 November 2017