A seamless transition from Wasps to Saracens this season has helped Alex Lozowski to win a place in the England squad. Signed 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. By mid-January this year, he had scored 158 points in 29 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 than 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.”
Last updated: 16 January 2017