Rugby is a family affair for Gloucester-born Alex Seville.
His father Chris played for Beaufort School and Spartans Colts in Gloucester, coached at the Stroud junior section, and helped with coaching at Bath youth.
His grandfather Keith captained Matson RFC and, going into the deep past, his great-grandfather George ‘Biddy’ Halford captained Gloucester and won England caps in 1920 against Wales and France.
Alex’s brother Ethan also plays for Rednock School and Dursley U16 as part of Gloucester’s Development Player Programme and has been representing Gloucestershire, playing in the same position – prop.
Alex attended Eastington Primary School, near Stroud, and Rednock Secondary School in Dursley.
He played youth rugby at Stroud and Bath, became a member of the Hartpury College AASE squad when 16 and has represented Stroud District Schools, Bath & North-East Somerset, and the Gloucestershire U16 side.
At Hartpury College, he studied geography, biology and PE at A Level before joining Gloucester’s Senior Academy for the 2016-17 season.
After playing nine times for England U18s in 2016, Alex stepped up for his U20 debut off the bench against Wales at Colwyn Bay in February 2017.
He also appeared against Italy before playing in his first World U20 Championship matches in June 2017 – starting the semi-final and final.
Always a front-row forward, he has the ultimate respect for England senior internationals Joe Marler and Dan Cole, as well as Frenchman Nicolas Mas.
Hartpury, where he played home fixtures for the College and Gloucester, is his hot spot in terms of grounds.
2017 W(R), It(R) World Championship – Sam(R), SA(R), NZ(R) 2018 It(R), W(R), S, F(R), I(R), SA, World Championship - A(R) It, S(R), SA, F
2016 F, S, W, I, S(R), W SA Tour: F, SA 'A'(R), SA
Last updated: 19 June 2018