Newport-born Lailand Gordon started playing for rugby at the age of 10 when he joined Caldicot RFC as a winger.
And it was in 2017 when Lailand established himself in the England Sevens squad, competing in a number of sevens series.
Lailand was part of the England Sevens U18s which finished third at the Rugby Europe Men’s Sevens U18 Championships in Germany in 2017.
The talented wing believes his proudest moment was helping guide England to a silver medal in the Youth Commonwealth Games in Bahamas in 2017, losing to Samoa 10-5 in the final.
Lailand describes his mother, Donna, as one of his biggest influences in getting him into rugby, attending all of his matches.
Growing up, Lailand was obsessed with Wasps and England flyer Christian Wade as well as British & Irish Lion Shane Williams.
Outside of rugby, Lailand enjoys going on holiday to Greece, listening to Bashment music and revealed his favourite film is Bad Boys 2.
Lailand describes himself as a driven person but also as the team joker and is a huge supporter of Liverpool FC.