Congratulations to University of Leeds Alumni, Alex Lozowski, who has been named as part of England’s Six Nations squad. Lozowski studied Economics within the Leeds University business school and graduated in 2014.
Lozowski makes up one of three uncapped players selected for this year’s squad alongside back rower Mike Williams and prop Nathan Catt. Due to injury, England are without a number of players, including both Mako and Billy Vunipola and former captain Chris Robshaw, giving versatile back Lozowski a chance to step up to the plate.
As defending champions of the 2016 Grand Slam, England go into the tournament on the back of a 14-game winning streak, equaling the record of Sir Clive Woodward’s side in the build-up to the 2003 World Cup.
Speaking ahead of the tournament, Head Coach Eddie Jones said:
“We are looking forward to being daring in our game against France on 4 February,”
“This time last year I said the long-term strategy for England is to develop a side who can be the most dominant team in world rugby,”
“Obviously I’ve been pleased with how the team’s progressing, but there’s still plenty to improve on.
“At the start of last year’s Six Nations I probably didn’t realise the enormity of the tournament and how intense the rivalry is between the countries, so this year we’ll be better prepared for it.”
(Quote taken from BBC article)
Congratulations again Alex, and we wish you the best of luck for the tournament!
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