|Weight||83kg (13st 0lb)|
Studies in Latin, Ancient History and English for A-levels at Harrow are part of the daily life of Louis Clayton-Molloy, a Dunedin-born academy member at London Wasps. He was previously educated at Freemans Bay Primary School, Kowhai Intermediate in Auckland, New Zealand, and St James Senior Boys in Ashford, Middlesex.
He began playing when five at Eden RFC, also appeared for Ponsonby, London Welsh in the amateur leagues (2006-09), Wasps Amateurs (2009-11) and for London Wasps since then.
His mentors range from “my dad Robbie, who was coach for all my early rugby to Bryan Williams, who taught me how to place kick in a chance meeting at a local park. Now it’s Jessie Coulson, the director of sport at Harrow, Chris Lloyd at London Wasps and John Fletcher for England U18. They have all been ever present with advice for my game and great influences.”
Louis represented London & South-East U16 and England U17 before making his U18 debut in the 57-13 win over Scotland at Darlington in March this year. His best memories are “either sparking a comeback for Harrow against Rugby School or scoring my first try for England U17 against Scotland when we won 33-17 at Melrose in March last year.”
His top players are All Blacks Israel Dagg, Richie McCaw, Christian Cullen and Dan Carter and two grounds vie for his vote as favourites – the Sunley pitch at Harrow and the Millennium Stadium. Louis aims “to get as far possible – a career with Wasps as well as university studies.”
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