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Rotimi Segun

Rotimi Segun

Key Facts

SquadNorthampton Saints
PositionCentre/Wing
Age17
Height1.78m (5'10")
Weight92kg (14st 6lb)
CapsU18: 4

Profile

After graduating from England U16 and U17, Rotimi Segun made a try-scoring debut for the U18 team in the 28-6 victory over Scotland at Dalziel RFC in March this year before making two touchdowns against Portugal in the opening FIRA/AER European Championship match in April. Enfield-born, he attended Woodside International School in London and Brixworth Primary before moving on to Northampton School for Boys and Stowe, where he is now in the lower sixth and studying maths, physics, chemistry and biology.  

He is a member of the Northampton Saints Academy and previously played for Old Northamptonians from the age of eight, when he took up the game, to 16. He benefited from the advice of Paul Tarpley and Patrick Holland at ONs while Norman Baker, Harry Barrett, Ian Vass and Mark Lee were his mentors at Northampton School for Boys. Ross Stewart, of the Northampton Saints EPDG, and junior academy coaches Paul Diggin and Mark Hopley are also guiding influences. 

Rotimi’s representative honours span East Midlands and Midlands U16 and he played at that level for England against Italy U17 and Wales U16. His international appearances for the U17 team were against George U18 and France U17 last season. His most memorable match was the 2013 U18 Daily Mail final at Twickenham where his team, Northampton School for Boys, lost 27-17. He said: “It was such a good atmosphere and great to play at the home of English Rugby.”

He captained his school side at U15 level and has played in various positions. Rotimi started as a wing, moved to centre when he was ten and also played at No.8. Wesley Fofana, Ma’a Nonu and Julian Savea are his favourite players.

U18 International Record

15 points – 3T

2014 S FIRA/AER – P, W(R), I(R)

Last updated: May 21, 2014

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