|Weight||106kg (16st 9lb)|
Being converted from a back row forward to prop in February 2011 has enhanced the career of Alex Lundberg, a member of London Wasps Academy, who studied for A Levels in French, history, economics and psychology at Hampton School in Middlesex.
Chiswick-born, Alex took up rugby at Wasps Amateurs when he was six and made his England U16 debut off the bench against Italy U17 three years ago. He played for England U18 against Leicester U19 in the 2011/12 season and at the end of that campaign appeared against Scotland at Hawick and in the opening FIRA/AER European Championship victory by 58-8 over Georgia in Madrid in late March 2012.
Alex says that his best rugby experience was his first game for England U20 in the 52-7 win over Italy at Northampton in March last year. He played the final ten minutes off the bench for Luke Cowan-Dickie. His maiden try for England U18 was against Wales in George during the South African tour in August 2013 and he scored his first for England U20 off the bench in the 67-7 win over Wales at Newcastle in March this year.
His junior education was at Durston House in Ealing and his mentors are school coach Zoran Higgins and Chris Lloyd at Wasps Academy. Alex has also represented Middlesex U14, U15 and U16 and London & SE U16.
Alex’s other achievements include winning the E R Nicholson Cup at Wasps, a trophy that was presented by John Gasson in memory of Nick Nicholson, who died during his presidency of the club. The cup is awarded annually to a young player who, in the committee’s opinion, has shown outstanding promise on the field.
Alex was also the Richmond Borough U16 discus champion and most admires Lawrence Dallaglio and Andrew Sheridan. Away from rugby, he enjoys swimming and yoga.
U20 International Record
5 points – 1T
2013 It(R) 2014 F(R), S(R), I, W(R), It(R) World Championship – It( R), A(R), Arg, I(R), SA(R)
Last updated: July 3, 2014