|Weight||98kg (15st 6lb)|
Scoring the winning try for Hartpury College against Oaklands in last year’s AASE Cup final at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens, gave Lewis Ludlow in his own words “the best feeling I have had.” He made his England U18 debut in the 44-7 win over Wales at Swansea in March last year, alongside fellow back row newcomers Will Owen and Hayden Thompson-Stringer.
Bedford-born Lewis was educated at Russell Lower School, Alameda Middle School and Redborne Upper School, all in Ampthill, before studying biology, PE and business at Hartpury. He played from U6-U18 for the Ampthill club, where his father Paul, the biggest influence on his career, coached him for more than ten years.
Lewis followed the family line in appearing for Ampthill. Paul, a former East Midlands player and grandfather Tony both wore the club colours. He continued: “Alan Martinovic, the director of rugby at Hartpury, noticed me when I was 16 and gave me the opportunity to develop.”
He captained age group sides at Ampthill for seven years and last year led Gloucester U18 in the Premiership A League. Lewis has also played for East Midlands U16 and figured off the bench for the England U19 team that beat Ireland 16-15 at Donnybrook in April 2013.
The players he most admires are Tom Wood, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric and Richie McCaw and Kingsholm and the Millennium Stadium are his favourite grounds.
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Last updated: February 21, 2014