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LIST | 4 legends sons looking to follow in their famous fathers’ footsteps in 2021

4. Oliver Sleightholme

  • Age: 20
  • Club: Northampton Saints
  • Position: Winger
  • Dad: Jon Sleightholme (England)

His dad Jon played 12 Tests for England at senior level, scoring four tries, and also had a spell with Northampton Saints, where Ollie is a member of the academy set-up.

The winger began his rugby career as a six-year-old at Northampton Old Scouts and quickly followed in his father’s footsteps – linking up with Saints for the first time when he was 13.

The winger made his first-team debut against Bristol Bears in the Premiership Rugby Cup before taking just 15 seconds to score his first Northampton try on his Premiership debut against Wasps, and finishing his debut season with seven tries in as many appearances for the Club. He will be looking to push on and become a regular next season.

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