LIST: 5 Things to Know About England Debutant Ollie Chessum - Ruck

LIST: 5 Things to Know About England Debutant Ollie Chessum

England boss Eddie Jones has names uncapped Ollie Chessum among his finishers to face Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday.

Here are five things you should know about the 21-year-old Leicester Tigers forward.

1. Where it started

Chessum began playing rugby at Carre’s Grammar School in Sleaford at the age of 13, before playing club rugby for Sleaford, Newark and Kesteven.

Chessum was attached to Leicester’s academy as a teenager but was not taken into the main senior academy at 16, instead he played for his club and the Notts, Lincs and Derby Rugby Union youth teams, during which time he represented England Counties at U18 level. He joined Nottingham straight from school and impressed at the club making 11 appearances before joining Tigers.

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