WATCH | Gabriel Ibitoye scores twice on stunning Top14 debut - Ruck

WATCH | Gabriel Ibitoye scores twice on stunning Top14 debut

Former England U20 and Harlequins star Gabriel Ibitoye was in sensational form for his new club Agen on hdebut.

The French side, who kicked off their Top14 campaign with a narrow 26-22 loss against Castres, signed the speedster approximately £120,000 from the London club.

Ibitoye, who has served as an apprentice for Eddie Jones prior to his move across the Channel, was the standout player on the pitch; scoring twice and setting up another.

Even worse for England, reports in Francw suggest the 22-year-old, who is believed to have a French relative, is open to representing Les Bleus after having a conversation with head coach Fabien Galthié.

One of the most exciting young wingers in the world, Ibitoye, who had been with Harlequins since the age of 12, has represented England U20 on 13 occasions, scoring eight tries.

The winger, who is a die hard Arsenal supporter, has been a regular in the England age group sides and was named in Eddie Jones’ wider training squad for the 2018 Six Nations.

Ibitoye won the 2017 U20 Six Nations and has represented his country in two World Rugby U20 Championship Finals. He was also nominated for Player of the Tournament in the 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship. 


5 foreign players who could be capped by England when rugby returns

Here are five players who could also pull on the white jersey in the near future:

1. Ruan Ackermann – Gloucester (South Africa)

His Dad Johan Ackermann, who departed as Gloucester boss for Japan earlier this month, confirmed that his son will be staying with the Cherry & Whites to persue international honours, and has already been in contact with Eddie Jones. The imposing number eight qualify for England on residency grounds in August 2020 — just four months before World Rugby’s new eligibility laws kick in.


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