What a leader Maro Itoje is developing into. One moment from England’s clash with Ireland that most fans missed was the second-row grabbing hold of Kyle Sinckler out of sight right on half-time to calm him down..
MARO ITOJE FACTS:
1. His Name
His full name is much more of a mouthful. The lock was born Oghenemaro Miles Itoje in Camden, London on 28 October 1994 to Nigerian parents.
2. Other Sports
As a schoolboy, Itoje played several sports including basketball, football, rugby and athletics, representing England at U17 level in shot put.
Maro got a rugby scholarship to London Harrow school when he was 11. He then studied for a Politics degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies in Bloomsbury, London at the same time as starting his rugby career.