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EP: 98 Topsy Ojo – The Rugby Dungeon

Ojo was born in Tottenham, London. His father, Akin Ojo, a thoracic surgeon, and his mom Bola Ojo (née Ibidapo-Obe) are from south-west Nigeria,[2] the place Temitope is a typical Yoruba identify. Topsy Ojo began to play rugby unionat Dartford Grammar College on the age of 11, in addition to occurring to captain the first XV. He additionally represented Kent and London & South-East Faculties at each U16 and U18. After he beginning enjoying some under-19 trial matches and being beneficial for the London Irish Academy he went on to affix the Sunbury primarily based Academy in July 2003.

He made his English membership debut in September 2005 in a match towards London Wasps.[3] By April 2006 he had joined the complete London Irish squad, and now performs wing.

Ojo has been tipped to exchange Tom Varndell as “the most popular younger finisher” by the BBC.[4] He completed the 2005-06 Guinness Premiership season with 14 video games within the beginning line-up with 7 tries. That season, Ojo began within the closing of the European Problem Cup, shedding to Gloucester Rugby.[5] Regardless of solely being on the membership just a few years, he has shortly change into a agency favorite with the gang.[citation needed]

Ojo scored a attempt in London Irish’s first premiership recreation of the 2006–07 season, by which they defeated promoted Harlequins throughout the London Double Header at Twickenham.[6]

Ojo scored a attempt towards Stade Toulousain within the 2008 Heineken Cup Semi-final.[7]

2013/14 was Topsy Ojo’s testimonial season for London Irish.

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