Friday 30 September 2016

The future is Bright: Ollie Lyons (1st year academy)

Ollie Lyons

Published 11/03/2016 | 02:30

Ollie Lyons
Ollie Lyons

I started playing rugby for my local club side, Olney RFC when I was six years old. Then when I moved in to secondary school I started playing with Bedford School up until I was 18 and captained the first XV in 2014.

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Before joining the Munster Academy last summer I had spent time with the Wasps and Northampton Saints academies.

I made the move across after playing for Munster A against Ulster Ravens in Naas last year.

I then lined out for the Munster 7s at the World Club Sevens in Thomond Park in August before making my British and Irish Cup debut against Ospreys in December. I play my club rugby with Shannon.

Favourite Munster game?

The Heineken Cup win of 2008 against Toulouse in Cardiff.

Most memorable game I have played in?

Part of a tournament where I captained our Bedford side that won the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens for the first time in over 30 years.

Favourite ground?

Tied between Twickenham and Thomond Park. However my favourite pitch would be my school's first team pitch mainly because of the many memories I have from there.

Date of birth: September 23, 1995

Place of birth: Milton Keynes

Height: 187cm

Weight: 99kg

Position: Back-row

Club: Shannon

School: Bedford School

Munster Honours: Munster 7s; B&I Cup Munster A appearances 2015/16

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