EP: 98 Topsy Ojo – The Rugby Dungeon

EP: 98 Topsy Ojo

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 Faculty on the age of 11, in addition to happening to captain the first XV. He additionally represented Kent and London & South-East Faculties at each U16 and U18. After he beginning taking part in some under-19 trial matches and being really helpful for the London Irish Academy he went on to hitch the Sunbury based mostly Academy in July 2003.

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

Ojo has been tipped to switch Tom Varndell as “the most well liked 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 last of the European Problem Cup, dropping to Gloucester Rugby.[5] Regardless of solely being on the membership a couple of years, he has rapidly grow to be a agency favorite with the gang.[citation needed]

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

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

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