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David Akinluyi

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Name  David Akinluyi

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Education  St Olave's Grammar School, University of Cambridge

David Akinluyi (born 10 February 1984, in Ilesa, Nigeria) is a rugby union footballer who played on the wing for the Northampton Saints.

Career

Akinluyi played rugby while a pupil at St Olave's Grammar School and then at the University of Cambridge. He scored a try for Cambridge in the Varsity Match against Oxford in 2005.

David Akinluyi was controversially picked to play for Cambridge in the 2006 varsity match despite the fact that he was a full-time professional. Although not unusual for ex-professionals to play in the varsity match it was the first time a current professional player had been picked He was, however, removed from the team sheet the afternoon before the game. His younger brother Didi Akinluyi played for Cambridge in the U21 varsity game that year

Due to a variety of injuries he left Northampton in 2007 without ever making his full debut Since then he has joined Oliver Wyman, a management consultancy specialising in the financial sector

He played for Old Olavians RFC from 2007-9 before joining the Birmingham and Solihull Bees on a non-contract basis for the 2009/2010.

He has been selected in the Help for Heroes squad for the 2009 Middlesex Sevens (as David Akinlui) [6]

He is in the 2009/2010 England Sevens Training Squad

He is the current Captain of the Nigerian national team.

References

David Akinluyi Wikipedia


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