Nov 29, 2018
Lozowski on versatility and a dangerous Wasps
Fly-half, centre, full-back and now wing… Alex Lozowski has tried his hand at a few positions during his rugby career and his versatility has perhaps been a result of playing a multitude of sports throughout his childhood.
Whilst remaining a keen golfer at 25-years-old, the England international took up tennis, cricket and football in his younger days, excelling at the latter.
He was picked up by Chelsea’s illustrious academy at 10 and went up against current professional footballers such as Spurs and Argentina attacker Erik Lamela, Jack Wilshere of England and West Ham United, and Newcastle United and England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.
Lozowski’s focus on rugby began at Leeds University where he went on to feature for Leeds Carnegie before moving to Wasps.
Now at Saracens and thriving, the former Watford Grammar student, who showcased his gas from the wing to score in the Men in Black’s win over Leicester Tigers last weekend, is happy to play wherever needed.
“I certainly don’t think it’s done me any harm!” he quipped of playing different sports.
“Ultimately it’s nice to play in one position and try and be the best you can be in that position and nail down a place in the team, however I can do what I can do and if the coaches need me or want me to play somewhere else for the good of the team then I’m always happy to do that.”
On his try at Welford Road, he added: “As soon as I got around the first man, I thought I’m just going to go for the line here!
“I had a quick look around and saw there wasn’t any of our guys anywhere near, so it wasn’t a case of drawing a defender and putting someone else in, and as soon as I realised that I thought I’d back myself. I was excited and happy, it was a nice moment.”
Lozowski’s ex-club Wasps are the opponents at Allianz Park on Saturday in Sarries’ final Gallagher Premiership match at home before Christmas.
Despite a mixed bag of results, Dai Young’s side sit third in the table and Lozowski is wary of what an on-the-ball Wasps can do.
“They’ve probably been a bit up and down, but they’re a team who at their best can be devastating.
“We have to prepare for a Wasps team who are going to come and play their best game because we know they’re capable of it.
“They have some phenomenal players in their team who are capable of really hurting us on the day so even though they’ve had a few mixed results so far this season, we’re really preparing for them coming down and playing their best 80 minutes of rugby.”
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