Facts & Stats

DATE OF BIRTH
11th Sept 1996

CAREER START
2013

PLACE OF BIRTH
London, UK

DISCIPLINE
Rugby

NATIONALITY
English

Biography

Ollie is a flying winger with a real eye for the try line, boasting the fastest 100m time of all rugby players in Europe, and becoming the youngest professional ever to represent Gloucester at just 17. Having already claimed RPA Young Player of the Year, Premiership Try of the Season, and Top Premiership Try Scorer Awards, Ollie definitely has a big future ahead.

Ollie became the youngest professional ever to represent Gloucester in 2013, at just 17 years old. He quickly went on to score his first Gloucester try against Ospreys, and celebrated his Premiership debut with a try.

In 2016 Ollie was selected for both England U18’s and U20’s, winning the FIRA/AER European Championship and IRB Junior Rugby World Championship in the same year.

By 2018 Ollie was a key part of the Gloucester setup.  Following a series of tries and man-of-the-match performances he was awarded the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for November. He went on to win the RPA Young Player of the Year Award for the 2018/2019 season, and the Premiership Rugby Try of the Season Award for a stunning solo finish against Leicester.

Naturally Ollie’s England call-up followed, with his pace and power gaining him selection for the 2019 Six Nations squads. He backed up his scintillating Premiership form with 11 tries in the 2019/20 season, finishing as the league’s top try scorer.

In 2020 Ollie finally made his England debut in the win against Italy, becoming part of the side to bring home the Six Nations Championship. He recently pledged his future to Gloucester with a new contract, having already made 71 appearances and scored 31 tries for the Cherry and Whites.

Most recently Ollie has been identified by England as one player potentially suitable for their ‘hybrid rugby player’ plan, with his athletic prowess making him a threat anywhere on the field. Whether it’s on the wing, as a flanker, or anywhere else on the field, we love watching Ollie play.  We can’t wait to see where his career takes him, and look forward to supporting him all the way.

Quotes

“I use Exosuit for my gym work out to make sure I’m set in the right place when lifting and when I’m doing my activation work each day.”

Ollie Thorley
December 2020

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