Emeka Ilione rugby player
Emeka Ilione rugby player

Emeka Ilione

20th Mar 2002 1.86m/105kg Blindside Flanker

Back-rower Emeka Ilione joined the Leicester Tigers academy in 2018 after playing his early rugby with Nottingham High School and Nottingham Corsairs RFC.

Previously a basketball player at county level as well as playing football, Emeka got into rugby in secondary school and then with the Tigers’ Developing Player Programme based at Newark.

He was part of the Tigers squad that won the 2018/19 Academies Under-18 League and shared the title a year later following a draw with London Irish in the Final.

Emeka was among four Tigers players selected for the England Under-18 development tour to South Africa in the August 2019.

He joined Nottingham on loan for the 2020/21 season.

JW FEB 2021


leicester Leicester Tigers
Blindside Flanker
2019 - present
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Blindside Flanker
2021 - present
england England U20's
Blindside Flanker
2021 - 2023