Beno Obano rugby player
Beno Obano rugby player

Beno Obano

24th Oct 1994 1.75m/120kg Loosehead Prop

Growing up Obano's twin passions were football and hip hop. He played up front for Dulwich Hamlet and an unsuccessful trial for Fulham.

A former student of Dulwich College who was previously a member of the Wasps Academy, Obano impressed during his spell with Bath United in the 2015 season.

He also enjoyed a breakthrough 2016 season, with the powerful loosehead making 19 appearances in the Blue, Black and White in the 2016/17 campaign.

A dynamic presence in the scrum and with ball in hand, Obano continued his rise as one of the most promising English front rowers.

In June 2017, Bath Academy prop Obano was promoted to the senior squad ahead of the 2017/18 season.

He since went on to make over 50 appearances for the club as he established himself as a first-team regular and was named the Most Improved Player’ and ‘Best Forward’ at Bath's 2017/18 Club's Annual Awards Evening.

In May he signed a new three-year deal with the club.

In December 2017, Obano received his first England call up for the 34-man Six Nations training squad.

He was called up for the Summer tour to South Africa in 2018 but was injured during camp. He played against Barbarians in summer 2019.

Obano was recalled into the England camp ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.

Career

bath Bath Rugby
Hooker
2014 - present
image England XV
Loosehead Prop
2019 - present
england England
Loosehead Prop
2020 - present
ws Wasps
Hooker
2013 - 2014