Oliver Fox is one of the most exciting talents in the Yorkshire Carnegie Academy having made his league debut in the Greene King IPA Championship at Jersey Reds in November 2017.
He made his debut the previous season and has been learning his trade on dual registration with Huddersfield RUFC alongside fellow academy graduate Harry Davey.
An early convert from rugby league, Oliver Fox played the 13-a-side game from the age of five and joined Wakefield-based Sandal RFC four years later. He switched to the Yorkshire Carnegie Academy when 14 and so the story of his path to six England U18 caps rolled on. His senior Carnegie debut was against Newport Gwent Dragons December 2016 but his first Red Rose experience was even earlier – for the U17 side against France.
Born in Dewsbury and a product New College, Pontefract, he took A-levels in psychology, history and PE and has fitted in the captaincy of the Carnegie Junior Academy in 2015/16 and 2016/17. He said: “Darren Reynolds, the Sandal Colts coach, was important in my development. He switched me to scrum half, showed me how to pass and handed on both his own knowledge of playing in that position and his game sense.
In 2019, Fox was included in England’s U20 Six Nations squad.
KK – 1 February 2019
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