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Olowofela enjoys opportunity at the top

Jordan Olowofela tells LTTV he is enjoying his opportunity in the top level after being named in a third successive Gallagher Premiership matchday squad ahead of this Sunday's away game against Wasps.

"When you get the chance you have to back yourself," said Olowofela.

"I do really enjoy it ... you put in so many hours training, to finally get a pay out is good."

The England U20s representative was an unused substitute against Exeter in the opening round of the new Gallagher Premiership season but came off the bench to replace Telusa Veainu in last weekend's win over Newcastle at Welford Road, which included a bone-rattling tackle from Olowofela that had the Tigers crowd on their feet.

The 20-year-old talks through 'that tackle' and last Saturday's win, as well as the message from head coach Geordan Murphy before he was injected in to the game.

"When you get the chance you have to back yourself."

Jordan Olowofela

One of the quickest players in the current Tigers squad, Olowofela also discusses a potential race between him and fellow speedsters Jonny May and Jonah Holmes, as well as his brother, Ryan, who is a Tigers Academy graduate and current England Sevens squad member.

Looking ahead to the weekend, Olowofela also says it's important the Tigers squad shut down the Wasps attack if they're to end a five-match losing streak away from home against the long-time rivals this Sunday afternoon.

"Their attacking play is very good and we need to shut it down."

Watch the full interview with Olowofela on LTTV below and click here hear from Ben Youngs and Sione Kalamafoni ahead of the Round 3 fixture.