- Date of Birth20 Mar 2002
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.
Getting to know you
If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Muhammad Ali. He was so charismatic and if you started the conversation not believing he was The Greatest, I’m sure you would believe it by the end.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
The ability to fly. Everyone wants to be able to fly don’t they?
What fillings would you add to your perfect sandwich?
There’s nothing better than BLT.