An international basketball player at age-grade level, Jay Ecclesfield started playing rugby at Scunthorpe RFC at the age of 13 and worked his way through the NLD system to reach the Leicester Tigers academy.
Jay has strong family ties with the Scunthorpe club where an uncle served as chairman.
A tigers fan growing up, Jay was originally a second row before moving to No8 and then played at centre but is settled again in the back row.
Getting to know you
If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Kobe Bryant, the basketball legend.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
What is your favourite song to train to?
Duality by Slipknot