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Full-back / Wing

Josh Lugsden

Player Stats

  • Date of Birth18 Oct 2001
  • BirthplaceScunthorpe

Since joining the Tigers academy earlier this year, the former fly-half now operates across the back three as a full-back or on either wing.

Heralding from Scunthorpe, the youngster is a product of the Lincolnshire DPP system having been selected when he was 12 years old.

“I massively enjoyed my time in the DPP and it demonstrated to me the level of competition around to make it in the game”, he says.

“My coach at the time Diccon Edwards stressed the importance of gaining weight and building my strength which helped me to push on.

Lugsden has actually played on the famous Welford Road pitch before. He explained: “I played for my local team Scunthorpe in the Prima Cup back when I was nine. I remember scoring a try and some of the fans watching cheering."

Getting to know you

If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – the guy is a beast.

What is your favourite song to train to?

‘It’s Coming Home (Three Lions)’ was on all the time in the gym this summer.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

Fly. Would add a new dimension to my game.