- Date of Birth18 Oct 2001
Scunthorpe-born Josh Lugsden hopes to draw on his background in athletics as he enters a second year in the Tigers academy.
Josh first played at fly-half and centre before making his first appearance as a member of the back three at Wellington Festival last year.
He played on the Welford Road pitch for Scunthorpe RFC in the Prima Cup as an under-10s team member and Josh’s also experienced a Tigers matchday in the crowd after a Tigers Rugby Camp at Market Rasen.
“The atmosphere at Welford Road is amazing,” he says. “It’s just so loud and a great place to be.
“Right now, my favourite player is definitely Jonny May. He plays in my position and, coming from an athletics background, we’ve got a similar style. He’s the type of player I’d like to be.”
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 last summer.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Fly. Would add a new dimension to my game.