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Roman Priestley-Nangle

  • Date of Birth22 Feb 2003
  • BirthplaceNottingham

As an all-round sportsman, Roman Priestley-Nagle sampled football, basketball, cricket, boxing and mixed martial arts before making progress through age-group levels in rugby and then followed older brother Stone into the academy ranks at Tigers for 2019/20.

“My family are big football fans and I was playing football when my brother started doing well at rugby and I thought I’d give it a try,” says Roman.

“I played at centre, then moved to full-back and then wing, and I got into the DPP at Nottingham and played in the Wellington Festival before coming into the academy.”

Getting to know you

Who was your favourite rugby player growing up?
Manu Tuilagi, I just loved the way he runs through everyone.

What do you like most about rugby compared with other sports?
I love it when it comes together and you get a real team try, that is the best.

If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Muhammad Ali, he is known for his wisdom and everyone knew him