After combining rugby and athletics with great success while a student at Dartford Grammar School in Kent - Topsy Ojo started playing rugby since the age of 10, representing his school through all age groups and captaining the 1st XV. Topsy has also represented Kent and London & South-East Schools at both U16 and U18.
Topsy athletic abilities helped him to an equally successful start in senior rugby. After joining the London Irish Academy in July 2003, he made his first team debut against Bristol in September 2005. He has gone on to become an established member of a talented London Irish backline, making 95 senior appearances and scoring 40 tries. Among the most memorable of the latter were his two tries against Toulouse in the Heineken Cup semi-final in 2008.
A member of the 2006 Grand Slam winning England U21 squad, the elusive and pacey winger played in four of England's five matches, notching up a record four tries in their 48-3 victory over Italy. Later that same year he played in every minute of the team's IRB U21 World Championship campaign, as part of a backline that contained his new London Irish teammate Ryan Lamb. Topsy made his full international debut on England's 2008 summer tour to New Zealand, scoring two tries on his debut in the first Test. He retained his starting berth in the second match although he was powerless to prevent England going down to the home side in both of games of the two-Test series.
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|Weight:||89kgs / 14st 0lbs|
|Height:||183cm / 6ft 0ins|
|Date of Birth:||28/07/1985|
|Place of Birth:||Tottenham, London|
|Representative Honours:||, England A, England U18, England U19, England U21, England Saxons|
|Joined Club:||1st July 2003|
|Hobbies:||TV, Music, Films|
|Awards:||London Irish Young Player of the Season 05/06; PRA Try of the Season 2005-06; LISC Young Player of the Season 2005-06|
|Other Sports:||Football; Playstation 3|
|Best Subject at School:||Spanish|
|Favourite Food:||Nandos; BBQ Chicken and Ribs|
|Currently on your iPOD:||T.I; Kanye West|
|Favourite Film:||Friday; Snatch|
|Favourite Match:||Away v Wasps 05-06; St. Patrick's Party 06-07|
|Topsy's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|
|Topsy's Test Stats:||Win Rate||Total|
|Country||Won: - Drawn: - Lost: 2||England|
|Drop Goals||-||International Points||10|