Topsy Ojo was an outstanding school sportsman at Dartford Grammar School in Kent where he captained the 1st XV and excelled at athletics. His student success saw him representing Kent and London & South-East Schools at both U16 and U18 levels.
Topsy's 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 London Wasps in October 2005. He has since gone on to become an established member of a talented London Irish backline and the clu8b's record try scorer, making 183 senior appearances and scoring 64 tries; among the most memorable of which were his two tries against Toulouse in the Heineken Cup semi-final at Twickenham in 2008 and his intercept try against Munster in the home victory over the Irish province in the 2010/11 Heineken Cup.
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. 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 Test match although he was powerless to prevent England going down to the home side in both games of the two-Test series.
He was also part of the successful England Saxons side that won the 2011 Churchill Cup, the same year he was named London Irish Player of the Season. Topsy finished off the last Aviva Premiership campaign with six tries, five of which came in the Aviva Premiership.
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|30.11.2013||Match Reports||Wasps game plan pays dividends as they claim victory over Irish|
|29.11.2013||Ezine News||Topsy Ojo to make 200th appearance against Wasps tomorrow|
|29.11.2013||Club News||Farewell to The Avenue|
|29.11.2013||Club News||Topsy Ojo to make 200th appearance against Wasps - Includes Injury Information|
|28.11.2013||Club News||Topsy Ojo 200 Not out|
|28.11.2013||Club News||Preview of this Saturday's The Exile|
|26.11.2013||Club News||Topsy Ojo extends contract with London Irish|
|26.11.2013||Club News||Marlborough RFC and Oxford Harlequins RFC victorious in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup|
|23.11.2013||Match Reports||Courageous Exiles go down fighting at Welford Road|
|22.11.2013||Ezine News||Trio back for Tigers clash|
|22.11.2013||Club News||Trio back for Tigers clash|
|11.11.2013||Ezine News||Topsy Ojo Testimonial Year; a Caribbean Night of Fun|
|03.11.2013||Match Reports||Spirited Exiles downed by the Saints|
|01.11.2013||Club News||James O’Connor to make Exiles debut against Northampton|
|27.10.2013||Match Reports||Irish fall short at Kingston Park|
|24.10.2013||Club News||Hala’ufia returns for Newcastle encounter|
|11.10.2013||Match Reports||Debutants dot down as Exiles triumph|
|10.10.2013||Club News||Irish name side to face I Cavalieri Prato|
|05.10.2013||Match Reports||Courageous Irish win local derby|
|04.10.2013||Club News||Exiles named for Harlequins encounter|
|28.09.2013||Match Reports||London Irish go down fighting at the Rec|
|27.09.2013||Club News||London Irish team for Bath|
|21.09.2013||Match Reports||Late Exeter surge sinks Exiles|
|20.09.2013||Club News||Exiles named for chiefs visit|
|14.09.2013||Match Reports||Exiles claim hard fought win at Sixways|