Nils was one of the first players to make the step up from the London Irish Academy to the professional squad. He was born in Harare and moved to South Africa with his family. He started playing rugby in Cape Town at the age of nine for South African College Schools. He moved to England five years later where he attended Claires Court School in Maidenhead. Nils has represented England Rugby at U16, U18 and U21 levels. He has also played for England in the IRB World Sevens. He has made 44 first team appearances at inside centre for London Irish and scored his first senior try in 2004.
Nils went to the Commonwealth Games in Australia with England Sevens and came home with a Silver medal, using his Sevens experience he helped to coach London Irish's side for last season's Middlesex Sevens tournament.
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|Weight:||93kgs / 14st 9lbs|
|Height:||185cm / 6ft 1ins|
|Date of Birth:||05/12/1983|
|Place of Birth:||Harare, Zimbabwe|
|Former Clubs:||, Harlequins, Northampton Saints, Saracens, Saracens Storm|
|Representative Honours:||England A, England U16, England U18, England U21|
|Heroes:||Danie Gerber, Zinzan Brooke|
|Hobbies:||Golf, Table-Tennis, Read, Watch Films|
|Fact:||Nephew of Ray Mordt (South African International)|
|Club Honours:||Young Player of the Season 2003/04|
|Currently on your iPOD:||Timberland and a mix of other artists|
|Favourite Holiday Destination:||Koh Samui, Thailand and Cape Town, RSA|
|Favourite Food:||Pizza; Chocolate Brownies|
|Favourite Film:||Pulp Fiction; The Usual Suspects|
|Favourite Match:||v Wasps March 07 St. Patrick's Party|
|Nils's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|