Ollie Dodge

Player Profile: 

Previous Clubs: Leicester Tigers

Occupation: Professional rugby player/landscape gardener

Honours: England U19 and U20, Barbarians

Best Rugby Moment: Premiership debut

Worst Rugby Moment: Being injured

Biggest Influence: My dad 

Favourite Ground: Nottingham

Favourite Food: Roast dinner
Favourite Film: Old School

Favourite Band: Metallica

If I wasn't a rugby player I'd be...: A policeman


Dream Team: A chance for you to name your 15 man super squad of the best rugby players from now and then.

15. Mils Muliaina
14. Doug howlett
13. Pat Howard
12. Billy Twelvetrees
11. Duncan Taylor
10. Dan Carter
9. Agustin Pichot

1. Dan Cole
2. John Smit
3. Ben Alexander
4. Victor Matfield
5. Martin Johnson
6. Tom Croft
7. Richie McCaw
8. Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe


Perfect Player: Here is the opportunity to play Dr Frankenstein and take attributes from any player in the world past or present to make up the ultimate rugby player for your position.

Pace: Tom Varndell – the man has a serious injection of speed that can turn a game in a flash

Sidestep: Quade Cooper – I’d love to be able to take off the way that he does

Hitting angles: Doug Howlett – more than 60 caps and nearly 250 points for the All Blacks, this man knows how to find space on the field 

Exploiting gaps: Dan Carter – There probably isn’t anyone better

Tackling: Courtney Lawes – It hurts to be on the receiving end 

Kicking from hand: Jonny Wilkinson – amazing in so many aspects of his game, but this stands out

Positioning: Geordan Murphy – whether it be in a Leicester or Ireland shirt, the man is awesome

Counter attacking: Ben Foden – the definition of being able to create something out of nothing

Eye for the line: Chris Ashton – You only have to look back to his year in the old National Division One for the evidence

And finally… the best haircut: I was going to say George Smith, but then there’s the lad from Cornish Pirates who looks like he has a pineapple on his head – I can’t remember his name though…



Next Home Match

Friday 14th November
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road