Jordan Onojaife signs for Ealing Trailfinders on long term deal
Ealing Trailfinders are excited to announce the signing of Jordan Onojaife from Northampton Saints on a two year contract.
The second-rower is a highly exciting prospect and brings a huge amount of potential to Vallis Way to add further depth to the pack.
Onojaife spent five seasons at Franklin’s Gardens, featuring for their first team on a number of occasions as well as being a crucial figure in their A League side.
The 22-year-old moved to Dubai with his family at the age of 13, and it was in the Middle East that he started playing rugby at Jumeirah College.
He then joined the Northampton Saints Academy and moved through the ranks, most notably as a member of their Aviva Premiership winning squad in 2014.
Onojaife has plenty of experience despite his youthful age, featuring on loan for Rotherham and Moseley as well as more recently Bedford Blues where he put in an impressive display against Ealing Trailfinders in December at Goldington Road.
The 6ft 5” lock has also had success at international level, in 2013 he became a European Champion with the England Under-18s before being called up to the Under-20 squad for the 2013 Junior World Championship in New Zealand.
The former Saint is delighted to be heading to Vallis Way:
“I’m hugely excited to be joining Ealing Trailfinders for the next couple of seasons. It’s a great club with huge ambition and I cannot wait to get started.”
Director of Rugby Ben Ward says the second-rower is a player they have kept their eye on for a while.
“Jordan is a real talent with his best years still ahead of him so we are very pleased to have him. As he showed against us earlier in the season he is very athletic and mobile for a man of his size so he not only adds power but also a threat in attack.”