Playing squad 2012/2013
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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|16.05.2013||Club News||London Irish announce Summer Camp Dates|
|08.05.2013||Club News||London Irish End of Season Award Winners|
|04.05.2013||Match Reports||Gutsy Exiles go down fighting at Welford Road|
|03.05.2013||Club News||Skivington to captain Exiles against his former club|
|02.05.2013||Club News||London Irish Golf Day at Burhill|
|20.04.2013||Match Reports||Irish come out on top in battle of Exiles|
|19.04.2013||Club News||Hala’ufia back to face London Welsh|
|13.04.2013||Match Reports||Exeter too strong for Exiles at Sandy Park|
|12.04.2013||Club News||Irish include Ojo and Sinclair for trip to Exeter|
|31.03.2013||Match Reports||Irish and Sale draw in a thriller at Madstad|
|29.03.2013||Club News||Tagicakibau back on the wing against Sharks|
|23.03.2013||Match Reports||Powerful Irish out-muscle Worcester|
|21.03.2013||Club News||Skivington to captain Exiles in St Patrick’s Party|
|13.03.2013||Club News||QBE Rugby Pro Winner Thatcham train with Exiles|
|07.03.2013||Club News||London Irish begin work on new training ground development|
|02.03.2013||Match Reports||Superb Saints see off Irish|
|01.03.2013||Club News||Fisher in at number 8 for Irish|
|24.02.2013||Match Reports||Irish fight back to claim valuable win|
|22.02.2013||Club News||Topsy Ojo speaks to LITV|
|22.02.2013||Club News||Hala’ufia and Treviranus back to face Wasps|
|16.02.2013||Match Reports||Bath dominance up front sees them prevail over Irish|
|15.02.2013||Club News||Exiles unchanged for visit to the Rec|
|14.02.2013||Club News||Tops' of the Pile|
|09.02.2013||Match Reports||Ferocious Irish defence earns victory over Saracens|
|08.02.2013||Club News||Trio back to face Saracens|
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