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Loughborough Lads!

Ed Styles, Keifer Laxton, Harry Williams and Joe Burton are all new to Nottingham Rugby this season, but that's not the only thing they have in common. They are all studying at Loughborough University.

Styles v Loughborough


Ed Styles or 'Stylesy' as he's known by his new team mates, played a major part in the opening day victory against Leeds, showing his pace and footwork on the wing in a backline that looked dangerous throughout the whole game.

He topped this with an excellent solo effort against London Welsh on Sunday, chasing his own hack through to just get the touch down before the Welsh defender.

Styles is currently studying Architectural Engineering and Design management and has really enjoyed his time at Nottingham Rugby so far saying, "The squad has a great togetherness and the camaraderie between everyone is excellent. I already knew Alex Shaw from our time together at Sale which has helped me settle in."

Harry Williams is a big, powerful prop who takes no prisoners at scrum time. He came off the bench against Leeds for his first team debut as a Green and White.

London born Williams, who is studying Sport Science and English, spoke fondly of his time at Nottingham Rugby so far, saying, "I joined Nottingham because I wanted to take a step up in the level I was playing. Last season I was playing for Loughborough Students. There is a good vibe around the Nottingham team and I've enjoyed the increase in professionalism that I've experienced here so far."

Joe Burton is a big, ball carrying number eight currently studying Business Economics and Finance, who previously played at Premiership side London Wasps.

Speaking of his time as part of the Green and Whites, Burton said, "I came to Nottingham to work hard and improve my game. I feel I have already learnt a lot from the coaching staff and the lads have made me feel very welcome, so it's been easy to settle in."

Keifer Laxton who is currently studying Sports Science, is an open side flanker and a product of the Nottingham Rugby Academy. Laxton was on the score sheet in pre-season against his old teammates at Loughborough University.

"It was a great atmosphere playing against so many friends from Uni, I really enjoyed the game and it was great to get my first game for Nottingham," said Laxton.


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