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Our Ambassadors

We’d like to thank our LooseHeadz ambassadors who give their time freely to help with the LooseHeadz cause; without them, we would not reach as many people as we do. They have joined us on our mission to #TackleTheStigma

Sam James

Position: Centre
Club: Sale Sharks
D.O.B: 03/07/94
Twitter: @samjames560
Instagram: @samjames560

Sam is a regular feature in a very strong Sale Sharks back line. He made his debut for Sale back in 2013 and has been a vital cog to the way in which Diamonds team plays. Sam toured South Africa with the England Saxons in the summer of 2016 before being called up to the England squad by Eddie Jones for their 2017 summer tour of Argentina. Sam played every single minute of the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership season but for 3 minutes where he had to come off as a blood sub.

Denny Solomona

Position: Wing
Club: Sale Sharks
D.O.B: 27/09/93
Twitter: @DennySolomona
Instagram: @denny_solomona

Born in New Zealand, Solomona started his career playing Rugby League. Denny moved to the UK in 2014, playing for both London Broncos and Castleford Tigers before switching codes to play for Sale Sharks. Denny is one of the most prolific try scorers in the Premiership, picking up the top try scorer award in the 2018/19 season.

Gareth Anscombe

Position: Fly Half
Club: Ospreys
D.O.B: 10/05/91
Twitter: @Gareth_Anscombe
Instagram: @garethanscombe

After arriving at Cardiff Blues in 2014, Gareth quickly established himself as a key member of the region, and was soon called up by Wales where he established himself as a core member of Warren Gatland’s team, and the starting fly half in the 2019 Grand Slam winning side, and currently has 29 caps to his name. Later that year he made the move down the M4 to Swansea to join the Ospreys.

Nikki Cowell

Position: Full Back/Wing
Club: Sale 1861
D.O.B: …..
Twitter: @NikkixCowell
Instagram: @nikkicowell

After 7 years of playing lacrosse, Nikki decided to stop and fortunately a friend asked her to give rugby a go instead. She is now onto her third season of rugby, she started at Broughton Park and just fell in love with the sport. In her second season, she still played for Broughton but also played friendlies for Sale Women’s new team. She has now signed for Sale Women and starts her debut season in the 2019/20 campaign. Nikki was our first female ambassador.

Charlie Mulchrone

Position: Scrum Half
Club: Harlequins
D.O.B: 14/05/89
Twitter: @CJMulchrone
Instagram: @CJMulchrone

Charlie, a fellow Wilmslow lad, plays at Harlequins. After leaving mighty, mighty Wilmslow Wolves, Charlie was destined for success. He moved up the leagues playing for Macclesfield, Rotherham and Worcester before earning a move to Quins. He promises that he will come back and be president at Wilmslow one day…

Alex Lewington

Position: Wing
Club: Saracens
D.O.B: 20/09/91
Twitter: @AlexLewington48
Instagram: @mralexlewington

A former Notts County FC academy defender, Alex began his career at Leicester Tigers before moving to his hometown club Nottingham. Here he impressed in the Championship which earnt him a move to London Irish in 2013. The ex-England Saxon appeared over 100 times for Irish where in the 2016/17 season he scored 10 in 10 to help Irish back into the top flight. Alex is a very established Premiership winger and one of the best finishers! 

Mike Haley

Position: Full Back
Club: Munster
D.O.B: 28/06/94
Twitter: @mikehaley_1
Instagram: @mikehaley_

Mike, after a brilliant debut season at Munster, has worked hard to make the 15 shirt his own. Along with best friend Sam James, he was called up for the England Saxons in 2016 and the summer touring team to Argentina in 2017. After a superb first season in Limerick, Mike earned a spot in Joe Schmidt’s 44 man training squad ahead of the 2019 World Cup in Japan. 

Tom Hudson

Position: Full Back
Club: Gloucester
D.O.B: 08/11/94
Twitter: n/a
Instagram: @tomhudson1994

Tom is a great lad with an even better story about how he became a professional rugby player. He retired from the game at 21 after a recurring injury but his determination, grit and never-say-die attitude is the reason he is a Gloucester player today. 

DTH van der Merwe

Position: Wing
Club: Glasgow Warriors
D.O.B: 28/04/86
Twitter: @dthvdm
Instagram: @dthvdm

DTH, or in full, Daniel Traiiferre Haunman plays for Glasgow and currently holds the record for most tries scored. He’s been one of the most dangerous wing players in pro 14 history with his time at both Scarlets and Glasgow. The South African born, Canadian international is also a trained firefighter and plans to carry this into post retirement.

Tom Cruse

Position: Hooker
Club: Wasps
D.O.B: 30/03/89
Twitter: @cruse_dog2
Instagram: @crusedog

Since Crusey’s arrival at the Ricoh from London Irish back in 2016, the 2017/18 Wasps players player of the season has been a regular starter. A reliable line out specialist, Tom has become a key member in Dai Young’s squad.