Maro Itoje Helps England to Inaugural Cup Victory

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British Nigerian Rugby player, Oghenemaro Miles Itoje fondly called Maro Itoje was a part of the English Rugby team that defeated France on Sunday to lift the Autumn Nations Cup trophy.

Despite the spirited efforts of the French team, the English team won the game with a last minute penalty converted by team captain, Owen Farrell to put the score at 22 – 19 at Twickenham.
Itoje got a player rating of eight in the post-match analysis.

According to pundits, “He was a standout player for England, keeping his side in the contest throughout. England’s most consistent player delivered big defensive plays at big moments to swing momentum back in his team’s Favour. ”
Prior to the final game, he got a joint high player rating of nine with team mate, Sam Underhill, after another impressive display against Wales. He and his teammates forced a comeback victory to put the score at 24 – 13.
His consistent performance for the English team has often earned him praise and adoration from fans and pundits. The 26 year old, after the game against Wales, was described “as the world’s best player. What a nightmare to play against. He does it week in, week out. Elbows and Knees and a proper leader.”
Itoje was born to Nigerian parents in Camden, London. His senior career began in 2012 playing for Saracens where he won three European Rugby Champions Cup titles and four English Premiership titles.
He had represented the English team at youth level with U18 and U20 before getting the call up to the national team in January 2016. He won the Six Nations Championship titles with the senior squad in 2016, 2017 and 2020.

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