Odogwu reminds Diamond of Robinson

Date published: October 25 2016

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond has lauded young wing Paolo Odogwu and admits he reminds him of former England star Jason Robinson.

The 19-year-old, who has been in impressive form this season in the Premiership for the Sharks, scored a try against Toulon last Friday.

Diamond believes he has all the qualities to build on a strong start to the campaign, saying that he could follow in Robinson's footsteps.

"He's probably the nearest player I have seen to Robbo," he told BBC Radio 5 live, with Sale facing Bristol at Ashton Gate this Saturday.

"He's a bit stockier, but his feet are fast and he's learning by the day."

Diamond added: "He has signed for three years with us, so we have a lot to do with him.

"Young lads do well when they got opportunities, and what we do better than any club in Europe is give people opportunities.

"We've got 19 and 20 year olds out there, in front of a full house, in a European fixture. So anybody out there who can't get in their first-team, come to Sale and I will play you.

"What they lack in experience and a bit of guile, they make up with ambition and desire for the club. They are all local lads and want to do well."