What position does axed Love Island contestant Sherif Lanre play for Old Alleynian Rugby?

11 June 2019, 13:00

Sherif is a 20-year-old chef and semi-professional rugby player from London.
Sherif is a 20-year-old chef and semi-professional rugby player from London. Picture: ITV

The 20-year-old semi-professional athlete is passionate about sport, but which London club does he play for?

Axed Love Island contestant Sherif Lanre is a semi-professional rugby player and part-time chef.

With skills in the kitchen and on the playing field, it’s no wonder he sees himself as a bit of a weapon when it comes to the ladies.

But who does he play rugby for and in what position? Here, we take a closer look at the reality star’s sports career.

Sherif made a big impact in the Love Island villa
Sherif made a big impact in the Love Island villa. Picture: ITV2

Cheeky sportsman Sherif hails from London.

He plays for South East London’s Old Alleynian Rugby Club.

According to his Love Island bio, the hunky athlete plays semi-professionally for the team and has even posted snaps on Instagram of himself whizzing down the pitch towards the try line.

It's not known exactly when Sherif joined the club or which position he plays, but his social media says he became part of their academy team a few years ago, which trains up young, rising rugby stars.

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The sports star juggles his time on the pitch with a job as a chef – both of which help him impress potential dates.

He joked: “You’re not really front of house and not many people see you.

“But at the moment I’m doing more service and am finding that a lot of girls are hitting on me and I’m hitting on them.

"I’ve even been told off by my manager!”

Who was Sherif coupled up with on Love Island?

Rugby player Sherif was second up to be picked by the girls, but none of the girls stepped forward giving him free choice of the ladies.

He then picked beauty therapist Amber Gill, but she later ditched him for Callum Macleod.

After sitting on the subs bench, he chose to couple with Anna Vakili and the pair seem to be getting on well.

Sherif is currently coupled up with Anna
Sherif is currently coupled up with Anna. Picture: ITV2

But what kind of woman is the up and coming rugby star looking for?

Sherif’s type on paper is model and influencer Tori Brixx, who is currently dating rapper Rich the Kid, as well as High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens.

Speaking about his dream girl, he explained: "She needs to be able to hold a conversation.

"I feel that I make people laugh so I want a girl that makes me laugh, even if that’s just from being herself and not trying to be funny.

"A nice smile and nice teeth. And nice bum! That’s one of my criteria."

Why was Sherif Lanre axed from Love Island?

ITV announced on 11 June that Sherif had been axed from the show after breaking one of the rules.

They released a statement saying: “After breaking the villa rules Sherif had conversations with the producers and it was mutually agreed that he would leave the Love Island villa.”

And Sherif added: “In a case of poor judgement, I broke the villa rules and as a result agreed with the producers that it was best for me to leave the villa. I regret that I didn’t conduct myself in the right way and, as a 20 year old guy, it’s something I know I will take on board and learn from. I really enjoyed my time in the villa and look forward to catching up with everyone on the outside.”

Find out the rules of Love Island here.