Sam Olver

Sam Olver (born 17 October 1994) is a professional rugby union player currently playing at Doncaster Knights in the RFU Championship.

Rugby player
Sam Olver
Date of birth (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Peterborough, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (12 st 8 lb)
School Oundle School
Notable relative(s) John Olver (father)
Tom Curry (cousin)
Ben Curry (cousin)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-Half
Current team Doncaster Knights
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Northampton Saints
Worcester Warriors
Ealing Trailfinders
Doncaster Knights
Correct as of 1 June 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 England U20s 4 31
Correct as of 1 June 2017

He was coached at Oundle School by his father, John Olver,[1] ex-England player.

Olver made his debut for Saints in 2013 when he came off the bench against Gloucester Rugby in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on 9 November 2013 where Olver’s side won 33-6. The fly-half also scored his first points for the club during that game as he converted Alex Day‘s try in the 75th minute.

The fly-half made his Aviva Premiership debut the following season, coming on as a replacement in Saints’ trip to Welford Road to face Leicester Tigers on 16 May 2015.[2] Olver, however, is yet to score in the top-flight of English rugby, rather scoring all his 38 points in a Saints shirt so far in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Olver was also recognised with International age-group call-ups.[3] The youngster played in four tests for the England U20s during their 2014 Six Nations Under 20s Championship.[4] Olver scored 31 points during that competition including kicking the winning penalty as England faced Argentina on 10 June 2014.[5]

Olver helped Saints’ second team the Northampton Wanderers reach the Aviva ‘A’ League Final in 2016/17 season, kicking 17 points in the final as Saints beat Gloucester United to lift the trophy.[6]

It was announced that Olver would leave current side Northampton Saints at the conclusion of the 2016/17 season and link up with fellow Aviva Premiership side Worcester Warriors after making 14 appearances in a Saints shirt.[7][8] On 6 April 2018, Olver leaves Worcester to join RFU Championship side Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2018-19 season.[9]

Originally on loan for Doncaster Knights, he left Ealing with immediate effect to sign a permanent two-year deal with Doncaster from the 2019-20 season.[10]

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  1. “Sam Olver”. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  9. “Worcester Warriors: Sam Olver to join Ealing Trailfinders”. Worcester News. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  10. “Sam Olver signs for the next two seasons”. DRFC. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
Doncaster Knights current squad
Steve Boden

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