Maro Itoje set for shock career change when he retires from rugby

deration of a future in politics after concluding his distinguished sporting career, taking a jab at the Conservative Party in the process.

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At 29, Itoje has been a crucial player for England in the Six Nations and is expected to remain a key figure in this year’s summer tour.

Steve Borthwick’s team will kick off their campaign with a historic match against Japan in Tokyo, followed by two test matches against the All Blacks in New Zealand.

However, as he looks ahead to the end of his rugby career, Itoje is contemplating a dramatic career change.

Speaking prior to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, he said: “I started thinking about post-rugby a few years ago. How you transition, what I might do, how to have a stable financial situation. It’s important to plan ahead. I try not to be identified exclusively as a rugby player. I want success in a sphere independent from rugby.

“I’m interested in politics, I am interested in business, I am interested in certain charities, I am interested in art. I would want to keep a connection to rugby, but I won’t be a coach, I wouldn’t want to be a pundit.

“I would vote Labour this time. I think Keir Starmer is a serious politician. He is a serious and more endearing politician, with a deeper feel and affection for the country.”

When asked to describe his leadership style, Itoje added: “There is no one way to lead. Tony Blair led differently to Gordon Brown or Margaret Thatcher. He [Boris Johnson] is very different, yeah.”

Louis Rees-Zammit’s dating history includes Premier League legends daughter and famous YouTuber

Six months have passed since Louis Rees-Zammit swapped the rugby pitch for the gridiron, chasing his NFL dream with the Kansas City Chiefs. The journey has been nothing short of exhilarating for the Welsh sensation.

After an intensive 10-week training program, Rees-Zammit signed with the Chiefs and is now eyeing a spot on the final 53-man roster. His rise in the sporting world has been meteoric, capturing the attention of fans and media alike.

But it’s not just his professional life making headlines. Rees-Zammit’s personal life has also been a hot topic, featuring relationships with high-profile personalities, from a Premier League legend’s daughter to a famous YouTuber and a notable model/DJ.

Alicia Scholes

In December 2019, before his international debut for Wales, Rees-Zammit posted a photo of himself playing for Gloucester. Alicia Scholes, daughter of football legend Paul Scholes, humorously suggested an England debut was imminent, despite Rees-Zammit’s Welsh roots. He firmly replied, “Wales*”.

In a BBC interview, Rees-Zammit spoke about his past relationship with Alicia, a professional netball player for London Pulse. He revealed the light-hearted attempts by her father to sway him towards England, which he steadfastly resisted.

Alicia and her father Paul found themselves in the spotlight in 2021 due to a viral video that led to playful banter among rival supporters.


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