Dino Lamb, born on April 18, 1998, is an English rugby union player who currently plays for Harlequins in the Premiership Rugby. Despite being born in England, he has also been named in Italy's extended training squad for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, showcasing his eligibility to represent Italy.
Lamb began his rugby career with Harlequins and made his debut for the club in September 2017 against Northampton Saints in the Premiership. He quickly established himself as a versatile back-row player, capable of covering the lock position as well. During the 2017/18 season, he had a breakout performance, earning praise for his contributions to the team.
His notable moments include scoring his first try for Harlequins against Worcester Warriors in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Head of Rugby Paul Gustard described Lamb as the "ideal modern-day second row" and a valuable member of the squad when he signed a new contract with the club ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Lamb continued to make appearances for Harlequins, accumulating game time and gaining experience. In February 2021, he signed a contract extension with the club, although the length of the extension was not disclosed.
His performances caught the attention of the England national team, and he was named in the England Under-20 squad in 2017 and 2018. He even started in the final of the World Rugby Under 20 Championship, where England narrowly lost to New Zealand.
Additionally, Lamb was a replacement player for Harlequins in the 2021 Premiership final against Exeter, which saw Harlequins secure a thrilling victory with a scoreline of 40-38. This match stands as the highest-scoring Premiership final to date.
Lamb's versatility, athleticism, and consistent performances have positioned him as a promising talent in both club and potential international rugby.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Lamb has been named in the squad for Italy.
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