Derrick Appiah: Italy rugby prop is future star

Derrick Appiah Rugby prop

Meet Derrick Appiah – 185cm, 118kg and without question probably one of Italy’s most promising forwards in Rugby today.

The Italy Under-20 prop this week signed with English Rugby Union club Worcester Warriors in a move that Appiah said “is a great opportunity to become even stronger.”

The 20-year-old was a regular for Italy u20s during last year’s RBS Six Nations campaign.

He was instrumental in helping the Azzurri to a third-place finish in Pool A of the IRB Junior World Championship defeating Argentina 29-26 along the way.

Appiah, who can play loose-head or tight-head, has featured for Mogliano in Italy’s National Championship of Excellence and for Parma and Modena.

Scroll down to see Derrick Appiah being interviewed in the video below

Derrick Appiah bio

Derrick was born and raised in Modena, Italy. Both of his parents are originally from Ghana.

Date of birth: 19 /07/94

Positions: Loosehead & Tighthead prop

Height: 185cm

Weight: 118 kg

Currently contracted to: Worcester Warriors

Previous clubs:

2013/14: Mogliano Rugby (Italian Eccellenza & Amlin Challenge Cup)

2012/13: Modena Rugby

2011/12: Crociati Rugby/ acc. zonale di parma

International honours:

2013/14: Italy U20′s (Six Nations)