Eniola 'Eni' Gesinde
is a rugby
player and current Newcastle Falcons senior academy member.
Eni was born in Lagos
, before moving to England as a child. He represented Yorkshire at U-18s level before joining the Newcastle Falcons academy. Using his natural power and pace he scored a number of tries for the Development team. He is known as a player who dominates in the loose play and using his height and guile, succeeds at the back of the line out.
His versatility allows him to play at not only blindside flanker, but lock and number 8.
A well known feature of his gameplay is to perform a lasso motion after scoring a try or winning games or trophies.
He has graduated with a degree in Geography from Northumbria Polytechnic
Eni has captained the Falcons development team on a number of occasions and has recently led the Newcastle Falcons sevens team to a hat trick of victories in the Scottish Borders sevens, winning the Hawick, Melrose and Langham sevens titles with Gesinde playing an integral role throughout.
On September 4, 2006, Eni was named as part of the extended England sevens
squad for the 06/07 season by Mike Friday
. This comes after a sting of impressive performances in sevens tournaments culminating in his eyecatching run out in the Middlesex Sevens
On Sunday 17 September Eni made his Newcastle Falcons 1st team debut, coming off the bench in the 72nd minute during the 44-20 defeat to Saracens.
Eni is a well-respected member of the senior academy and is known as much... Read More