Exeter winger Immanuel Feyi-Waboso set to choose England over Wales

England coach Steve Borthwick
England coach Steve Borthwick

Exeter winger Immanuel Feyi-Waboso is set to link up with England rugby squad next week after turning down Wales.

The 21-year-old started his career with Cardiff Blues in 2021 and had a brief stint with Wasps before switching to Exeter Chiefs in 2022. Feyi-Waboso also qualifies for England through family heritage and is currently pursuing a medical degree in the Exeter University.

He is set to be part of the training squad of England to be named by Steve Borthwick but that does not guarantee that he will be featuring in the final squad for the upcoming Six Nations tournament.

"His rugby career will be what he chooses it to be. The opportunities are going to be there for him if he works hard at his game," said Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter.

"The reality is he will need to stay relatively injury-free for periods. He will need to get a decent amount of game time. He will need to balance his studying with his rugby programme as he goes along and not get burnt out, so there is a long way to go.

"We’ve had with him us for a year or so now so he is not a complete novice, but in Premiership terms he is. The good thing about him is he is keen to get better.

"He doesn’t look like a guy who suffers a lot with nerves and pressure. He is relatively chilled-out and when it comes all together, he is just going to grow and become a very, very good player."