Akinola Raymond

Wing, Center, Scrum-Half / Old Toe Rugby, Maryland Exiles, Elite Citys 7s, Philly Elite 7s, Northeast ODA 7s



Akinola Raymond was born in Nigeria. Ever since his arrival in the United States, Raymond has cultivated a love for rugby with numerous rugby experiences in the Elite 7s such as the Serevi town 7s, Elite City 7s, 2012 High School All American 7s, Marfu 7s all-star, Philly elite 7s and the Northeast ODA 7s. Akinola recently signed a 2 year agreement with the Pro Rugby Agency.

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March 17, 1995 (age 23)


5 ft 9 in (175 cm)


170 lb (77 kg; 12 stone 2 lb)


Old Toe Rugby, Maryland Exiles, Elite Citys 7s, Philly Elite 7s, Northeast ODA 7s


Wing, Center, Scrum-Half

Akinola Raymond Loves Netflix

Akinola Raymond loves finding a new epic series on Netflix. Raymond talked about what shows he loves watching.

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Akinola Raymond Recalls Playing High School Rugby

Akinola Raymond attended the only public school with a Rugby team in his area. Raymond talks about growing up playing the sport and what he learned when he was younger.

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When does Akinola Raymond do Cardio?

In order to play the fast-paced style of 7s rugby, cardio training is a necessity. Akinola Raymond talks about what he typically does to prepare himself.

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Akinola Raymond's Career Evolution

Akinola Raymond talks about the evolution of his rugby career.

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When did Akinola Raymond start Playing Rugby?

Akinola Raymond played rugby for the first time when he was a 13 year-old freshman in high school. He talks about his first years playing the sport and how it grew to become one of his passions.

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Akinola Raymond's Least Favorite Workout

Aki Raymond’s talks about his least favorite workout. Hint: It’s cardio.

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Akinola Raymond's Training Routine

Akinola Raymond trains differently whether he is preparing for 7’s or 15’s. He spoke with Like A Pro about how he changes his training based off of what style of rugby he’s playing.

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Akinola Raymond's Perfect Day Off

Akinola Raymond talks about his love for video games and how it would be a prominent aspect of his perfect day off.

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Akinola Raymond's Position on the Pitch

Akinola Raymond explains his position on the rugby pitch and the responsibilities and roles that come with it.

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Akinola Raymond's Advice for when Playing on a Losing Team

Learning how to lose has taught Akinola Raymond a lot, and has helped him become a better player and person. In this video, Raymond talks about the lessons he’s learned and how he’s used them to be

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