Johnson-Fisher took the rugby world by storm when footage emerged of him playing for Oakham U-15’s in the NatWest Schools Cup semi-final, a semi-final that they would win mostly thanks to the outstanding performance of this young man.
The victory sees Oakham reach the final for the first time in 10 years, and the subsequent highlights video of Johnson-Fisher’s exploits have resulted in a whopping 1.4 million views (at time of writing), with it being featured and shared not only in rugby circles, but also American Football.
The 15 year-old scored four tries in the game, pretty much single-handedly winning it for his team.
His highlights reel shows the impressive combination of pace, power and agility as the young outside-centre was pretty much untouchable throughout the game, effortlessly floating between the flailing Bishop Wordworth’s tackles.
His pace and agility should come as no surprise however as Johnson-Fisher is also a decorated sprinter, winning the English Schools Championship junior boys 100 metre title with an impressive time of 10.91 seconds.
This highlights reel has shown that this young man has a bright future ahead of him and if he keeps developing as he is, he will be terrorizing defences wherever he goes.
Johnson-Fischer can seek inspiration from Lewis Moody, another former Oakham pupil, who famously went on to win a Rugby World Cup. The school is probably the only thing they have in common however, with the 15-year-old’s running style more akin to someone like Rupeni Caucau.
As if the tries aren’t enjoyable enough, that big bump at 37 seconds is epic.
credit: England Rugby