Irish prop Oli Jager made his way into the Crusaders squad in 2017 via the Crusaders International High Performance Unit, after an impressive debut provincial season with Canterbury in 2016.
He played for the Ireland U18 Schools side in 2013 but, when he missed selection for the Leinster academy system, Jager decided to pursue his rugby dream in Canterbury. He did a month long programme at the Crusaders International High Performance Unit and impressed enough to be asked to return for a shot at club rugby in 2014.
Despite arriving in Christchurch as a Number 8, Jager was convinced to convert to tighthead prop by current Crusaders Forwards Coach Jason Ryan. 2021 will be Oli's fifth season as part of the Crusaders squad, and he announced earlier in 2020 that he has re-committed to the side until the 2022 season.