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AGE 20 CoUn­tRY IRE­LAND Po­si­tion FLY-HALF You were born in New Zealand. Did you start your rugby there? Yes, at my school St Joseph’s in Dar­gav­ille. my dad and grandad were keen to get a rugby ball in my hands as soon as pos­si­ble. When did you come to Ire­land? When I was 11. my mum’s fam­ily all live in Athy, in County Kil­dare, and we de­cided to be closer to them. When did you link up with Le­in­ster? In my fi­nal year of school I went to black­rock Col­lege and I played for Le­in­ster U18, U19 and U20. I also played for Ire­land U18 and U20. What do you like about play­ing out­side-half? I like how in­volved I can be in the game. I played ten and 15 in New Zealand and nine, ten, 13 and 15 since com­ing to Ire­land! When did you start goal­kick­ing? Pretty early, around seven I’d say. I used to kick in-be­tween two trees at home and imag­ine they were goal posts. I prac­tise a lot with em­met Far­rell, the Le­in­ster coach, now. You were Man of the Match in the Ul­ster Bank League fi­nal last sea­son, help­ing Clon­tarf win… I played a good bit for them last sea­son and re­ally en­joy it there. They have great coaches and play­ers and it’s a club with a fan­tas­tic at­mos­phere. What were your hopes at the start of this sea­son? Just to be in­volved with the (Le­in­ster) se­niors week in, week out and keep im­prov­ing. It’s great train­ing with some of these play­ers, Ire­land in­ter­na­tion­als and bri­tish & Ir­ish Lions. Have you been pleased with how well you’ve done in the Pro12? I’m de­lighted to have started the first few games. I have learnt so much and en­joyed ev­ery minute of it.

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