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AGE 19 CoUn­tRY WALES Po­si­tion FLY-HALF When did you start play­ing rugby? I went to my lo­cal club, Tum­ble, when I was six or seven. I was there through the age grades and got picked up by the Scar­lets when I was about 14. Have you played in other po­si­tions? I started as No 8, then moved to cen­tre and now I’m out­side-half. I was never built to be a front-row like dad! What role has your dad (for­mer Wales hooker Robin McBryde) played in your ca­reer so far? He used to help out a bit at my club but he’s more of an ad­viser to me. He never put any pres­sure on me to play. He’s very hon­est with me and the only thing we can’t agree on is when he tells me how to kick! How do you like goal­kick­ing? I per­form well un­der pres­sure so it’s a chal­lenge I re­ally en­joy. Did you ever want to do any­thing other than be a rugby player? No, it’s very much what I strove to do. I had a set­back at 17, when I had quite a se­ri­ous knee op­er­a­tion, but I was de­ter­mined to over­come it. How was it with Wales U20 last sea­son? Win­ning the Grand Slam was the high­light of my ca­reer so far. What are your aims now? If I play well for Llanelli I’m hop­ing to get my chance for the Scar­lets. I had a few pre-sea­son games for them. What do you do out­side rugby? I’m in the sec­ond year of a sports coach­ing de­gree at Co­leg Sir Gâr and my par­ents would say I spend too much time watch­ing Tv!

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