GLOUCES­TER What po­si­tions have you played?


When did you start play­ing?

at four. I’d moved from slough to Wales – my par­ents fan­cied a change – and I played for the lo­cal club ty­croes. My brothers played, my dad played – it was a fam­ily thing. I’ve al­ways played scrum-half. You have a lot of in­volve­ments and get your hands on the ball. I like that.

You played for Wales U16… I was liv­ing there at the time and I was lucky enough to get picked. I was just en­joy­ing my rugby, I wasn’t think­ing about the sit­u­a­tion (of play­ing for Wales or Eng­land).

Why did you switch to Eng­land?

I de­cided to go to Hart­pury Col­lege when I was about 17. I had been at Llan­dovery Col­lege, which was re­ally good and helped my rugby, but I felt like a change. My rugby was go­ing well and, hav­ing played Wales u18 a year young, I played for Eng­land u18 and then the u20s.

Has there been any crit­i­cism?

I am English, I was born in Eng­land, so it’s un­der­stand­able.

Who are the play­ers you look up to?

Ben Youngs has been qual­ity for Eng­land and aaron smith is one of the best in the world.

What do you do away from rugby?

I’m study­ing at Hart­pury for a BtEC in sport. My par­ents still live down in Wales, so I en­joy go­ing home and see­ing my fam­ily and mates back there.


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