Beatrice Asprey

finn russell

Hotshots: Glasgow fly-half Finn Russell

When did you first play? I started at Stirling County when I was seven or eight and stayed until I was 19. Is rugby a favourite sport in your family? …

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Hotshots: Saracens youngster Leanne Riley

When did you first play? At primary school – they needed a few extra girls to play in tag tournaments. Then I got involved in my local club, Old Coventrians.…

jack walker

Hotshots: Leeds Carnegie youngster Jack Walker

When did you  start playing? My dad took me to my local club, North Ribblesdale, when I was about six. He played union and league but I have only played union.…

Emily Irving

Hotshots: Ayr back Emily Irving

When did you first play rugby?  In March 2012. I played football from when I was three until about 13, then in my last year at school I was asked…

hallam amos

Hotshots: Meet young Dragons star Hallam Amos

When did you first play?  We moved to Wales from England when I was five or six. I played football, then started rugby at Monmouth School and loved it. What…

Peter Dooley

Hotshots: young Leinster prop, Peter Dooley

Have you always been a loosehead?  No, I started at No 8. It was a tough move to make but now I’m better for it. You’re in the Leinster academy,…

Tommy Allan

Hotshots: Meet Perpignan’s Tommy Allan

How do you qualify for Italy after playing for Scotland’s age groups?  I was born there! My dad is Scottish but my mother is from Italy, and played scrum-half for…

London Welsh v Newcastle Falcons

Snap shots: The weekend’s best rugby pics

ON THE last weekend of league action before domestic rugby turns to Europe, the Aviva Premiership saw Leicester return to winning ways, as they beat Harlequins 22-16 on Friday night,…