Who are rugby’s rising stars? Here are profiles of up-and-coming players who have been featured in Rugby World magazine

How did you get into rugby? My first sport was Gaelic football, which I started when I was three or four, with St Mary’s. I played until U18s and we…

How did you get into rugby? My father, Adrian, was a wing at Pontyberem and when I wanted to start playing with my friends he coached our team all the…

Breakthrough: Stockdale scoring his first Pro12 try for Ulster.

Tell us about your rugby background… My dad and grandad played and I started when I was about six at Ballynahinch. Then I played schools rugby at Wallace High in…

Try time! Perkins scores for Saracens in an Anglo-Welsh Cup clash in November.

When did you start playing rugby? When I was about five or six, at Upminster rugby club. I didn’t play a lot of other sports when I was younger –…

Rising star: Anthony Belleau on the ball for France at the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship.

Where did rugby begin for you? I am from a village close to Agen in south-west France, so I played for my village from the age of six to 15,…

When did you first play rugby? Towards the end of primary school, at George Watsons. It was the main sport and I didn’t enjoy it much at first but I…