Hotshots

Leading the charge: Rory Thornton captains Wales U20. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hotshots: Ospreys lock Rory Thornton

  When were you bitten by the rugby bug? I started in the U8s at Bonymaen with my neighbour Oliver Treviso. He still plays for them now. I was hooked…

Go Joe! Marchant scores for England U20s v France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hotshots: Harlequins centre Joe Marchant

Which was your first team? Winchester U7. I stayed with Winchester through the age groups. Did you play other sports? I’m a black belt in karate, I swam and did…

On the charge: Ellis Genge in action for England U20s. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hotshots: Bristol prop Ellis Genge

Tell us about your rugby background… I started when I was about nine, at Old Redcliffians. I had played football until then. Once I  was about 12 rugby became my…

On the charge: Joshua Adams in Wales U20s action against England. (Photo Huw Evans Agency)

Hotshots: Scarlets wing Joshua Adams

When did you start playing rugby? I started at Hendy when I was about six. I played rugby and football until I moved into youth rugby, then the games were…

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Hotshots: Cardiff centre Garyn Smith

When did you start playing rugby? I joined Pontypridd when I was nine and stayed all the way through. I played for the first team for the first time last…

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Hotshots: Edinburgh No 8 Magnus Bradbury

Your first club was Oban? Yes. My younger brother Fergus (now at Glasgow Warriors) and I went along when I was seven. Mum got involved too and played for their…

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Hotshots: Meet Bath second row Charlie Ewels

When did you first play rugby? I joined Bournemouth when I was seven, because some friends were playing rugby and I was a big kid. I played for England U16…