Hotshots

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Hotshot: Steve Crosbie (Old Belvedere)

How did you get involved with rugby? My family are very rugby-orientated, and my second cousin, David Corkery, played for Ireland. I played in school with my brother, Jody, who…

ollie devoto

Hotshot: Ollie Devoto (Bath)

  Tell us about your rugby background… My dad Steve coached my U7s team at Sherborne RFC and I stayed there through all the age groups. Bath picked me up…

2013 IRB Junior World Championship, Final: England v Wales

Hotshot: Sam Davies (Ospreys)

  How do you feel about winning IRB Junior Player of the Year? I was shocked to be nominated but it was an honour to win. I’m gutted about losing…

ben howard

Hotshot: Ben Howard (Worcester)

Your dad Chris played for England Colts, Bristol and Rugby. When did you first play? At Sandal when I was six. We moved to Warwick when I was eight and…

alex allan

Hotshot: Alex Allan (Edinburgh)

When did you first play rugby? When I was seven my dad took me to Harrogate rugby club. He didn’t play but he thought I’d enjoy it. Later on I…

harri evans

Hotshot: Harri Evans (RGC 1404)

When did you first play rugby? I started when I was seven, at Llandudno, and stayed there until U16s. Did you do other sports?  I did gymnastics when I was…

jack clifford

Hotshot: Jack Clifford (Harlequins)

At what age did you first play rugby? I joined Cranleigh when I was about 11. My dad kept me out of rugby until it was full contact – he…

ieuan jones

Hotshot: Ieuan Jones (Dragons)

How did you get into rugby? I started at Bargoed Youth before having a few games at Pontypool and Newport. Then luckily the Dragons picked me up. Who have you looked…

pelissie

Hotshot: Jonathan Pelissie (Grenoble)

When did you first play rugby? I started playing at school and in my village when I was six. I went to Brive when I was 18, but couldn’t get into…

tom daly

Hotshot: Tom Daly (Leinster)

How did you get into rugby? I played nearly every sport when I was a kid, but I was big for my age so that’s why I started to focus on…