Hotshots

nicky smith

Hotshots: Ospreys prop Nicky Smith

When did you first play rugby? I started at U10 level with Waunarlwydd. Where do you play?  I was actually a No 8 at the start, but as we got…

max clark

Hotshots: Bath centre Max Clark

When did you first play? I played a little in London, then we moved to Dorset when I was seven or eight and I played at North Dorset rugby club…

akira ioane

Hotshots: New Zealand sevens star Akira Ioane

How have you found playing for the All Blacks Sevens team? I didn’t think I’d ever play sevens for New Zealand. I always thought of it as a backyard game…

Peadar Timmins

Hotshots: Leinster back-row Peadar Timmins

How long have you played for Ireland U20? Since last year’s Junior World Cup. I played this year’s Six Nations and went to the JWC. How are JWCs to play…

Tommy Spinks

Hotshots: Glasgow Warrior Tommy Spinks

When did you start playing? I started mini rugby at North Berwick when I was about five. I played for North Berwick High School 1st XV when I was only…

nathan earle

Hotshots: Saracens winger Nathan Earle

You were born in Hong Kong? Yes. Dad was working there and I started rugby there when I was three. My older brother played and Dad gave up trying to…

ross moriarty

Hotshots: Gloucester back-row Ross Moriarty

What was it like to win the Junior World Cup last year? It was quite surreal. We had a really good team and played really well, but this year everyone…