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 after that most of my rugby was at Warwick School.
When did you join Worcester Warriors?
When I was 18, straight from school. I had been training with them for a few months already.
Have you always played on the wing?
I was at fly-half until 15, then found I could get more space at full-back. Worcester put me on the wing and I’ve played all my first-team games there.
Who are your mentors?
Gary Meechan and Andrew Stanley from the Worcester Academy, and Richard Hill helped me a lot last season.
You’ve just helped England win the U20 World Cup, but weren’t capped for any other age group. Why is that?
I went to a Midlands U18 trial and didn’t get picked. At trials, it’s about how you do on the day. My first year at Worcester helped me a lot and I’m pretty unrecognisable from the player I was at 18.
Who do you admire?
Jonny Wilkinson for his dedication, and Israel Dagg for his running and ability to beat a defender.
What are your aims for the next year?
I started the last two Premiership games and want to play as many as I can. I’ve been on loan to Bromsgrove and Rotherham but Worcester is where I want to be.
RW Verdict: A great find for England U20, Howard looks set to make his mark with Worcester next term.