Hotshots

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…

ellis jenkins

Hotshot: Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff RFC)

Was rugby always your top sport? I played football until I went to comprehensive school, but it was a bit soft for my liking! Is openside your favourite position? Yes.…

max c

Hotshot: Max Crumpton (Saracens)

How did you first get into rugby? I played football from when I was very little and I had a trial with Arsenal at U10s but didn’t get in. So…

sinckler

Hotshot: Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)

How did you get into rugby? Mum took me to my local club, Battersea Ironsides, when I was eight. I had been playing football but I kept being too rough. Have…

jonny gray

Hotshot: Jonny Gray (Glasgow)

When did you take up rugby? My friend’s dad took me along to Cambuslang rugby club when I was seven and I stayed with them until I was 16. I…

amber reed

Hotshot: Amber Reed (Bristol)

Your uncle Andy played at lock for Scotland, so were you always into rugby? I was always interested because my dad and brother played too, but I played football. Then…

rhys patchell

Hotshot: Rhys Patchell (Cardiff Blues)

When did you first play at fly-half? I was a full-back until I was in the Blues South U16 squad and then, because Cory Allen was being picked ahead of…