Hotshots

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Hotshot: Koree Britton (Gloucester)

Tell us about your rugby background. I was born in Torquay and my dad, Dave, took me to Dartmouth minis when I was four. He played prop for them. I…

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Hotshot: Jordi Murphy (Leinster)

You were born in Barcelona. Is your family Irish? Yes. In the late 1980s my parents moved to Spain and my sister and I were born there, but we came…

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Hotshots – Alex Glashan (Edinburgh)

Alex Glashan announced himself to the rugby world with a Man of the Match performance in March 2009 as his Edinburgh Academy side beat George Watson’s College in the final…

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Hotshots – Dominic Barrow (Leeds Carnegie)

Lock Dominic Barrow has already made his first-team debut for Leeds Carnegie, despite being just 17 years old. He started in the LV= Cup game away to the Scarlets alongside…