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 stop me joining in at training.
When did you make the move to England?
In 1999, when I was just under five. I joined Cranbrook rugby club and stayed with them until I joined Saracens. Harry Sloan is from there too.
Were you always a wing?
I was prop, then fly-half – just give the fast kid the ball! Since we moved to a full pitch I’ve been a wing.
How old were you when you joined Saracens?
I was 15. I trained with them once a week until I went to college, then it was every day. I was quite raw and the coaches Matt Davies and Jan Bonney honed everything.
When did you first play for England?
With the U18s. This is my first year with the U20s.
How did you find the Junior World Cup?
To score five tries in the first two games was amazing. I’d have been happy with one. We believed if we performed well we’d be in a position to win it, which we did!
How did you feel about being nominated for IRB Junior Player of the Year?
Unbelievably happy! I didn’t expect it at all.
RW verdict: He grabbed the JWC headlines and hopes to star in a Saracens shirt in the new season.
This hotshot was first published in the August 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in this month’s mag!