What is your first memory of playing rugby? First memory is going kicking with my Dad most weekends at the local club (Bowdon RUFC).
Which people have helped you the most to progress during your career to date? My family have always been so supportive. But coaching wise, growing up, I’d have to say Tony Bennet (first coach at Bowdon RUFC), Jason Duffy (friend and coach throughout my childhood) and Simon Mulholland (coach at Sedbergh School) all had a huge role to play in helping me get where I am today. All the coaches at Sarries are fantastic at helping out but my S+C (Ben Pollard) and Physio (Chris Rainbow) have helped enormously over the past two years where injuries have played a part.
Who was your hero growing up and why? I loved watching Jason Robinson at Sale purely for just how exciting he was on the ball. As I got bit older, Dan Carter became someone I looked up to as I was playing 10 at the time and loved how much of an attacking threat he was.
What is your personal aim this season? It would be fantastic to win the Premiership Cup and Premiership Shield and then just keep pushing for a first team spot at Saracens.
What is the proudest moment of your career to date? Either playing for England U20’s or my Saracens debut vs Quins last year.
Who is the best player you have played/trained with? Liam Williams or Alex Goode both provide an enormous challenge week in, week out at training.
The martians have landed, and we’ve lost the toss…we’ve got Mars away next week in a game to save the world, who is the first player on your team sheet (past or present player)? Beauden Barrett.
Favourite band/musician? Post Malone
Favourite food? Can’t beat a nice steak and sweet potato fries.
Favourite film? Shutter Island
Favourite holiday destination? Would love to go to USA road trip down the West Coast.
Favourite hobby? I’m trying to get into Golf but a mixture of the weather and my impatience are playing a role in me not doing it…
Embarrassing moment? I’m a very clumsy person so most days can provide something embarrassing for me!
If you weren’t playing rugby, what would you be doing now? I’d probably be at university full-time in my last year!
Do you have any plans for life after rugby? I study alongside playing in Planning and Real Estate so I hope to go into something to do with that after rugby.
What tops your bucket list? Post rugby, obviously, it would be amazing to travel the world for a year.
If you could choose one shop to get stuck in overnight, what would it be? Has to be Costco… pig out on all the food there and then straight to biggest bed!
If you could choose any three guests for your own dinner party, who would they be? Steve Carrell to provide the entertainment, Gordon Ramsey to cook up the food and Roger Federer to pluck his brain on how he’s managed to be the best for so long!