When and how did you get started with rugby?
I started when I was 6 at my local club, Antrim RFC playing mini rugby there. My dad played there towards the end of his career and he brought me down and I was hooked from day 1 and have never looked back.
What keeps you motivated?
The fact I got into professional rugby so late, I was 26 before I got offered my first contract by Ulster so I guess the fact that I had a very different route into the pro game makes me appreciate it a lot more as I know the slog that goes into being a club player whilst holding down a job. There is also a lot I want to achieve at Ulster, it is where I am from. I am playing for my home club so to win something in an Ulster Jersey would mean the world. I have also had a small taste of International recognition with the Emerging Ireland team over the last 2 summers so the chance to represent my country is a big motivating factor as well.