My brother who is 2 years older than me played for our local team Aberavon Quins so I started playing with him when I was 6 years old. Then it all went from there!
My family keeps me motivated, especially now I have young children. Having a game every weekend also keeps me motivated!
Breakfast: Porridge + poached egg on toast
Lunch: Chicken, sweet potato, and green beans/salad
Dinner: Steak & jacket potato + peas
Pre-bed: Yogurt & protein
You definitely feel like you have more energy if you eat correctly and at the right times. Good nutrition helps recovery which is essential for a rugby player who trains and plays frequently.
Yeah, I do. I use PAS supplements. I mainly use the protein bars and drinks to aid recovery and maintain size. I also use the energy/carb drinks before games to ensure I’m fuelled for the game.
We usually do 2-3 weights sessions a week, sometimes 4 a week if you’re not involved in a match at the weekend.
Our strength and conditioning coach knows how to control the volume of the sessions and the recovery time needed to be ready for the match. It’s important to do the weights to maintain or increase your strength, size, and power.
I enjoy the bench press, it’s good for the fend!
Winning my first Grand Slam with Wales and being selected for the British & Irish Lions
Playing against Fiji in the 2007 World Cup!
Yeah, plenty but you have to be strong, learn from them and be the best you can be for the following match.
I always make sure I speak to my Grandparents, Parents, Wife & kids before every game!
Enjoy every second and don’t take anything at all for granted.
The mind will give up 100 times before the body does.