Ulster Rugby vs Treviso


Senior debut on Sunday – what was that like?

games as they can, so the competition brings out the best in players. As a young player, what’s it like to play alongside the likes of Charles Piutau and Tommy Bowe? I used to watch Tommy on TV when I was kid, so playing alongside him is surreal at times. Playing with Charles is brilliant, as he makes everyone else's job a lot easier by some of things he can do on the pitch. Also, JP has been great to play with as his rugby knowledge is second to none. It’s great that the coaches also have faith in us young guys - they mix the more experienced players, with players coming through the ranks. Which shows that if your putting in the work and producing good performances you will be rewarded with a chance. What are your goals for the rest of this season? Keep working hard and trying to put my hand up for selection. Also from a team point of view, our goal is to push on and win the PRO12.

It was a dream come true for me, I have been waiting a long time to be given a chance and I’m really glad it came on Sunday in Parma. At the time, I was just happy to get on the field, then luckily I got the bounce of the ball off a great kick from JP (Jared Payne) and was able to get the try, which was an added bonus. How do you feel you have progressed this season? I feel that I have progressed well, it's been great training with the seniors full time, I am trying to learn as much as I can from them. I feel that playing with the Ulster A team has really helped my progression especially as we have secured a British & Irish Cup quarter-final and we’ve had some strong performances as a team. There is fierce competition in the squad, does that motivate you? Yes definitely, everyone wants to be on the match day 23 come Friday nights and play as many




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