17 May 13
Harlequins has confirmed an exciting group of pre-season fixtures as it prepares for the start of the 2013-14 season.
How did it feel making your first senior appearance against Northampton Saints? It was my best rugby experience so far, being away at Franklin's Gardens in front of a massive crowd was incredible.
And how did it feel getting your name on the scoreboard? I couldn't ask for anything better than scoring on my debut.
What's your best match experience? Definitely my debut against Northampton; having a taste of the first team in front of a massive crowd is something I'll never forget. So what did you do after the game? Me and my mates celebrated with champagne!
When did you start playing rugby? When I was six years old at Crambrook Rugby Club. I was there until I was 16 and now I go back and coach when I can.
Do you enjoy coaching? I love it! Not as much as playing though!
Have you always wanted to play rugby professionally? Yes, definitely. I grew up watching Harlequins.
Where did you get the inspiration to start playing rugby? My Dad. He has always been a fan of me playing rugby and has supported me since I started playing at the age of six. He always comes to the games. So he came to see you for your debut game against Northampton? He did, he was going crazy in the crowd!
How do you balance the rugby with your work and social life? Well I'm very close to my friends so I travel back home as often as I can, otherwise I occasionally go out for a few drinks with the boys I live with, but I work hard and I believe I balance it all quite well. I also try and play a little golf. Are you any good at golf? I'm getting there!
There are loads of boys out there who play for their school teams; do you have any advice for those who wish to take the next step in rugby? I'd tell them not to worry, and when the opportunities arise to not be afraid to take them. Some guys hide their talents, but the key is not to be shy; they wouldn't be playing if they weren't good enough.
Who do you look up to? My mentor, Jordan Turner-Hall, has been brilliant. Outside of Harlequins it would have to be Brian O'Driscoll and Sonny Bill Williams. But Simon Jervis and Nick Oldham, my coaches at The Skinner's School, have helped me get to where I am today.
Where do you see yourself in five years time? As a solid starting centre and making more first team appearances. I want to be that reliable 12/13 that they can count on. Another aim of mine is the England 20's, if not this year then next year. I am working hard towards it and will keep working hard. If I keep performing well in the A League and at Worthing RFC, the opportunities should arise.
Time for some more personal questions! What are you watching on television at the moment? Made In Chelsea
If you were to put your Ipod on shuffle, what three most random songs would play? Most random, ok. It would be Stacey's Mum, Gangnam Style and... Anything embarrassing? Anything embarrassing, probably! I guess any song from the Mamma Mia Soundtrack.
Any favourite films? Blood Diamond and Cool Runnings.
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook definitely! I can't hashtag properly, I just do the last word of every tweet.