Ahead of making his Ospreys debut this weekend against Sale Sharks, we caught up with Harri Deaves to hear his views going into the game.
“I’m definitely excited to make my debut for the Ospreys this weekend especially during a European game. It’s something I’ve worked towards after being an Osprey fan all my life. My Dad and myself always had a plan to play for them and I’ve supported the team for as long as I can remember.
“I started my rugby journey at Pontyclun RFC and I fell in love with the club. I am Pontyclun through and through, but I did leave as a teenager to play for Pontypridd and was involved with Ponty schools Under-11s and Under-15s. Originally I was a full back, centre or wing and I went back to Pontyclun to play Under-16s and that was where I really fell in love with rugby, and it was one of the best years of my life. That was when I moved to playing seven.
“After Under-15s, I didn’t get picked up and went to what they call regional ‘Mop Up’ sessions. I didn’t get picked up for that and then I went to Bridgend College and that was where the Ospreys saw me and picked me up. Literally, if I hadn’t gone there, I don’t think I would have got picked up. I went there to do Civil Engineering and after two days switched to rugby."