22-year-old Rhys Davies returned to his home club in 2020 having spent time across the border plying his trade with Bath Rugby. Standing at 6ft 6in tall and weighing 116kg, the former Wales U20s second row is an imposing figure and has already made his mark on the Ospreys. He spoke about his journey to and from England and the difference between competitions.
“It was a massive benefit going to Millfield from Swansea, going somewhere new with a change of scenery. You’re in a new environment, being introduced to different coaches, and playing with different boys as well. You don’t know anyone and you have to rely on your ability and back yourself to progress, especially with the standard of rugby out there, which is quite high. We played against different schools, so the standard of rugby was exceptional week in, week out.
“It was great getting to know new people from a social aspect too. Building links and making new contacts.