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Feature: Get to know… Cal Davies

Feature: Get to know… Cal Davies

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We catch up with Super6 player Cal Davies…

Try scoring hooker Cal Davies caught the eye for Watsonians in the first half of the FOSROC Super6 season and he will be looking to continue where he left off before the break in the coming weeks.

Having started the 2019/20 season playing for his former club Haddington, the 27-year-old was keen to give Super6 a go when the opportunity came around and he has not looked back as he has helped the Myreside men to the top of the table.

“I knew Watsonians had a good set-up and a good coaching team and it was something that I was keen to get involved with,” he stated.

“Everyone in the squad has been really welcoming and there has been a great atmosphere, everyone has bought into our systems and what we are trying to do.

As a pack we know we have done some good things so far, but we have never rested on our laurels, we have always been constructively criticising each other and working together after every match whether that has been to do with lineouts, scrums, our defence or our work in open play.

“We know that we can get better and there is still work to do.”

Cal came to rugby later than most whilst growing up in Dunbar, but he has loved it ever since.

“I didn’t pick up rugby until I was 15, but really enjoyed it. I moved to play for Haddington at age-grade level and I stayed in the system there until senior rugby,” Cal, who has recently played his part in setting up the Bear and Bull ‘Independent Watering Hole’ in Dunbar, explained.

“I then made a move to play for Boroughmuir and after a good time there I finished my studies I decided to move away and do other things including playing in New Zealand for a spell.”

In New Zealand Cal was playing for Coastal Rugby in Taranaki, the former club of All Black Beauden Barrett, and he even worked on the Barrett family farm when he was there too.

After last week’s friendly ‘hit out’ against a Newcastle Falcons XV in Melrose he is now fully focused on this coming Saturday’s top of the table clash with the Ayrshire Bulls along with the rest of the squad.

Remember the Super6 squad play their next game on Saturday at home to Ayrshire Bulls at 3pm, get along and cheer them on

Words by Gary Heatly

Images by Graham Gaw, more here