First year student Reuben Tucker’s rugby career took a huge step forward after winning his first Wales under-20s cap in this year’s Six Nations.
The Mechanical Engineering student featured in the opening 11-6 loss against Ireland in Dubarry Park, Athlone.
“It was a goal of mine to make the squad and I was delighted when I got the call,” said number eight Tucker.
“I was slightly disappointed in my performance against the Irish but hopefully I can pick it back up next time, if I get a chance.”
Tucker believes however, after an initial defeat in the campaign, Wales can return to winning ways very quickly.
“It was always hard playing away from home with a new squad.
“We have a good chance now in the next few games to build on what we have already done.
“I think it can be a realistic goal to win the rest of our games.
Tucker believes his season has been a mixed one, but his performances in January justify him being called up into the squad.
“I have had a bit of an up and down season,” he added.
“I have found it really hard to find my form, but I feel it’s picked up recently with some good club performances in January.”
Despite this recent success, Tucker is still realistic on his ambitions with region and country.
“The [Cardiff] Blues have a really good side and a lot of boys in the squad,” he said.