Tucker delighted by his call-up to the Wales under 20 squad

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.

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