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3rd Academy Player 2013/2014
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Dan Barnes 2013/2014

Dan Barnes

Where are you from and where do you live now?

I am from Reading and currently live in Lower Earley (Reading).

Where did you go to school?

The Forest School.

Where and when did you start playing rugby?

I started playing rugby at The Forest School and had my first game against Little Heath at U13.

What position(s) do you play?

I play centre, have played on the wing and also fullback. I prefer 12 or 13.

What is your greatest achievement in rugby so far?

My greatest achievement so far by a long shot is getting the opportunity to be a part of the extended academy group at Wasps.

Who is your favourite player/rugby inspiration and why?

I don't really have a favourite player, if I had to choose one it would be Brian O'Driscoll as he does all the simple things well, has a great rugby mind and also breaks tackles, gets over the gain-line and creates try scoring opportunities.

What excites you most about being part of the Wasps Academy set up?

What really excites me are the opportunities that may arise playing against top quality players, and also the rest of the academy I will be training with will help me develop into the best player I can be. I am looking forward to the professional coaching and learning new skills, techniques and tactics for game situations that will help me to push further into a clever mind set of my position as a centre.

Where would like to see yourself in 5 years' time?

I would like to see myself being involved in the first team training set up at wasps, the last 2 years I have developed a lot as a rugby player on the AASE scheme to be where I am now, and have no doubt that I will keep developing in the academy to gain opportunities.

If you were a wild animal what would it be and why?

A cheetah, because they have some serious GAS!

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Dan Barnes's Details
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Position: Centre
Weight: 14st 6lbs (0Kg)
Height: 5' 10" (m)
Date of Birth: 14/04/1995
Left Club: 06/03/2014
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