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On a sunny Saturday afternoon in early March, I was at my local club watching our seniors play their first game of the season. My son's age grade team wasn't starting for a few more weeks so he was having a run with the premier reserves. With a good pre-season under their belt and being a bit fitter and stronger, our team were four tries ahead by half time. The opposition were having a dig but they had the look of a team that didn't really believe they could win and were just trying to keep the score respectable.

Except for their fullback. He was easily the smallest and youngest in their team by a few years, but he was also their best. This kid wasn