- Date of Birth14 Jun 2002
Scrum-half Sam Edwards joined the Leicester Tigers academy from the DPP base at Mount St Mary’s.
DPP coaches Diccon Edwards and Steve Grainger played a prominent role in his development in junior rugby, while he also played club rugby at Selby and in schools rugby with Queen Ethelburga’s College.
He says: “The coaches help with advice off the field to get the best out of training too, which is important, and Dave Wilks is now my mentor in the academy.”
Getting to know you
If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Aaron Smith, my favourite scrum-half.
What three things would you want if you were stuck in a desert island?
A rugby ball, water and food.
What fillings would you add to your perfect sandwich?
Chicken, lettuce and melted cheese.