- Date of Birth11 Dec 1999
Will Poland describes Brian O’Driscoll as the perfect model for an aspiring centre.
“I played a little bit at fly-half but I’ve always really been a centre,” says Poland. “He was never the biggest on the pitch but he was a great player. His style of play has always interested me.”
Will first joined his local club as a five-year-old – My dad didn’t play but he just felt it would be good to get me into something,” he says – he came through clubs and schools rugby before joining the Tigers academy.
Getting to know you
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Super strength would be great.
What three things would you want if you were stuck in a desert island?
A rugby ball, a lot of food and my XBOX.
What fillings would you add to your perfect sandwich?
Barbeque pulled pork with sweetcorn and red onion.