Tom Prydie: ‘I have fought for a long time to get back into the Wales side’

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Eight years after becoming the youngest player to have been capped by his country, the wing is ready to win his sixth cap against South Africa

Even at the start of the year, Tom Prydie’s international career look to have dissolved into a quiz question. When the wing won his first cap at the end of the 2010 Six Nations, less than a month after his 18th birthday, he was the youngest player to have been capped by his country, and to have appeared in the championship. A long career beckoned, but after winning his fifth cap in 2013, he languished in the international wilderness – until a surprise recall last month.

Prydie will win his sixth cap against South Africa in Washington on Saturday having joined the Scarlets from the Dragons last summer, a move that raised his profile. Prydie has endured some dark periods since making his Test debut when he had only made two starts for Ospreys, not least two long-term injuries, but he never abandoned hope of playing for his country again.

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Written by Paul Rees
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/01/tom-prydie-ready-to-be-tested-again-after-returning-from-wales-wilderness-south-africa-rugby-union under the title “Tom Prydie: ‘I have fought for a long time to get back into the Wales side’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.