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.
Written by Paul Rees
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