Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text SWINDON NEWS to 80360 or email us
Wells' rugby education continues at Salisbury
CENTRE Sam Wells believes Swindon’s game away at Salisbury will be another step on his personal learning curve as he settles into senior rugby.
The 21-year-old moved to Greenbridge Road having finished his degree at St Mary’s, and has performed well in the Swindon midfield as they have made a good start to the South West 1 East season.
Wootton Bassett-based Wells is pleased with the start he has made under coach Neil Loader, but believes he will get better with every game he plays.
“I am pleased with the contribution I have made, and it is a good club so it is easy to settle in which is important,” he said.
“Everyone behind the scenes has been good to me and helped me, and it is a good club on and off the pitch.
“I have played five games for them now, but I haven’t played all that much senior rugby, so I think it has been going well.
“I learn more with every game I play, and the Salisbury game will be the same.”
Wells lines up alongside talismanic fly-half Adam Westall in the Swindon midfield, and the youngster believes he is learning a lot from the fly-half.
“Adam is an experienced head and he settles things down, and he is great to have there,” he said.
“He is one of the best kickers I have played with too, and he is helping me a lot in every game.
“He has delivered for the club over so many seasons, so it is nice to be playing alongside someone who knows what he is doing.”
Although Wells doesn’t know too much about tomorrow’s opponents, he is convinced Swindon are going to be in for a tough afternoon.
“It is always a hard place to go and they are a good club, but I am quite new to this league so I am not really sure what to expect,” he said.
“I just get told about the teams and prepare that way, but I don’t think we should worry about the other teams too much and play our game.
“That is important because sometimes you worry too much and don’t do the things you want to do.”