June International Tours

Debut season ‘a blur’ for Strettle

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Harlequins and England star David Strettle has expressed his desire to soak up what promises to be an exhilarating second term in the limelight.

The mop-haired wing excited Guinness Premiership crowds throughout 2006/07 with his slippery running style and no-fear attitude, notching up ten tries in only 17 appearances for Quins.

This impressive record earned him an international debut in the historic Six Nations clash against Ireland at Croke Park in February, and he duly celebrated the occasion with a try.

However, what promised to be the dream climax to a memorable season, two mid-year Test matches in South Africa, was ruined when Strettle was hospitalised due to illness.

“I was in a bad way for a couple of days,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

“It was very frustrating because I had gone [to South Africa] to play rugby and ended up watching both games on telly.”

Now, Strettle has firmly put his touring disappointment to bed and is keen to take in what lies ahead, starting with the Wales fixture this Saturday.

“Everything was a bit of a blur last season. I want to enjoy it more, because last year it was all new to me,” he said.

“Some of the lads say as you get more experienced you enjoy it more.”

 

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