Plymouth Albion / Rugby

Youngster Cully is enjoying his run in Albion’s team

Harrison CullyTEENAGE winger Harrison Cully is delighted to be having an extended run in Plymouth Albion’s team following injury.

The 18-year-old started Albion’s opening match of the season against Richmond but then suffered a back injury that kept him out for a couple of months.

However, he got his chance to return to the team against Blackheath last month when fellow 18-year-old Tom Putt suffered an injury.

Cully has since kept his place in the side and featured in Albion’s wins over Wharfedale and Ampthill.

“I’m really enjoying it at the moment,” said the youngster, who is dual-registered from Exeter Chiefs.

“I’m having a good spell of games and we’re getting some wins under our belt. Hopefully, we can keep climbing up the table.”

Cully, who was born in Brixham but spent his senior school years in Cornwall, is certainly enjoying life at Brickfields.

“There’s a really good atmosphere around the club,” he said. “There’s a good buzz because we are playing well as a team and they are a really good bunch of lads to be around. I’m really enjoying it.”

Cully admitted it was annoying getting injured after just one game of the season.

“It was frustrating,” he said. “I was really happy to get a start in the first place, but to lose the spot with an injury like that was always going to be frustrating.

“I’m just glad to be back in the squad now.”

Cully is now searching for his first senior league try. He has not had too many opportunities in the last couple of games because of the poor playing conditions.

“I’m just looking to get my hands on the ball as much as possible and try and make an impact,” he said. “I just want to do as much on the field as I can and hopefully look for a try to get on that scoreboard.”

Cully is one of seven teenagers to have featured in Albion’s first team squad this season, joining Putt, Ollie Dawe, Billy Searle, Ed Holmes, Jack Maunder and Jim Massey.

“It’s quite good as there’s quite a few 18 and 19 year-olds in the squad like myself, Ollie Dawe, Billy (Searle) and Ed Holmes,” said Cully. “All of them guys I came through with and played a bit with in the academy structure at Exeter.

“It’s good to be able to come into a new team with faces that you know. That makes it easier.”

Cully is hoping he can help Albion to a third consecutive win on Saturday when they entertain Loughborough Students at Brickfields (3pm).

“Hopefully, fingers crossed,” said Cully. “But we’ll have to see how it goes.”


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