He said that his worst game ever was when he came up against Soane Tonga'uiha of Northampton because he hammered him in the scrum. When he was a young lad his idol was Jason Leonard as he claimed he was the greatest prop ever. As silly as it sounds he says that his most embarrassing moment was when he went on as replacement but forgot to take his bib off and was going in for a scrum then he realised. Dan Way’s parents are so proud of him that they have been to most of his games to support him in his whole of his rugby career.
He started his rugby life with Swindon under 9’s. I asked him have he got any advice as I am also a prop and he replied to keep working on my technique like he did and that brings me to his worst game, he had rubbish technique but now he is a Pro. He turned Pro 2 ½ years ago.
On the holidays he treats himself with meat and stuff like that. He got inspired by his dad as he used to play rugby. The Dragons heard of a big prop at Swindon and decided to sign him up for the Dragons. His friend played rugby for Pontypool who told him to take up rugby. His training routine is that on Monday and Tuesday was the heavier sessions, they have Wednesday off and then maybe he had a team run on a Thursday or Friday. Before rugby he was a roofer for a couple of years. One time he had a dead leg which lasted for about 3-6 months. His superstition is that when he goes on holiday he checks every five minutes whether or not he has got his passport.
By Liam Mortimer
Today I interviewed Dan Way. Dan is originally from Swindon and plays tight head. He first played for Swindon under 9’s then moved to Pontypool, Newport then Newport Gwent Dragons. His trainer is Iestyn Thomas and his heaviest training days are Mondays and Tuesdays. He’s been playing professional rugby for 2 ½ years. His parents come to every home match. His worst ever match was against Northampton when his scrum technique was exposed and he got mulled by Soane Tonga'uiha . His idol was Jason Leonard. He was inspired by his dad. His most embarrassing moment was when he went into the scrum with his bib on. And finally his most annoying injury was his dead leg which lasted months.
By Gethyn Davies
Today I have interviewed Dan Way. Dan Way is a tight head prop, he moved from Swindon. Before he moved to Newport Gwent Dragons he played for Pontypool and Newport. He started playing rugby when he was 9. He was born on 05/04/1987. His worst game was against Northampton and he got mulled by Soane Tonga'uiha. His superstition was to check his bag, kit and passport lots because he once forgot his boots. He had an idol, Jason Leonard. Dan was 6ft and 19 stone. Every game he played home his parents come to watch him. He has now played professional rugby for 2 ½ seasons, Iestyn Thomas is his coach. He trains Monday, Tuesday, &Thursdays but it depends on if they have a match. The toughest days training are Mondays and Tuesdays. He eats what he wants on holiday and before matches he has a special diet. His embarrassing moment was when he kept his bib on during a match.
By Logan Brindle
Today I interviewed Dan Way; I found out that he is 6 foot and 19 stone. He is a tight head prop. I found out that his worst game was when he just didn’t do it right and he dropped every scrum but then I found out his worst injury was when he had a dead leg was dead for months. He was inspired by Jason Leonard because he was an amazing prop, his mum and dad was always there for him by going all the way from Swindon to Newport to watch his home matches to support him. Dan Way is from Swindon and he said he trains 3 or 4 times a week depending what days his match are. He said when he goes away he doesn’t eat sweets he prefers to eat lots of meat and he started rugby when he was 8, he played for the under 9’s.
By Connor Cooper
Today I interviewed Dan Way, the tight head prop of the Newport Gwent Dragons. Dan started at a young age of 8 years old he then moved on to play for Pontypool then got invited to train with Newport RFC, he then got scouted to the Newport Gwent Dragons. His idol is Jason Leonard. Dan also indicated that one of the worst injuries was where he had a dead leg for months. He trains heavy on Monday and Tuesdays. His trainer is Iestyn Thomas. The most embarrassing moment for Dan was when he came off the bench into the scrum and forgot to take his bib off. His mam and dad came down to support Dan regularly.
By Liam Wells
Today I interviewed Dan Way; he is a tight head prop. He is 6ft and weights 19 stone. He played for Swindon. He played for the under 9’s. His worst game was when his technique wasn’t good. His worst injury was when he had a dead leg. The hardest days are Monday and Tuesday. His idol is Jason Leonard. He moved from Swindon to become a Pro. His most embarrassing match was when he came into a scrum with his bib on. His superstition was to check for his kit and passport.
By Stephen Ashton
Today I interviewed Dan Way; he is a tight head prop. He is 6 foot tall. He played his first game for an under 9 rugby team. His dad inspired him to play rugby. He moved to Newport from Swindon. He then became a professional rugby player. He had a dead leg for months and hurt his arm. His worst game was when he had all his technique wrong. He trains hardest on a Monday and Tuesday but he has a run on Thursdays. He weighs 19 stone and he needs to check if he got his boots because he forgot them before. His idol is Jason Leonard.
By Adam Surridge
Today I interviewed Dan Way, he is the prop, he first played for the under 9’s, he was born in Swindon and came to play for Pontypool and Newport, his idol is Jason Leonard. He trains 3-4 times a week; a Monday and Tuesday are his heaviest times. When he goes on holiday he likes to eat a lot of meat. His mum and dad try to go to all his games to support him. When he goes to a trip he always looks in his bag for his kit and passport. He had a bad arm and a dead leg that lasted months.
By Ethan Ramsey
Today I interviewed Dan Way and we all had one question each to ask Dan so we did. He weighs 19 stone and he has the height of 6ft. He first started playing for a under 9’s team in Swindon where he is from and his friend went to Pontypool and took him with him and he got spotted in Ponty and went to Newport and then started to train for them on a Tuesday and Thursday. He has got an idol Jason Leonard (prop). His first and worst game was against Northampton; he went on the pitch with his bib and started to play. His superstition is checking he still got his kit and he knows he got it.
By Alex Morris