Hotshots: Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Ali Price
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Price is right: Ali Price gets set to put the ball into a Warriors’ scrum. (Photo: Inpho) I was playing an academy match for Bedford Blues and someone from the Scottish Exiles was there and invited me to an Exiles camp. It went from there. I ended up playing for Scotland U20 and got an elite development contract at Glasgow through that.It’s a great club and I was delighted to make my Pro12 debut earlier this season. I really enjoyed it.What are your current goals? I am hoping to push on and get a few more chances (to play in the Pro12 for Glasgow). I want to keep pushing the guys ahead of me and giving the coaches a lot to think about. RW Verdict: Price missed the whole of last season with a knee ligament injury, but has bounced back and, with the help of the Warriors’ elite player development coach Iain Monaghan, is making an increasingly good impression. You were born in England, so how are you Scotland qualified?My mum, Carol, is Scottish, but I was born in King’s Lynn and went to Wisbech Grammar School.When did you take up rugby?Dad took me to West Norfolk rugby club when I was six or seven to try it and I loved it. I played cricket and hockey too. I joined Bedford Academy in my last year at school. After three years I became a senior player there, for one year, and joined Glasgow in 2013.What positions have you played?I was full-back with my club up to U16s but No 10 for my school. At 18 or 19 I moved to scrum-half and stayed there. I like being involved all the time, using all aspects of the game – pass, kick and run and being able to boss everyone around.How did you end up with Scotland U20 and Glasgow?