Italy scrum-half Stephen Varney

Guest: Welsh regions kicking themselves for letting Varney slip net

HAVING taken on the best scrum-half in the world, and beaten him, Stephen Varney ensured Louis Rees- Zammit isn’t the only Welsh Hartpury College old boy to catch the eye this Six Nations.

Pembrokeshire-born Varney’s double-dummy on Antoine Dupont on the opening weekend went viral and Alex Guest, his academy coach at Gloucester, believes all the world’s a stage for the Italian international.
“He excites me, and it is good to see him now trying things like that,” Guest said. “I know he is quite a humble guy, and he won’t like the footage going around but I sent it to him because it is a ma...

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