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Alex Ducker

24th June 2019 | Category: Latest News, Players

NEW SIGNING AT ALBION BRINGS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE

Camborne-born Alex Ducker has certainly packed in a lot of rugby experience. At just 26 years old, he has played at club, county and England level and has turned out for a lot of teams from Redruth, Camborne and the Cornish Pirates close to home to Hartpury College and Exeter Chiefs further afield.

Last season he was joint top scorer in the County Championships, helping Cornwall to the title with a solo try in the final. Now, after a nomadic playing period, he is looking forward to making his contribution at Plymouth Albion, after signing to join the club for the forthcoming season.

Alex was born in Camborne and started playing rugby early.

“I was sports mad at school, but played football mainly. I played some rugby when I was about eight, but I was quite small and wasn’t really keen on a contact sport. I started playing again when I was 15 or 16 and filled out a bit.

“I moved with my family to Falmouth and started playing for Camborne. I cycled from Falmouth to Camborne and back again for training. It was about an hour and 15 minutes each way. That changed my level of fitness. I did it because I was really keen to get into a team.

“I was just keen on sport. I was a really sporty child – cricket, football, tennis, rounders – any sport available. I just wanted to be involved and I still like to play other sports when I have the time.”

Alex admits there was a period recently when he fell out of love with rugby. “I didn’t feel I had a fair shot when I went to Hartpury. I didn’t really suit the style of play and I became disillusioned. I was more angry at myself really.”

He went back to Camborne where he found his form again, scoring 42 tries for them. “The coach at Camborne told me there was no pressure – I could just rock up and play and score. I fell in love with the game all over again.”

It’s in this positive frame of mind that Alex joins Albion. “I like to think that on the pitch I’m a good finisher. It’s good to have wingers and players in the back to finish and I think I bring that to the table.

“Off the pitch, I’m a good sport and I think that’s good for morale. I like to push myself in the team. I know a lot of the lads from playing with them and against them. So I’m really looking forward to going Plymouth Albion.”

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