Amos happy with his rugby education on the Dragons wing
8:02am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Sport
HALLAM Amos is happy to slot in on the wing for Newport Gwent Dragons if accurate passes keep coming his way rather than the hospital variety.
The 19-year-old bagged a brace in the region's 30-7 RaboDirect Pro12 win against Zebre at Rodney Parade last Friday, their third successive home success.
The two tries are unlikely to feature on any DVD of rugby's most stunning finishes – Amos had to just flop over the line after being put in by Netani Talei and Jason Tovey – but he was in the right place at the right time.
That would have come as a relief after a manic Friday for the teenager; his Rodney Parade exploits came after he had been in hospital from 9am to 5pm as a first-year student of medicine at Cardiff University.
Managing his workload will be key this season but the Wales Under-20s starlet wants to do plenty of learning on the pitch as well as in the library.
Amos has missed just one game this season – Munster away while he was settling in to university life – and wants to continue his rugby education.
"It's good to get plenty of game time," said the former Monmouth School pupil, who was baffled by being awarded the official man of the match award against Zebre.
"The coaches have put faith in me, I am benefitting from a run in the team and it was nice to get a couple of tries under my belt even if they were easy ones.
"Rugby is about confidence, the more you get the better you can play. There is a really good mood in the camp at the moment and I am enjoying it."
Amos' long-term future is at full-back but has featured on the wing for the Dragons this season, just as he did for Wales Under-20s in the Junior World Championship.
He shifted to the left in that tournament to accommodate Scarlets starlet Jordan Williams and has been on the flank for his region because of the presence of in-form 15 Dan Evans.
"Full-back is my favourite position but I am happy as long as I am playing," said Amos.
"Dan is playing really well and is controlling the game from 15. I think that we have got balance across the back line and we are communicating well as a back three."
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