Meet Next Generation Gavin – from fifths to firsts at Easts and loving it


It was one of those sliding doors moments that happen throughout any player’s rugby career and Eastern Suburbs backrower Archie Gavin is more than happy with the way that things have panned out.

The 22-year-old was battling away for a spot in the centres in the Beasties fourth and fifth grade sides when third grade boss Elliot Frawley tapped Gavin on the shoulder at training one Tuesday night at Woollahra Oval.

Frawley told Gavin that his way up the grades might be quicker if he switched positions and headed into the forwards.

The next Saturday Gavin was turning out in the backrow for the thirds and things gathered momentum from there.

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