DMU rugby player climbs the ranks to county level

By James Cannell

A key player for De Montfort University’s  rugby team has officially signed for Leicester county rugby team.

Callum Dewson made his debut for County in last Sunday’s game after signing for them a week before.

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Callum Dewson, celebrating team victory

The second-year student has made many appearances for the DMU team, notably in last year’s Varsity game.

“There is a bit of a buzz around the team already, after our last game going back into the changing room it was very professional,” he said.

Callum’s dedication to the team is remarkable, with the county trials both lengthy and tiresome with only 25 players making the final cut.

He recalled: “We had to attend extra squad training sessions and then from those training sessions they whittled it down to the final squad.”

The county team played their first game together last Sunday which unfortunately ended in defeat.

The move from playing for DMU to Leicester County has been tough. Even Callum admitted: “The standard of play is a lot higher, obviously the training is harder and we train at a much higher rate.”

On the field, Callum is a fierce player. He is known to be a true thorn in the opposition’s side, but he knows that he will have to change to keep up with his team.

“You always have to adapt a slightly different approach with each team that you play for, each team plays differently. However, I will always play my method of play,” he said.

You can next see Callum and the Leicester County this Sunday (FEB3) when they play at home against Warwickshire County.

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