New Wales call-up Mason Grady has confessed that when his Cardiff teammates told him he’d made the Six Nations squad earlier on Tuesday, he suspected they were joking.
Grady was one of four new caps named by Warren Gatland, along with Teddy Williams of the regional team and Keiran Williams and Rhys Davies of the Ospreys.
Grady was caught aback when he learned the news during a Cardiff team meeting.
“I’m buzzing. I’m really surprised because I didn’t expect to get the call-up to be honest. When the boys told me I thought they were taking the mick so I am absolutely buzzing,” he told Cardiff Rugby.
“I didn’t even know Teddy had made it so that is class. I’ve played with him since Year 12 so to go into that squad with him is unbelievable. Growing up in Wales as a kid this is all you want really so I’m super proud and hopefully I have done my family proud. Hopefully I can get a cap soon.”