The hilarious reason Nick Tompkins is called ‘Neil’ in the Wales camp

Nick Tompkins makes his first Wales start against Ireland today after scoring off the bench last weekend

But despite being rather new to the group, he’s been in the camp long enough to land a new nickname – albeit one that was handed to him in confused circumstances

“At the moment, it’s Neil,” he said.

“Alun Wyn (Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones) got it wrong at the captain’s (Six Nations) launch when he spoke to Owen (Farrell).

“He said ‘Neil’s a good lad’. Owen got very confused and didn’t understand what he was talking about until it dawned on him that he got my name wrong. It’s sticking now, unfortunately.”

Read RUCK’s list of the best nicknames in rugby here.


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