Fans are realising darts star Gerwyn Price played pro rugby - Ruck

“Want to get my boots back on” – Fans are only just realising darts star Gerwyn Price played professional rugby

World number one Gerwyn Price has said he may not play in the World Darts Championship again after wearing ear defenders in a 5-1 quarter-final loss.

The Welshman donned the ear defenders during the fifth set and switched to ear plugs for the sixth in an effort to block out noise from the crowd.

Price won the first set but Gabriel Clemens played superbly to become the first German to reach the semi-finals.

Following the game, a number of fans discovered the former world number one actually played professional rugby.

Price played as a hooker for Welsh Premier Division sides Neath and Cross Keys as well as rugby league with South Wales Scorpions.

 He also had a short spell at Pro12 side Glasgow Warriors as injury cover for their first choice players.

During Price’s time with Cross Keys, they won the 2011–12 WRU Challenge Cup, with Price scoring a try in the final.He ended his rugby career in 2014 in order to concentrate on playing darts full-time

Price also revealed how much he misses his rugby days and is planning to get his boots back on at some point in 2023.

“I’m constantly thinking about my old life, when I used to play rugby, when I used to be in a bit better shape than I am now. I didn’t have to suck it [his stomach] in as much back in the day,” he joked.

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