Courtnall Skosan spoke to RugbyPass about relatively new adventure in his career; Northampton as well as a positive experience after arrival. Skosan feels great in his team. Going to England turned out to be a great thing for him.
“A fresh challenge, a lot of competition, a good brand of rugby, lovely fans. It has been amazing to be a part of a system like that, coming in, being accepted immediately, getting involved, scoring tries again, and playing against teams every weekend where there are quality players on the other sides.
With covid, a lot happened in South Africa and we were playing a lot of domestic rugby, so I needed a bit of a fresh start and it has worked out,” he said.
Skosan is satisfied with the style of play and quickly adapted to that system.
“The style of play. It’s probably closest to what I was used to back home.
Skosan on his team and his style
This great player also spoke to his style of play. He decided to play without fear. It seems that he has changed many things about himself.
“They are a free team that loves to attack the space, quality players. There is a lot of talent in the group as well so I knew I was going to be challenged, knew I was going to compete every single week to get into the team and it’s more the brand of rugby that attracted me.
I don’t think you ever see and do it all. I have learned a lot and seen a lot. The nice thing for me is expressing myself more, being myself more. Sometimes you get to a stage where you feel you need to be safe and I don’t want to be safe and in this squad, I can’t play safe." He uses every moment to improve himself.
“I have to put myself out there and that is the nice thing for me, I am constantly comfortable in putting myself in uncomfortable positions so I can grow as a player and as a person as well. Where I can add value with that is with the knowledge or whether it is with actions or physical work on the field or in the gym, I am always looking to be better”.
The most important thing for him is that he is aware of his mistakes and moments when things are not going well. “I’m a player that is hard on myself. I strive for excellence, I try to play my best game each and every time I go out on the field but sometimes you get performances that don’t go your way.