Hello! I'm Ali Stokes, a freelance Rugby writer that once harboured a dream of becoming a professional rugby player. Cruelly a lack of co-ordination, speed, strength, size and sporting instincts got in the way. But apart from that I basically could have been Dan Carter...
In a previous life, I was a Sports Rehabilitator, I have interned at Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership and the Stellenbosch Rugby Academy in South Africa.
A year ago I turned my hand to writing and have gone on to feature for Rugby World, Talking Rugby Union and my own website, Crashball Rugby.