As a new boy in the Bath team, last Saturday was a very big moment for me.
There were nerves beforehand and I was desperate to do well to impress my new team mates and prove that I was good enough in my role.
Yep – it was time for the debut boy’s first-game song in front of the rest of the team.
It’s usually a task that is completed on the sanctuary of the team bus. Unfortunately for me and the other four debutantes, we flew in and out of Newcastle so my ditty was sung a mile in the air over the intercom to a plane packed with players, the board of directors and some Bath supporters.
Being at a new club, I wanted to prove I was as hard and macho as the next bloke...so I sung an Elton John number!
I used all of my experience and took the microphone first before Dave Attwood, Ryan Caldwell, Kane Palma-Newport and Carl Fearns could get a look in.
If the first-up guy is good, it’s a hard act to follow.
At the risk of sounding a bit cocksure, my version of Crocodile Rock went down like a house on fire. I wish I brought my guitar along, David Brent style.
I ended up getting told to “shut up” because I was having too much of a good time I think.
And I needn’t have worried about being too camp with my choice of song either. Carl Fears did ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ by Queen!
Champions Saracens arrive at The Rec on Saturday this week.
Hopefully, it will Bath who are flying high again (groan).