Joining Worcester Warriors Senior Academy this July was another progressive step for Beck Cutting, who was first involved with the club three years ago.
He has already played at three levels for England – U16, U17 and U18, having taken up the game with Kidderminster Carolians when he was eight years old. Beck was part of the England U18 squad that toured South Africa in August 2017.
Beck, who lives at Far Forest, near Kidderminster, took A-levels in biology, chemistry and maths at Bromsgrove School. He previously attended Far Forest Primary and Bromsgrove Prep. After being in the school team that won the NatWest Cup finals in 2015 and 2016, he led Bromsgrove to the semi-finals this year. Beck said. “My other high spots were playing a year up in 2016 for England U18 in wins over against Scotland at Stirling County and Ystrad Mynach, scoring three tries in two NatWest finals and being man of the match in the second one.”
His pathway was shaped by Andy Renton and Matt Dalton, coaches at Carolians, one-to-one guidance from Matthew Williams to improve his skill set, together with the influence of former Gloucester prop Tony Windo over the past three seasons as first team coach at Bromsgrove School.
Beck continued: “Mark Luffman has given me mental toughness and boosted my specialist skills as a hooker. I also had ‘garden rugby extras’ from my dad Simon, who along with my mum Lynette provided me with a ‘taxi service’ as well as giving me ardent support.”
Former Worcester Warriors player Agustin Creevy, of Argentina, was his ‘hooker idol’ in his earlier years and, more recently, Beck has bounced back from a PCL tear last February.
He also plays hockey and football and supports Chelsea. His top ‘go to’ on holiday is Australia, R&B works for him on the music front and Shawshank Redemption is the film he likes most. Curry is his top food choice. Worcester’s James Scott and Christophe Fostier, of Bromsgrove School and ex-Worcester U18, are his best rugby mates.
Aspirational, motivated and sociable fit his self-description and off the field, passing his driving test at the first attempt and then going off solo in his car pleased him most. His dad Simon has a claim to fame, being a national champion in Autograss Racing, Class 5.
2016 S(R), S(R); SA Tour: F(R), W, SA(R)
Last updated: 12 January 2017