Joining Worcester Warriors Senior Academy in July 2017 was another progressive step for Beck Cutting, who was first involved with the club three years ago.
He has already played at four levels for England – U16, U17, U18 and U20 – 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.
His rise through the England age groups continued in 2018 as he came off the bench for his U20 debut during the 2018 U20s Six Nations against Scotland.
He also made two substitute appearances and one start as England reached the final of the 2018 U20 World Championship, which ended in defeat to France.
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 in 2017.
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 in February 2017.
He also plays hockey and football and supports Chelsea. 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.
2018 S(R), World Championship - A(R), S, F(R)
2016 S(R), S(R); SA Tour: F(R), W, SA(R)
Last updated: 19 June 2018