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I love cleaning my house, says Warriors pace ace Josh Drauniniu
11:00am Saturday 19th January 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
WARRIORS wing Josh Drauniniu is used to showing opponents a clean pair of heels.
After all, the pace ace has seen his 12 tries in 18 games for Worcester rewarded with a new contract by head coach Richard Hill.
But when it comes to keeping things clean, Drauniniu perhaps goes that little bit further than most.
“I love cleaning my house, I love to dirty my house to clean it,” he said. “I love to see it dirty and I think, yeah, it’s time to clean it. I go and wash the dishes, put on my headphones and think, let’s do it, let’s clean. I love it, it’s therapeutic.”
Not an approach that everyone would take to maintain sanity but if it helps the former London Welsh speedster produce performances like the hat-trick against Rovigo last weekend, then who are we to argue?
Drauniniu, who has also played for Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins, seems to be enjoying life at Worcester as he continues to forge a career for himself in the sport.
A former Royal Navy chef, the 27-year-old says he could not wish for a better job but will be forever grateful to his time on the sea.
“I did it for eight years, it was good experience and it was a chapter of my life I will never forget,” he said.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without it, the Navy made me who I am right now, they gave me the opportunity to be who I am.
“I left some good mates behind but we still keep in contact. You make new friends who have loads of friends in the navy and sometimes I miss it but rugby is a new life for me and this is the only job I have, and I love it.”