ED FIDOW’S love for country music could help him find the X-Factor on and off the pitch – and it is not bad for drowning out church bells either.

Warriors’ Samoan international wing admitted his move to England had involved a couple of culture shocks, not least the disruption to quiet country life provided by local parishioners on a weekly basis.

The cold weather has provided his biggest hurdle but the summer signing proved his ability to deal with such vagaries with a strong showing in torrid conditions at Harlequins.

And with a new-found love for playing the guitar, Fidow is happy relaxing at home and perhaps preparing for life after the game.

“I like to stay home, it is too cold to get around,” said Fidow.

“My place is out in the countryside, a small village and everywhere has been flooded but I enjoy the country life.

“It is nice and quiet, apart from when they ring the bells for three hours straight – it is from seven at night and the whole time I am in the house screaming at the missus ‘what the hell!’

“I assume it is an English thing and that everyone is used to it so now I have a new routine, I put my earphones in and play loud music until 9pm.

“I like all music but especially country songs and am starting to get into the guitar – maybe I’ll be a singer after rugby, who knows?

“I like where we live at the moment, we spend every day training and sometimes have a lot to think about so when we have time off it is nice to take your mind out of the game and distract the mind.”

Fidow walked into the unknown, tackling torrid conditions during his Warriors bow at Harlequins but he will go into Saturday's European Challenge Cup clash at Castres knowing plenty about the enemy.

“It was not an easy one, that has to be some of the worst weather I have played rugby in but I was happy to get an away win,” he added.

“We handled it really well. As a winger I did not expect to get as much of the ball as I did and everything went our way so it was good."

On Castres he continued: “I played in France for two years and know what these guys are like when they play at home.

“Every game is vital to them, they don’t like losing at home, it will be a big test for the boys but we have had a good week so far and will be up for the challenge.”