- 18 Jul 07, 09:37 AM
I'm a sports writer who has been working for the BBC out of the Cardiff office for the last seven years, specialising - whenever I get the chance - in rugby and boxing.
The Six Nations and Wales internationals have been the highlight of my sporting year for as long as I can remember. Although this working lark does seem to have cut back on my chances to enjoy the full range of the festivities, my liver thanks me for it and it's a privilege to get so close to the stories and the action.
I'm originally from Tredegar in the south Wales valleys. I have to confess to being a bit soft, though, as I never really took to regular visits to The Rec, and my real love for the game developed in the balmier climes of Swansea where I studied history.
I went through my university days there as Mike Ruddock built his great Swansea side of the early '90s, and it will take a lot to convince me that Wales have moved on since sacking the Grand Slam coach.
Sean Davies is a BBC Sport journalist based in Cardiff.