Jonny Clayton will be one of the debutants at the World Cup of Darts next weekend. The Pontyberem ace claimed his spot by defeating his partner in the tournament, Gerwyn Price in the final of the Austrian Darts Open.

Clayton is very proud to have this opportunity and he hopes that the fact him and the Iceman get on will help the team.

He spoke to Red Dragon Darts about this and went on to say that less fancied nations have done well in the past so he’s hoping him and Price can do the same.

He said: “Gezzy and I get on well, we have the rugby banter because we are both former players and that will be good for us.

“I guess rugby banter means we can just talk about the game but it means we have a common bond away from darts.

“I’m called The Ferret because that was a nickname I was called from my rugby days. I was a scrum-half and I was suddenly called it by my team-mates and it stuck.

“It’s absolutely massive for me to be picked for the World Cup team and for my country, I’m very proud to have been given this opportunity.

“If we can produce something in Germany it would make history and I’d love to do that. I’ve played for my country in the BDO, but to get a call-up in the PDC with that sort of quality is huge for me.

“Some of the less-fancied nations have done well in recent years and so have Wales, so hopefully Gezzy and I can do the same.”

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Author: Samuel Gill