Spotlight - Andre Lategan

Name: Andre Lategan

 

Nickname:

Boer, Andre the Giant

 

Age:      22

 

Family background/ recognition:

My dad played 1st XV for Helpmekaar in his high school days and went on to play TUKS u20A before retiring due to a serious injury. My mom played provincial hockey, tennis and netball in school and club hockey for a while thereafter. My sister has represented WP and SA u18 waterpolo. Sport is a huge interest in our family!

 

Position:     Lock

 

Favourite position:      Lock

 

Least favourite:     Front row

 

Favourite Club Rugby Player:      Snoopy

 

School:

Wynberg Boys’ High School

 

Clubs played for: False Bay RFC

 

Other interests outside of rugby:

Surfing, wakeboarding, boating and spending time with family and friends

 

Favourite music:

All sorts, mainly rock though


Favourite Movie:

Saving Private Ryan, The Hangover movies, anything comedy or skope-skiet-en-donder

 

Favourite Food:

Steak and chips, The Bay chili popper burger, BEER

 

Inspirational people:

Bakkies Botha, Victor Matfield, Richie McCaw, David Pocock

 

Rugby philosophy:

Give it all you got until the final whistle.

 

Life philosophy:

Do everything as best you can and enjoy the ride.

 

Rugby goals:

To play rugby for as long as my body allows and to represent False Bay’s 1st XV

 

What do you like about False Bay?

There is an awesome family vibe around the club, you always feel at home here. The gees never ends, not even when Vinny leaves it at the gate!

 

Why The Bay?

My best mates, Jake, Adam and Cam came to play here last year and I followed suit, After my first training I didn’t want to play anywhere else.

 

Best Bay rugby moment?

Every time I run on the field with my False Bay brothers and beating Maties and Vics with bonus points this year.

 

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