Spotlight - Bob Fabre
Name: Bob Fabre
" Bobby V"
Family background / recognition:
I didn’t play much rugby at school. I played my first club rugby at 29 with my brother for the Buccs at Hammies. They needed subs so I borrowed someone's
shorts and boots and changed on the side of the field for my first adult game. I never looked back from there - retired at 42
Position: 1 or 3
Favourite position: 3
Least favourite: 4,5
Favourite Club Rugby Player:
Richard van der Merwe
Richie van der Merwe , Jed Eli, Shields, Pieter Benade and all those Bay boys who play rugby for the love of the game as well as coaches and managers who do the same.
ludus causa ludi
St Georges Grammar School
Clubs played for:
False Bay (played a few games before for the Buccaneers at Hammies)
Benched for First against Strand United - Didn’t get on the field
Other interests outside of rugby:
Cooking with my wife, Running, Beer
Macaroni Cheese, Lamb/Chicken Breyani - comfort foods
Rugby philosophy :
Don’t ask what rugby can do for you, but what you can do for rugby - also winning is great, but its ok to lose if you played your best
If you’re not enjoying yourself- you may as well not be here
Retired - stay a FB supporter
What do you like about False Bay?
Its a special brotherhood and sisterhood of people. Its a safe place in an unsafe country. There is no place I would rather be on Saturdays from 12 - when there is a home game
Why The Bay?
Originally lived in Diep River - so closest club - and got invited to play by third team coach Tobie in 2001
What attracted you to the bay and what keeps you here?
Best Bay rugby moment?
Francois Boshoff (Bossie try probably circa 2003 from Wynberg end 22 - slippped a few tackles and chipped over the oppostion fullbacks head for a perfect one bounce gather to score under the posts - rugby magic!!
I believe 2016 is the year for FB to win the league…