Spotlight - Bob Fabre

Name:   Bob Fabre

 

Nickname:

" Bobby V"

 

Age:

 45

 

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

 

Inspirational people:

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

 

School:

 St Georges Grammar School

 

Clubs played for:

 False Bay (played a few games before for the Buccaneers at Hammies)

 

Highest honours:

 Benched for First against Strand United - Didn’t get on the field

 

Other interests outside of rugby:

Cooking with my wife, Running, Beer

 

Favourite music:

James Reyne


Favourite Movie:

Amadeus

 

Favourite Food:

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

 

Life philosophy:

If you’re not enjoying yourself- you may as well not be here

 

Rugby goals:

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?

a/a

 

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!!

 

General comments:

I believe 2016 is the year for FB to win the league…