Spotlight - Jacques van Staden

Name - Jacques van Staden

 

Age - 23

 

Education (School, Tertiary) – die Hoërskool Menlopark

 

Clubs played for - Blue Bulls u/19, WP rugby Academy, WP u/21, False Bay 1st XV, Griquas

 

Position played or role if never played – Centre and wing

 

Rugby philosophy - Hard work will always beat talent if talent does not work hard. 

 

Rugby highlight as a player - Playing for False Bay will always be a highlight for me. Every game is a special occasion and and something I will always treasure.

 

 

Favourite Club Player - Snoopy (Graham Knoop)

 

Favourite Coach - Jono vd Walt

 

 

How do you chill? -  Watching Super  Rugby and having a couple of cold ones with friends or family

 

What is it about the Bay that inspires you? - The family environment, it's something that can't be explained. If you join False Bay and get to experience the vibe and GEES, be warned because you will find it almost impossible moving on to any other club.

 

 

Who at False Bay inspires you? - Each and every player, coach and member of the club. They are all committed and literally give their all to the Bay.

 

What do you do to relax or what are your interests outside of rugby? - If I don't play rugby...I like to watch rugby and a couple of cold ones will obviously always be welcomed as well.

 

Which club do you enjoy playing against and why? - I enjoy every game...but for some reason playing against the top rated sides like Maties, Hammies and Durbell always gets me going just that extra bit.

 

What is your Dream Sports event, one you would most like to attend? - I think as a spectator the Vegas and Hong Kong 7s should be amazing and then of course a WC final.

 

 

Who is your funniest team mate? - Definitely Vlam

 

 

Training: love it or Hate it? - Hate the fact that I love it...