Spotlight - Josh De Stadler
Name - Joshua De Stadler
Nickname - Josh
Age - 23
Education (School, Tertiary) – Wynberg Boys High, Varsity College, Milpark
Clubs played for – UCT, False Bay
Position played or role if never played – Outside back
Rugby philosophy – Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong
Life philosophy – Balance, in all things
Rugby highlight as a player – beating Grey High school in 2012 for the first time as a Wynberg side. Leading try scorer in Super League A in 2015
Rugby highlight in your role – 100m try against Maties in 2015 at the Danie Craven Stadium
Favourite Club Player – Sikhumbuzo Notshe
Favourite Coach – Johan Ackermann
How do you chill? - Generally spend my time with friends and family. Thoroughly enjoy watching most sports.
What is it about the Bay that inspires you? - The fact that everyone in the team makes you feel welcome. The work ethic collectively is unbelievable. Everyone knows everyone, which creates a sense of belonging. The coaches have fun, but also push the players to always strive for more
Who at False Bay inspires you? - The players that during hectic cross fit sessions still have the lung power to say keep “ keep going gents “
What do you do to relax or what are your interests outside of rugby? - I am very much into hiking. I also enjoy the occasional game of soccer with friends.
Which club do you enjoy playing against and why? - Maties, because who doesn’t like crushing the dreams of the Maroon Machine?
What is your Dream Sports event, one you would most like to attend? - I would like to attend the Rugby World Cup hosted in Japan in 2019.
Your favourite rugby moment? - Scoring my opening try for False Bay.
Your most embarrassing rugby memory? - Dropping the ball underneath the posts after running 75 meters to score the try… high school things
Who is your funniest team mate? - TB. Basically TB cannot keep his mouth shut for 5 minutes and everything he says is either ridiculous or something nobody else would say.
Describe yourself in three words - Chows a chow
Training: love it or Hate it? – love it <3