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