Spotlight - Matthew Esteves

Name - Matthew Esteves 

 

Nickname - Nezzy/Bakkies! 

 

Age - 21 

 

Education - Pretoria Boys High School, Varsity College 

 

Rugby, sporting background - Kicked the old rugby ball back in my youth, haven't thought about putting it down since. 

 

Clubs played for - False Bay, Western Province Rugby Academy 

Positions played - Prop and lock, hopefully one day center (Sonny Bill Esteves) 

 

Rugby philosophy - When faced with a challenge look for a way, not a way out!

 

Rugby highlight as a player - Beating Maties at Danie Craven stadium, winning the Reserve League last year!  Absolutely privileged to pull the Bay jersey over my head every weekend

 

Favorite club player - Riaan O'Neil and big Wesley Chetty 

 

Favorite coach - Allan Footman and Andy Whittaker 

 

What is it about the Bay that inspires you? - The Bay has become my home since moving from Johannesburg.  I've found a rugby family, way too much gees ! 

 

Who at False Bay inspires you? - Graham "Snoopy" Knoop 

 

Who do you enjoy playing against? - Hamiltons, great rivalry and physical game 

 

What is your Dream Sports event, one you would most like to attend? - To watch Chelsea football club at Stamford bridge in the premier league 

 

Your most embarrassing rugby memory? - Tackled a player from Boland ended up getting a black eye and 6 stitches ,two weeks later a ran into somebody's elbow and my other eye was black

 

Who is your funniest team mate? - Kevin Lock and Adam "Chabal" de Carvalho 

 

Training: love it or Hate it? - Absolutely love it!