Spotlight - Pallo Manuel

 

Name:    Pallo Manuel

 

Nickname :    

Skelton (at the Bay)

 

Age:  27

 

Family background/ recognition:

Cape Town born and bred

 

Position:

Lock 

 

Favourite position:     

Lock

 

Least favourite:       

Scrum half

 

 

Favourite Club Rugby Player:             

Ashley Wells 

 

School:                                                 

Somerset College

 

Clubs played for:                                 

Maties, UCT, UWC and now the Bay!

 

Highest honours:                                  

Boland Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup

 

Other interests outside of rugby:        

Surfing, photography and a bit a cooking here and there!

 

Favourite music:                                  

 Jazz

 

Favourite Movie:                                  

Remember the Titans

 

Favourite Food:                                   

Lasagne

 

Inspirational people:                             

Ali Williams and Sam Whitelock

 

Rugby philosophy:                               

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars and Glory lasts forever

 

Life philosophy:                                   

Do what you love and do it to the best of your ability

 

Rugby goals:                                        

To be able to get the opportunity to run out in the Bay 1st XV outfit consistently

 

What do you like about False Bay?    

It's a family

 

Why the Bay?                                     

When I started my rugby out at UCT, legends like Ash 'conserve' Wells, Wes Chetty and Snoopy were the guys I started senior rugby with. So why not end it with them? 

 

What attracted you to the Bay and what keeps you here?

The whole False Bay vibe, the family safe environment that caters for everyone. But most importantly it's my being able to play rugby with a great bunch of guys who enjoy playing the game 

 

Best Bay rugby moment?

Captaining the winning 2nd XV side against both Maties(home) and and Hammies(away) last year!