Spotlight - Richard Lawson

Name - Richard Lawson

 

Nickname - Spotted Moose, Crab Man

 

Age - 30

 

Education (School, Tertiary) – Wynberg Boys High

 

Rugby or sporting background - I pretty much gave every sport a bash but rugby was definitely the one with which I fell in love.  

 

Clubs played for - I've been around the block. Started with WP and UCT, then Griquas, Hamiltons and finally saved the best for last, False Bay. 

 

Position played or role if never played – Outside centre 

 

Rugby philosophy - WHat would Wells do?

 

Life philosophy - Life is so much better on the positive side. 

 

Rugby highlight as a player - Winning the Nations Cup with the Emerging Springboks 

 

Favourite Club Player - Roemark Smith

 

Favourite Coach - Gunner Hughes. Who doesn't love a rucking drill?

 

How do you chill? - I don't!!! I have a 14 month old baby. 

 

What is it about the Bay that inspires you? - How a bunch of guys are willing to give their all for each other every training session and every match.  

 

What do you do to relax or what are your interests outside of rugby? - Nothing better than a braai and a few beers to relax me. 

 

Which club do you enjoy playing against and why? - Always good to play against my old club, Hamiltons. 

 

What is your Dream Sports event, one you would most like to attend? - A Soccer World Cup Final. 

 

Your favourite rugby moment? - Scoring 7 tries in U9. 

 

Your most embarrassing rugby memory? - Scoring a great try in the 5m line. 

 

Who is your funniest team mate? - Ashley Wells 

 

Describe yourself in three words -  HAPPY LOUD AND LOYAL

 

Training: love it or Hate it? - LOVE IT