Spotlight - Robert Raw

Name –   Robert Raw

 

Nickname –   Hagrid

 

Age –   29

 

Education –  PhD from UCT

 

Rugby or sporting background –  I've been playing rugby for the last 20 years. I am also into long distance swimming, Waterpolo, and have dabbled in gymnastics and underwater hockey.

 

Clubs played for –  Pirates, False Bay

Position played – Prop/Lock/Flank

 

Rugby philosophy - Why run around them when you ran run through them!

 

Life philosophy - Never stop learning

 

Rugby highlight as a player - Winning back to back titles in the Reserved League.

 

Favourite Club Player - Snoopy

 

Favourite Coach - Wayne James

 

Family background / make up (if you want to share this) - I have two brothers and a father who all play at the Bay. 

 

How do you chill? - Cold beer and a braai!

 

What is it about the Bay that inspires you? - The sense of camaraderie and gees. 

 

Who at False Bay inspires you? -  My brother, Simon Raw. Having seen the hard work and dedication he put in to transform himself into the player he is now.

 

What do you do to relax or what are your interests outside of rugby? - I enjoy being outdoors, cooking on open fires, sipping a cold beer. I am also a keen photographer.

 

Which club do you enjoy playing against and why? - Villagers, always a good vibe on and off the field.

 

What is your Dream Sports event, one you would most like to attend? - The Rugby World Cup

 

Your favourite rugby moment? - Every time I crash through the opposition!

 

Your most embarrassing rugby memory? - Probably all the times I've dropped a pass while charging towards the tryline.

 

Who is your funniest teammate? – Brad (van Deventer)

 

Describe yourself in three words - Dedicated, Passionate, Honest

 

Training: Love it or Hate it? - Hate to Love it!