In the first of the ‘Meet the Squad’ series of interviews we catch up with Worthing College Rugby 2nd XV Captain Conor Thompson and look forward to the season ahead.
Q. What are you studying at Worthing College?
CT: Maths AS, Physics AS, Drama A2
Q. What position do you play?
CT: Inside Centre.
Q. What Club do you play for?
CT: I don’t play for a club at the moment.
Q. Who is the best Rugby player in the world?
CT: Scottish Full Back Chris Patterson- best kicker Scotland has ever had and played for a long time keeping Scots hope alive on numerous occasions.
Q. What was your best rugby moment?
CT: Making a 30m line break in a trial game and sending the pass to a team mate for the score- cemented my place in the squad this season.
Q. If you could be any sports performer in history, who would you be?
CT: I would be Ma’Nonu, he is an All Black the best team in the world. He looks intimidating during the Haka and a better kicker than people think.
Q. Other interests?
CT: I enjoy reading, my favourite book is ‘Call of the Wild’ by Jack London. I read philosophy books and enjoying camping.
Q. Thoughts for the Season
CT: We have two young squads going out in the Sussex Development 10s at Lewes RFC tomorrow. I am looking for a good performance in defence and a few wins. I would like us to beat some of the local rivals and see some of the U17s step up.
The rest of the season will be challenging but we have a motivated group of young player that are keen to learn!
Fixtures for tomorrows tournament at Lewes RFC
|PoolA Pitch 1 Start times|
|(1).Newman vs (2)Collyers 1 13 00|
|(3) Weald vs (6) chichester 13:20|
|(5)Beacon vs (4) Worthing 2 13: 35|
|(3) Weald vs (4) Worthing (2) 13:50|
|(6) Chichester vs (1) Newman 14:10|
|(2) Collyers vs (5) Beacon 14: 30|
|(6)Chichester vs (4) Worthing (2) 14:45|
|(2) Collyers 1 vs (3)Weald 15:05|
|(1) Newman vs (5)Beacon 15:25|
|(1) Newman vs (4)Worthing (2) 15:45|
|(5) Beacon vs (3) Weald 16:05|
|(6) Chichester vs (2) Collyers(1) 16:25|
|(5) Beacon vs (6) Chichester 16:05|
|(1) Newman vs (3) Weald 16:25|
|(4) Worthing(2) vs Collyers(1) 16:45|
|Pool B Pitch 2|
|(1) Cen Sussex vs (4) Bexhill 13:00|
|(2) Collyers (2) vs (3)Worthing (B ) 13:20|
|(3) Worthing (B) vs (1)Cen Sussex 13:35|
|(5) Steyning vs (4)Bexhill 13:50|
|(5) Steyning vs (3) Worthing (B) 13:50|
|(1) Cen Sussex vs (2) Collyers (2) 14:10|
|(2) Collyers vs (5) Steyning) 14:30|
|(3) Worthing (B) vs (4) Bexhill 14:45|
|(4) Bexhill vs (2) Collyers (2) 14:05|
|(5) Steyning vs (1) Cen Sussex 14:25|
So Conor is upbeat and excited about the season ahead. Lets hope that he and the Worthing College 2nd XV are successful in the coming weeks and months.