The Squad

Meet the Squad

Matty Hopkins

Matty Hopkins

Position
Loose Head Prop
Nickname
Hoppers
Best Rugby Match
Wasps U17 academy v 'Quins U17 academy
Rugby Hero
Dylan Hartley
Best Drink
Pint of Lager
Best Food
Steak & Chips
Best Gig
Jay Z at Birmingham
Ambition
To play rugby at my highest level possible & become a successful businessman like my old man.
Will Bennett

Will Bennett

Position
Hooker/Prop
Nickname
Tornado
Best Rugby Match
The 3 games against Sheffield RUFC last season. All very physical and tense matches with Tigers coming out with the bragging rights 3-0!!
Rugby Hero
Kieran Reid
Best Drink
Pornstar Martini/Gin & Tonic… Tough call!!
Best Food
Pizza
Best Gig
Coldplay
Ambition
Play for Sheffield Tigers in National One
Ed Fox

Ed Fox

Position
Hooker
Nickname
Foxy
Best Rugby Match
Against Sheffield 2nd IV after moving to Tigers
Rugby Hero
Danny Cipriani
Best Drink
Guinness
Best Food
Stir Fry
Best Gig
Ed Sheeran
Ambition
To Win First Team Cap at Tigers
Junior Gelsthorpe

Junior Gelsthorpe

Position
Prop Forward
Nickname
Spike
Best Rugby Match
Sheffield Tigers vs Sheffield RUFC
Rugby Hero
Tendai Mtawarira and Mark Ireland
Best Drink
Lemon Green Tea
Best Food
Pepperoni Pizza and Carrot Cake
Best Gig
Lady Gaga
Ambition
To be involved with Sheffield Tigers to create a legacy
Aidan Leeming

Aidan Leeming

Position
Second row
Nickname
Don’t have one
Best Rugby Match
Queensland Development Vs ACT Brumbies Development
Rugby Hero
John Eales
Best Drink
XXXX Lager
Best Food
Kangaroo steak
Best Gig
Stereosonic 2014
Ambition
To play rugby all over the world
Ashley Holland

Ashley Holland

Position
Second Row
Nickname
none
Best Rugby Match
England’s 2003 final win over Australia: If not because of the quality of rugby, it deserves a mention for the sheer pressure it was played under. Neither side could pull clear of the other, even in extra time, and when it looked as though we would see the first World Cup to be settled by a penalty competition, up popped Jonny Wilkinson on his swinger to send England to rugby Heaven.
Rugby Hero
Martin Osborne Johnson CBE- His drive and physical presence meant that he is a natural leader on the pitch - and off it.
Best Drink
Caramel latte made with love from the lovely ladies at Costa Woodseats
Best Food
Massive rack of succulent ribs covered in BBQ source
Best Gig
Rocking out the local community center as part of an indie rock band (aged 15)
Ambition
To be an inspiration for my children
Lee Orton

Lee Orton

Position
Second row
Nickname
Orty
Best Rugby Match
-
Rugby Hero
Courtney Lawes
Best Drink
JD, Disaronno n captain Morgan's with a bit of cola n ice, all in same glass.
Best Food
Steak/bacon n egg butty
Best Gig
Download Festival 2012
Ambition
Build my own house before 35 birthday
Frank Tufail Smith

Frank Tufail Smith

Position
Flanker
Nickname
Sassy
Best Rugby Match
Winning against local rivals Uppingham in my last year of school
Rugby Hero
Andy Goode
Best Drink
Ale
Best Food
Steak and chips
Best Gig
Weller
Ambition
Earn enough money to have a personal chef
Scott Ferriday

Scott Ferriday

Position
Flanker
Nickname
Fez
Best Rugby Match
Sheffield Tigers vs Doncaster Knights
Rugby Hero
Mike Tindall
Best Drink
Orange juice
Best Food
Nachos
Best Gig
Leeds festival
Ambition
Become a millionaire
Lee Monks

Lee Monks

Position
Back row
Nickname
Monk
Best Rugby Match
Scoring a try in the First National 3 Derby at home in front of 800+ people!
Rugby Hero
Ardie Savea
Best Drink
Cup of tea
Best Food
Meat
Best Gig
The Twang at the Leadmill
Ambition
Pro Rugby Player
Josh Scholfield

Josh Scholfield

Position
4/5/8
Nickname
Schoy
Best Rugby Match
Dronfield - first cap for tigers
Rugby Hero
Lawrence Dallaglio
Best Drink
Brooklyn lager
Best Food
Anything with chicken
Best Gig
Madness at Donny race course
Ambition
To play pro rugby
Frank Wragg

Frank Wragg

Position
Second Row / Back Row
Nickname
Wraggy
Best Rugby Match
Darlington away
Rugby Hero
Stinger
Best Drink
Strawpeado
Best Food
BBQ’d meat
Best Gig
Any post-match tigers playlist
Ambition
Make it through my stag do alive
Steve Walker

Steve Walker

Position
6, 7, 8, occasionally 12
Nickname
Waka
Best Rugby Match
Beating Sheffield in the local derby last year 3 times
Rugby Hero
Andrew Barnes
Best Drink
Pint of G&T
Best Food
Mexican
Best Gig
-
Ambition
Happiness
Alan Symcox

Alan Symcox

Position
No8
Nickname
Honey Monster
Best Rugby Match
Mansfield vs Rugby Lions
Rugby Hero
Adam Shaw
Best Drink
Pint of Peroni
Best Food
Mixed grill
Best Gig
Dizzee Rascal
Ambition
To have a game as good as Pete Swatkins
Charlie Dunn

Charlie Dunn

Position
Scrum half
Nickname
Champagne
Best Rugby Match
Beating Wheatley Hills in the Final of the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy
Rugby Hero
​Beauden Barret​
Best Drink
Indian pale ale​
Best Food
Pizza
Best Gig
Rage Against the mMachine
Ambition
To have faster feet than Carlin Isles
Ryan Holmes

Ryan Holmes

Position
Scrum Half
Nickname
Bieber
Best Rugby Match
2016 vs Burnage Away (Promotion Game)
Rugby Hero
My Dad - Stinger
Best Drink
Gin & Tonic
Best Food
Mozzarella Sticks
Best Gig
Arctic Monkeys at the Don Valley Stadium
Ambition
To Return To Ocean Beach With TTP
Tom Farrell

Tom Farrell

Position
Fly Half
Nickname
Faz
Best Rugby Match
Yorkshire vs Lancashire U17s
Rugby Hero
George Ford
Best Drink
Banana smoothie
Best Food
Peppered steak pie
Best Gig
Tramlines 2015
Ambition
Play international rugby
Angus Bowyer

Angus Bowyer

Position
Fly Half
Nickname
'AB' or 'Goose'
Best Rugby Match
South Canterbury vs North Otago 2014 at Forsyth Bar
Rugby Hero
My Dad
Best Drink
Espresso Martini
Best Food
Sushi
Ambition
To make Thiu happy
Tom Outram (Captain)

Tom Outram (Captain)

Position
10 / 12 / 13
Nickname
Tiger
Best Rugby Match
Tigers appearance in 42 – 22 win vs Lymm
Rugby Hero
Neil Pearson
Best Drink
Crabbies Ginger Beer
Best Food
Peperoni Pizza
Best Gig
Pigeon Detectives (ask Biffo)
Ambition
To be as fast as Pete Swatkins
Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly

Position
Centre/wing
Nickname
DK
Best Rugby Match
Varsity 2015
Rugby Hero
Mark Linnett
Best Drink
Jaipur
Best Food
Balti
Best Gig
Catfish and the Bottlemen, Tramlines 2016
Ambition
Play at the highest level possible
William Wallace

William Wallace

Position
13 or 9/11/12/14
Nickname
Liam - Boring
Best Rugby Match
Matches* Beating Abbeydale in N3N...3 TIMES!
Rugby Hero
David Griffiths
Best Drink
Double Gin & Tonic
Best Food
Everything #100kg Club
Best Gig
Michael Jackson at Don Valley - 1997
Ambition
To play 200+ games for Tigers and to make Thiu Barnard smile
Henri Packard

Henri Packard

Position
Wing
Nickname
The hurricane
Best Rugby Match
Matlock v Derby. Beating the local rivals at their place.
Rugby Hero
Jason Robinson
Best Drink
Mojito
Best Food
Pizza, curly fries and garlic mayo
Best Gig
Jay z & Kanye west
Ambition
Win the rugby World Cup with England over 50’s
Christopher Keetley

Christopher Keetley

Position
Fullback/Wing/Outside Centre
Nickname
Keets/Kettle
Best Rugby Match
Watching the 2011 Heineken Cup Final (Leinster vs Northampton) @ Millennium Stadium
Rugby Hero
Jason Robinson & Jonny Wilkinson
Best Drink
Amaretto & Coke
Best Food
Anything Mexican!
Best Gig
New Year’s Eve gig on Copacabana Beach
Ambition
Play as many games as possible for Tigers and have a wife as hot as Cheryl Wade!
Charlie Wright

Charlie Wright

Position
Tight Head Prop
Nickname
none
Best Rugby Match
Winning university varsity at Don Valley (RIP)
Rugby Hero
Adam Jones
Best Drink
Beer
Best Food
Meat
Best Gig
Stevie Wonder at Glastonbury 2010
Ambition
To enjoy everything I do
Jack Partington

Jack Partington

Position
Centre 
Nickname
JP
Best Rugby Match
Nottingham vs Leicester Tigers in pre-season when Nottingham won 
Rugby Hero
Brian O’Driscoll
Best Drink
Cider
Best Food
Ribs 
Best Gig
The 1975
Ambition
To be able to eat 50 chicken wings at hooters all by myself 
Jamie Broadley

Jamie Broadley

Position
Centre/Wing
Nickname
Breed/Lego Head
Best Rugby Match
One of the Championship play-off games when I was a professional
Rugby Hero
Rupert Broadley
Best Drink
San Pelegrino
Best Food
Gill Broadley’s courgette and lime paleo cake
Best Gig
Venga Boys at Leeds Freshers Fair
Ambition
To make Thiu Barnard smile
Tainne Finn

Tainne Finn

Position
Flyhalf/Fullback
Nickname
'T’
Best Rugby Match
Worcester Warriors vs Newcastle Falcons LV Cup
Rugby Hero
Chris Latham
Best Drink
Castle Lager
Best Food
Braai
Best Gig
Eminem 2006
Ambition
To grow as a player with experience and develop my skills
Alex Graham

Alex Graham

Position
Fullback
Nickname
Sid the Sloth
Best Rugby Match
Luctonians at home 2016
Rugby Hero
Swats / Broadley
Best Drink
Strawpeado
Best Food
Anything to make my hair grow
Best Gig
Working for Elliott & Wragg
Ambition
Be more like Swats
Pete Swatkins

Pete Swatkins

Position
Fullback
Nickname
Swats, Uncle Pete, Swatsyswatsyheadhead
Best Rugby Match
vs Sale away in N3N and down to 13 men
Rugby Hero
If I could mould Biff's ears, JB's calves and Tom's quads into a player, then that would inspire me on a weekly basis
Best Drink
Estrella
Best Food
Anything Thai related
Best Gig
Isle of MTV in Malta 2009
Ambition
200+ games and 100+ tries for Tigers