Lovell Rugby Interview Leicester Tigers Number 8 Thomas Waldrom (In association with Canterbury)
With the business end of the Aviva Premiership and Heineken Cup fast approaching, it’s sure to be a busy few months for Leicester Tigers‘ Thomas Waldrom before his move to Exeter Chiefs at the end of the season. The Tigers currently sit 4th in the Aviva Premiership and look to be heading for a play-off spot whilst in Europe they travel to Clermont Auvergne in early April for a HC Cup quarter-final.
Waldrom has been at Welford Road since 2010 and will make the 200 mile move down south once Leicester’s season comes to an end. Whether that involves a final at either Twickenham and/or the Millennium Stadium though is yet to be determined.
In between all the action, Lovell Rugby was able to fire a few questions the way of the Leicester number eight and CCC Ambassador. Here’s what he had to say.
How is your season going so far?
It’s going ok, I’ve played a lot of games this year and I would have liked a few more starts but I don’t pick the team. All I can do is play as well as I can when I’m on the field to help my team.
Are you excited about the move to Exeter Chiefs next season?
Yes I’m very excited about the move to Exeter. It’s going to be a big change and challenge but one I’m really looking forward to. I really like where Rob Baxter wants to take the club and to be part of them moving forward is something I’m excited to be a part of.
How long have you been wearing Canterbury protection?
I have worn Canterbury since I was about 5, playing in my older brother’s team. I wouldn’t wear anything else.
Do you have a favourite colour in head guards?
I always try to match my head guards with the jersey colour I’m playing in e.g. green for Leicester, white for England…..
Do you wear Canterbury shoulder protection?
Yes, everything I wear under my rugby jersey is Canterbury.
What is your proudest moment in Rugby?
It would have to be winning my first England cap in South Africa.
What do you see as the main differences between Super Rugby and the Aviva Premiership?
Premiership rugby has a more set piece focus because of the winter months. In Super Rugby they use the scrum and line out as a starting point to try and get their game going as the weather is a lot drier.
Do you have any key advice for young players or those kids looking to get into the sport?
Go and join a local club, make friends with your team mates and just enjoy it. If you have a ball in the back yard, when its sunny go and have a kick around and practice your skills e.g. throwing, catching and kicking.
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