Meet Rugby Fan: Erin S

Erin with Scott Higginbotham

Erin with Scott Higginbotham





Name: Erin S

Age: 25

Nickname: Erin

Occupation: Early Childhood

Favourite Team (s): Wallabies, Reds

Favourite player (s): Scott Higginbotham, Saia Faingaa, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Stirling Mortlock, John Eales, Stephen Larkham, George Gregan, Matthew Burke and Toutai Kefu

Twitter: @ezscanlan







How long have you been a rugby fan?

My whole life!! I come from a rugby family.

What/who got you into rugby?

My dad – he still plays Golden Oldies. Both my brothers have also been playing since they were young and I spend most of my weekends watching them play.

What’s your favourite part about rugby?

I love the atmosphere of a rugby crowd – it’s just different to other sports!! Also the traditional fiery, physical nature of the game adds of the excitement in an increasingly bubble-wrapped world.

What’s your fondest memories involving rugby?

Watching my brothers score their first tries and meeting the Wallabies after they played the British and Irish Lions in 2001.

What do you feel is the biggest issue in the game right now?

Inconsistency with referees calling scrums once ‘pause’ was added.

What is the biggest problem you encounter being a female rugby fan?

None – my boyfriend and male friends like that I enjoy the game and am not just watching for the perve factor.

Any final words?

Can’t wait for the Rugby World Cup – Go the Wallabes!!!

About Irene Watt

Irene Watt is a rugby fanatic and marketing expert. Having played the game herself, she understands the passion that drives rugby players and enthusiasts alike. She has travelled the world and catches a game live whenever possible. Her favourite all time player is George Smith. Follow Irene on Twitter!

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