He has been rubbing up people, he has been barking up the wrong tree – for some. He has dished out and received. But he is still around – surprisingly to some folks!
I have posted some questions to our latest spoon on Sharksworld – so here we go – meet the guy behind SAFFEX!
Name, nickname and where do you live? David Searle, live in a village (Washbrook) outside Ipswich in England
What do you do for a living? Solicitor
Who do you support and why? Coming from Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, I dont have an affiliation to any particular SA side, I support them all. Some would say I should be a Kings supporter, but no there is no history with the Kings.
How/why did you become a “? TEAM” supporter? I love all SA rugby
What was your most memorable rugby moment (personally experienced or a team / player)? Being selected to play Craven Week for EP Schools. The Boks coming from 20 odd points behind with 15 minutes to go to beat the All Blacks.
What is your Dream team (old and current players)? It has to be a SA side of 15. Frans Steyn 14. Ray Mordt 13. Danie Gerber 12. Jean de Villiers 11. Habana 10. Hennie le Roux 9. Joost 1. Os du Rant 2. Bismark 3. CJ v/d Linde 4. Bakkies Botha 5. Eben Etzebeth 6. Ruben Kruger 7. Juan Smith 8. Bob Skinstad 16. Hougaard 17. Stransky 18. JP 19. Beast 20. John Smit 21. Matfield 22. Schalk Burger
Which co-bloggers opinion do you value the Most? Why? Have not been around that long to make that kind of call. I like Letgo’s soothing touch!
What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve made to watch a rugby match? Making love to a beautiful woman!
Who is your least liked player? Morne Steyn
Who are your favourite 3 players of all time and why? Bob Skinstad, had the skills of a back, a game changer. Joost v/d Westhuizen, best 9 to ever play the game, created tries from nothing. Eben Etzebeth, the game is about contact, there is no greater bruizer than this kid, ask hardman Bismark
If you could have a blogger deleted, who would it be and why? No blogger should be deleted, freedom of speech and all that.
If you could select a coach (past or present) to be with Your team – who would it be? Kitch Christie
How did you end up on SW, wasting valuable company time? Used to pop in to read the odd article, decided to join the blogging as I do it on other rugby sites. Its my salvation, I’m a SA rugby man living in England. I can’t talk SA rugby with my Pom mates!
Who is your favourite referee – current or old? Dont have one, they are all wrong most of the time!
Why Rugby ? Its in my bloody, if its not a woman, its rugby dominating my thoughts. I played, my kids play, I coach, I hate missing a game, I am always selecting sides, I know the weights, ages of every SA S15 player (sad) – you could say rugby is a passion of mine. I should have had a career in rugby.
How do you react when your team loses? If the Boks lose, I stay grumpy for a good 24 hours.
What is your most memorable rugby moment ever? Winning our two world cups, in particular the first one as I played with Hennie le Roux.
What is your favourite rugby ground? Twickenham, only because I have never been to any of the SA grounds.
What is your earliest memory of a live game – provincial or test match? Watching the British Lions against EP in PE in the 80?s as a kid.
If you could play – what position would suite you best and why? I played centre, I started the crashball craze!!
Do you have any pre-match routines (home or going to the game)? Noooooo
Who is your all-time favourite or best Captain? (locally or internationally) and why? John Smit, great player and respected leader
If your nic is not your real name – how did it originate? Saffex, I used to live in Essex, I am a Saffa who lived in Essex, hence Saffex
What is your take on woman rugby supporters? How do you feel about the female bloggers on SW? No different to male supporters, but much nicer to look at. There should be more female bloggers on SW
Describe “Sharkertainment” Shark entertainment – which means nothing to me as I play no part in it, living in England
Are you related to any well-known player? No
There you have it folks! Thanks for taking the time, Saffex!