Rob has joined HRUFC as senior forwards coach this season. He played in our Age Grade in a team coached by former First XV skipper Hamish Pratt before going on to play for Bradford Grammar School in his teens. He is a lock forward and was picked to play for England at Under 16 and Under 18 and represented England Students. Having gone through the Leeds Tykes Academy system he had spells at the top level with Saracens and Wasps, a particular highlight being an away game against Toulon in France. His other clubs have included Jersey Reds, Esher and Rosslyn Park which gave him experience of Championship rugby.
He works for Yorkshire Building Society as part of their money-laundering investigation department team. In his spare time, he enjoys doing outdoor charity fundraising challenges which have included walking across Wales in a day and completing climbing seven Monroes* in a day. He is married and he and his wife Charlotte have a two-year-old son, William.
*Scottish mountains over 3000 feet in height.