Getting to know our ex Juniors: Daniel Marais

Many many talented boys have learned their trade at Hamilton’s Juniors over the years.

This week we catch up with Daniel Marais, who played for the club in 2017, the same year he won the Dean Berry Trophy for being the clubs player of the year. Daniel attended CBC St John’s while he played at Hamilton’s.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

DANIEL MARAIS

CURRENT SCHOOL: PAUL ROOS GYMNASIUM

NICKNAME:  giraffe

POSITION: LOCK

HEIGHT: 195CM

WEIGHT: 107KG

WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES?

Beginning of 2017

RUGBY HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Player of the year and winner of the Dean Berry Trophy at Hammies 2017 Player of the year at Milnerton High, elite squad WP U16WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS FOR YOUR PLAYING CAREER?
I would like to play at a professional level overseas

BEST HAMMIES MOMENT:

JNR 7s tournament was great

FUNNIEST HAMMIES MOMENT:
Very difficult to choose one time because the team and coaches were always laughing about something

WHAT DID YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME AT HAMMIES?

It was really just a great environment to be in, we were all there to enjoy the sport and give it our best

SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:

Not many people know that I enjoy surfing.

LIKES:

I love my food

DISLIKES:
People who get a bit too selfish in a rugby game considering it’s a team sport

FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYER OF ALL TIME:
Bakkies Botha/ Eben Etzebeth

GOALS FOR 2021:

I’d love to make the 1st team at Paul Roos this year!