GETTING TO KNOW OUR PLAYERS – TAARIQ DAVIDS
WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES? 2021
PREVIOUS CLUBS? Primrose, Collegians, False Bay and SK-Walmers
- DHL Western Province Amateurs 2011
- DHL Western Province Amateurs 2012
- DHL Western Province Vodacom Cup 2012
- DHL Western Province Sevens 2014
RUGBY HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
- SARU Inter Provincial Cup Winner 2011 (DHL WP)
- Vodacom Cup Winner 2012 (DHL WP)
- Cell C Community Challenge Winner 2015 (False Bay)
- Altius Collegians 1st XV Player of the Year 2011
- SK-Walmers 1st XV Best Back 2018
- SK-Walmers 1st XV Player of the Year 2018
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS FOR YOUR PLAYING CAREER? To enjoy every single second, I have left in my legs and retire at Hammies as a Super League A Champion.
FAVOURITE HAMMIES MOMENT: Scoring my first try for the club on our home ground in my first Derby Day against Villager.
WORST HAMMIES MOMENT: N O N E ! ! !
FUNNIEST HAMMIES MOMENT: Training is always a laugh. From Rudy Paige’s banter to Davon Raubenheimer always complaining about something, it’s hard not to enjoy Tuesdays and Thursdays.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HAMMIES? I admire how much the club values tradition and more importantly how welcoming the club is towards all players regardless of what team you are in.
FAVOURITE HAMMIES LEGEND/PERSONALITY AND WHY: Dave Kagan. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him without his Club tie and blazer whether it’s Tuesday, Thursday or match days. The man bleeds Hamiltons. I have to mention uncle Derrick as well, he’s definitely the glue that keeps everything together.
WHAT MOVIE CHARACTER DESCRIBES YOU BEST, AND WHY? Cuba Gooding Jr in Men of Honour. I’ve never been the best at anything, I’ve experienced many failures and I’ve heard many times that I’m not good enough, but I persevere, work hard and somehow always manage to achieve something I am proud of.
SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME: My age. I’m actually very old.
WHO’S GOT THE BEST DANCE MOVES IN THE TEAM? Because he’s the only guy I’ve seen busting a move at training, I have to say Jacky Moses.
WHO IS THE BEST SINGER IN THE TEAM? Petrus “Potjie” Nienaber. You can hear him hitting the high notes above everyone while we doing the Hammies Call.
LIKES: Good food, weekend getaways with my family and any workout or fitness activity.
DISLIKES: Two faced people and lies.
FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYER OF ALL TIME: Jonny Wilkinson
GOALS FOR 2021: To win the 2021 league/tournament with Hammies and qualify for the 2022 Gold Cup.