Darryl Veenendaal

Scrum Half
Rawlinson Pryde & Partners
Player Profile: 

Previous Clubs: Northampton Saints Academy

Occupation: Student/retail

Honours: Guinness A League Final, Midlands Under 18 and 20s

Best Rugby Moment: Scoring on Sky Sports against London Welsh 

Worst Rugby Moment: Missing a winning penalty for Saints Academy

Biggest Influence: My father and brothers

Favourite Ground: Oakham School

Favourite Food: Brai

Favourite Film: Braveheart

Favourite Band: U2

If I wasn't a rugby player I'd be...: A chef


Dream Team: A chance for you to name your 15 man super squad of the best rugby players from now and then. 

15. Christian Cullen
14. Will Harries
13. Brian O’Driscoll
12. Billy Twelvetrees
11. Jonah Lomu
10. Dan Carter
9. Joost van der Westhuizen

1. Os du Randt
2. Schalk Brits
3. Julian White
4. Victor Matfield
5. John Eales
6. Richard Hill
7. George Smith
8. Zinzan Brooke


Perfect Player: Here is the opportunity to play Dr Frankenstein and take attributes from any player in the world past or present to make up the ultimate rugby player for your position.

Decision making ability: Dan Carter – Never seems to make a mistake, therefore must be choosing the right options in his decision making process.

Passing: Kyran Bracken – Text book passing

Communication: George Gregan – He use to run the Australia team on his own!

Tactical kicking: Ronan O’Gara – This man has THE educated boot!

Deceptive runner: Jonah Lomu – Power and pace despite his dimensions 

Pressure at the scrum: Peter Stringer – Caused countless errors upon opposition back row players

Pace: Bryan Habana – Pure wheels

Toughness: Bakkies Botha – The ultimate enforcer in a pack of forwards

Rat-like tendency: Agustin Pichot – The Argentinian knows what to do

And finally… the best haircut: Jonathon Fisher – AKA Robert Pattinson, would not look out of place in Hollywood


Next Home Match

Friday 14th November
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road