Mike Howard

Second Row
Anglian Fasteners
Player Profile: 

Previous Clubs: North Walsham

Occupation: Plumber

Honours: England Counties

Best Rugby Moment: Playing for England Counties

Worst Rugby Moment: Injuring my back

Biggest Influence: Too many to mention

Favourite Ground: I really enjoyed playing at Worcester – and the food was good!

Favourite Food: Nandos

Favourite Film: Legends of the Fall

Favourite Band: I genuinely don’t have one

If I wasn't a rugby player I'd be...: An even better plumber


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

15. Jason Robinson
14. Bryan Habana
13. Brian O’Driscoll
12. Billy Twelvetrees
11. Jonah Lomu
10. Dan Carter
9. Karl ‘the rat’ Dickson

1. Soane Tonga’uiha
2. Shalk Brits
3. Jason Leonard
4. Scott Murray
5. Martin Bayfield
6. Jerome Kaino
7. Richie McCaw
8. Paul Tupai


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.

Strength: Andrew Sheridan – an absolute unit in the gym

Size: Victor Matfield – an excellent size for a lock

Athleticism: Richie McCaw – the man never stops… Ever!!!

Winning lineout ball: Victor Matfield – he is quite simply a lineout genius

Handling: I’m not the best judge on this are but I’d have to go for Sonny Bill Williams

Hitting rucks and mauls: Bakkies Botha – you can rely on him to smash a ruck when needed

Tackling: Jacques Burger – not only can the man tackle, but he has a massive work ethic

Ball carrying: Jonah Lomu – There was just no way of stopping this guy

And finally… legendary drinking ability: I was going to say Brendan Burke as he’s only sober when he’s playing (well, sometimes). But the award has to go to Ian Vass as he is a pure gentleman when he’s had a few halves.


Next Home Match

Friday 14th November
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road