Player Spotlight: Ryan Keyes!

Player Spotlight: Ryan Keyes!

By paul makinen
25th June 2013
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Yep, it's that time again... As pre-season draws near, we meet another player, and this time it's the turn of Brian Cheese, sorry I mean Ryan Keyes!

Ryan Keyes

Which position(s) do you play?
Back 3, preferably full-back

Which team do you play for?
Mostly 1s (but only because the first choice backs are never all available)

How old were you when you started playing?
11, and been at the Bedes since I was 24

What do you like to do outside of rugby?
I'd like to say I like watching Aston Villa, but that is mostly a depressing affair

What's your favourite drink?
Cuba Libre

What's your favourite food?
A good curry

Favourite moment in your rugby career to date?
I'd say my second ever game for the Bedes, when the 3rd team held on for a memorable victory against the odds. On that day I realised how fantastic our club is

Who is the longest in the shower?
Gasman by about half hour, Parker by about half a foot.

Who is the most skilful?
It has to be Mini

Who is the hardest trainer?
Pauly Mak comes close, but Rogerson edges it because he often legs it back from London just to make sure he can train.

Who is the worst dressed?
This one is a toss-up between Bannell and Average Steve, but Bannell gets the nod because he actually tries to look good and fails

Who is the best boozer?
I hate to say it, but it's Pat. Bannell is the worst, as anyone who saw his yard of ale will testify to. Bannell is also barred from ever getting near a Bedes boat race team after the Carnforth shambles.

Who is the biggest moaner?
I'd say myself maybe. On the pitch it's Pies without a doubt. Maybe off the pitch it's Bannell, although he's game for a laugh on a night out he doesn't half kick up a fuss!

Who is the hardest person?
Jinner: if there's 1 man I wouldn't want to scrap it's him

Who is the biggest joker?
Has to be Cookie, closely followed by Cooper.

Who is the most brainy?
Aside from myself? Cooper is a very intelligent man.

Who is the best tackler?
Bannell: I've never seen him miss a tackle.

Who is the best tourist?
Jinner was the best tourist in Edinburgh, but a special mention goes to Average Steve for some of the best comedy gold from tour!

Who is the best player you have ever played with?
There are so many to choose from, I think Jack O'Shea and Aussie Mike are 2 names I want on the team sheet when i'm playing.

Who is the hardest to tackle?
Rob Oliver, he's like a snake

Who is the most committed to the club?
Chris Hetherington, without a shadow of a doubt.

If you want more of our beloved Cheese, follow him on Twitter at
Old Bedians RUFC, Millgate Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5QX"

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