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Bloggers’ Bench member Luke Pickles speaks to Kahn Fotuali’i

Rugby players on the whole are really nice guys, writes Bloggers’ Bench member Luke Pickles.

I’ve written before on reasons we should love rugby. One of my favourites to talk to is Kahn Fotuali’i. His honesty, his manner, and his ever present smile make him one of the most approachable. So when I had the chance to chat with him, I looked forward to it. He rocked up on his bike, noticeable from a distance as he rolled down the edge of the pitch. Sat in the soon to be demolished members bar at Franklins Gardens, we had a chance to catch up. You see, a year ago, at a Northampton charity event where they took over the local Cineworld, I was sat around, waiting for the film to start. It was The Amazing Spiderman 2, a great film to see with rugby players, who have a surprising childish side at times. Anyway, I was busily munching on a hot dog, when a voice asked “is anyone sitting there?” I looked up to see Kahn looking down at me and I gestured for him to join me. We got to chatting about his move to the Gardens, his family, and the local walking spots…

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