Get to know… Kyle Armstrong

#Gettingtoknow series

First memory of rugby?
Being laughed at for asking to play on the school team in year 10 and then scoring a try in my first game. Rugby League – In 2018 for US Portsmouth Navy Seahawks against Oxford Cavaliers

Debut for any club?
Portsmouth u16

Bath Rugby League debut?
First West of England League fixture of the 2019 season at home to Oxford Cavaliers

Have your always wanted to be a rugby league player?
Not always but was fed up with man management in Rugby Union and needed an alternative and then fell in love with Rugby League.

What attracted you to play Rugby League/for the club?
Poor treatment in Rugby Union and because Portsmouth disbanded. Bath have treated me very well.

What advice would you give to someone getting into Rugby League?
Make sure your fitness is up otherwise your in for a hard day at the office.

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?
Scoring against Cardiff in a friendly(the only time I scored) or the win against Cheltenham at home because it was the first time I won in Bath colours.

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?
First time playing for West of England and going to England Lionhearts trials twice.

Are you interested in any other sports?
Athletics

Favourite food?
Roast turkey

Least favourite food?
Tuna

Favourite hobbies?
At the moment, short to long distance running

Favourite places to travel?
Haven’t done to much but and I’m in Australia and it’s topped pretty much everything so far (We hope to hear about Kyle’s experience of playing Rugby League in Australia soon…).

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other Bath player who would it be?
I’d say I’m a slight outcast from the team living so far away so it might surprise him but Ben Shedwick just because when you play with someone like that on your side it really feels like you got a guy willing to do anything on the pitch for you.

If you were stuck on a desert island which item would you choose to have?
Suncream

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