Get to know…Tom Culshaw

#Gettingtonknow series

First memory of rugby?

Scoring against my own team playing for the opposition youth rugby away to Swindon.

Debut for any club?

Trowbridge 3rd team away to Salisbury exiles, our colts coach sent 3 of us away for senior rugby experience.

Bath Rugby League debut?

First league game of the first ever season at home to Bristol Sonics. I missed the West of England 9s competition the previous week.

Have your always wanted to be a rugby league player?

No ,never enter my mind but I was bored in summer during union off season and found out through the grape vine about a Rugby League club in the area and thought I would give it a go.

What attracted you to play Rugby League/for the club?

Why not? I just love playing Rugby. What better way to spend your summer.

What advice would you give to someone getting into Rugby League?

I would always recommend it to anyone, especially if you’re from a rugby union background it’s been great for me to advance my skill set.

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?

Away to Somerset Viking in 2018 season we played such a great game of rugby. A real “heart on your sleeve ” game of rugby. A game where everyone gave everything they had.

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?

Rugby has given me loads of great memories so it’s hard to pick one , but I was really pleased when I was pick to represent the West of England Rugby League regional representative squad. Always great to be able to test yourself against some quality players.

Are you interested in any other sports?

Not really. Who doesn’t love watching a bit of Football though.

Favourite food?

Spaghetti bolognese

Least favourite food?

Not a big lover of shellfish

Favourite hobbies?

Baking, cycling, gardening

Favourite places to travel?

Anywhere by the coast spend alot of time down Purbeck.

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other Bath player who would it be?

It would have to be nooty (James Noott)

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

Well if Bear Grylls has taught me anything then all I should need is a Parang.

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