Before the boys look to take down our arch-rivals the Hornby Panthers, we caught up with Sam Kelso, our ginger-haired centre who has managed to get back on the field after injuries prevented him appearing during the 2012 season. He celebrated his first CRL Premiership game back with a try against Kaiapoi last week!

1.       What is your Full Name?

Samuel Robert Kelso

2.       Where were you born?


3.       What is your favourite place in New Zealand?

Hanmer Springs

4.       What do you like to do to relax?

Eat food!

5.       What is your signature cooking/baking dish?

Pasta Bake

6.       What do you do for a job?

Sprinkler Fitter

7.       What is the best compliment you have ever received?

“I love the colour of your hair”

8.       What is your favourite thing about Rugby League?

Socialising with the people!

9.       If you weren’t playing Rugby League, what sport would you play?


10.   Who introduced you to playing for the Hornets?

Adam Kelso (Older brother, and current Hornet)

11.   How long have you been playing for the Hornets?

18 years!

12.   How many years have you played Premiers?

5 years (He had a stint in Australia playing with the Parramatta Eels in his late teens)

13.   What position do you play?

Centre, Wing, Fullback

14.   What position would you like to play?


15.   Who are the “dark-horses” for the Hornets this season?

Jason Galland and Brendan Tusa

16.   Who do you think will win the Premiers Player of the Year award in 2013?

Jordan Kane

17.   Where will the Hornets finish on the table at the end of the 2013 regular season?

First of course!

18.   Who will win the NRL in 2013?

Sydney City Roosters

19.   Who will win State of Origin in 2013?

New South Wales Blues

20.   Who will win the 2013 Rugby League World Cup?

The New Zealand Kiwis…hopefully!!

21.   Final word, what piece of advice would you give to young Hornets who want to play Premiers one day?

Train hard, play hard and never give up

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