LIFESTYLE with MATT CALLAND.
DATE OF BIRTH: August 20, 1971.
BIRTHPLACE: Widnes, Cheshire.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Mark, 31, Samantha, 29 and Paul, 17. Samantha is married to Leeds coach Dean Bell's cousin Wayne Bell and is coming back from New Zealand, where they live, for the Final.
FATHER'S JOB: Retired schoolteacher. My mother lives in California and is coming back to go to Wembley.
FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME: They Think It's All Over.
POP STAR: Paul Weller.
FOOD: Chicken and Pasta.
FILM: Pulp Fiction.
FILM STAR: Robert De Niro.
BIGGEST THRILL OF YOUR LIFE? Making sure that the Bulls went to Wembley by beating Leeds.
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Being suspended for three months after being sent off for the third time in the Centenary Championship season.
WHICH PRESENT DAY RUGBY PLAYER DO YOU MOST ADMIRE? Brian McDermott.
THE GREATEST EVER PLAYER? For me another Bull, centre Paul Loughlin.
AWAY FROM RUGBY, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT? Gaining 'O' Levels in Art and Pottery.
STRANGEST THING THAT'S HAPPENED TO YOU IN YOUR RUGBY CAREER? That Warrington's Lee Penny was able to score tries after being injured in a tackle for which I was sent off!
WHO DO YOU ROOM WITH AND WHAT IS HIS MOST ANNOYING HABIT? That man Paul Loughlin again! Not only does his snore for Britain but he gets up in the middle of the night for a fag.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Apr 27, 1996|
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