Question Time with Rotherham Titans capt Garry Law

Garry Law
Garry Law

Garry Law is a six-feet tall Scottish fly-half and the club captain of Rotherham Titans, the professional Rugby Union club which opens its Greene King IPA Championship season on Saturday at Moseley. He is also a qualified coach.

What have you been doing today?

I took the kids down to see all that was going on at Clifton Park , it was a really good day out.

Who is your inspiration and why?

The late Bill McLaren (rugby union commentator, 1923-2010.) He was someone I really looked up to, he is from my hometown (Hawick, Roxburghshire)and was a true gentleman in every aspect.

Which sports star did you admire when you were growing up?

I was brought up watching the Scotland Rugby teams of the 1990’s, so the player I liked the most was Gavin Hastings, a big guy for a Number 15 and a very solid player.

Who is the most famous person in your phone?

Tom Cruise.

When was the last time you cried?

I am tempted to make something up but I honestly don’t remember.

Who or what are you most proud of?

My two beautiful kids, Grayson 3 3/4 and Darcey 6 months.

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Play every game as if it’s your last.

When did you know you were good at what you do?

I have a cousin seven years older than I and we as a family used to follow him around watching his rugby games, so from a very early age I was playing around with a rugby ball.

What’s the one item you take with you wherever you go?

My mobile phone.

What is the most nervous you have ever been?

Unsure to the most ever, I have been nervous at a lot of my rugby games, more so when I was younger, I must have chilled out a bit as I have got older.

Do you ever doubt yourself?


What is your view on social networks like twitter and Facebook?

It’s the new world, When I first started going out to pubs you had to go speak with your friends the day after to get the ‘goss’ on what had happened etc.

Now you just go on twitter or Facebook and find out that way so no need to socialise...which is a shame.

And there was no photographic evidence because there were no camera phones. Haha.

How do you relax away from sport ?

The kids help to take my mind of the rugby.

Where was your last holiday - and would you go again?

Took the family for four days to the Haven site at Mablethorpe, and yes.

Do you cook? If so what’s your favourite? if not who provides that favourite meal?

Yes I like to cook, I do like preparing a meat stew and then stick it in the slow cooker.

What was the last book you read?

The Jim Renwick Story (a Hawick Rugby legend.)

If you weren’t doing what you do, what would you do?

I’m a qualified builder so I guess I would still be doing that.

Tell our readers in your own words why you think we are interested enough to interview you?

I think it’s more that there is a great buzz about the club just now rather than me personally, just happens that I am the club captain. Haha.

Your favourite television programme?

Band of Brothers, true stories about the second world war, I really like how they interview old war veterans throughout the episodes.

What’s your favourite other sport?

The sport I would like to play more of is golf, with two kids this doesn’t happen often!

Tell us a secret about yourself.

A secret? Hmmm: I have two middle names. Scott Anderson.