Being awarded a contract by Worcester Warriors is the proudest moment so far in Nick Rigby’s rugby-playing days that began when he was six at Stratford-upon-Avon RFC. Sutton Coldfield born, he joined the Warriors Junior Academy at the age of 14, was initially educated at Croft Preparatory in Stratford and studied for A-levels in business, psychology and PE at Warwick School. He is now a senior academy member at the Warriors.
Nick captained the school from U15 through to the first team, was part of U15 NatWest Cup winning sides in 2013 and 2014 and shared in their senior cup triumph earlier this year. His England U18 debut was off the bench in the 43-14 win over France at Aylesbury last March and he started at loose head prop against Wales at Ebbw Vale three weeks later.
Part of his success is due to his parents James and Tracey encouraging him to strive for higher things and other family inspiration has come from his uncle Jan-Erik Anderson, a Camp Hill RFC, Stockport and Denmark player. Nick’s grandfather John Anderson was also with Harlequins from 1967-1972 and represented Natal’s second team and Swaziland.
As well as rugby, Nick plays basketball, is involved in athletics and enjoys watching Australian rules football and American football. He likes to chill in Mallorca, his top holiday resort, watches Band of Brothers on TV and his favourite film is Goodfellas. Chicken fajita tickles his taste buds and he describes himself as ‘determined, confident and committed’.
5 points - 1T
2017 F(R), W; SA Tour: F(R), W, SA(R)
Last updated: 30 August 2017