- Date of Birth7 May 2003
Despite growing up in Brigstock, near Corby – before a move to Rutland as a teenager – Cormac Calnan describes himself as ‘Irish at heart’.
A former county cricketer and successful hockey player with his school, Cormac also took up football at a young age to help improve his spatial awareness on the rugby field, first picking up an oval-shaped ball at age nine.
After starting off his rugby career in the half-backs, Cormac settled at centre while progressing through the Stamford and Stoneygate DPP centres, and hopes to pick the brains of Tigers centre-turned-coach Matt Smith in his first full season as part of the Tigers Academy.
Getting to know you
If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Maybe Brian O’Driscoll – he’s been a big idol of mine since I was young. I was lucky enough to be there for his last game in an Ireland shirt, so I’d definitely want to meet him.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Probably to click my fingers and be anywhere in the world. That would make life easier!
What three things would you want if you were stuck in a desert island?
Probably a bench press, a couple of mates – I think that counts as one – and food.