- Date of Birth16 Jan 2002
The youngest son of former Coventry and England prop Rob Hardwick, his namesake also plays prop having progressed from the Stoneygate DPP system to the Tigers academy.
Older brother Tom already plays in the Tigers Development team and Rob is keen to emulate this.
“I started playing rugby when I was six and come from a rugby-mad family”, he says. “I used to play 10 like Tom when I was younger, but moved into the front pack as a No.8 before becoming a prop.”
“Paul Calland helped me develop my game, specifically running with the ball and offloading as well as building my strength.”
Getting to know you
What is your favourite song to train to?
Post Malone new album is a good listen.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
The ability to fly would be helpful.
If you could meet any famous person (dead or alive), who would it be?
Rapper Tupac Shakur.