- Date of Birth31 Mar 2003
A Fijian heritage and his family links around the Premiership play a strong part in Tim Hoyt’s passion for rugby.
“Where we come from, rugby is big so obviously I just got into it from there,” says Tim.
“I have a few uncles that play in the Premiership as well.
“I played a bit in England and then we had to move to Germany because my dad’s in the army.
“When we came back, I played another year but I didn’t enjoy it that much then I came to Leicester and just found it again. I was just playing for fun with Loughborough, just trying to enjoy it with the guys, and then they told me to come train with the Tigers academy and it was a big change.”
Getting to know you
If you could play alongside any rugby player in the world, who would it be?
Probably Seru Rabeni who played at Leicester.
What do you like most about rugby compared with other sports?
It’s physical, it’s a contact game but afterwards everyone’s just together again. It’s a fun game to play and everyone can play, you can play it anywhere.
Who was your favourite Tigers player growing up?
I watched a lot of Sevens so it’s probably William Ryder or Waisale Serevi, they’re Fiji Sevens players