Road to Rio

DJ Forbes
Rugby New Zealand

DJ Forbes

Rugby World Cup Sevens
2013 champion
IRB Sevens Player of the
Year 2008
Full name: Derek Jamie Forbes Date and place of birth: 15 December 1982 – Auckland,
New Zealand
Height: 1.89m Weight: 103kg

Trivia

He is best known by his nicknames DJ and Deej Started playing rugby at the under-five level “In bare feet and with oranges at half-time”
Off the pitch He studies business management If he wasn’t a rugby player he would be… A fisherman
Favourite movies Taken 1 and 2 Favourite food Wonton noodle soup
Hobby DJing He has a pit bull terrier, named Mooks “He’s very boisterous”
Rio de Janeiro in one word Exotic Superstition Sometimes the boys let their facial hair grow, then shave on finals day “which is business day”

Weirdest moment in competition

Idol

“We were called off after four minutes of our Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 semi-final against Fiji when a huge lightning storm hit Moscow. We couldn’t resume playing for another couple of hours. Very strange.” Michael Jones Former All Black star of Samoan descent
DJ Forbes
The Olympics are the pinnacle of sport, so 2016 will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Our sport is not hugely popular in South America, but being on the Olympic stage will change the game forever and Brazilians will see what an exciting game rugby is.
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