Cobham Rugby

Arran Cowell hits 140 First XV Caps!

To mark this tremendous milestone we asked 'Az' a few questions about his time representing Cobham...

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When was your 1st cap and who was it against? 
13th September 2008, at home to Sidcup. We lost by 2 points and I hit the post with a penalty in the final minute of the game. Thankfully I didn't get dropped for the next match, or things could have turned out very differently.

Favourite game you've played in?
Halloween 2009, we played away at Gravesend who were top of the league, and hammering everyone. We went down there, the team played like rockstars, and we pulled off a shock win. We then partied in fancy dress all the way back to Fairmile Lane. Awesome day. 

What's the key to gaining so many caps?
I've been very lucky to have avoided long term injuries whilst at Cobham, but I just love playing for the club, so I have always tried to make myself available to play as often as possible. I'm just grateful that I've been given so many opportunities to represent Cobham over the years.

Do you miss Kevin Fisher in the centres with you?
I do miss having my old mate next to me in the centres, we certainly had a cracking few years playing in the middle of the park together, but we all have to call it a day at some point. To be honest, these days it's the quality of the younger lads playing in the squad that help carry me through games, and that's probably what has kept me going the last couple of seasons. Its been a pleasure playing alongside all the guys at Cobham.


You can see Arran make his 141st Cap on Saturday in the last fixture of 2015...!