Questions with a Cobra: Ciaran Jaras

Name: Ciaran Jaras
Age: 22
Nationality: British
Occupation: Student
Position: Stand Off

When did you first learn about rugby league?
I was born into it really – my dad is a big fan. In fact, some of my earliest memories are of disappointing, rain-filled afternoons on terraces somewhere in the north of England.

How did you become a Cobra?
I’d been living in Amsterdam for a while. I’d been dragged along by some friends to watch a union game (I must’ve been at a loose end) in an Irish bar. I went to the gents and noticed a poster promoting the Cobras. I got in touch through Facebook and the rest is history…

Do you support a professional team?
Widnes Vikings, for my sins. We have an up-and-down relationship, but they are the true love of my life. 

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 Which team do you look forward to playing the most and why?
Rotterdam Pitbulls. It’s always a tough game but they’re usually the team to beat, so it’s a good test for us. Continue reading

Questions with a Cobra: Phelim Hoey

Name: Phelim Hoey
Age: 33
Nationality: Irish
Occupation: Freelance photographer
Position: Wing

 

When did you first learn about rugby league?
When I arrived at my first training with the Cobra’s. I had played Union before in Utrecht but wasn’t aware of other variations to the sport like some other players in our team.

How did you become a Cobra?
At first I did not really like league as I was use to Union. Eventually I grew into it and I must say that league is more a sport for me. I signed up after a few trainings.

Do you support a professional team or have a favourite player?
No, I don’t support a team.

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Join the Cobras!

We are always looking for new players to join us; experience not required. If you would like to know more, or if you are eager to give it a try, please contact us with a private message on our Facebook Page (which has our preference) or e-mail to info@amsterdamcobras.nl