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Tim Desmond

Place of birth:
Los Angeles, California

Position played:
Fullback, Scrum Half, First Five, Inside Center

Summary of rugby career:

First Started Playing Where:
UCLA (1966)

Clubs represented and Years:
UCLA (1966-1972)
Santa Monica Rugby Club (1973-1977)

Territorial/National Representative Teams and years:
Golden Bears (1970)
Souther California Grizzlies
US Eagles vs Australia (1975)

No of Caps (if applicable):

No of International Matches (if applicable):

Tours: Where, With Whom and Years:
British Columbia (3 tours)
New Zealand/Australia - Caliifornia Golden Bears (1970)
New Zealand - Southern California Grizzlies (1972)
England and Wales - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1975)
Scotland and Ireland - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1977)

Awards and Recognition:

Impact rugby had on your life:
Value of team work; confidence to see a situation developing and react without hesitation; never quit.

Most inspirational teammate/coach and why:
Dennis Storer as a coach.
Can I give a group award to the players? Who? the core group who formed SMRC . Why? We banded together with the specific intent to raise the level of the game. That carried through to a commitment to training hard, honing skills, never quitting, and a ultimately to a "Can Do" mindset that I still carry with me to this day.

What wisdom would you pass on to current players:
Love of the game, and a shared commitment to excel will reward you
on the field, your career afterwards, and with great memories that last
a lifetime.

Marital Status (Spouse/Kids names):
Josephine - 6 kids

Favorite quote:
"Luck is the residue of desire." (Buzzy Bevasi)

My wife and kids.
Growing my resort and marine park
Marine Conservation in Asia
Ocean swimming, jogging in the jungle, yoga

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