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21 Quick-fire questions for Marvin Orie


Biggest pet peeve? Best day of your life? Lions lock MARVIN ORIE answers our quick-fire questions.

One interesting thing people don't know about you?
I have OCD tendencies.

If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be?
Steven Gerrard, Richie McCaw and LeBron James.

If you won the lotto, what would your first purchase be?
My dream house.

Nickname your parents used to call you?
'Marvie' or 'Makes'.

Worst habit?
I procrastinate a lot when it comes to academics.

Biggest pet peeve?
Untidiness. 

Strangest thing you've eaten?
Nothing, I stick to what I know!

Best advice you've received?
Work hard, stay humble. 

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If you had a time machine, where would you go?
I would go back to December last year. I went on a trip to Anfield, Liverpool's football stadium. It was on my bucket list, so I would love to do it again. 

One other thing on your bucket list?
A long holiday in America.

Life-long dream?
I'm living it – I've always wanted to be a rugby player.

If you had to get a tattoo, what would it be?
My son’s name, birth date and time.

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Best day of your life so far?
The day my son was born. 

If you could trade lives with somebody for the day, who would it be?
One of the Liverpool players against Manchester United at Anfield. A 3-0 win for Liverpool would make it the perfect day!

If you were a superhero, who would you be?
Whichever one my son loves one day. I'm not really into superheroes. 

Go-to holiday destination?
Langebaan on the West Coast.

If you weren't a rugby player what would you be?
I love sport, so probably a cricketer or soccer player. Golf is too difficult!

When did you know you wanted to be a rugby player?
In high school. 

Go-to pre-game breakfast?
Oats with peanut butter, cinnamon and honey, or eggs on toast. 

Favourite childhood memory?
Playing sport with friends and family gatherings.

One food you couldn't give up?
Pasta.