Man from uncle
LENNOX Head youngster Lachie Creagh might not have the height of his famous uncle Ben, but the rugby union winger is confident he can burn the St George Illawarra NRL player for pace.
After playing junior rugby league and rugby union at Lennox Head and Ballina, Lachie Creagh finally decided to concentrate on rugby union this season.
And the 16-year-old hasn’t missed a beat since joining the Trojans in Far North Coast first grade.
“I see Ben (Creagh) here and there, but I don’t really ask him for advice or anything like that,” Lachie said.
“I’d like to think I could beat him in a race, though.”
Earlier this season Lachie played alongside older brother Jacob and his father Andy in second grade.
“They play in the forwards, so I’m lucky to be the back in the family,” Lachie joked.
“That was the first and only time all three of us have played together.
“Both of them have been out injured for most of the season.”
Younger brother Toby, 14, also plays at the club.
Trojans first-grade coach Paul Jeffery is thrilled with the progress of Lachie this season.
“He is quick and elusive and has a lot of untapped potential,” Jeffery said.
“Lachie has plenty of ticker and loves the contact.
“He brings in plenty of confidence but isn’t arrogant.”
The St John’s College Woodlawn student hasn’t taken a backward step in an experienced backline.
“It helps when you have (NSW) Country players around you,” he said.
“It can be tough to back up from juniors on Friday nights.
“But I can see where I’m improving when I go back to Under-17s.
“I was still keen to play rugby league on Sundays, but it would have been a bit too much.”