Nick Makin

Nick Makin

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Nick Makin - Hooker

Season 2006/07

Date of Birth: 21.1.87
Nationality: British
Birthplace: Swindon
Height: 5’ 11”
Weight: 13st 8lbs
Position: 16st 5lbs
Previous Clubs: Newcastle Falcons, Durham Univ.
Honours: South West U18
Debut:  Oct 2004 v Sedgeley Park (L)
Appearances:  34 + 26 Reps

Season's Stats

Season Starts Rep Tries Cons Pens Drop Pt
2006/07 8 11 0 0 0 0 0

A graduate of Durham University, Nick Makin had tasted Premiership rugby with Newcastle Falcons when he arrived at The Mennaye in the early autumn of 2004.

He made his debut in the very worst of circumstances, coming on as a replacement in a game the Pirates tossed away at Sedgeley Park followed by the dismissal of the coach Kevin Moseley.

Nick must have wondered what he had stepped into. He then found that he had to share the hooking duties with Villi Ma’asi and Peter Ince and so did not play in quite as many matches as might have otherwise been the case.

Nick Makin - Hooker

A thoughtful even intellectual person – yes there ARE some in the front row! – Nick took a big interest in the Pirates’ Learning Zone activities which help teach local children in a fun environment.

Suitably impressed by his general approach, Jim McKay asked Nick to captain the team on a few occasions but, not being able to guarantee a regular place, this was never likely to be a long term appointment.

Still short of his 27th birthday, Nick decided to put professional rugby behind him and went off to get a job in the City where he was last heard of as a successful recruitment consultant.