Kneebone labels Gavin one of toughest he’s ever coached ahead of local derby

By Jon Geddes

HAVING a famous surname has not led to any special favours for rising Eastern Suburbs forward Archie Gavin as he sets about carving out his own rugby career.

The son of former Wallaby great Tim Gavin will start at No.6 for the Beasties in Saturday’s big local derby against Randwick at Woollahra Oval.

And it has been a lot of hard work that has seen Archie get to play in the Shute Shield at the same club where his dad is a legend.

“He has been one of the stories of the club, I can’t express enough what a character he is,” Easts coach Simon Kneebone told Rugby News.