Senior Spotlight: Uzair Abbasi

Name: Uzair Abbasi
Position: Wing/Fullback
Hometown: Orange, CTUzair Abbasi Uconn Rugby
Major: Finance
Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite TV Show: Cutthroat Kitchen
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Animal: Cheetah
Go to Pre-Game Songs: Power – Kanye West or Turn It Down Animals – Kaskade vs. Martin Garrix

How long have you been playing rugby?
Come this Fall, it will be my third year playing rugby.

How many years have you been on the team?
Started playing rugby with the UConn team so almost three years as well. I started my
sophomore year at UConn.

What is your favorite part about playing for UCRFC?
Easily my teammates. Been in sports and other clubs growing up and the guys from UCRFC are
the only ones that I could call my brothers. They force me to push myself while still having fun.

What is your favorite memory of playing for UCRFC?
The trip we had down to West Point this past Spring season. It was amazing experience from
the bus trip there and back, playing against the Army guys, and touring the facility. The trip
definitely made us as a team come closer and understand what needed to be done as team.
The way we were able to sit down and eat with the same guys were just playing against also
highlighted for me how rugby was truly a unique sport with its comradery.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about playing rugby/ what advice would you give them?
I would tell them to come and simply try the sport. For me, all it took was that first practice. There’s a position for everyone, no matter what size.

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