Phil Laing Macclesfield Rugby

Player Profile Philip Laing

We point the spotlight this week on Kings School alumni, Philip Laing (Laingy). He commenced his rugby career there aged 10, joining MRUFC in 2001, where he’s played every season since, and been a regular in the first team squad for the last 2 years.

After Kings he gained a degree from Sheffield Hallam; whilst studying there he played for Scottish students,   before going off to Europe, working as a barman in Greece and the French Alps.  Between trips he always came back and played a handful of matches at the Club.  It’s marvellous seeing all these players in our side now, who are indigenous boys to Macclesfield, coming up through the teams into our top-level of senior rugby and representing the town.

Laingy lives here in Macclesfield, and was part of the very successful 2nd XV who won the league and cup double two years on-the-trot under the guiding influence of player manager Iain Taylor. Laingy says that back then Rick Jones and Chris Herirs taught him most of what he knows now. His strength is he punches well above his weight and has the guile and speed to play in the backline as well as the back-row, a tremendous asset for the team this season in the North Premier, with only 3 substitutes allowed. 

Laingy feels Andy Appleyard has made an enormous contribution to the transition of our rugby club:  “Apps has recruited brilliantly, introducing three of last year’s colts; as well as using his own thorough methodology of coaching”.  All this in turn generates a wonderful squad and a successful atmosphere at Priory Park.

In January Laingy is back on his travels and will miss 3 matches as he’s off skiing; don’t go twisting a knee on the slopes Phil – you do realise it’s more dangerous than rugby!

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