From black to blue for Osborne
Former All Black Glen Osborne says the signs weren’t good early on.
The 44-year-old, a one-time TV personality, who played 29 matches, including 19 tests, for the All Blacks between 1995 and 1999, described graduating with his recruit wing, No 298, at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua on Thursday.
It was an incredible feeling, he said.
‘‘Since I was a kid I always wanted to be in a black jersey, and I did that, but now I’m in a blue one.
‘‘My life has taken me down different avenues and I’m 44, but it’s so awesome to be here today.
‘‘I’ve had 30 years of no study and there are [recruits] here in their 20s, who’ve been to university, and they know how to do it. Understanding the law and other police processes was tough.
‘‘Since I was a kid I always wanted to be in a black jersey... and now I'm in a blue one.’’