AGE 37 poSITIoN centre TEAMS newcastle, brive I called time on my rugby career at the end of 2012-13. It was after brive won promotion to the Top 14. Initially adjusting wasn’t a problem. The strangest thing was when the boys started back for pre-season and I didn’t. not seeing the ENGLAND CApS 38 guys as much and the changing-room atmosphere is something I’ll always miss. The game’s changed loads since I’ve retired. The big difference is collisions and professionalism. Players are big, strong and fast and defences are so well drilled that impacts can be huge. There is more emphasis on recovery, most teams have a larger staff and salaries have increased somewhat. I now work for a sports agency based in Toulouse. I’m alongside a football agent, basketball agent and four other rugby agents. I’m an rFU- and FFr-accredited rugby agent looking to help players achieve their goals.
Try hard scoring against Ireland in 2008