JAMIE NooN

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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

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