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AGE 39 po­SI­tIoN Cen­tre CLUB wasps hoNoUrS 9 eng­land Caps

Giv­ing up rugby at 29 due to a shoul­der in­jury hit

me hard. I stuck around in the uK for the next few years, coach­ing ross­lyn Park, be­fore head­ing back to Cape town. I still catch up with the boys and speak about

old times. I went to the eng­land v scot­land game at twick­en­ham this year and saw Dan Luger and shawsey (si­mon shaw). I’ve worked in dig­i­tal me­dia for a while, but had the op­por­tu­nity to buy a part- share in Le

Cap Sports. It means I’m watch­ing a lot more rugby now. I work on marketing and tal­ent iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. We ar­ranged the Johan Goosen deal to Rac­ing and have more than 50 play­ers. We got Juandré Kruger to toulon, Ch­es­lin Kolbe to toulouse and huw Jones, now with glas­gow. When I get some spare time, I surf. I went to the

Mal­dives a few months ago and highly rec­om­mend it. I’m grow­ing the blond hair for the surfer’s look! I’ve en­joyed see­ing Wasps get­ting back to

the top. I watched the Premier­ship fi­nal and Dai Young has got them play­ing good rugby. It’s cool see­ing hask and Cips still do­ing it. they used to be the kids!

The sting scor­ing in the 2004 Premier­ship fi­nal

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