A LIONS TAMER
“The whole Waikato front row had flat-top hairdos. We all went to the same barbers in Hamilton – we used to go in together. I know the hairdressers is still there but I don’t know if they still do the same flat tops!
“That day was unbelievable. We were so pumped up in the changing room and we really tore into the Scottish tight five. The crowd were awesome and I was lucky enough to get a try (in a 38-10 win). I also remember that Will Carling was excellent that day; in a Lions team that was struggling he stood out.”
“Wasps were better in 2003 when we beat Stade Français on the way to Challenge Cup success. But the Heineken Cup win a year later (v Toulouse) was a great day.
“It will probably never happen again but we didn’t use any subs. We thought there was going to be extra-time and wanted some fresh legs. Then Rob Howley scored.
“Six days later we beat Bath 10-6 in the Premiership final. It’s one of my greatest achievements as a coach – winning the European Cup and then the Premiership after a six-day turnaround. That time at Wasps was really special.”