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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Top players reflect on their greatest achievements

Top players reflect on their greatest achievements

Weve got an insightful clip for you today that features some of the top players and coaches in the game discussing their greatest achievements in rugby, and in life.

For the majority of players, winning a major tournament would be the ultimate in satisfaction and happiness. Its the culmination of a lifetime of hard work, time, and effort to get there.

But despite the professional era which at times sees players being treated like robots by the media and fans, theyre human after all. These guys have goals and ambitions off the pitch that many of us can also relate to.

For some their greatest achievements revolve around loved ones, national selection, or even just a special time in their life.

The players featured are from all different walks of life, who have made it to the top and achieved greatness on the field, and personal happiness off it.

We hear from Brian ODriscoll, John Smit, Will Greenwood, Shane Williams, Justin Marshall, Keith Wood, and Mils Muliana to name a few.


Time: 02:48
Credit: IRB's Total Rugby

Posted at 9:52 am | 33 comments

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Hev July 02, 2009 9:17 am

I have made the first comment and feel great.

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Milo_Cav July 02, 2009 9:26 am

Touching words from Anton Oliver

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Flooz July 02, 2009 9:50 am

no very surprising revelations lol
For sure winnin a rwc or to be captain of ur team are the best.

A remark: absence of french or argentinian players who have won a lot of success, just proves that rugby (want to) stay an anglo-centred sport.

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ToulouseFan July 02, 2009 9:54 am

"A remark: absence of french or argentinian players who have won a lot of success, just proves that rugby (want to) stay an anglo-centred sport."

I hope that is just cause it was easier for the interview... :)

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Shaft July 02, 2009 9:56 am

Flooz, I'd say it's just coincidence. No need to stress.

Will Greenwood the comedian. Seems like a fun guy to be around.

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Anonymous July 02, 2009 10:14 am

Gregan has a family?
Yikes!

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Anonymous July 02, 2009 10:23 am

(i thought gregan was gay (no joke, not dissing or anything) i've heard that he's gay.)

and so nice to hear these comments, even though they're sort of obvious, but still hey. ^^ makes me miss rugby! injured 5 weeks and countning

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Phil July 02, 2009 10:39 am

What makes people think Gregan's gay? He's married with 2 children lol

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Anonymous July 02, 2009 11:53 am

I love the way keith wood just says it straight out, no hesitation or anything!

yeah true ToulouseFan I hope your right!

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Cheis July 02, 2009 11:59 am

john smit!!

hero

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Anonymous July 02, 2009 12:49 pm

crack him with a headbutt lol^^^^^^^.....if i could reach

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BigRucker July 02, 2009 1:33 pm

Suprising Mccaw, Carter & Williams didnt say their player of the year awards.

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bunchofrenchtoast July 02, 2009 2:16 pm

schalk burgers greatest achievment: cheating and not been sent off.

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Kearney for tests July 02, 2009 3:10 pm

'Making my mother proud'. I didn't expect to hear that from a grizzled rugby player.

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Anonymous July 02, 2009 5:16 pm

Its actually improved my day to be able to watch that video and realise that none of the new zealanders where able to say anything about a world cup.

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angle-of-your-dangle July 02, 2009 7:20 pm

Me Two Mate !! ^^^6

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Anonymous July 02, 2009 7:48 pm

awww John Smit...

good man.

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Anonymous July 02, 2009 8:19 pm

Smitty, WORLD CLASS MATE!! WORLD CLASS!!!

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Anonymous July 02, 2009 8:20 pm

Yip, strange to hear all those class players of NZ not being able to mention the WC!!

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Anonymous July 02, 2009 8:24 pm

John Smit, I hate the fact that you gotta love the guy, even though he is a Saffer..

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Anonymous July 02, 2009 8:26 pm

I also thought Gregan was gay, not taking the .... either..this puts end to that rumour LOL!

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FrankyH July 02, 2009 9:36 pm

lol @ Anton Oliver. Nice comment.

Funny hearing Smitty say the WC win was ALMOST as important as his kids birth. Not sure how to take that lol

Good man though, got his head screwed on right.

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Anonymous July 03, 2009 3:14 am

Gregan gay? Where'd everyone come up with that?
Like how did anyone reach that conclusion?lol
Based on what?

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Doyle July 03, 2009 5:29 am

Ahhh a feel good clip:)
Seems like RD wants to spread the love after a tumultuous month;)

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Anonymous July 03, 2009 9:48 pm

Smitty looks like one of those naughty kids at school, which the teacher can't help but like! At least SA have a bril captain, he is one of my fav players and this from an irish fan!!!

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Anonymous July 03, 2009 9:51 pm

Aaaaah, after all the bull in the media this week, this clip is why I LOVE RUGBY!! most rugby players are always down to earth, family guys!! Wouldn't want to mess with them though..

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Anonymous July 03, 2009 9:55 pm

wood and smitty = top blokes!

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Anonymous July 03, 2009 10:02 pm

Gregan has children??? I won't say it again as people above have...but who would have thought those rumours weren't true!!???

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Anonymous July 04, 2009 7:53 pm

Poor All Blacks; they so badly wanted to say 'World Cup'... Bless 'em.

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Anonymous July 05, 2009 6:35 pm

Greenwood is such a lad! Get up there son!!

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Anonymous July 07, 2009 10:14 am

Richard Hill was a great no 6!

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Anonymous August 23, 2009 3:51 pm

richard hill was amazing

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