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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Josh Lewsey talks about his Mount Everest experience

Josh Lewsey talks about his Mount Everest experience

Earlier today it was announced that Josh Lewsey will be coming out of retirement to play for Wasps, two years after hanging up his boots. It seems a good time to learn a bit more about what he's been up to since then, namely with his Everest expedition.

Lewsey, now 34 and working full time as a management consultant, has played in a few charity games recently. He's shown that he's still in excellent shape, so was approached by Wasps to provide cover for their back three until the end of the season.

It's a short term contract so he was happy to take up the opportunity to help out the club he played with for so long. "This isn't a long term thing but after playing in a couple of recent charity games, Leon and Shaun (Edwards) contacted me to see if I could assist the club for the remainder of the season," Lewsey said.

"If they think I could positively contribute to my old club in any way- be it on the field or around the dressing room on match days, then I'd be happy to do so."

As we'll be seeing him playing again soon, here's an excellent clip from Total Rugby in which the 2003 World Cup winner talks about his incredible experiences on Everest. It's really interesting to see what he's been up to, and starts two minutes in, after a bit of World Cup talk.

Time: 05:00
Thanks to the IRB's Total Rugby show

Posted by Rugbydump at 11:13 am | View Comments (20)

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Anonymous March 24, 2011 4:27 pm

FIRST !!!!

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Anonymous March 24, 2011 4:30 pm


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Anonymous March 24, 2011 4:31 pm

THIRD !!!!

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Anonymous March 24, 2011 4:32 pm

Lewsey is BACK!

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RedYeti March 24, 2011 4:34 pm

5rd >.>

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Alexander March 24, 2011 4:53 pm

So unlucky. To be so close, gutted! I wonder what sort of role he'll play with Wasps though...

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Joey Mack March 24, 2011 5:53 pm

Can't believe he bottled it!

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Anonymous March 24, 2011 5:55 pm

Great player, and he seems like a nice guy. Props for trying to ascend everest.

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Anonymous March 24, 2011 6:25 pm

Joey Mack said...
Can't believe he bottled it!


so how quickly did you climb everest then Edmund Hillary?

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Anonymous March 24, 2011 6:53 pm

Joey Mack said...
Can't believe he bottled it!


Yeah, who needs oxygen....

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stirling March 24, 2011 7:02 pm

sounds like a great bloke. shame Brian Ashton didn't think so

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Phil March 24, 2011 8:02 pm

Enjoyed this vid, thanks RD. I wonder which brand of 4x4 he favours then...?

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Joey Mack March 24, 2011 8:52 pm

I've actually been up twice via both the north and southeast ridges. Was a walk in the park compared to Annapurna though...

Was only messing with Josh, some people just aren't built for it.

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Anonymous March 24, 2011 9:26 pm

Haha (Neslon voice)

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Canadian content March 24, 2011 9:31 pm

Joey Mack u must truly be a prince among men. We are graced by ur avatar on this site.

Ps; always rated lewsey, loved the massive tackle vs australia during the test a few years back. If he didn't make the summit, I'm sure few could under similar circumstances

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Von March 24, 2011 9:40 pm

This tackle?

Awesome wasn't it? Have summa that.

Definitely Lewsey's finest England moment, followed by running over Traille for that try in 07.

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simba March 25, 2011 10:25 am

dont forget his tackle on jean de villiers to save andy robinson his job...for a couple more matches

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RD March 25, 2011 11:36 am

The Related Posts links below the video have been updated to include some great Lewsey clips

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Guy March 25, 2011 3:30 pm

This man is a legend.

As is/are the bloke(s) that keep(s) RD in the air.

Thanks for the clip RD: nice to see some personal stuff of players that is more distantly related to rugby every now and then

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TKO March 27, 2011 9:39 pm

Management consultant? lol. Yeah so am I.

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