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Campese offers helping hand to Australian rugby in impassioned interview

BY Jack Tunney  ·  Saturday Oct 21, 2023

David Campese joins us once again to discuss the World Cup and the future of Australian rugby. The once-great winger was full of insight into the current state of Australian rugby, the condition of Tier 2 rugby sides, and the potential to help the once-great rugby union nation.

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Check out the 10-minute interview below:

David Campese, a modern rugby legend and one of the finest wingers to grace the sport, earned 101 caps for Australia during his illustrious career. He clinched the Rugby World Cup with his national team in 1991, a crowning achievement that solidified his legacy.

While he is primarily celebrated for his international triumphs, Campese also had a remarkable domestic career during rugby’s amateur era. From 1980 to 1999, he donned the jerseys of various top Australian teams, including New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory at the state level. Notably, he secured three consecutive grand finals victories with the Queanbeyan Whites from 1981 to 1983, followed by an impressive tally of eight grand final wins with Randwick.

Campese’s rugby journey extended to Italy, where he spent nine seasons. Playing for Petrarca Padova and Amatori Rugby Milano, he clinched the Italian title on five separate occasions.

However, Campese’s most outstanding performances were reserved for the Wallabies, the Australian national team, which he represented with distinction from 1982 to 1996. During this period, he also made appearances for the country’s Rugby Sevens squads.

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Undoubtedly, Campese’s pinnacle moment arrived in 1991 when he played a pivotal role in securing the Rugby World Cup. Not only did his team triumph, but he was also named Player of the Tournament. His incredible performance saw him score six tries throughout the competition. When he bid adieu to international rugby in 1996, he held the record for the most test tries, although this record has since been surpassed.

Following his retirement from all forms of rugby, Campese ventured into coaching and established his own academy. He has also delved into the world of rugby punditry, continuing to contribute to the sport he loves.

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