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Join us every week when we’ll speak to the legends of the game to talk about their favourite moments, hardest challenges, those who inspired them, what they learnt, their advice for the next generation of fans and players and of course, the moment that they became a Rugby Centurion.

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    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Join us every week when we’ll speak to the legends of the game to talk about their favourite moments, hardest challenges, those who inspired them, what they learnt, their advice for the next generation of fans and players and of course, the moment that they became a Rugby Centurion.

    Sean Lamont

    Sean Lamont

    Sean Lamont played for Scotland 107 times after making his debut in 2004. A powerful winger his 100th cap came in the 2015 Rugby World Cup victory over Samoa, becoming only the second ever Scottish player to achieve that special landmark after Chris Paterson. His younger brother Rory was also a Scottish international, the pair running out alongside each other on a number of occasions. He also represented his country in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2002 and at home in Glasgow in 2014. After hanging up his boots in 2017, he worked with Scotland's academy players before transitioning to become Team Manager and Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Scotland Sevens team on the HSBC Sevens World Series. We began the chat though focussing on his other passion, classic cars.

    • 57 min
    Nathan Sharpe

    Nathan Sharpe

    Our guest this week is a giant of Australian Rugby in every sense. Nathan Sharpe played 116 test matches for the Wallabies including 20 as captain. The six foot seven inch lock forward represented his country for sixteen consecutive seasons, having first pulled on the green and gold jersey for the under 19s' in 1996, the year professional rugby began.

    After retiring in 2012, having played in three Rugby World Cups, he made an impressive transition away from the game with various entrepreneurial activities and can now be found turning his attentions to the mining industry, while also working in the media and setting up a family business alongside his wife.

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    • 48 min
    Sam Whitelock

    Sam Whitelock

    Sam Whitelock is the fastest player ever to reach 100 test caps, achieving the feat just eight years and two months after his debut. In that time he's won two Rugby World Cups and countless other domestic and international accolades. He epitomises the modern lock, agile, athletic, teak tough but also adept with the ball in hand. He's also a natural leader and when the tap on the shoulder came from coach Steve Hansen to lead the All Blacks, he was ready to follow in the footsteps of his Canterbury teammates Richie McCaw and Kieran Read and as he started by telling us, it was a massive day for the whole family.

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    • 1 hr
    Jean de Villiers

    Jean de Villiers

    Jean de Villiers spent his childhood picturing one day running out at Newlands in Cape Town for his beloved Springboks. He not only did that on 10 occasions, but would win 109 caps for his country across a 13-year international career, including 37 matches as captain. If it wasn’t for a succession of cruel injury blows he might well have added another 30 appearances to that total. in recent times the pandemic has ensured no excuse for getting in shape.

    • 55 min
    Andrea Lo Cicero

    Andrea Lo Cicero

    The beautiful island of Sicily is probably best known for the volcanic Mount Etna, but it’s also the birthplace of Andrea Lo Cicero. Growing up by the sea he dreamt of competing in water sports, but when his legs grew so big he couldn’t fit in a canoe rugby beckoned and over a 13 year international career he would win 103 caps for Italy and play in three Rugby World Cups. Since retiring in 2013 he has gone on to become a household name on Italian TV, competed in the Americas Cup and works for UNICEF, but Andrea joined us from his farm in Tuscany. He was surrounded by various farm animals where he also runs a Donkey Sanctuary that he uses to help children connect with the environment.

    • 30 min
    Tamara Taylor

    Tamara Taylor

    You don’t win 115 international caps for England without demonstrating all the qualities of the Rugby Centurions. A World Cup winner but also having lost in the final three times, the dedication to her country for no financial gain, the fight for equality in a male dominated environment, Tamara Taylor has been there and done that and is still doing it! Everything considered though, perhaps her biggest challenge came in 2019 when, despite having a fear of heights, she was part of a team that that set a new World Record for the highest game of rugby ever played, at over 20,000 feet near the summit of Mount Everest.

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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Centurions Podcast

Inspiring listen, a must for anyone with an interest in sport at any level!

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Such an interesting listen , inspiring and informative . Real tips on how to maintain focus on your game !

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Fantastic in depth interviews of the very best, can't wait to hear more.

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