Hi there everyone, been some interesting times since my last post and I can assure you not all of them enjoyable. Most notable of all would be the losses! Its amazing how rotten it can make you feel
You sit on your bench after 80 minutes of tough Super 14 action, lose by a small margin and it seriously feels like the world is coming to an end in that moment. It takes a little time, good family and friends to get a little perspective in the hours that follow to realize that the sun will rise tomorrow and life will carry on but its hard for me I must say.
To make it even harder this weekend against the Cheetahs it was my 100th Super cap for the Sharks and it didnt quite go the way I would have liked. I remember too my 50th cap against the Reds which we also lost 5-6 in probably the ugliest game in Super rugby history so you can take it from me as proud as I am to have played all these games, Im delighted they are now over and rest assured I wont be around for 150!!! One thing it confirms for me is that in a team sport when you start talking too much “I” and not enough “we” as is the case with these milestones its always dangerous.
Our loss to the Cheetahs was hard to swallow but we must move on and the Cheetahs are a good side with some special players, I really hope they go on to do even better in this years Super 14. So we have arrived in Christchurch after a pretty good trip staying at Clearwater, the weather is surprisingly amazing and we have already had our 1st training session with new team mate, Andy Goode who looked good and is integrating well with the boys but is already sporting a red sunburn after his first 2 days in the sun!
Tomorrow is our day off after 2 good days of training so the boys are off to see the new release Shutter island which looks pretty hectic. Thursday we head to town for captains run and the game on Friday night where we will get another crack at the Crusaders. Great team over the years and a team we love to get up for so here is to a little rip current pulling the Sharks in the right direction!
This is me signing out, I will get a few more of these off the ground over the next 5 weeks as Twitter wont be as easy this side so stay posted and shout loudly for us on Friday, we need you guys!
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