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Life as a Pro – Behind the scenes with four professional rugby players

first_imgThursday Sep 30, 2010 Life as a Pro – Behind the scenes with four professional rugby players This is something a little different as the IRBs Total Rugby show have made this mini documentary feature that examines life as a professional rugby player, through the eyes of four guys from different parts of the world. All of the players are forwards, with three being from the front row and one a loose forward. They are Ceri Jones of Harlequins, Michael Reid of North Harbour, Ronnie Uys of the Pumas, and John Muldoon of Connacht. With the exception perhaps of Jones at Harlequins, all of them come from sides that are not renowned powerhouses in their respective leagues. The countries at hand all have a great love and passion for the game of rugby though, so to be paid to play is the ultimate goal for most aspiring young players. As you will see however, the position brings with it some realities that make the job more than just a stroll in the park. Salaries, gym, diet, travel, and disappointing crowds are topics that are covered as we get a glimpse into the life of these four players who have made rugby their livelihood. What happens after theyre forced to retire? Time will tell as for some who have been around a while, now is the time to plan ahead for the dreaded life after rugby. Its an interesting look at aspects of the job that we perhaps dont often think about as fans. We often judge players all too quickly based on incidents that happen in the heat of the moment, dehumanising them with little regard for what goes on before or after the match or incident in question. There is the good with the bad though, as with most sports, rugby is a great leveller. On a sidenote, for those Connacht fans who were anxiously hoping to see a clip of Fionn Carrs try against Glasgow, its included in this piece as they cover a few short match highlights. If you have twenty minutes to spare, have a watch as it makes for pretty interesting viewing.  Time: 20:37 Note: With thanks to the IRB’s Total Rugby ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Training Related Articles 115 WEEKS AGO Carlin Isles gym footage shows fascinating… 241 WEEKS AGO Box Jump Guide – Do Them Right To Develop… 242 WEEKS AGO Special Strength Training for Rugby – Why,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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