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Episode 92 - David Lyons

July 1, 2018

 

 My special guest is David Lyons. David is a former professional rugby union player who is capped over 100 times for the NSW Waratahs and 46 times for the Wallabies. He played in two World Cups in 2003 and 2007. His career also moved overseas where he played in both France and Wales.

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

 

2:42 – Welcome David Lyons

3:20 – Retirement and transitions into the corporate world

5:30 – Entrepreneurship and mentors

7:00 – Growing up Molong

9:48 – Independence and moving to boarding school

11:40 – Finding Rugby at 16

13:20 – Progression into the Australian Schoolboys

17:00 – Interest from Rugby League

18:50 – Sydney University

20:00 – Waratahs Academy

22:08 – Being fearless against men

26:44 – Evaluating his first season

29:13 – Toutai Kefu and breaking into the starting 15

30:40 – Key habits learnt in Wallabies camp

32:30 – Leaders he admires

35:05 – 2003 home World Cup

38:40 – Semi Final against the All Blacks

38:50 – The World Cup Final against England

40:30 – Jonny Wilkinson

43:00 – Extra time and that field goal

43:45 – Dealing with disappointment

46:50 – Bond with the 2003 Wallabies

47:50 – The aura of the Crusaders

49:56 – Longevity

51:05 – Moving overseas

54:06 – French rugby and expectations

58:05 – Underlying motivation

 58:50 – Opposition player who made him better

59:40 – Favourite venue in Australia and Overseas

1:07:00 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

CHECK OUT DAVID'S CURATION OF ARTISANAL FRENCH WINE

https://frenchvine.com.au/
 
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