Episode 91 - James Horwill


My special guest is James Horwill. James is a professional Rugby Union player for Harlequin F.C. in the UK. His stellar career has included 62 test caps for the Wallabies where he was Captain on 16 occasions. He also played 116 games for the QLD Reds and led them to the 2011 Super Rugby title.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

3:30 – Choosing to move to London

6:00 – Loyalty and being a Queenslander

7:45 – Harlequin and adjustments

10:38 – Embracing culture

13:10 – Handling a loss

14:50 – Leaders he has admired

17:15 – University over in London

18:30 – Thoughts on post Rugby

21:15 – Origins and the AFL

26:00 – At what age he started making inroads in Rugby

29:17 – Pursuing a career in Rugby

34:30 – Coming in from outside the squad to debut

37:30 – The Super Rugby debut

38:40 – Rugby League converts

39:38 – The QLD Reds rebuild

42:30 – Ewen McKenzie

47:45 – Leadership and responsibilities

51:00 – The 2011 winning season

55:00 - The week leading into the final

56:44 – His feeling when Will Genia went over

58:13 – Fate

59:35 – Captaining his country

1:03:17 – Wallabies traditions

1:04:38 – Regrouping from a World Cup pool game loss

1:07:00 – Eden Park and the All Blacks

1:08:45 – The dominance of the All Blacks

1:10:19 – Robbie Deans

1:12:43 – The British and Irish Lions

1:18:00 – Coming back to play for the Wallabies in 2016

1:22:10 – The head gear

1:23:28 – Favourite venue to play

1:25:12 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

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