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Episode 118 - Nick Evans

January 20, 2019

 

My special guest is Nick Evans. Nick is a former professional rugby union player for the Otago Highlanders and Auckland Blues in Super Rugby and Harlequins in the UK. At Harlequins he holds a club record of 2217 points scored and won the 2012 English Premiership. He is All Black number 1039 and is capped 16 times for New Zealand which included the Rugby World Cup in 2007.

 

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

3:00 – Welcome Nick Evans

4:07 – Transition into coaching

7:40 – For the love of the game pro vs semi pro rugby

11:16 – The winners mentality

12:12 – The Waikato review

14:00 – The dream to be an All Black

14:45 – Proving people wrong for calling him to small

16:30 – Learning how to goal kick and AFL

20:42 – Reputation paying off in the pro league

23:01 – Adjustments he made when he moved to the UK

25:53 – Road blocks at the Auckland Blues & development into Super Rugby

28:52 – Moving to the South Island

31:12 – Old school vs new school Team culture

34:05 – Mentoring young players coming through

38:50 – Trialing for the All Blacks

44:42 – Doing the Haka for the first time

47:20 – The All Blacks Black Book

48:46 – Leadership at the All Blacks

51:06 – The All Blacks point of difference

53:56 – Making the All Blacks team vs keeping your spot

56:35 – Dealing with the failure of 2007 Rugby World Cup

59:59 – Thought process in moving to the UK

1:03:50 – The art of hitting a drop goal

1:11:45 – The pressure prior to the UK competition final

1:15:49 – How he got the nick ‘Snapper’

1:16:49 – Toughest opponent

1:18:42 – Kicking in the altitude

1:19:32 – Favorite ground and Hoodoo ground

1:20:50 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

 

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