Jamie Heaslip: Episode 104

12Sep

This week Ireland and Leinster number 8 Jamie Heaslip collects his podcast cap as he joins Jarlath to discuss his life, career and outlook heading into the World Cup. It's a no-holds-barred interview with one of rugby's elite players about the life inside one of the world's toughest sports. It's the story of his journey from being born an army brat in Israel to being nominated for world player of the year at just 20 years old. 

After the recent Toulon revelations, Heaslip addresses the doping question head on while explaining how certain journalists have an obvious agenda. Jarlath tries to get Jamie to show us behind the curtain of the Joe Schmidt regime and tries to wrap his head around the slippery notion of luck in high level sport. From making his peace with Pascal Papé to how you deal with Eddie O'Sullivan telling you you're "too small to ever play international rugby", there's plenty of fuel for anyone's fire in this one, whether you're a rugby fan or not.

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