An Irishman Abroad

Stephen Ferris: Episode 334

February 8, 2020
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This week, Irish and Ulster Rugby legend, Stephen Ferris, joined Jarlath for a rare conversation about his life and career both on and off the pitch.
With the honesty that he is well known for, Stephen speaks about why he came home a hero from the disappointing 2007 Rugby World Cup (32:00), his less-than-desirable approach to athletics as a youngster (17:00), his experiences of 'lick-arse' team mates (1:09:00) and the cliques within the Irish Rugby team that made him feel awkward and excluded on day one (36:00).
There’s a fascinating discussion on the team building methods of Ulster Rugby (45:00) and how he never thought that he would become a professional rugby player (30:00). Opinions on Joe Schmidt's 'control freak' label (1:05:00), his passionate defence of Simon Zebo's talent (1:00:00) and much more, this is a truly insightful chat with one of Ireland's finest ever rugby talents.
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