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Guinness Pro14 Chief Executive Officer, Martin Anayi is pleased with how the newly expanded tournament has started off and speaks about how the slow start by newcomers the Cheetahs and Southern Kings from South Africa was expected. Having the right people involved is what allowed the expansion of the pre-existing Pro12 competition to happen over […]

Former Managing Director of Sportstec and revered Entrepreneur, Philip Jackson speaks about starting up this world renowned sports performance analysis company in 1999 and draws on examples of professional sports teams who achieved great success by using the analysis software on offer. Philip touches on the importance networking played during his time at Sportstec to […]

New Zealand-born Luke Thompson, who has had a long and illustrious career with the Japan national team, talks about how he was forced to further his professional career abroad after he was knocked down the pecking order at Canterbury in 2004. Just three years later, Luke made his debut for Japan after qualifying through residency […]

English former professional Rugby League player and Sky Sports commentator, Barrie McDermott discusses how demographics and his group of friends guided him into choosing to play League over Union as a teenager, having been interested in many sports. December 5th, 1987 is the ‘greatest moment’ of Barrie’s life, which was the day he lost an […]

Dean van Leeuwen is not just the co-founder of TomorrowToday Global, but also a leading keynote speaker, strategy advisor, thought -provocateur, intellectual adventurer and author. He speaks about where his passion for business comes from and how for the past 11 years, TomorrowToday Global has worked with business leaders to assist them in determining what […]

Former Ireland centre, Rob Henderson says the memories from his years with the national team still remain strong, even 14 years since he played his last game in the green jersey. Rob talks about how he had ambitions of becoming a professional footballer before Rugby grabbed his attention and the disappointment of missing out on […]



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