“Rugby: The only game with sort shorts, a dance routine and violence that scares NFL players”.
Coach Kev Toonen and rugby great, Owen Franks join the show to discuss the resilience of the sport during the recent lockdown. It’s a testament to the dedicated players and supporters that teams made massive sacrifices to keep the sport alive. Maybe it’s also why Kev Toonen says that his team has such high standards for character. Teams win when they play with teammates they respect.
This amazing discussion gives us insight into the culture, leadership, training, and growth of a team from both player and coach perspectives. And, never underestimate the power of shittalking. With all the cultural shifts occurring, may the ribbing between players never cease!
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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.
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