Former Northampton, England and British and Irish Lions back-row Tim Rodber joins Lewis Moody and Leon Lloyd on After the Whistle this week to discuss the highs and lows of his extraordinary career.
In this episode, Rodber speaks candidly about his battle with self-esteem while playing rugby and confessed that he wanted to leave the game because he doubted his talent in the sport. But it’s his high standards and relentless drive for success that has led him to achieve on the rugby field, in his role as an army captain and in the business world where he currently resides.
Although Rodber admits that he’s not a particularly reflective person when it comes to looking back on his life, he opens up about the emotion behind the iconic photo of him helping Pat Lam lift the Heineken Cup back in 2000, the people he considers his mentors, what he describes as his tyranny as captain of the Saints and how he struggled to leave the discipline of being a sportsman behind in his retirement.
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