Aaron Smith is known as one of the greatest halfbacks to ever play the game of rugby. Aaron is the starting halfback for the All Blacks and has played 92 games for New Zealand, earned 137 caps at the Super Rugby level for the Highlanders and 43 provincial caps.
In this episode of the Rugby Bricks podcast, we discuss the Rugby World Cup 2019 and what went wrong and what went right between 2015 and 2019, what it takes to fall in love with passing and how Aaron overcame the incident in 2016 after it happened.
This episode has everything from tears to triumphs, how the All Blacks culture has evolved and what their leaders do in the highs and the lows and what it means to be a better man after dealing with setbacks and difficulties.
This is one of the most humbling, exciting and courageous episodes we've had and is worth listening to every minute - so sit back and listen to this episode of the Rugby Bricks podcast with All Black Aaron Smith.
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(1:11) Rugby Bricks Tee
(4:12) Richie Mo’unga, Current All Black
(4:23) Beauden Barrett, Current All Black, Two Time World Player of the Year
(7:39) “Speights Kit” - Speights Ale, Speights Brewery
in the Final)
(9:07) (38:04) Lima Sopoaga, Former All Black and Highlanders Player
(10:10) Feilding Yellows, Aaron’s Local Club
(10:46) All Blacks World Cup Jersey
(13:20 - 14:47) Heat Preparation pre World Cup
(14:15) (29:48)(59:16)Steve Hansen, Former All Blacks Coach
(16:06) All Blacks vs Italy, Cancelled Match
(16:14) Italy’s Backlash
(17:36) All Blacks vs Namibia, Match Report
(18:50) Bledisloe Cup History
(19:46) All Blacks vs South Africa (Rugby Championship), Match Report
(21:59) Beauden Barrett, George Bridge, Sevu Reece - Current All Blacks List
(24:50) Pieter-Steph du Toit, Springboks Player
(26:02)Aaron talking to Stuff After England Loss
(29:28) England Loss of 2012
(33:18) Reviewing Day After England Loss - Further Comments from Players
(37:58) Burger Odendaal, Bulls Player
(42:35) Faf de Klerk, Springboks Player
(43:08) Willie le Roux, Springboks Player
(44:10) Springboks Kicking Game and Faf de Klerk Analysed
(58:53) Roger Clark, Aaron Mauger, Tony Brown - Highlanders Staff List
(1:00:49) Greg Poppovich, San Antonio Spurs President
(1:07:35) All Blacks Leadership Group
(1:13:08) Aaron’s Try Against Australia
(1:20:14) Aaron Leading the Haka
(1:22:10) TJ Perenara’s Haka
(1:25:03) Ben O’Keeffe, International Rugby Referee, Next RugbyBricks Podcast Guest
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