By John Daniell
In 1996, while Rugby Union grew to become seasoned, John emigrated to France the place he performed for a decade in best competitions. Now, in confessions either surprising and humorous, he lifts the lid at the darkish global of the journeyman participant, taking us behind the curtain and onto the sphere.
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