RuggaMatrix International 068 – Men of Courage

Julian Huxley is one of sport’s great stories.

2 years ago he had a tumour removed from his brain and now he’s back playing for the Brumbies and he’s got a real chance of winning back his Wallaby jersey too.

Last week he came on earlier than expected in the match against the Chiefs and he won great praise for his courage and inspirational play.

This week on our show Julian talks openly about his illness and his road back to elite rugby. It’s been a long hard journey and he reveals much of it to us in show 068.

After starting the show with Julian we look at the Guinness Premiership and Magners League with Les Kiss covering some big matches before the resumption of the Heineken Cup.

Ewen McKenzie takes a breather in South Africa so we’re joined by the bloke he left behind, Morgan Turinui.

Morgan gives a frank appraisal of his status with the Reds but he continues to train strongly with the rest of the Reds squad in Brisbane.

On the verge of the anniversary of Shawn Mackay’s death we remember how special he was with best mate Morgan.


This week we look closely with Morgan Turinui at decoy runners and other tactics to impede defences.

Has the decoy had its day? What about other methods of obstruction and law bending are they legitimate tactics in our game.

All these questions and more will be answered.

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