The exciting news doesn’t stop! After announcing last week that former South Africa Captain and Rugby World Cup veteran, Jean de Villiers, was our new DHL Rugby Ambassador, we now have another announcement to make! Well, actually, let’s let one of the most decorated players in Irish rugby history do it himself.
🍀 We're delighted to announce former Ireland captain and British & Irish Lion @jamieheaslip as our new #DHLRugby Ambassador!— DHL Rugby (@DHLRugby) May 22, 2019
🚚 We recently delivered him a box of memories containing items that symbolise his amazing career...
📽️ Check out our exclusive interview!
Heaslip, who recently retired from the sport, will be involved with DHL Rugby’s activity in the build up to and during Rugby World Cup 2019™. We can’t wait to get his expert insights and experience hi energizing spirit!
“I’m very much looking forward to sharing all the Epic Moments with you, in the lead up to RWC 2019!”Jamie Heaslip, DHL Rugby Ambassador
A class of his own
Some say he’s a legend, others call him a freak of nature. One thing’s for sure: Jamie Heaslip is one of the greats of his generation. The former Irish captain did it with a passion and dedication only few can emulate.
This is a man who slept in a high altitude tent during pre-season, was the first guy in the gym every morning, rarely missed a training session or game, stubbornly lived and breathed good nutrition, and persistently pursued ways to improve his body.
“A lot of hard work gone into each level and a lot of learnings gone into each level.”
“A lot of hard work gone into each level and a lot of learnings gone into each level,” says Heaslip.
The result is obvious to anyone who follows rugby. You’d be hard pressed to uncover a moment in his career when he was injured or off the pitch. The guy seemed to be immortal. It was all about hard work, team spirit, can-do attitude and more.
Moments and memories
Jamie started his rugby career with Naas RFC in Dublin, before moving to Trinity College Dublin and then Leinster where he remained for the entirety of his professional career, amassing a whopping 229 caps. He made his debut for Ireland in 2006, winning 95 caps for his country, 13 of which were as captain. Heaslip is a three-time winner of the Six Nations with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2009. He won five test caps for the British and Irish Lions. In 2009 and 2016 he we nominated for World Player of the Year.
Now Jamie is going to make some more rugby memories as a DHL Rugby Ambassador.
“I’m very much looking forward to sharing all the Epic Moments with you, in the lead up to RWC 2019!” says Heaslip.
Be sure to check out the video above to hear about some of Jamie’s most special moments and memories from his 15-year professional rugby career.
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