“My most memorable tour was the Lions in 2009. South Africa is my favourite place to tour and to reach the pinnacle in my sport in that country was just epic.
I would have to say the place that stood out to me was Cape Town. It is one of my favourite cities in the world, I also loved Durban.
We didn’t have a great deal of time to do activities on that tour but having toured South Africa numerous times, I have enjoyed cage diving with sharks, Table Mountain and visiting the Cape of Good Hope.
My advice to someone going on their first tour would be to embrace it. By that, I mean work hard in training and enjoying playing but get out in the evenings or when you get some spare time… go and see and feel the country you’re visiting.”