Living with Joe Marler – Retiring young – Becoming a coach – Sam Smith – #151

My guest this week is former Harelquins and Worcester winger – Sam Smith.

This interview was recorded in March of 2024 and we talked about Sam’s rapid rise into the pro ranks, the perilous spiral he routinely found himself in when his form dipped, dealing with harsh criticism and living with Joe Marler!

We discussed the trials of retiring young and losing your identity, post-rugby entrepreneurship, self-work and a new passion for helping others in transition.

This is a deep and insightful view under the skin of Pro rugby – I hope you enjoy!


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