John Porch

Professional Rugby Player


Check out this episode with John Porch, Connacht and Australian Rugby Union Player. Conor Nolan sits down with John to chat about all things rugby, his incredible return from injury to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, positive experience of the Sport Endorse Platform and his aspirations for future. Enjoy!

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Show Notes :

1:35 Grassroots – Where it all began
2:15 Rugby League VS Rugby Union
3:20 Serious Setback – Avoiding amputation and returning to play against the odds
5:55 The Comeback – Australia 7’s and selected to represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics
7:30 The Olympic Opportunity
9:16 Family First – Jersey presentation at Sydney 7’s tournament
11:14 Learning about Connaught Rugby and catalyst for moving to Ireland
12:36 Kick First, Run Second – Northern Hemisphere style of play
14:33 Positives of the current climate and staying motivated by honing in on skills
15:40 How training has been affected?
17:40 Pre-match routine
18:50 Importance of sponsorship for athletes to succeed at an elite level
19:20 Difficulty for athletes to secure sponsorship or gain the attention of brands?
20:05 The Sport Endorse Platform
20:55 Working With Nuasan, Irish Biltong & Apex Nutrition
22:05 Everyone Should Join Sport Endorse!
22:30 Aspirations – Developing the next generation of indigenous Australian Wallabies
24:05 Transition – Rugbys not here forever
25:08 Legacy – Giving 110%, Loyalty, Honesty
25:40 A Trip Down Memory Lane – Favourite sporting moment
26:25 Advice For Aspiring Athletes – Have fun!
26:50 Quickfire Questions – Connaught Teammates