Posted: 30th August 2017
Articulate and intelligent, Nick Farr-Jones is a natural leader with an innate ability to motivate others. He played an integral part in the success of the Wallabies and was an inspiration to not only his teammates, but to all that had the pleasure of witnessing his astonishing playing career.
Nick captained the team that brought home the Rugby Union World Cup in 1991, the 1992 Bledisloe Cup and convincingly defeated the Springboks in August 1992. He was Australia’s most-capped scrum half and captain.
Always a sportsman, Nick captained every school team in which he played. Academically he achieved high standards also, going from Newington College to Sydney University where he studied Law from 1980-1985 before joining the Sydney city law firm of Garland Hawthorn Brahe. Nick retired from professional playing in 1993 and after a decade with investment bank Societe Generale, in 2010 Nick moved to a Director’s position at Taurus Funds Management.
Nick is a true ambassador for Rugby Union. His effect on the game and influence in sporting circles beyond rugby was recognised in 1992 when he was acknowledged as a Member of the Order of Australia.
In the lead up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, Nick will entertain with his winning combination of energy, enthusiasm and an instinctive understanding of what it takes to excel in any field. With persistence and strength of character, he is a model of excellence in the sporting field and far beyond.
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