Wallaby legend Stirling Mortlock’s retirement tribute

first_imgWednesday Jul 4, 2012 Wallaby legend Stirling Mortlock’s retirement tribute Stirling Mortlock played his final game on Australian soil on the weekend, as the 35 year old Wallaby legend will be hanging up his boots at the end of this season. Here’s a great look back at an incredible career that has spanned nearly 15 years. The Rugby Club in Australia included a quick bit about Mortlock retiring in their Plays of the Week segment last week, but this is a much more in depth look at the great man’s career, which started way back in 1998 with a famous Brumbies team.At times plagued with injury however, Mortlock’s passion was often his own worst enemy as he threw everything into every moment he was out on the park.When asked by Nick McArdle what he would have liked to have known 15 years ago that he knows now, he said that he would have liked to have known not to push so hard, that he didn’t have to go flat out all the time.Playing like that however earned him the honour of becoming the fastest Australian to reach both 50 and 100 points, and the first Australian to score 20 or more points in four consecutive Tests. He went on to score over 1000 Super Rugby points, and just short of 500 in Tests.His final home match was anything but a fairytale, but he still has a chance to leave his mark on the history books as he will now travel to South Africa with the Rebels, providing his calf stays strong.“I have enjoyed every moment of it. It’s been fantastic and there are so many people that have helped me get here,” he said about his final match, and no doubt his career in general.Have a browse through the related posts below the video, which feature a whole bunch of big tackles and great moments from the great man in action. Credit: Thanks to  Fox Sports for the great segmentADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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