Tadhg Furlong Proves Once Again He’s The Most Humble Man In Rugby
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“I find it kind of easy to dismiss it.”
Tadhg Furlong has had a hell of a season. The Wexford native burst onto the international Test scene with two outstanding performances against the All Blacks back in November and hasn’t taken a step backwards since.
A superb run in Europe with Leinster, along with an incredible debut Six Nations campaign meant Furlong was the first tighthead on Lions head coach Warren Gatland’s list for New Zealand, and rightfully so.
The prop went on to start all three Tests against New Zealand and he’s now being heralded on both sides of the hemisphere as one of the finest tightheads in world rugby right now. Furlong though, is keeping himself grounded.
Speaking on Off The Ball last night, he says he’s taking no notice.
“When I see that sort of thing (praise), I push it away. They are probably looking from the outside, they might have seen a carry but they didn’t see something I did really sloppily. If you see that stuff, I find it kind of easy to dismiss it.”
“Maybe it’s an Irish thing, maybe it’s a ‘country’ thing or something. I don’t know. You sit down at the end of a game, or you do a review, or you have to send some feedback to coaches. They ask you to fill out what you think you did well, what you think you didn’t do well.”
“You can fill out what you didn’t do well and what you can improve on – you can list them off. When it comes down to writing what you did well – you know – you’re struggling. You’re looking at an empty page. I find it very hard to say those things.”
Trust us when we say you did plenty well Tadhg. Have a listen to the full interview below.