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Episode 68

Mastermind: Kieran Read

"The Haka gives us goosebumps, it’s our way of connecting with the players around us and connecting with our ancestors’ "

Kieran Read is a former captain of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. He is one of the most capped players of all time, playing number 8 between 2008 and 2019. He was voted IRB player of the year in 2013 and led the All Blacks to a world record of 19 consecutive wins. In today’s episode, we delve into his personal story and the revered culture of the All Blacks.

Tune in as we unpack the spiritual philosophy of Whakapapa, the impact of the Haka war dance before each match, how Kieran and the team handle pressure and inspirational strategies to help you to deliver high performance.

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