Former Wallaby guest speaker at 'New'
Former Wallaby Nick Farr-Jones was guest at the New College End of Session (1) Formal Dinner. Mr Farr-Jones played scrum half for Australia in a total of 63 tests, 36 of them as captain (second only to John Eales in number of tests captained).
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Mr Farr-Jones made his test debut in 1984 at Twickenham in which Australia defeated England 19 – 3 and the Wallabies went on to defeat Wales, Ireland and Scotland in an unprecedented “Grand Slam” of the British Isles. He retired in 1993 having led the Wallabies in their successful 1991 World Cup campaign and the victory over the All Blacks in 1992 to win the Bledisloe Cup. He has written two books about his experiences in rugby - one with fellow Wallaby Steve Cutler called Nicks and Cuts as well as the Story of the Rugby World Cup that was released in 2003.
As well as being a member of the Wallabies from 1984 to 1993 Mr Farr-Jones also completed his law degree at the University of Sydney in 1985 and worked as a lawyer with the law firm Garland Hawthorn Brahe. After his retirement from international rugby he worked in France for two years with Société Générale and is currently Managing Director of Mining Finance with Société Générale in Sydney. He has been active in many different spheres of civic life serving as a member of the University of Sydney’s Senate, a member of Sydney City Council and a Board member for the Wesley Mission.
In his keynote address Mr Farr-Jones encouraged those gathered to give their all and not die wondering in life - something that he demonstrated many times on the rugby field. If you are passionate you should go out there and pursue your goals.