The Short-Sighted Super Hero
I was very shy as a kid – and still am. I was thinking about that just before you came in. As much as I’m confident playing rugby, when it comes to stuff like this (pointing to the recorder between us), I still find myself being particularly nervous. Before I open myself to people I like to get to know them. It probably takes a couple of months for people to realise who I am before I reveal my full self.
Jamie Peacock, named as the world’s best rugby league forward for the last two years, talks to Donald McRae in The Guardian.
Notoriously shy, the ferociously competitive Peacock, talks about growing up, his demons and doubts, his dad (who makes false-teeth), and his rejection and abandonment by Matthew Elliott, his coach at Bradford.
Thanks to Tom Baker for this