I have always played into the belief that you are only ever borrowing the jersey; you never own the jersey because someone has gone before you and there is going to be someone after you, so it's a case of giving the jersey maximum respect.
Rugby gave me a confidence. I was quite shy and relatively timid, but it gave me the confidence to be a little bit more out-going and back myself a bit more.
I think my form dipped after the Six Nations in 2007, from the World Cup onwards.
As the summer moves on, there are Saturday nights when I come home and find friends I haven't even been out with sitting up in the hot tub.
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
The great thing about playing team sport is you win and lose together, and the pain is never as bad when you share it.