I have interests outside of rugby and have been cultivating them for when I do decide to hang up the boots.
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.
The victory is always sweeter... winning things with friends.