All Blacks legend Zinzan Brooke will cycle from London to Paris in June – all in the name of charity.
Brooke was the tough, uncompromising number 8 who played 100 games (58 tests) for the ABs and landed an audacious 47m drop goal in the 1995 World cup semi-final against the Poms.
Not content to rest on his rugby laurels, he will now join ex-England captain Wlll Carling on the L2P, a bike ride from London to Paris from June 24-27 for children’s charity Right To Play which uses the power of sport and play for development, health and peace amongst children.
It works with communities to empower vulnerable children and foster leadership skills, teamwork, self-esteem and fair play.
Brooke survived a blood clot on the brain after a taxi accident in Spain three years ago but didn’t let the scare put him off living life.
He said: “I’m always looking for new challenges and when Will talked to me about The L2P, I immediately joined the Right To Play team. As a professional sportsman, I know the power of sport and how it can build self-esteem and self-confidence.
“Respect through sport is at the heart of what Right To Play is trying to do.”
Good on ya Zinny. TNT wishes you all the best.
Watch the great man land a 47m drop goal against the Poms.