Wednesday, July 21, 2010


James O'connor is one big time Spader, not only is he the future of Australian Rugby as he debuted for the Wallabies at age 18 in 2008 (the second youngest Wallaby ever) he also studies Business Law! With so much talent and enthusiasm on and off the field we got a few minutes with this whiz kid to talk fashion and find out who inspires him.

What did you dream of being when you were a kid?
Always wanted to be a secret agent- was a big Bond fan. But when I turned 8 it changed to playing rugby for my country, which at that time was the All Blacks.

What are you doing now in your life?
Enjoying myself. currently playing with the wallabies and studying business law on the side!

What has been the best advice given to you?
If its going to be then its up to me!!

Where/who do you get your inspiration from?
A lot of my inspiration come from the guys i play against and even more so from who i play with! guys like Quade Cooper, Matt Giteau, Maa Nonu, Corey Jane.

Describe your outfit when you go out?
Lately i've been repping some casual/dressy high top kicks, jeans, print t and a leather jacket.

What item of clothing would you like to see brought back?
Short shorts ;)

Who is a person that has been an inspiration to you?
A lot of inspiring people in my life from parents to coaches! outside that rugby group though Justin Langer has been a great help!

Who is the ultimate Spader to you?
There's a lot of sportsmen and women I admire for setting themselves huge goals and defying the odds and adversities to have achieved them. One in particular is Lance Armstrong, to go through what he did and still be at the top of his game/sport after so long is amazing and a great testament to his character! He also comes across as a great person with such humility.

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