Sunday 25 September 2016

The loves of my life... Brent Pope, rugby analyst

Published 07/09/2015 | 02:30

Brent Pope will be on the rugby panel at a live venue for all of Ireland's World Cup matches. Photo: Kip Carroll
Brent Pope will be on the rugby panel at a live venue for all of Ireland's World Cup matches. Photo: Kip Carroll

The Kiwi rugby analyst outlines the loves of his life, including hero Nelson Mandela and his Hyundai car.

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The person

It always seems unfair to single out any one person, simply because there have been so many wonderful people in my life

The memory

Arriving down to my parents' living room, all dressed up in my new rugby gear, when I was about five years of age, only to be told I was three days early

The moment of the day

Sunset

The song

The Breath You Take by George Strait; I love the lyrics

The movie

The Shawshank Redemption

The hero

Nelson Mandela

The book

Sporting autobiographies

The outfit

A white shirt, a tailored blazer, and Italian shoes

The accessory

A pocket square

The gadget

I love my Hyundai car

The pet hate

Bad manners

The friend

'Heno' - Noel Hendrick

The beauty product

A nice-smelling aftershave

The holiday

Old Town, Havana, Cuba

The piece of advice

I have suffered from panic attacks and anxiety issues for most of my life, so the best piece of advice I was given is to try and live for now

The drink

Heineken, or, on occasion, a nice Kiwi sauvignon

The hotel

The Plaza, New York

The bar

The Cabana, Long Beach, California (ask for Bob); and House in Dublin

The hobby

Outsider art, movies and writing children's books

The part of my body

My shoulders

The celebrity

Sean Penn

The virtue

Hopefully, a kind heart

The vice

Jacob's Cream Crackers

The smell

Freshly baked bread; or the general smell of the countryside, which reminds me of my culchie upbringing!

The taste

Salt (I know, I know)

Brent Pope will be on the rugby panel with George Hook, Conor O'Shea and Tom McGurk at a live venue in Dublin for all of Ireland's Rugby World Cup matches. For more details, contact Haven, tel: (01) 681-5440.

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