A number of rugby stars taking part in the Autumn Nations Series have jobs away from the rugby field – whether that be feeding baby cows or taking to the stand in high-profile court cases.
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#1. TADHG FURLONG – DAIRY FARMING
The powerhouse Ireland and leinster prop, who has started the last six British & Irish Lions tests, still helps out on his family farm.
“I’m happy out on the farm,” revealed Furlong to the Irish Telegraph, You’ve freedom, that’s what you have. You can go out around the fields.”
Furlong maintains the family’s dairy farm, of about 50 or 60 acres, is small.
“The most cows we ever milked was 30, which by today’s standards would be tiny. It wouldn’t even register.”
His father, James, also had a slaughter house and his own butchers shop before working for other butchers.
“He has sciatica nerve issues in his back so we’ve scaled down. We went from dairy to a suckler herd, and now we just buy in a few young calves every year. He loves feeding the calves himself. He’ll sit down then, smoke a fag and look at his calves, and he’s happy.”