Craig Wing fighting for World Cup swan song

By Sam Ryan He’s played more than 300 first grade matches, won a premiership and represented both New South Wales and Australia in that other code. Yet rugby union convert Craig Wing admitted representing Japan at this year’s Rugby World Cup would be one of his finest achievements. “It’d be right up there with the most special of moments,” Wing told Rugby News. “It’d be a huge achievement for me because I’ve had to work so much harder for this than anything I did when I was younger.” After 12 years in the NRL, Wing joined NTT Shining Arcs in 2010 and then Kobelco Steelers in 2012, earning a handful of caps for the Japanese national team along the way. At 35, the inside back said he’s as fit and strong as he’s ever been, but admitted 18 years in professional football has taken its toll. “I honestly didn’t think I’d still be playing at this stage, but I’m giving it all that I’ve got to see if I can get there (the Rugby World Cup) this year,” Wing
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