Son of a gun: Humble Poidevin’s focus won’t shift from helping Galloping Greens rise

By Matt Findlay Having a father who skippered the Wallabies, won a World Cup and a Grand Slam and is arguably one of the greatest to pull on the gold jersey was inevitably going to cast a shadow over Christian Poidevin’s burgeoning career, even if only from an outsider’s perspective. And like so many sons of guns before him Poidevin’s reaction to that was always going to be a huge factor in his success, or otherwise. He could buy into the pressure, whether perceived or real, of following in his father Simon’s footsteps or he could just embrace it, almost shrug it off in a way and carve his own path through club rugby. Based on the opening six rounds of the 2019 Shute Shield, the 20-year-old’s debut season, it’s tough to argue he’s not doing the latter. That’s not entirely surprising either considering the young No.8 wasn’t genuinely considering chasing a career after finishing his time at Newington College. “When I was coming out of school I was p
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