8 lessons from the rugby World Cup

  1. Better to be the underdog. Less pressure on you, more support from others. Everyone loves an underdog.
  2. Fitness is important. If you’re don’t train every day, you can’t last the match. If you can’t think clearly because of lack of oxygen to the brain, you’ll make bad decisions.
  3. If you don’t get the basics right it doesn’t matter how amazing your creativity is. You won’t get a chance to show it. First, build a solid platform.
  4. Before you try win, avoid stupid mistakes.
  5. All things being equal, speed wins. 
  6. Teamwork trumps individual brilliance.
  7. Be patient and grind it out.
  8. If you can’t win pretty, win ugly.