Matt McCarthy What a week I just had! The lowest of lows and then the highest of highs all within a seven day period. Returning from Philly after the Harlequins match, on Wednesday I was called by our team manager informing me that I would be returning to the squad to prepare for the historic Wallabies match at Soldier Field in Chicago and then heading off to London to compete in the 2015 World Cup. I can’t imagine hearing better news as a player! He basically said ‘You’re about to achieve your lifelong dream’.

mattsignatureAlthough I didn’t get to play on the day in Chicago it has still been an unbelievable experience. Being back with the boys, training and warming up on Soldier Field, and seeing some of my old teammates from Southern Districts in Sydney wearing the Wallabies jerseys was something I’ll never forget. My mum and girlfriend even flew in for the occasion!
Now we are in preparation week for the Rugby World Cup. I can’t explain how good it feels just saying that and I can’t wait for what’s ahead in London.

Matt McCarthy with kids