Business of Sport: Leinster strikes Wallaby gold as Douglas prepares to make the big leap

Kane Douglas, Leinster's latest big-name signing, has a deceptively casual air about him, writes Elaine Byrne.

10th August, 2014
Kane Douglas: the Australian second-row forward has signed a three-year deal with Leinster.

It’s a Wednesday afternoon, not long after midday, at the Barzura café in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Kane Douglas, the new big-name signing of Leinster Rugby, sits down sideways to the table, stretching his 6’7” frame across the empty floor space.

The winter sea at Coogee Beach is yawning below us, naked of swimmers because the 18 degrees water temperature is regarded as too cold. We are surrounded by Christmas...

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