Pope’s health edict

When a close friend almost died of a heart attack, RTE rugby pundit Brent Pope knew that it was time to put his own health under the microscope

17th July, 2010

Health problems can arrive out of the blue.

An hour after speaking on the phone to Matt ie Smith, my good friend in New Zealand, he had collapsed on the kitchen floor with a massive heart attack, aged only 42.

He was carrying no weight and was in great shape - and his fitness saved his life.

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