Many associated with the rugby world will definitely be familiar with the name David Ian Campese. Also known as Campo, the wallabies legend was capped 101 times by his national rugby team. During his illustrious career there are plenty of resounding achievements that Campo is well remembered for. Notably, he held the world record for the most tries in test matches (64) until Daisuke Ohata scored his 65th try in May 2006 while playing for Japan.
Campo arrived in Kenya on Monday 31st October ahead of a series of commendable activities that climax with a speech as chief guest for local rugby clubs’ Nondescripts annual dinner. The dinner which will also reward the player of the year and form the clubs’ portal we understand that other important guests will be confirmed within the week. The Red Lion at the clubs home-ground will be the venue for the dinner on Saturday the 5th of November.
The former Wallabies player well known for his “goose-step” always leaving players in his wake as he raced to touch down, will also hold a clinic in-conjunction with the Australian High Commission on Tuesday. Nondescripts, Kenya women’s and men’s national teams will benefit from the clinic.
Over his 14-year era with the Australian national rugby team, despite from holding the world record for most tries in test matches. Campese was a member of the 1986 Wallabies team that beat the All Blacks 2-1 in New Zealand, only the fifth international and second Australian team to win a Test series in New Zealand.
He is best remembered during the 1991 World Cup as he was the star leading the Wallabies 16-6 dethroning of 1987 World Champions New Zealand in the semi-finals on their way to the title.