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Tue 2 Oct 2018 | 09:00

Carr: Happy playing my flair game

Carr: Happy playing my flair game
Tue 2 Oct 2018 | 09:00
Carr: Happy playing my flair game
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EXCLUSIVE: Springbok Nizaam Carr is loving life at Wasps as he feels he is able to play his natural game, despite it being suited to dry underfoot conditions.

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Carr left the Stormers after the 2018 Super Rugby season to join Wasps in the Premiership, after a successful three-month stint with them in late 2017.

“It wasn’t an easy decision for me [to leave South Africa] and having only gotten five caps for South Africa, it’s a little – you maybe want to get closer to 20, 30, 50, 100 – but that wasn’t the case for me,” Carr said.

“I saw it as a number of players were getting selected ahead of me and that’s the reason why I made the decision [to leave] but it [the ruling] changed where you don’t need 30 caps anymore – which is great for the two of us and a lot of Saffas playing overseas.

“It was always a mental block for me that I would never suit the wet weather game and I created that self-doubt in my mind until I came here. Coming here last year [2017], it exceeded my expectations and it was fruitful for me.

“I can go to bed happily and say that I have tried the Northern and Southern hemisphere and it’s fantastic. I am enjoying my game here. I can still move and I feel that is something a lot of the English players are missing – the offload, the interplay, running into space – and I think, on that basis, they got me in for that reason.

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“Not to play similar to them but to change up the game. That’s the role I love playing and it’s a pity other coaches couldn’t see that in me, but I’m happy playing my flair game over here. Of all the places, in the wet conditions, it’s actually more of a showcase here than anywhere else in the world,” he dded.

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