Not playing for the Wallabies is really tough. I mean NO-ONE comes to wake you up or ANYTHING. On top of that no-one’s around to smash FIFA with – Quade’s hangin with the ABs and Kurtley’s still banned from talking to me. Buddy’s too far gone as usual. Haha
Was back in the hood chilling with my breds today. Always good to do something for those less fortunate, so when someone asked would I address the second XV at Churchie, I was like “Yeah, OK”. #payyourdoos
Bought a SICK watch today #SWAG
Solid gym sesh and then coffee with my manager Darren. Fresh from Ben Mowen’s ARU negotiations, he was taking me through our options. We were like totally finished before my soy macchiato even turned up.
Destroyed some FIFA and then smashed some sushi with my Marketing Director, who reckoned Europe was ripe for a ‘James O’Connor brand franchise’. I told Dad it was a good idea and that he should get his people to talk to Darren’s. I totes love making shit happen.
Not getting paid as much as I used to and losing endorsements and stuff has focused my mind on the things that are important to me – like money and fame. Billy P had me over to ARU HQ to have a talk and stuff.
He asked me what I wanted from my rugby career. I told him my brand wanted to be remembered as a great entertainer like Horan. He was like ‘that’s great James, Tim Horan is a wonderful person to model yourself on’ ….I was like, “No mate, not Tim Horan, Niall Horan – from One Direction.” He was like mouth hangin open and stuff. No wonder the ARU is so banged up.
I also got a text from Robbie but deleted it. I mean, like, what’s he gonna do for me anymore? It’s not like we’re gonna go paddle boarding or anything. #haha
It’s true what they say about how you find out who your real friends are when times get tough and stuff. It’s unbelievable but when my ARU contract was torn up I lost like 80 followers on Twitter and like 30 on Insta. That’s rough as. #NOTCOOL
But I’ve been thinking and stuff and I don’t want people to think of me and remember me this way. When I finish as a rugby player I want to be remembered as exactly that – not for what I did off the field. I need to do the hard yards at the Force and put back into the Aussie game. #RESPECTTHEGAME
#BOOM. Team brand O’Connor has come good and after like totally dominating the British and Irish Lions I’ve decided to join LONDON IRISH! Its kinda weird that I get to play for two countries like London and Ireland at the same time but hey #YOLO
There’s a few details to smash out like someone finding me a house with a roof to spa so I can hang out with my new bungy borthers – Cippers, Niall and Prince Harry. They just better not fuck up my plane seats again. #STOKED