Eric Rush

First Class Rugby Player, Barrister & Businessman

Eric Rush is a former Rugby Sevens Captain and All Black, barrister and business man.  A sought-after speaker - arguably one of the best rugby speakers in the world -Eric motivates and inspires his audiences as he parallels his thoughts on coaching for excellence with examples from business and sport.

Eric is also an extremely proficient and entertaining Master of Ceremonies, a welcome addition to any function.

Eric Rush began his first-class rugby career with Auckland as an explosive flanker with more pace than most backs.  After transferring to North Harbour he was given regular match play and was switched to the backs in 1992.

Eric played 200 First Class games of rugby, scoring 108 tries. He played 29 games for the All Blacks between 1992 and 1996 (including nine test matches)

As one of the world's foremost Sevens rugby players, Eric Rush represented New Zealand for 17 years and captained them to a Gold Medal victory at the 1998 Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur, the World Sevens Series Title for six consecutive years, Sevens World Cup championship in 2001, and the Gold Medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.  An all-round great sportsman, Eric Rush played for the NZ Maori All Blacks, was an Auckland Rugby Representative, a North Harbour Rugby Representative, represented NZ at touch rugby and U-17 volleyball, and won a light-heavyweight NZ boxing title while at school.

Eric Rush attained his Bachelor of Laws degree, and was admitted to the bar as a Barrister, following eight years of corporate legal experience at some of New Zealand's most well-known law firms.

Eric Rush talks about:

Eric is a sought-after speaker throughout Australia and New Zealand at conferences, after dinner engagements, private and corporate functions and events. His addresses centre on:

  • Motivation
  • Goal setting
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

His experiences as a world champion rugby player, barrister and businessman.

Client testimonials

Exceeded [our expectations]. Very relaxed humorous style that truly engaged the audience. Eric received a standing ovation. Key messages of preparation, taking opportunity, striving for excellence and having fun with team mates.

Glaxo Wellcome NZ

He is a legend. Really motivated them, the highlight of the whole event. Exceptionally good.

The Extra Mile Company

Fantastic - you could hear a pin drop in between the laughter! Some great key messages about practice makes perfect, and about always being open to opportunities.

United Travel

Eric was entertaining, relevant and informative. His presentation style appeals to a wide audience. An entertaining end to an excellent program of business-related presentations.

CRT Southland