Justin Harrison is the nerve centre of the Australian Wallabies lineout, spending countless hours with the coaching staff perfecting one of the most tactically and physically challenging aspects of the game. Not surprisingly, it was a lineout that shot Justin to fame in 2001 during his Test debut against the Lions.
Playing like a veteran in front of 84,000 people at Stadium Australia, Justin Harrison outshone even John Eales, defying his teammates and contesting a Lions lineout that denied Martin Johnson`s side one last shot at victory.
In 2003, Justin Harrison’s dream was to play for Australia in a Rugby World Cup Final. As numerous experts called for older players heads, like a true professional Justin returned fire with his outstanding on field performances. Retaining his position in the Wallabies, Justin once again inspired the Wallaby forward pack to the last minute of the Rugby World Cup.
On the field, Justin Harrison is a passionate and fiery character who regards representing his country as the ultimate honour. Off the field, Justin is a colourful character and a quick witted and brilliant public speaker.
Highly intelligent, versatile and humorous, Justin Harrison is an ideal keynote speaker. Delivering a strong speech with a clear message, Justin’s range of speaking topics extends from his experiences and success as an international rugby player on the world stage including Wallaby touring anecdotes, as well as a unique perspective on teamwork, leadership, concentration, goal setting, motivation and discipline.
An experienced master of ceremonies, Justin Harrison’s quick thinking enables him to adapt to an event’s atmosphere. Reading the audience, Justin is able to set the right tone and inject just the right amount of humour and laughter. He is also equally comfortable in an anecdotal or question and answer role.
Entertaining, informative and humorous, Justin Harrison shares his experiences of a Rugby World Cup Final, a British Lions Series Victory and a Bledisloe Cup Series success, together with his day-to-day life experiences as a professional sportsman and a team member of one of Australia’s highest profile sporting teams.
A really smart guy. He excels at public speaking. Justin is also the best comedian in the team.