|Name Rod Kafer|
Height 1.76 m
|Weight 90 kg|
Education Canberra Grammar School
Will genia s awkward post match interview with rod kafer
Rodney "Rod" B. Kafer (born 25 June 1971) was a rugby union player for the ACT Brumbies and the Australian Wallabies. He is remembered by Brumbies fans for kicking a drop-goal in the final minute in a 2001 game against the Cats giving the Brumbies a one-point win. He now works for Fox Sports as a rugby commentator and has a weekly segment on the show Rugby HQ called "Fox Field". He attended Canberra Grammar School in his youth. At the age of 15 he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
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Kafer was the first player to have received winners medals from the major Southern and Northern Hemisphere rugby tournaments, the Super 12 with the ACT Brumbies in 2001 and the Heineken Cup with the Leicester Tigers in 2002. The only other players to have achieved this are Doug Howlett, enjoying success with the Auckland Blues in 2003 and Munster in 2008; Brad Thorn, with the Canterbury Crusaders in 2008 and Leinster in 2012; Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw, both of whom won with the Bulls in 2007, 2009 and 2010 and Toulon in 2013; and Matt Giteau with the Brumbies in 2004 and Toulon in 2013.
Kafer is generally considered to be one of the foremost thinkers of the game and is believed to have been the brains behind the Brumbies successes in the early years.
Kafer moved to the northern hemisphere in 2001 and spent two years playing for the Leicester Tigers before signing as player coach for Saracens F.C.. However, when Wayne Shelford was sacked as head coach, Kafer was appointed in his place and gave up playing. .
In addition to his commentating commitments with Fox Sports Rugby, Kafer previously owned a telecommunications company and sold it in 2014 and now works in the Australian Rugby Union in a high performance role.