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Max Lahiff

Max is professional rugby player currently plying his trade at Bath Rugby Club. A product of London Irish academy, Max has also spent time in New Zealand and Australia, playing for Hawkes Bay and Melbourne Rebels respectively. An avid MMA fan and lover of NFL with a passion for film.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Max Lahiff of Bath is tackled by Opeti Fonua of Newcastle Falcons during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Bath Rugby at Kingston Park on January 6, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Max Lahiff Column: The Typical Monday Routine For A Bath Rugby Player

Regular Pundit Arena columnist Max Lahiff takes us through the ups and downs of a typical Monday in the life of a professional rugby player.  What Monday morning really comes down to is the review meetings. Rugby, or any team sport in fact, is funny because unlike any other profession your work is entirely transparent, and it’s rather galling sometimes …

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Michael Hooper of the Wallabies is tackled during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at AAMI Park on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Max Lahiff Column: The Primary Differences Between Northern & Southern Hemisphere Rugby – Pt. 2

Following on from Bath prop Max Lahiff’s first exclusive Pundit Arena column in which he detailed some of his experiences of playing in the southern hemisphere, particularly New Zealand, now the London native turns his attentions to Australia. Australia has always confused me in a way, even more so now that I have gone and played there. In a sense Australia …

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 11: The All Blacks perform the haka prior to the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Eden Park on June 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Max Lahiff Column: The Primary Differences Between Northern & Southern Hemisphere Rugby

In his first exclusive column for Pundit Arena, Bath player Max Lahiff thought he would – as a player who’s played in Australia, New Zealand and England – try to answer the age-old question – what separates southern hemisphere and northern hemisphere rugby?  I suppose it starts with the glaring differences in my experiences playing in the respective countries. The biggest deviations are probably not …

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