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David Campese : Rugby Union

David Ian Campese, AM (born 21, October 21, 1962) is a former Australian rugby union football player. Before playing for the Wallabies, he played as a fullback for the Australian under-21 side. Campese is famous for his “goose-step” a technique that fooled opponents into thinking he was slowing down when in fact he was speeding up.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Campese is the proud possessor of 101 caps, a world record 64 tries and most recognizable player in the game. He was voted player of the tournament at the 1991 Rugby World Cup after scoring 9 tries in tests that season and six in the tournament.

Why Was He So Good?

David Campese, on the field, was considered gifted, eccentric, spectacular and outspoken, but the list could go on forever. He is arguably Australian’s greatest ever back. “Campo” bewitched defenses and exasperated opponents during a career that took him 101 international caps and 64 tries.

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