The transition from rugby to 'the real world' is the hardest part for players. I have been told by mates who have retired, try to get into something you have a passion for.
Nick Macleod is one of my best mates, he played for the sharks from 2008-2016 and is also working on a business whilst playing for Gwent Dragons.
Nick, who played over 150 times for the sharks, had always been a great baker and it's great to see him running the One Mile Bakery in Cardiff. The One Mile Bakery Cardiff delivers beautiful handmade bread, soups and preserves, within a one mile radius of the Rhiwbina kitchen. They also offer fantastic baking classes, teaching people how to bake a wide range of breads and baked goods. Go check his website out at www.onemilebakery.com and his twitter page @OMBcardiff.