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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Aki Embracing ‘Privilege To Play’ With A Humble Heart

Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Shirouzuoike Park, Fukuoka, Japan 7/10/2019 Bundee Aki Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ireland v Samoa is a big game for everyone, but none more so than Connacht and Ireland centre Bundee Aki who will be facing the country of his heritage.

It’s a massive game for Ireland first and foremost because we want to get that quarter final spot and obviously it is a privilege for me to play against the country of my heritage, which is something special I’m looking forward to it.

His family will also be cheering him on in Ireland, New Zealand and Samoa,

They’re all rooting for me and hoping I play well. My parents always say to play with a humble heart – that’s what I try to do.