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Why in-demand young star chose Wallabies dream

Frost literally grew up in a rugby household, with father Steve a former long-time employee of Rugby Australia. As part of a role running roadshow tours, Steve sometimes brought home trinkets like the Rugby World Cup and Bledisloe Cup.

“For a few days they would be at our house,” Frost recalled. “I probably wasn’t too fazed by them when I was young, I guess I didn’t understand what I do now.”

Nick Frost as a youngster, (from left) with the William Webb Ellis Cup, winning the 2011 State Nippers beach sprint and competing in the discus.

The Frost kids were thrown into Little Athletics, nippers and gymnastics before rugby, however, and young Nick began collecting medals like no-one’s business. He was a junior beach sprint champion (good morning, Damien Cook) and began an athletics stint which saw him win state titles in an array of events, including his favoured hurdles and…


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