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'I could have done more': Former Ireland player Matt Mostyn looks back at highs and lows of rugby career


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Starring role: Matt Mostyn scoring for Ireland in 1999

Starring role: Matt Mostyn scoring for Ireland in 1999

With Jeremy Davidson and Trevor Brennan at 1999 World Cup

With Jeremy Davidson and Trevor Brennan at 1999 World Cup

In action for Connacht in 2006

In action for Connacht in 2006

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Starring role: Matt Mostyn scoring for Ireland in 1999

Matt Mostyn doesn't talk about his rugby career much nowadays.

At his home in Sydney, there are few reminders of his past life, except for the handful of jerseys that are stored away safely, along with the man-of-the-match award he won following his hat-trick on his second Ireland appearance.

As much as the memorabilia is hidden from view, Mostyn's sense of what might have been is unavoidable, and for all that he has many regrets, he doesn't blame anyone but himself for not making more of a career that had promised so much.