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'I broke down in tears': Tom Court on his unlikely rise to becoming Ulster and Lions star

 

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Tom Court

Tom Court

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Tom Court in action for the Lions back in 2013.

Tom Court in action for the Lions back in 2013.

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Tom Court at home is Brisbane with wife Cath, daughter Maddie (11) and son Theo (nine).

Tom Court at home is Brisbane with wife Cath, daughter Maddie (11) and son Theo (nine).

Tom Court

He finally finished playing two years ago and appropriately Tom Court's final moments on a pitch were for Brisbane's University of Queensland, where his journey in the game had begun over a decade before.

Not that the now 39-year-old former Ulster prop mentions it for reasons of sentiment. Anything but.

"In my first season and my last season, the university made it to the Premiership grand final, but for me it ended nil from two for titles. In saying that, I didn't have much luck in finals for Ulster either," chuckles Court, who now works as a research impact co-ordinator at the university, where he also does some rugby coaching.