By John Kirwan
John Kirwan was once the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and international, rugby had ever obvious. A favourite and respected determine on the sunrise of the pro age of rugby, he looked as if it would dwell a charmed existence. no one knew, although, that at the back of closed doorways 'JK' used to be residing a lifetime of tormented worry. bothered with melancholy for a few years - together with these as a high-profile sportsman - Kirwan was once capable of live on through attaining out, looking aid from these closest to him. All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's tale of desire, of operating throughout the discomfort and dwelling an entire lifestyles - a poignant, inspirational and beneficial instance for anyone scuffling with melancholy. 'I've been to hell and I'm again. If you're in that very same position, then I comprehend what you're going through.'
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