New Zealand born rugby player, coach and TV commentator Brent Pope played rugby with top New Zealand side Otago University before finally settling in Ireland in 1991 and lining out for three seasons with St Marys RFC. Later Brent coached Clontarf RFC for two seasons, leading them to promotion to Division One of the AIL.
Brent has worked as a TV rugby pundit for 15 years and can regularly be seen on RTE with George Hook & Tom McGurk. He regularly speaks at corporate events and conferences on motivation and achieving individual potential.
Brent is also a children’s author, the proceeds of his fourth children's book, "Arnold the Anteater" went to Children's Hospice Homecare.
In 2010, Brent's charity, the Brent Pope Rugby Legends Foundation joined forces with the non profit housing charity Habitat for Humanity Ireland. Brent has visited Zambia twice with the foundation to see the benefits his charity work has had.