- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 6:00AM
Eric won 8 World Championships, 2 Olympic golds, went 69 races undefeated in the Kiwi Paid with Hamish Bond, 2 Halberg awards, and was named a member of NZ order of merit across a 20 year career as one of NZ’s finest rowers.
But he also has a boat load of stories off the water. He talks about fighting Manu Vatuvei in the 2012 Fight for Life, competing in a TV show to find NZ’s toughest man, nights out in Switzerland – including the time he wrestled a swan into a pub, the infamous meeting when Dick Tonks blew his lid at the Kiwi Pair, and how having a son with autism changed him.