Rugby union professional turned R&B artist Will Clift shares his top five Aussie rugby heroes
04.11.2020

Rugby union professional turned R&B artist Will Clift shares his top five Aussie rugby heroes

The singer-songwriter has just revealed his heartfelt debut EP ‘Coast’.

From killing it on the football field a pro Rugby Union player for the past 14 years, to kicking off his music career in a matter of two years, Noosa-raised, Melbourne-based R&B artist Will Clift is proving he is simply unstoppable.

Having already dropped a string of RnB infused pop releases, the singer-songwriter has just revealed his heartfelt debut EP ‘Coast’ – teaming up with producers by Rob Amoruso (The Rubens, Sparrows, Jakubi), Julian Steel and Ben Oldland.

Spanning a stunning collection of six tracks, ‘Coast’ is compelling sun-soaked R&B, punctuated by Will’s effortless delivery and warmly textured vocals. The EP is filled to the brim with rich instrumentation and a feel-good ambience, showing his versatility in mixing both the soulful and intimate, to create a wholly engrossing collection.

To celebrate the release of the EP, and in honour his sporting roots that got him here, Will Clift shares his top five influential Australian rugby players.

John Eales
Well known for kicking for goal as a second row, Eals won over 75% of the games he played for the Wallabies and captain for 55 of them. Eales played at Brothers Rugby Club in Brisbane which is where I decided to play whilst I’m out of Melbourne due to COVID-19.

George Gregan
I remember getting excited watching Gregan playing for the Wallabies as a kid. He holds the record for the most Wallabies’ caps at 139.

Rocky Elsom
I once met Rocky Elsom in Noosa when I was young and had always looked up to him as he played the same position as me. He ended up playing 75 games for the Wallabies, the most caps for a blindside flanker.

David Pocock
It’s hard to past Pocock as one of the most influential players of the last 10 years. Pocock set a great example on and off the field with the extremely hard work ethic and love for the environment and nature. Regularly visiting Africa to do charity work with wildlife.

Matt Dunning
I started out playing Rugby as a prop, so I had to mention the icon that is Matt Dunning in my list. His athletic form and infamous 2003 drop goal from 30 metres out qualifies him for my list of Australian greats.

‘Coast’ is available worldwide now. Check it out below.