From the Waikato River to the World Cup to the small screen
James Mortimer 18 Feb 2013 Getty Images
At first the call was ignored by Donald thinking it might have been a prank, until close friend Mils Muliaina contacted him and asked him to “pick up the damn phone!”
Dan Carter, Colin Slade and Aaron Cruden all went down in action, which led to Donald coming off the bench in the Rugby World Cup Final at Eden Park against France.
Beaver, as Donald is affectionately called, then calmly slotted the penalty kick which would be the difference between the two teams.
Now playing with Bath, Donald told Radio Sport he was surprised that there would be such focus on him.
"It's a little bit bizarre," he said.
"At the start I thought it was a bit outrageous but I guess it's easier to do that than a book. I guess it's something I'll always be able to have."
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