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Ep 132: Steve Menzies

Steve "Beaver" Menzies joins me on the podcast. Steve is a legend of the NRL which included 533 first grade games across the NRL and English Super League. A club icon at the Manly Sea Eagles he played 280 games, scoring 151 trys and holding the record as the greatest try scoring forward in premiership history. He played in 5 grand finals with two wins in 1996 and 2008. His representative career includes 20 State of Origins for NSW and 15 tests for Australia including the Kangaroo Tour of...


Ep 131: Ben Creagh

Ben Creagh joins me on the podcast. Ben Creagh is a former professional rugby league player who co-captained the St George Illawarra Dragons winning a premiership in 2010. He played 272 first grade games for the Dragons scoring 54 trys, with his representative career including 6 games for NSW Country, 2 games for Australia and 11 State of Origins for 11 months. Away from the game, Ben is the a Financial Wellbeing Adviser at Shadforth Financial Group. We chat transitions & educating NRL...


Ep 130: Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson joins me on the podcast. Patrick is a former Australian sprinter who is the current Oceanian and Australian record holder in the 100 metres with a time of 9.93 seconds, achieved in Mito, Japan, on 5 May 2003. With the time he became the first person not of African ancestry to break the 10 second barrier. He represented Australia at the Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004, won a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in the 4 x 100 metres relay and reached the finals in both...


Ep 129: Craig Wing

NRL legend Craig Wing joins me on the podcast. Craig is a former professional rugby league & rugby union player with his career taking him around the world. In league he debuted for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and played 256 first grade games for the Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters winning a grand final for the Roosters in 2002. He played 12 State of Origins for NSW, 17 tests for Australia. Switching to Japanese Rugby he played 7 seasons and represented the Japanese national side on 11...


Ep 128: Danny Buderus

NRL legend Danny Buderus joins me on the podcast. Danny is a former professional rugby league player for the Newcastle Knights and Leeds Rhinos. He played 339 first grade games scoring 76 trys and 1 goal. His reprentative career saw him play 21 state of origins for NSW which included the honor of being captain while also playing 24 tests for Australia. Post footy, Danny is assistant coach to Brad Fittler for the NSW State of Origin team and is also an analyst on Fox Sports. We chat...


Ep 127: George Rose

My special guest is George Rose. George is a former professional rugby league player who played 154 first grade games across the Sydney Roosters, Manly Sea Eagles, St George Illawarra Dragons and Melbourne Storm. He won a premiership with Manly in 2011 and presented the Indigenous All Stars on 6 occasions and was awarded the Preston Campbell Medal for his man of the match performance in the All Star Games 2015. Post footy he is a community and player engagement manager at the NRL, Television...


Ep 126: Troy Worner - Rugby League's most dedicated fan

My special guest is Troy Worner. Troy is one of the biggest fans in rugby league and has been called the NRL's most dedicated fan. He's been following the Parramatta Eels for over 30 years and attended every Parramatta match last year (home and away) which included trips to Darwin, Brisbane, Townsville and Melbourne. He has recently been names as a Bank West Stadium Fan Ambassador and we sat down to podcast in his Parra Cave which is an extraordinary room with every bit of Eels...


Ep 125: Mat Rogers

Mat Rogers joins me on the podcast. Mat is a former professional rugby league & rugby union player and the son of league great Steve Rogers. He was a dual international with rugby league career seeing him feature in 200 first grade games for the Cronulla Sharks & Gold Coast Titans scoring 106 trys and 465 goals. His representative career included 5 state of origins for Queensland and 11 test matches for Australia winning the Wold Cup in 2000. He crossed over to rugby union with the NSW...


Ep 124: Steve Mortimer

Steve Mortimer joins me on the podcast. Steve Mortimer is a former professional rugby league player for the Canterbury Bulldogs. He played 272 first grade games for the Bulldogs scoring 79 trys and 5 field goals. He captained the club to Premierships in 1984 & 1985 while was a part of premiership winning teams of 1980 & 1988. His representative career included 9 State of Origins for NSW and led the Blues to their first ever series win and has 9 test caps for Australia. Steve is inductee 79...


Ep 123: Chris Lawrence

Chris Lawrence joins me on the podcast. Chris Lawrence is a professional rugby league player for the Wests Tigers. After debuting at 17 years of age in 2006, Chris is a one club man and has played 227 first grade games for the Tigers scoring 83 trys. His representative career includes 3 games for NSW City and 6 test matches for Australia. We chat season 2019 & Madge Maguire, how he came through the grades, debuting at 17, becoming a leader & those he admires, playing for Australia, coming...


Ep 121: Paul Sculthorpe & 122: Ruben Wiki

League legends Paul Sculthorpe and Ruben Wiki are my special guests in a double episode bonus of the podcast. Paul Sculthorpe is a legend of British rugby league with his distinguished career spanning 13 years and 325 first grade games across Warrington and St Helens. His achievements included 26 test caps for Great Britain including being National captain and the only player to ever win back to back Man of Steel awards. He also played in 3 premiership wins in 1999, 2000 & 2002, played in 4...


Ep 120: Anthony Minichiello

Anthony Minichiello. Anthony is a legend of the NRL playing 14 seasons and is the most capped player with the Sydney Roosters which includes 139 trys and 1 field goal. He represented Australia in 19 tests, NSW in 11 Origins while also winning the Golden Boot in 2004. Away from footy his an Ambassador at the Roosters while also has Mini Fit Promoting the health and wellbeing for children. We chat how he made a comeback from a serious back injuries, growing up & back yard battles with...


Ep 119: Dean Widders

Dean Widders joins me on the podcast. Dean is a legend of the NRL with his distinguished career including 219 first grade games across Sydney Roosters, Parramatta Eels, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Castleford Tigers. He represented Country Origin in 2006 and the Aboriginal Dream time team in 2008. Today his is an Indigenous Pathways Manager at the NRL and coach at the Redfern All Blacks. We chat NRL coaching ambitions, Arthur Beetson, Playing with his son now, growing up in Armidale, Playing...


Ep 118: Nick Evans

Nick Evans joins me on the podcast. Nick is a former professional rugby union player for the Otago Highlanders and Auckland Blues in Super Rugby and Harlequins in the UK. At Harlequins he holds a club record of 2217 points scored and won the 2012 English Premiership. He is All Black number 1039 and is capped 16 times for New Zealand which included the Rugby World Cup in 2007. Follow Nick on Twitter - or Instagram -...


Ep 117: Michael Lynagh

Michael Lynagh joins me on the podcast. Michael is a legend of Australian Rugby Union. with 72 test caps including 12 as captain and Vice Captain of the 1991 World Cup victory and also holds the record for most points scored by a Wallabies with 911 points. Away from the game he lives in London as the managing director for Dow Jones Corporate EMEA and a rugby analyst for Sky Sports. Follow Michael on Twitter - Connect with me on social media on the links...


Ep 116: Grant Atkins

Grant Atkins joins me on the podcast. Grant is an NRL referee who has officiated in over 200 first grade games, has been to two World Cups in 2013 and 2017, was a touch judge in State of Origin in 2013 while he also hosts The View from the Middle Podcast which features the stories of sports officials from around Australia. Listen to Grant's podcast - Connect with me on social media on the links...


Ep 115: Keith Galloway

Keith Galloway joins me on the podcast. Keith is a former professional rugby league player who debuted while still at school at 17 years of age. He played 250 first grade games across the Cronulla Sharks, Wests Tigers and Leeds Rhinos. His representative career including 5 tests for Australia and one State of Origin for NSW. In the podcast we chat handling the transition from being a pro athlete, his love of Celtic & Liverpool, coming through the grades at the Sharks, Debuting in first...


Ep 114: Daniel Irvine

Daniel Irvine joins me on the podcast. Daniel is a former professional rugby league player for Parramatta, Canterbury and South Sydney and also coached lower grades at the Rabbitohs. Away frpom the game is a Dr of Chiropractic where he runs Irvine Chiropractic and is a competitive body builder. Follow Daniel on Instagram - Connect with me on social media on the links...


Ep 113: Terry McFlynn

Terry McFlynn joins me to kick off 2019 on the podcast. Terry is a former professional footballer and legend of Sydney FC. Born in Ireland, Terry played in the lower leagues of England for the likes of QPR, Woking, Margate and Morecambe. After trialing with Sydney FC in 2005, he played 10 seasons for the Sky Blues winning two A-League championships in 2006 & 2010. Irish born & raised Tez has an incredible story that bought him to trial for Sydney in 2005. We chat some great tales from his...


Ep 112: Luke Lewis

Luke Lewis is my final guest on the podcast for 2018. Luke is a legend of the NRL with his distinguished career spanning 18 years, 324 first grade games, two premierships in 2003 for the Penrith Panthers and 2016 for the Cronulla Sharks. He represented NSW in 17 Origins and also played 16 tests for Australia. In the podcast we chat retirement, injuries, the vivid dream that bought him to Cronulla, dealing with the domestic violence suffered by his mum, his love of Western Sydney, mentoring...