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My special guest is Nathan Charles. Nathan currently is a professional Rugby Union player for Wasps in the UK. He previously played for the Western Force and is capped 4 times for the Wallabies. Amazingly he is the only professional athlete in the world playing a contact sport with Cystic Fibrosis.
 

You will learn plenty about Nathan Charles in episode 45 of Talking with TK.

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George Kambosos
Mark Hunt
Luke Jackson

4:11 – Welcome Nathan Charles

4:30 – Moving to Wasps

5:53 – Point of difference as a hooker

7:00 – Leadership as a senior player

8:45 – The Wallabies

9:54 – Living in the UK

12:40 – The origins of his Rugby Career

15:35 – Education and setting up life after Rugby

17:11 – Time Management

19:35 – Cystic Fibrosis

27:05 – Support from his inner circle

29:59 – Dealing with injuries

33:40 – His test debut

36:15 – The All Blacks & its culture

38:00 – The Flow Centre

39:51 – Goal setting

40:33 – Leadership

43:00 – Superstitions

43:55 – Favourite playing ground

44:36 - Western Force

46:45 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

TIME STAMPS

“I guess being brought up with that condition I’ve developed a thick skin to adversity and how to overcome this stuff. Being the only professional athlete playing a contact sport with Cystic Fibrosis I can help people by not only raising awareness but also be a symbol of hope to not only people with CF but also people struggling with adversity, when adversity’s in your face, don’t sit down but stand up”