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Episode 131 - Ben Creagh

May 10, 2019

 

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In this podcast

2:32 - Welcome Ben Creagh

3:09 - Transition and passion for finance

4:02 - Preparing for life outside football

5:03 - Scary parts of football & earning large amounts of money

6:28 - Learning to trust people

8:25 - His role at Shadforth Financial Group & its connection to the NRL

13:00 - Going from $300k to $70k

13:20 - Disappointment of his last year

14:55 - Approach he took when he wasn't playing but still captain

16:48 - Being a beast in the gym

19:00 - Leading the Dragon's team song

21:41 - The start in Blacktown & living out west

23:23 - His love of basketball

27:09 - Starting rugby league at 13

28:32 - Growing up a Panthers fan

29:50 - Early footy memories

31:20 - Schoolboy footy

32:50 - Sacrifices from his parents

33:58 - Choosing rugby league over basketball

36:00 - When the Dragons came knocking

37:43 - First job at Jamberoo Action Park

41:05 - The call up to first grade

44:14 - The shocking first grade debut

45:37 - Bouncing back from his debut

47:27 - Learning in the deep end

48:50 - Growing in the off season

50:02 - Gaining the respect of the older players

52:22 - Who switched him into the back row

53:18 - Searching for help with Max Ninness

55:12 - Debuting for Australia in France

56:17 - His combination on the left edge with Ben Hornby

59:16 - Nathan Brown

1:01:33 - The talent of the Dragons between 2003 to 2008

1:02:40 - Getting rid of the chokers tag

1:06:39 - Feeling of making his first grand final

1:08:15 - Why Wayne Bennett is so great

1:09:38 - When they knew the premiership was theres

1:10:25 - Dean Young

1:11:56 - State of Origin brawl in 2010

1:13:20 - Passion of Origin

1:14:23 - The famous push on Justin Hodges

1:19:36 - What he brought back to Dragons after representing NSW

1:21:05 - Favorite venue to play outside his home ground

1:24:32 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party 

 

 

 

BEN CREAGH

 

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 a Financial Wellbeing Adviser at Shadforth Financial Group.

 

 

 

Related Episodes - Episode 112: Luke Lewis | Episode 120: Anthony Minichiello 

Episode 128: Danny Buderus | Episode 129: Craig Wing 

 

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