Episode 167 - Billy Walters

April 18, 2020




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In this podcast

4:11 - Welcome Billy Walters
4:45 - How he snuck up on the stage at 2000 NRL Grand Final
6:06 - What his childhood house was like growing up
6:45 - When he grew taller than Alfie
7:09 - Walters backyard battles
8:00 - Playing with his brother at Easts Tigers
9:11 - Any other weird nicknames amongst the Walters family
10:30 - Starting out in rugby league
11:07 - Other sports he played
12:52 - Coming through the ranks and the feedback on his ability
14:36 - Best sledge he ever got growing up
16:19 - Experiencing his teenage years in France
18:08 - Playing footy in France
19:11 - Coming back and going to Marist College
19:55 - Learning his trade with former Bronco Philip Lee
21:19 - Playing SG Ball with the Melbourne Storm and not being required for the 20's
22:38 - Handling being cut from the Storm
23:14 - Playing Colts at the Easts Tigers
23:50 - Where his on field style developed from
25:31 - Playing with no crowd in round 2
26:42 - How he got back in the Storm system
28:01 - The punishing nature of Storm training
29:55 - Why he signed with Melbourne
30:40 - Michael Maguire
31:52 - Learning to play in the middle
32:57  - How he found out he was going to be debuting in first grade
34:00 - Being behind the scenes at Queensland Origin teams
35:16 - Gym buddies with Cameron Smith
36:27 - Being presented his jersey by his Dad Kevin
38:01 - Pulling off the win in his first game
39:16 - Brodie Croft
39:40 - The key driver behind his perseverance in his career
40:35 - The challenge and opportunity with the Wests Tigers
41:29 - His Uncles Steve and Kerrod
42:40 - Playing with one of his heroes Benji Marshall
43:52 - Harry Grant coming to the club
44:27 - The boys in Melbourne and the Tigers
45:20 - His off field interests and linking up with Heroes with Ability
47:18 - People who has influenced him to get involved in the community
49:10 - Favourite try or memorable goal
51:21 - Favourite venue and Boggy ground
52:25 - His routine before a game
53:28 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party
55:00 - Any interest in ever coaching




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 Billy Walters is a professional rugby league player for the Wests Tigers where he plays at hooker or the halves. He debuted at the Melbourne Storm in 2019   and he comes from strong family ties to rugby league with his Father current  Queensland Maroons coach and Brisbane Broncos Legend Kevin Walters  and his Uncles Steve and Kerrod Walters.








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