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Episode 110 - Chad Townsend

December 1, 2018

 

My special guest is Chad Townsend. Chad is a professional rugby league player for the Cronulla Sharks. He has played 132 first grade games for Cronulla & the NZ Warriors, winning a premiership in 2016 while he recently earned representative honours with the Australian Prime Ministers 13 and 2 caps for City Origin.

 

 

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3:20 – Welcome Chad Townsend

3:35 – Insights through his Vlog

4:50 – Balance of Fatherhood

5:40 – How he met his wife

6:30 – Growth of Scott Sorensen

8:10 – Growing up in Yarrawarrah

9:01 – Winning 7 competitions for the Yarrawarrah Tigers

10:10 – Stewart Mills

11:11 – Progressing through the grades & trialling for Harold Mats

13:11 – Why I got him on the podcast

14:00 – How his parents divorcing affected him

15:30 – Taking the next step into the pros

16:50 – Learning from Tony Caine

17:55- Cronulla Sharks 2011 vs 2018

19:50 – Meeting Flanno

20:50 – The spine meeting

22:15 – First grade debut against the Broncos

24:00 – Wade Graham

24:55 – Losing his spot at the Sharks

26:00 – Leaving the Sharks

27:10 – Establishing himself at the Warriors

29:50 – Culture at the Warriors and how they looked after him when

31:35 – How he got back to the Sharks

35:00 – Growing up a Sharks supporter

36:10 – Starting slow in 2016

36:55 – Not losing for 4 months straight

39:39 – Getting back on track at the end of 2016

40:00 – Raiders home hoodoo & the Viking clap

41:21 – Rebounding from getting hooked from the semi final

43:30 – Having a blinder against the Cowboys in the Semi

44:25 – Grand final 2016

45:55 – The horror Captains run

46:55 – How they got through the last minute

47:25 – How Fifita’s try was created

49:22 – Being the first team from the Sharks to win the comp

50:35 – A week of celebrations

52:42 – Trying to defend the title

54:50 – Why he gave up the goal kicking

55:50 – Why Valentine Holmes is so special

56:50 – Loving the NFL

57:20 – The semi-final against the Panthers

59:19 – Learning in the final’s series

1:03:22 – Who to look out for in 2019

1:05:18 – Hanging out with Scott Morrison

1:06:00 – Traveling to PNG

1:07:22 – Leaders he admires

1:09:00 – Toughest opponent

1:09:45 – Venue he likes to play outside of Shark Park

1:10:40 – The secret behind his awesome hair

1:11:50 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

 

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