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Ep 86 - Clint Newton

June 3, 2018

 

 My special guest is Clint Newton. Clint is a former professional Rugby League player who played 273 games for the Newcastle Knights, Melbourne Storm, Hull and the Penrith Panthers. He won an NRL premiership in 2007 with Melbourne. Away from the game, Clint is the Rugby League Players Association General Manager of Player Relations.

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

4:15 – Welcome Clint Newton

4:30 – The RLPA history and his role there

8:30 – Tony Butterfield and getting involved

11:45 – The NRL Rookie camp

13:40 – The evolution to come for the RLPA

20:18 – Origins in America

22:30 – Influences from his Father

25:40 – Influences from his Mother

27:00 – Finding Rugby League

30:00 – Childhood memories with Brett Finch

33:30 – Failure, Rejection and Growth

41:07 – His first grade debut against the NZ Warriors

47:12 – Michael Hagan

50:29 – Motivation and support through the tough times

55:01 – Brian Smith and the rebuild

57:40 – The decision to leave Newcastle

1:00:00 – The call from Craig Bellamy

1:03:00 – The Melbourne Storm culture

1:05:21 – The 2007 NRL Grand Final

1:08:15 – Moving to the U.K

1:15:13 – Reading and curiosity

1:17:08 – Leaders he admires

1:21:00 – Phil Gould and the opportunity to mentor at the Panthers

1:29:00 - Wayne Bennett and ending things at the Knights

1:33:50 - Retirement and Gratitude 

1:38:00 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

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