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Episode 182 - Daryl Halligan

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In this podcast

2:50 – Welcome Daryl Halligan

3:55 – Why he wore number 11 in Super League

5:13 – Is it a gee up that his listed at 6 foot 4

5:39 – Where he got the nickname “Chook”

6:59 – Growing up in New Zealand

8:02 – Being a full back

8:35 – Does he have a secret in play kicking game

10:41 – Playing an off season of Rugby in Italy

11:30 – Why his older brother kicked ahead of him at school

13:00 – How close he got to playing for the All Blacks

14:32 – What the attraction was for coming to play league in Australia

16:53 – His daughter Bronte playing for the Australian water polo team

18:32 – Early struggles switching from Union to League

19:53 – What he feels his major strengths were

21:49 – How it felt to win the winger of the year in 1994

23:46 – Battles with the Raiders

24:37 – The thrill of a Sunday arvo at Belmore Sports Ground

26:45 – Why the Doggies are the family club

28:15 – Memories of Peter Moore

29:36 – The difference in the man between 1991 and 1998

32:33 – His goal kicking style

33:54 – Visualisation and scenario training

35:15 – Competitions with Hazem and Ridgey at training

36:00 – How he convinced Frank Endacott to choose him over Matthew Ridge to goal kick

36:51 – Why he moved the ball from the upright old school position

38:36 – His longest ever goal

39:33 – The harbour cruise that fixed the 1995 season

42:04 – Best drinker back in the day

42:52 – The 1995 Grand Final against Manly

43:48 – The 1998 Prelim against the Eels

46:54 – Steve Folkes & Billy Johnstone stories

50:14 – When he knew he had to retire and the transition away

54:30 – How he evolved into specialist coaching

55:56 – How he selects who he wants to work with

57:30 – Breaking down Dan Carter’s unique technique

58:45 – Any specific training to enhance goal kicking

59:41 – Breaking down James Maloney and his unique follow through

1:03:40 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


Daryl Halligan is a former professional rugby league player who played 230 first grade games across the North Sydney Bears and Canterbury Bulldogs and widely regarded as one of the greatest goal kickers of all time kicking 855 goals at 79.31% success percentage and scoring 2034 points. He played in 3 grand finals winning a premiership with Bulldogs in 1995. He represented New Zealand in 20 Tests while post footy he works in the media and is the kicking coach for many of the sharp shooters across the NRL and Rugby while he is also the co-founder of Super Tee.

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