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Episode 108 - Eric Grothe Snr

November 15, 2018

 

My special guest is Eric Grothe Snr. Eric is legend of the NRL having played 152 first grade games for the Parramatta Eels where he won 4 premierships. His representative career includes 8 tests for Australia and 9 State of Origins for NSW. Eric has been named into the NRL Hall of Fame.

 

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

 

3:22 – Welcome Eric Grothe Snr

4:00 – Getting in to music & finding balance

5:49 – Playing music with his sons

6:41 – Family origins

7:50 – Settling in Liverpool & finding footy

9:00 – Size then & now

10:09 – Joining East Mount Pritchard

11:00 – Recruited by Parramatta

11:55 – Being a St George supporter

12:44 – Influence of Terry Fernley

14:21 – Where his speed came from

15:10 – His first grade debut vs Wests

16:48 – First bloke to smash him

17:23 – Dealing with adversity

19:00 – Meeting Jack Gibson

20:54 – What made Jack great?

21:59 – The 1981 Grand Final vs Newtown

23:50 – A champion team

24:36 – Going back to back

26:11 – The great back line

26:45 – Brett Kenny an immortal

27:23 – His origin debut and Chris Close

29:20 – Pushing a car into a canal in the UK

30:55 – The Invincibles

31:40 – Wayne Pearce & Max Krillich

32:26 – The party room 167

36:12 – Special tries in his career

39:00 – Rivalry with Canterbury

41:12 – The 1986 Grand Final & fair welling Price & Cronin

43:28 – Ray Price’s toughness

43:30 – The end of the dynasty

44:23 – Becoming the Guru

46:41 – Missing the 1986 Kangaroo Tour

49:00 – The brand new Parramatta Stadium

50:25 – Thinking of hanging up the boots

51:30 – The final game at Granville Park

52:24 – The comeback with the Balmain Tigers

54:05 – Naming little Eric

54:40 – Eric Junior coming through the ranks

57:30 - Junior moving onto the Roosters

58:31 – Parramatta 2019

1:02:00 – Reconnection with the old boys

 

 
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