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Episode 127 - George Rose

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In this podcast

3:12 - Welcome George Rose

4:03 - His interest in boxing and promoting fights

5:58 - Why he doesn’t like Justin Hodges

7:22 - How they brought Little Bow Wow to Walgett

9:22 - Walgett & being George the Third

11:22 - His old man and bush footy

13:00 - Backyard battles with Matt and Trent

17:40 - His indigenous background

20:43 - Experience as an Indigenous All Star

23:00 - The little players in the game

24:16 - Nearly not making the first cut in Sydney

26:00 - The need for open minded coaching

28:31 - Strengths with his foot work

30:14 - Coming through the junior reps at the Penrith Panthers

32:06 - First day at training with Freddie and the Roosters

35:14 - How he moved to Manly

36:22 - Donny Singe and the first off season

37:30 - Best playing weight in first grade

39:30 - Why Manly was so successful during his stint at the club

42:10 - How he got the name Gorgeous

43:15 - What he misses about not playing footy

43:50 - Witnessing David Williams becoming Wolfman

44:20 - Breaking his leg in 2007

46:50 - The comeback

47:22 - 2011 Grand Final

48:22 - Nearly scoring the first try

49:00 - The feeling when the siren goes in the grand final

50:52 - How he felt to play for the Melbourne Storm

53:20 - Moving to the Dragons

54:52- Preparing for retirement and transition

57:38 - Leader he most admired

58:48 - Toughest opponent

1:00:24 - Favorite ground and boogie ground

1:01:48 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


George Rose is a former professional rugby league player who played 154 first grade games across the Sydney Roosters, Manly Sea Eagles, St George Illawarra Dragons and Melbourne Storm. He won a premiership with Manly in 2011 and presented the Indigenous All Stars on 6 occasions and was awarded the Preston Campbell Medal for his man of the match performance in the All Star Games 2015. Post footy he is a community and player engagement manager at the NRL, Television presenter on Over the Black Dot which airs on NITV and boxing promoter through No Limit Boxing which he runs with his brother Matt.


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