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Episode 161 - Chris Heighington

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In this podcast

2:20 - Welcome Chris Heighington 3:20 - His life size wall memory of the 2016 grand final win 4:00 - Post footy life 6:14 - Joining the media 7:50 - Banter with the players 8:00 - The start of the journey in Campbelltown 10:12 - The goal kicking super star kid 11:00 - Learning to surf 11:55 - Coaching surfers and the Rip Curl house 13:00 - Junior reps with the North Sydney Bears 14:46 - Tim Sheens offer to join the Wests Tigers 16:40 - First grade debut at the double header 17:19 - Getting drop and becoming resilience 20:20 - The turning point of the 2005 season & how they won the GF 25:55 - Being a light weight after the grand final 27:21 - Why he was forced to leave the Tigers 29:00 - Moving to the Sharks and the ASADA years 30:30 - When he thought the Sharks could really win the premiership 32:00 - On funny Jimmy Maloney moments 33:30 - Difference between Shane Flanagan and Tim Sheens 34:45 - Picking themselves up for the 2016 final series 37:55 - 2016 Grand Final and nerves 38:45 - The secret in the fault 40:18 - The turning point of 2016 41:34 - How he ended up playing for England 44:45 - If he could coach one surfer in the world who would it be 48:31 - My favourite try of his against Roosters 50:15 - Beau Ryan 50:33 - Chad Townsend 51:46 - Donny Bradman award 52:30 - Team socialite 52:51 - Best rig 53:33 - Worst rig and Jack Bird 55:00 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


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Chris Heighington is a former professional rugby league player with his distinguished career seeing play 338 first grade games for the Wests Tigers, Cronulla Sharks and Newcastle Knights winning two premierships with the Tigers in 2005 and Sharks in 2016. He represented England in 7 games while post footy his a member of the ABC grandstand team while also in the strength and conditioning industry coaching professional athletes within his business Chris Heighington Sports Performance.

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