Episode 192 - Jamie Buhrer

September 5, 2020



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In this podcast

2:00 - Welcome Jamie Buhrer
2:24 - Retirement and transitioning into work life at the RLPA
4:06 - His day to day activities as player operations manager
5:42 - Peter V'landys and Clint Newton
8:00 - When he knew it was time to retire
9:35 - Sacrifices to be a first grader
12:05 - Mentoring at the Knights
12:54 - Growing up in Blacktown
14:10 - Having a Black Belt in Karate
17:08 - Making a decision between league and karate
18:22 - Peter Ross and Patrician Brothers footy
19:00 - Was he a hooker or back rower coming through
20:49 - Bouncing back from being cut by the Parramatta Eels
21:57 - Making it back through the Western Sydney Academy
24:21 - How he ended up signing with the Manly Sea Eagles
26:19 - Travelling to Brookvale as a kid
28:19 - The star studded Manly 20's team of 2009
29:31 - David Penna and learning about preparation
31:35 - Building culture amongst the boys
33:30 - Why he wore a head gear
35:38 - Junior Paulo and Josh Papali going after him
36:52 - The strange wait to finally make his first grade debut
44:45 - His funny wrestle session with Des Hasler
46:23 - Donny Singe
47:45 - Guest questions from Donny Singe
49:27 - Playing 5/8 against Lockyer in his last home game for Brisbane
51:29 - The advantage of the Manly culture
52:20 - His biggest fan, Kylie from Mudgee and his Buhreriful sign
54:29 - Handling his first grand final week in 2011
55:21 - Glenn Stewart and his grand final week talk
57:04 - The game plan for Shaun Johnson for the GF
58:23 - Onfield calls
59:25 - Expectation for success at Manly
1:01:09 - The gruelling nature of an NRL season
1:02:03 - Celebrating the 2011 Premiership
1:05:38 - Finding out Des was leaving the club
1:07:50 - How he found out he made the NSW origin team
1:10:40 - Highlights from his Origin debut
1:12:15 - The photo on the Manly gym wall
1:13:47 - How it all ended for him at Manly
1:17:00 - The sell from Darren Mooney and Nathan Brown at the Knights
1:21:12 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party





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Jamie Buhrer is a former professional rugby league player who played 173 first grade games for the Manly Sea Eagles and Newcastle Knights, playing in 2 grand finals with Manly, winning one in 2011. His representative career includes 1 game of State of Origin for NSW and 2 games for NSW City. Post footy, Jamie is the Players Operations Manager at the RLPA.







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