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Episode 107 - Jamie Lyon

November 11, 2018

 

My special guest is Jamie Lyon. Jamie is legend of the NRL having played 359 first grade games for Parramatta Eels, St Helens and Manly Sea-Eagles. He won a Super League Man of Steel, Challenge Cup and Grand Final for St Helens, while back home in Australia he featured in 5 grand finals winning two for Manly in 2008 and 2011.

 

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

 

3:00 – Welcome Jamie Lyon

3:20 – Origins in Wee Waa

4:15 – How he got the nick name Killer

5:41 – Finding rugby league

6:56 – The Wee Waa Panthers

8:26 – Junior rep teams

11:08 – Pig Shooting

11:31 – Meeting & signing with Crusher Cleal

13:38 – Rugby league heroes

14:21 – Moving to Sydney

16:02 – Early Struggles

17:45 – Year 12 super team at Parramatta Marist

20:21 – Australian school boys tour of UK

22:13 – First grand final in Reserve Grade

23:57 – Mowing the laws at Stadium Australia

25:04 – First grade debut against the Wests Tigers

27:15 – Funny stories from Parra days           

28:41 – 2001 Grand Final against Newcastle

30:20 – Getting chosen for Australia

30:50 – Kangaroo tour with Joey & Freddie

31:45 – Travel stories with Adam MacDougall

33:10 – Origin debut

35:44 – Moving back to Wee Waa

36:50 – Playing against Ewen McGrady

37:30 – Why he left the NRL

39:00 – Regrets to the Parramatta Club

42:36 – Signing with St Helens

44:00 – Being blocked at Customs in Heathrow

45:10 – Playing with the legends at St Helens

46:36 – Challenge Cup at Twickenham           

47:57 – Coming back to Australia

48:54 – Des Hasler and nearly get hit by the flying door

50:00 – Dezzie Spray vs Donny Singe pre season

51:07 – Why Manly was successful?

52:38 – Rivalry with the Melbourne Storm

54:24 – The Stewart vs Blair brawl

55:35 – Leadership

58:34 – Toughest opponent

1:00:00 – Favourite venue in the UK and Australia

1:02:31 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

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