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Episode 85 - Kurt Gidley

May 26, 2018

 

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 My special guest is Kurt Gidley. Kurt is a legend of the NRL and Newcastle Knights and is a former captain of the club. His first grade career featured 251 first grade games for the Knights and also 55 games in the English Super League for Warrington. He had the honor of captaining NSW and appearing in 12 State of Origins and 12 tests for Australia.

 

 

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
4:11 – Welcome Kurt Gidley

4:45 – Retirement and transitions from football

8:05 – The culture of the Newcastle Knights and the old boys

11:30 – Kalyn Ponga and the Knights of 2018

12:34 – Playing dummy half and touch football style

13:30 – Fitness and off seasons

15:00 – Looking up to Robbie O’Davis

15:45 – Origins in West Newcastle

18:35 – Backyard battles with his brothers

20:00 – Missing out early on for Newcastle Knights rep teams

23:30 – Being Matt Gidley’s little brother

24:45 – Being exposed to Chief, Joey and the Knights legends

26:44 – Making the Knights

28:15 – The first grade debut

30:30 – CLINT NEWTON PREVIEW

33:34 – Building his career in first grade

36:00 – 2001 Grand Final and the impact on the town

38:30 – Second ever game in the World Club Challenge

40:04 – Extra’s with Joey and Robbie O

42:30 – Leadership and honor of being the Captain

45:33 – The challenge of the 2006 rebuild with Brian Smith

49:00 – Rep footy

51:31 – 2009 State of Origin Game 3

55:05 – Leading from the bench

57:20 – Loyalty to Newcastle

59:50 – Alex McKinnon

62:28 – Moving to the Super League

 
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