Episode 71 - Mark Hughes

March 11, 2018

 

 

“97 was mind blowing to be part of. The lead up and the way the town reacted it was than just a game and we knew that and for this town we needed this win. We had BHP close down and things were going on. The town just went behind this and everyone was just following it”

 

 

My special guest is Mark Hughes. Mark is a former professional rugby league player for the Newcastle Knights. He won two premierships in 1997 and 2001 which he played State of Origin for NSW in 2001. Away from the game his own personal circumstances has seen him create the Mark Hughes Foundation to raise awareness and support for brain cancer search which recently he was named Newcastle citizen of the year.

 

You will learn plenty about Mark Hughes in episode 71 of the Talking with TK Podcast.

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

 

4:00 - Welcome Mark Hughes
4:45 - Mark Hughes Foundation
6:00 - Being diagnosed with brain cancer
9:20 - Focus on the now
10:40 - Trip to Everest
14:30 - The team environment
16:20 - WAYNE SCHWASS RECAP
18:00 - The nickname Boozy
19:45 - Origins in Kurri Kurri
21:30 - Preferred position
22:30 - Big offer from the Hunter Marriners
24:00 - the under 21’s
24:35 - First grade debut vs Gold Coast
27:00 - Premiership success
27:38 - Marc Granville’s emotional speech
pre grand final
28:43 - The match winning try
32:00 - ROBBIE PAUL RECAP
33:30 - Mal Reilly
36:40 - 2001 Grand Final
37:50 - Andrew Johns
38:20 - One team town
39:43 - Origen debut
41:40 - Transition from footy
43:40 - Paul Harragon & Leadership
44:25 - Success then & now
45:30 - Favourite ground outside of Newcastle
45:50 - 5 people you would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

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FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - TWITTER - ONLINE

 

 

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