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Episode 125 - Mat Rogers

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In this podcast

3:34 - Welcome Mat Rogers 4:18 - Maxing Out 8:08 - On his son Max 9:44 - Memories from his father Steve Rogers 12:39 - Idolising Brett Kenny 14:38 - Learning from his Dad 15:36 - Starting playing rugby league 17:19 - Moving back to Queensland 17:55 - Why he chose to play for Queensland 20:00 - Coming up in his teens only playing Union 22:00 - The NFL 25:18 - Learning to goal kick 27:33 - Australian schoolboys rugby union 29:16 - Why he left the Sharks for Rugby 33:39 - Why he was blond at the 2000 league World Cup 34:40 - Day 1 in 1994 at the Cronulla Sharks 37:12 - Lessons on the Wanda Sand hills 37:34 - Presidents Cup team in 1994 40:43 - Moving into first grade in 1995 45:15 - On his combination with Andrew Ettingshausen 47:20 - Wanting to move closer to the action 49:35 - His man of the match debut in State of Origin 53:23 - How he became the Rat 55:30 - Toughest opponent 58:05 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


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Mat Rogers is a former professional rugby league & rugby union player and the son of league great Steve Rogers. He was a dual international with rugby league career seeing him feature in 200 first grade games for the Cronulla Sharks & Gold Coast Titans scoring 106 trys and 465 goals. His representative career included 5 state of origins for Queensland and 11 test matches for Australia winning the Wold Cup in 2000. He crossed over to rugby union with the NSW Waratahs in 2002 with 40 game career and 45 test matches for the Wallabies. Away from the game with his wife Chole Maxwell is the co-founder of the charity 4asdkids and co-produced the TV show Maxing Out.

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