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Episode 109 - Nick Phipps

November 24, 2018

 

My special guest is Nick Phipps. Nick is a scrum half for both the NSW Waratahs and Australian Wallabies which includes 97 Super Rugby Games and 68 tests for his country. He won a Super Rugby Tittle in 2014 for the Waratahs, a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and has been to two World Cups in 2011 and 2015.

 

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

 

3:18 – Welcome Nick Phipps

3:51 – The Argentina comeback & what Michael Cheika really said

5:51 – A sense of trust and change of body language

6:50 – Coming from the bench and his role within the team

8:50 – Leadership & The Wallabies leadership group

11:35 – David Pocock

14:48 – The European tour

16:55 – Impact of playing 7’s

18:37 – Living at the King’s school

20:09 – Family history in the Wallabies

22:06 – Amazing back story of both his grand fathers being together in World War 2

26:10 – His parents meeting

28:40 – Finding footy at the North Rocks Kangaroo’s & Kings

30:48 – Playing for the love of the game & why he works so hard off the field

32:45 – Coming through Colts

33:36 – Shute Shield going gangbusters

34:00 – Shute Shield grand finals

35:16 – Sydney University

36:18 – North Sydney Oval & the suburban grounds

38:15 – Rugby League

39:10 – Getting approached to play seven’s

42:10 – Meeting Bernard Foley & forming a bond

43:47 – Commonwealth Games stories from India

47:20 – The point of wanting to become a professional

48:10 – Moving to Melbourne on a rookie contract

49:00 – Rising up the ranks to make the 2011 World Cup

51:35 – Keeping things simple and learning from the sidelines

52:46 – Coming home to Sydney and Waratahs

52:50 – 2014 season and having to beat the Crusaders to win the title

52:50 – Cheika’s golf club blow up

53:05 – Why they love Michael Chieka

58:15 – Being a valuable part of the squad at the World Cup in 2015

1:02:44 – Process after a bad game

1:04:10 – Unfinished business with the All Blacks

1:05:18 – Being the underdog

1:07:10 – Analysing a team performance

1:07:40 – Interests away from the game

1:08:00 – Little things to put a smile on a fan’s face

1:11:07 – Post footy interests

1:14:34 – Living in the Pentagon in Bondi

1:18:06 – Most underrated team mate

1:19:45 – Favourite ground in Australia & Overseas

 

 

 

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