Episode 160 - Pat Richards

March 15, 2020




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In this podcast

2:45 - Welcome Pat Richards
3:45 - 3000 point career
4:10 - Growing up in south west Sydney
6:55 - Westfields sports high
7:53 - Jamie Lyon and how he became killer
8:45 - Being coaches by Shane Flanagan in SG Ball
9:33 - Late transition into footy and early struggles
11:30 - Tiger junior system
13:35 - Parramatta Stadium
14:15 - How he learnt to goal kick
16:03 - The invention of the spirral kick off
19:05 - Dealing with injuries early in his career
23:50 - Goal kicking psychology 
24:58 - Why he left the Eels
26:45 - Influences from his coaches
27:50 - His first day at the Wests Tigers
30:55 - The turning point in 2005
34:45 - Semi final vs Dragons and signing with Wigan
35:40 - The semi final injury and how he made a miraculous comeback
43:00 - Benji Marshall flick pass and the famous grand final try 
44:55 - Feeling of winning a premiership
46:00 - Moving to Wigan
46:30 - Kicking a field from 40 metres out on the touch line
49:27 - How he won a man of steel from the wing
51:42 - Favourite try in his career
53:57 - Most important kick of his career
55:39 - Funniest team mate
56:12 - Smartest team mate
57:11 - Biggest Donny Bradman
57:22 - Biggest pest
57:52 - The socialite
59:00 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party





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Pat Richards is a former professional rugby league player with his distinguished rugby league career all over the world. He debuted at the Parramatta Eels before switching to the West Tigers and winning a premiership in 2005. He would move over to the English Super League to play 245 games for Wigan and the Catalans winning the Man of Steel in 2010 for returning to the Wests Tigers in 2014. His rep career includes 6 games for Ireland while over his career he scored 3166 points from 242 trys, 1096 goals and 6 field goals.







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