Episode 95 - Paul Sironen

July 21, 2018

 

My special guest is Paul Sironen. Paul is a legend of Rugby League with his career including 247 first grade games for the Balmain Tigers, 14 State of Origins for the NSW Blues and 23 Test matches for Australia.

 

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

2:35 – Welcome Paul Sironen

3:00 – NSW Origin camp

4:00 – Brad Fittler

5:48 – Origin 1 with 12 debutants

7:00 – Walking from the team hotel and feeding from the energy

9:00 – Kalyn Ponga

10:50 – Growing up in North Ryde

11:45 – Finnish origins

13:40 – Progression through the junior reps

15:46 – Commonwealth Bank Grand Final

16:15 – Advantages of moving to Hawaii for American Football

17:00 – Coming back to Australia

17:15 – Run on First Grade debut vs Parramatta

18:51 – Making the 86 Kangaroo Tour

20:56 – Rooming with Steve Folkes

22:30 – Les Davidson

26:10 – 3 try performance vs Souths in

27:30 – 1988 Grand Final and run into the match

29:10 – Ellery Hanley

29:50 – Season 1989

31:12 – Key moments during the 89 Grand Final

33:30 – Re-watching the Grand Finals

34:14 – The white head band

35:00 – Shot for goal in his final match

35:53 – Leader he admired

36:35 – Rivals he lifted for

37:20 – Favorite ground outside of Leichardt

38:00 – Favorite spot in Leichardt Oval

 

 

 

 
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