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Episode 58 - Reni Maitua

January 14, 2018

 

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“There was some of my closes friends who doubted me and thought I’d never make it back on the field. That was probably my driving motivation to prove them wrong. I was in my late 20’s when I got suspended. I spent an eleven month period where I was working as a life guard and I wasn’t overly excited about coming back to the game. I was sitting on the internet one day & I saw this Tiger Muay Thai camp in Thailand and I thought I’ll give this a crack. I went over sat in a jungle for 5 weeks, trained three times a day, 6 days a week. Fittest I’ve ever been, so I came back rang my manager and said find me a club”

 

 

My special guest is Reni Maitua. Reni is a former professional Rugby League player having played in the NRL for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Parramatta Eels and the Cronulla Sharks. He played over the Super League while represented City Origin, Samoa and Australia. Away from the game he hosts the show Unfiltered with Willie Mason, works with the NRL as a State of Mind Project Officer while he is about to make his professional boxing debt in early February 2018.

 

You will learn plenty from Reni Maitua in episode 58 of the Talking with TK Podcast.

 

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Get your tickets to Reni’s professional Boxing Debut

Saturday night 3rd February – Hurstville Entertainment Centre

Table Tickets - $250 per person which includes 3 course meal, beer and wine, 10 people per table.

General Admission - $70 a ticket

For tickets contact Reni directly at reni_maitua@hotmail.com

 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

 

5:29 – Welcome Reni Maitua

5:59 – His trip over to PNG

8:16 – Gratitude

9:08 – Transition away from Rugby League

11:40 – Unfiltered TV show

13:00 – Professional boxing

13:45 – Richie Vas

14:36 – Mark Mathews

17:14 – Inner circles & public speaking

20:11 – RICHIE VAS preview

22:16 – Learning from mistakes

24:30 – Finding out who his true friends are

25:39 – The comeback choosing Parramatta over Melbourne

26:39 – Brad Arthur

27:35 – Parramatta 2018 chances

28:11 – Contract security

29:40 – Steve Price

30:30 – Life after Football

31:25 – Finding balance

33:49 – Good coaches

34:38 – Origins of Reni & sacrifices of his parents

37:00 – Giving the game away and finding his way back

38:56 – Craig Coleman

39:40 – Conditioning at the Bulldogs

40:49 – Team culture

42:30 – First grade debut

44:43 – PAUL WHATUIRA RECAP

47:09 – 2004 Grand Final vs Roosters

50:25  - Legends Tournament

55:10 – Premiership ring

55:44 – Johnathan Thurston

57:13 – Old school Canterbury culture

59:00 – Australian test debut in 2006

1:02:52 – Ricky Stuart

1:08:00 – Something to prove at Parramatta

1:10:35 – Story of his suicide attempt

1:23:00 – Favourite ground to play at

1:23:30 – Favourite possession

1:23:57 – Posters on his bedroom wall growing up

1:24:30 – 5 people he would invite to a dinner party

 

 

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Get your tickets to Reni’s professional Boxing Debut

Saturday night 3rd February – Hurstville Entertainment Centre

Table Tickets - $250 per person which includes 3 course meal, beer and wine, 10 people per table.

General Admission - $70 a ticket

For tickets contact Reni directly at reni_maitua@hotmail.com

 

 

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