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Episode 134 - Tim Brasher

May 30, 2019

 

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In this podcast

2:29 – Welcome Tim Brasher

3:46 – Finding out about his Origin debut in 1992

5:23 – Playing with the legends at 21 years of age

6:15 – First day in camp and the bonding session of Pub Golf

8:47 – The 100/100 club

9:20 – Phil Gould

10:14 – The enjoyment of playing at Lang Park

11:56 – How he transitioned to fullback so well

13:00 – James Tedesco

14:22 – The 2000 Origin Series

16:48 – Growing up as a Western Suburbs Magpies fan

17:50 – Tommy Raudonikis and the cattle dog call

18:40 – Finding rugby league and being a child prodigy

20:44 – His unique running style

21:27 – The mullet & making the top 10 mullets of the NRL

23:05 – Schoolboy footy

23:50 – Australian Schoolboys with Freddy Fittler and David Fairleigh

25:50 – Getting out of his Wests Magpies scholarship

27:09 – Moving to John Paul II Marayong

29:51 – First grade debut off the bench against Wests at Campbelltown

31:18 – Why he quit his accountancy degree

32:36 – His first job

33:27 – His run on debut at Belmore against Canterbury

34:59 – The run into the 1989 Grand Final

37:23 – The strong culture at the Tigers

38:45 – Taking on Mal Meninga in the grand final

39:40 – Hardest players to tackle

41:00 – Nearly leaving the Tigers

42:03 – Biggest influence at club level

44:08 – Becoming a caddie

46:35 – Preparation as a caddie

50:42 – Transition away from footy

53:00 – Mentoring Craig Wing and Matt Bowen

54:12 – The real reason he injured his knee which forced him to retire

56:06 – Leader he most admired

58:23 – Boggy ground

58:44 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

 

TIM BRASHER

 

Tim Brasher is a legend of the NRL. After debuting at the Balmain Tigers while still at school in 1989, he would play in one of the greatest grand finals of all time in his first season of first grade. His career would span from 1989 to 2002, playing 244 first grade games across the Tigers, Souths and Cowboys, while his representative record includes 21 State of Origins for NSW and 16 tests for Australia.

 

 

 

Related Episodes - Episode 103: Wayne Pearce | Episode 120: Anthony Minichiello 

Episode 123: Chris Lawrence | Episode 132: Craig Wing

 

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