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Episode 169 - Chad Townsend

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In this podcast

3:00 - Welcome Chad Townsend 3:45 - Debate on the Sharks best ever 17 8:45 - Impact of no rugby league 11:38 - Training insights in isolation 16:00 - What the players think of restarting the game 17:58 - The origins of the Talk of the Town podcast 21:00 - Jack Bird opening up to him on his podcast 27:30 - Working from home and future changes 28:22 - TK's insights on the share market and economy 32:52 - Podcast promotion and social media 35:33 - Shaun Johnson and player led content 38:01 - Post game media content 39:00 - Why and how they want to use the Captains challenge 42:15 - How he chooses to partner with brands 44:54 - Leveraging the peak of your career 48:15 - The value of player managers 51:24 - His passion for media and preparing for post footy 53:11 - Wrestling 59:01 - Val Holmes and taking chances in life 1:02:45 - Could Quade Cooper make a transition to the NRL 1:04:18 - Changes to the Leadership structure at the Sharks 1:07:00 - How moving to John Morris from Shane Flanagan affected the team 1:09:22 - One trait he would take from Bomber and Flanno if he was to coach 1:09:45 - Creating game plans with the coach 1:11:44 - What went right and wrong in 2019 1:13:11 - Blayke Brailey 1:14:03 - What he have both learnt from podcasting


Chad Townsend is the starting halfback for the Cronulla Sharks where he won a premiership in 2016. He has played 166 games for the Sharks and Warriors scoring 32 trys, 119 goals and 10 field goals. Away from the game he hosts the Talking of the Town Podcast where he interviews high performers including his NRL players & coaches and experts across different industries.

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Related Episodes - Episode 163: James Maloney | Episode 168: Jarrod Croker |

Episode 159: Craig Fitzgibbon | Episode 166: Jamie Soward


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