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Episode 103 - Wayne Pearce

October 15, 2018

 

My special guest is Wayne Pearce . Wayne is a legend of Rugby League having played 193 first grade games for the Balmain Tigers. He played 16 origins for NSW and 19 tests for Australia. Post footy he coached the Balmain Tigers from 1994 to 1999 and was inaugural coach of the Wests Tigers in 2000.

 

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

 

4:10 – Welcome Wayne Pearce

4:45 – His connection to Leichhardt Oval

7:10 – Pearce family

7:37 – Supporting the Tigers and finding Rugby League

9:03 – Lack of size and coming through the grades

10:30 – Losing his Father at an early age

11:27 – Leadership

13:58 – School teaching and sharing knowledge

15:48 – Making his way into first grade

18:00 – Missing a long period with Hepatitis B

20:30 – Detached Retina tackling Gavin Miller

21:50 – Getting through adversity

23:21 – Frank Stanton arriving in 1981

25:30 – The 1982 Invincibles Kangaroo Tour

28:50 – Rooming with Peter Sterling

38:10 – Coming back from the Tour and the new Tiger young guns coming through

40:00 – Ray Price passing on the torch

41:49 – Game preparation and self-analysis

43:52 – Meditation

46:54 – Controversially missing the 1986 Kangaroo Tour

50:20 - The medical against Martin Bella and Les Davidson

53:07 - Fired up in 1987

53:50 - Moving into coaching

56:00 - Origin clean sweep

57:15 - Alan Langer returns

58:50 - Mergers and burn outs

1:00:00 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

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