Episode 151 - Anthony Griffin


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In this podcast

2:05 – Welcome Anthony Griffin

2:50 – How he became known as ‘Hook’

4:25 – The experience helping to coach Tonga

9:50 – Getting back into coaching

11:25 – Moving into the media

13:44 – Making comments on his former players

17:15 – Growing up in Rockhampton

19:30 – The problem with school sports

25:00 – His playing career

27:29 – His days selling insurance for AMP

30:16 – What made him become a coach

34:30 – What coaching is like in the NRL

35:30 – Nathan Cleary and watching talented players grow.

36:35 – His coaching style

39:00 – First big coaching break

44:10 – Finding Cameron Smith & Cooper Cronk & setting up the Storm development system

47:44 – Learning from Chris Anderson

51:38 – How he ended up at the Broncos

54:04 – Grand Final with the Toyota Cup Broncos

56:50 – Advice from Wayne Bennett

1:01:00 – Getting his first opportunity in first grade

1:04:56 – Gaining the respect of the senior players as a rookie coach

1:06:50 – How you get the players to drive team culture

1:09:14 – A day in the life of a coach

1:11:55 – Struggling at delegation

1:13:56 – How do you replace a team super star

1:16:39 – How to regroup after losing your job

1:17:55 – The attraction of coaching

1:19:00 – Friday night lights

ANTHONY GRIFFIN

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Anthony Griffin is professional rugby league coach with 23 years’ experience in the game coaching 101 games at the Brisbane Broncos and 72 games with the Penrith Panthers. His 7 seasons in the NRL saw his teams reach the finals on 6 occasions and he was recently also part of the coaching staff of Tonga in their historic wins over England and Australia. Anthony is currently also in the media at 2GB and the Daily Telegraph.

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