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Episode 180 - Blayke Brailey

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In this podcast

2:02 - Welcome Blayke Brailey

2:37 - How he handled isolation

3:50 - Interests outside of footy

5:49 - His diet to bulk up

7:15 - Moving from the bench to starting

9:05 – His blind side trick shot

9:40 – Why he passed to Billy Magoulias in the NSW Cup Grand Final

11:28 – His family background and his Dad playing at Balmain

12:39 – Backyard battles with his Jayden

14:37 – Winning 10 straight premierships in the juniors with Kyle Flanagan

16:30 – Why he moved from the halves to hooker

17:46 – Who he supported as a kid

18:36 – The SG Ball Championship team

19:10 – Captaining the Australian Schoolboys

19:25 – Overcoming people calling him too small

20:40 – Researching other players in his position

21:55 – The Flegg season that got away

25:02 – Making the Junior Kangaroos, NSW Residents and Under 20’s

25:37 – Goal setting

26:00 – 2019 reserve grade grand finals

28:25 – How Bomber told him he would be debuting

29:55 – First person to smash him in first grade

30:40 – Getting on the field with Jayden

31:20 – The facial injury he copped

31:49 – Handling the media speculation of competing with his brother

32:35 – How Jayden told him he was heading to Newcastle

34:34 – Biggest challenge of being a first grader in the NRL

35:59 – Who has a better spray Flanno or Bomber?

36:40 – His 3 favorite players growing up

37:15 – Favorite try and goal at any level

38:05 – Favorite ground to play

38:40 – Freak trainer at the club

39:33 – Best and worst rig at the club

40:02 – His game routine

40:37 – The Donny Bradman of the team

41:10 – Favorite movie

41:47 – Favorite book

42:00 – Who the best surfer in the Brailey family

42:27 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


Blayke Brailey is the starting hooker for the Cronulla Sharks where debut in 2019 after coming through as a local junior. He represented the Junior Kangaroos, NSW Residents and NSW Under 20’s in 2018.

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