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Episode 128 - Danny Buderus

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In this podcast

3:01 - Welcome Danny Buderus

3:37 - Evolving in coaching

5:13 - Developing as a coach

6:22 - Having so many coaches over his career

8:31 - Physiological rugby league

9:10 - Love of American sports and learning from them

10:09 - The Taree boy who loved the St George Dragons

10:52 - Getting passed on by the Dragons and signing for the Knights

11:28 - Owen Cragie & St Francis Xavior

12:20 - Australian Schoolboys tour of the U.K

13:37 - How he became a hooker & the evolution of the position

15:13 - Understanding ruck speed and his unique dummy half skills

16:22 - How he was nearly lost to the Hunter Mariners & Super League

18:49 - Debut off the bench against the Crushers

20:26 - What he need to improve to play regular first grade

21:36 - How many games it takes to be a first grader

22:55 - Winning after 2001 Grand Final after years of missed opportunities

24:22 - Working out the complexity of Andrew Johns

26:57 - Blowing out his shoulder in 1999 and the turning point of his career

28:04 - Stepping up in 2004 when Joey got injured

30:59 - Matt Gidley and the famous flick pass

31:30 - How he became NSW Captain

33:30 - Learning leadership from Brad Fittler

35:12 - Changes to himself by playing Origin

36:41 - Turning the Origin tide in 2018

38:22 - Picking players for the team while remaining neutral on Fox Sports

39:45 - How many players are in the Origin pool for selection

41:00 - How he prepares for his Fox Sports duties

42:55- His preference between the sideline, calling box & back in the studio

46:55 - Moving to the U.K with the Leeds Rhinos

48:45 - Coming back to Newcastle

51:50 - What he does and doesn’t miss about footy

53:29 - How got the nickname ‘Bedsy’

54:20 - Funniest team mate

55:11 - Cameron Smith

56:20 - How he manages his health post footy

57:55 - Favorite ground to play & boggy ground

1:00:12 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


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Danny Buderus is a former professional rugby league player for the Newcastle Knights and Leeds Rhinos. He played 339 first grade games scoring 76 trys and 1 goal. His reprentative career saw him play 21 state of origins for NSW which included the honor of being captain while also playing 24 tests for Australia. Post footy, Danny is assistant coach to Brad Fittler for the NSW State of Origin team and is also an analyst on Fox Sports.


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