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Episode 173 - Dean Treister

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In this podcast

2:51 – Welcome Dean Treister

3:09 – His transition post footy and moving over to America

4:20 – The family business and impact of the internet

5:40 – How he ended up in California

9:20 – Enjoying American sport

10:15 – Who he keeps in contact with post footy

12:51 – Concussions

13:43 – The Treister family background

14:32 – Moving to Cronulla at 12

16:00 – From AFL to Rugby League

17:55 – Bull rush and finding some friends

18:22 – Going from a very bad player to a good one

20:00 – Turning point in his development

21:18 – His rivalry with Nathan Brown

24:45 – The famous Sharks 1994 Presidents Cup team

27:30 – Patience and getting stuck behind Neave, Raper & Fisher

28:55 – Impact of John Lang and Shane Richardson coming in

32:01 – Nearly leaving the Sharks for Parramatta

34:45 – Mitch Healey and his bombs

35:20 – Advantage of Saturday night at Shark Park with the portable lights

37:30 – Contract upgrades with Super League

39:00 – Impact of having too much money

40:44 – The 1997 Super League Grand Final

43:50 – The difference of the 2016 Sharks team

46:59 – Looking back at 1999 Prelim against the Dragons

49:08 – Martin Lang and Nathan Long and their kamikaze styles

52:28 – Impact of moving to the bench

53:24 – The Chris Anderson era at the Sharks

54:58 – The impact of Preston Campbell being replaced by Brett Kimmorley

56:50 – What really happened in fall out between Chris and Dean

1:04:37 – The end of his career and only wanting to play for the Sharks

1:06:06 – Coming back for the 2016 Grand Final

1:09:03 – The impact of the old boys on the 2016 team

1:10:31 – How he felt in the last minute

1:13:31 – Any interest in getting involved with the Sharks and his belief in privatisation

1:14:56 – 5 people he would invite to private dinner party


Dean Treister is a former professional rugby league player who played in both the NRL and Super League. A Cronulla Sharks local junior, Dean was part of the famous 1994 Presidents Cup winning team and played 161 first grade games between 1995 and 2003 where he scored 16 trys and played in the hooker position. He finished his career in England where he played 1 season for Hull F.C.

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