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Episode 213: Darius Boyd

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G’day guys welcome to episode 213 of the Talking with TK Podcast. My special guest today is Darius Boyd. Darius is a two time NRL premiership winner who played 337 first grade games across the Brisbane Broncos, Newcastle Knights and St George Illawarra Dragons, 23 games for Australia without losing a game and was part of the most dominate Queensland side in State of Origin history where he played 28 games from 2008 to 2017. Post footy, Darius is a mental health ambassador and facilitator.

Time Stamps

0:00 - Welcome Darius Boyd

0:45 - First year out of retirement

2:07 - Moving away from structure of footy

3:07 - Challenges of his childhood

5:10 - Did he always want to be parent given his childhood adversity

6:59 - What its like having three daughters

9:05 - How he found Rugby League

11:15 - Early struggles in the NRL

11:30 - The influence of Rod Patison at Palm Beach Currumbin

13:45 - How he picked his manager

14:49 - The first time he met Wayne Bennett

16:55 - The impact of his Nan in his life

18:54 - His first grade debut for the Broncos

21:48 - The culture of the Broncos

23:21 - Celebrating the 2006 premiership

24:24 - Why he left the Broncos and how he got to St George

28:01 - The fullback move to being a third ball player

31:07 - Intercepts and defensive reads

32:34 - His negative relationship with media during his career

36:00 - The special bond of the Queensland State of Origin team

40:21 - His left edge combo with Greg Inglis

44:00 - Why he checked himself into a mental health clinic at 27

48:38 - Key areas to positive mental health

51:21 - What masculine traits he most admires

52:57 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

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