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Episode 214: David Mead

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G’day guys welcome to episode 214 of the Talking with TK podcast. Special guest is David Mead. David is a current member of the Brisbane Broncos. His career started at the Gold Coast Titans in 2009 and his played 171 career games for 75 tries. He played 3 seasons at the Catalans in the Super League, winning the Challenge Cup in 2018. His represented NSW Country in 2 games and PNG in 14 tests which includes 3 World Cups and he also had the honour of captaining PNG at the 2017 World Cup. Away from footy he hosts The David Mead Podcast and had some incredible guests including the likes of Marcus Bai, Justin Olam, Alex Johnston, Ben Ikin and Dave Donaghy.

Time Stamps

1:01 - Why he started his podcasts

6:30 - His upbringing in PNG

9:50 - Family values and traditions

11:15 - School in PNG

15:35 - When he first came across Rugby League

18:05 - Why he moved over to Australia at 12

20:11 - Did he ever want to move back home?

21:44 - Why he changed his surname from Moore to Mead

22:55 - How he broke out of his shy nature

25:08 - Developing despite a late start to playing footy

26:07 - Where his speed comes from

27:55 - Signing his first contract with the Titans at 17

31:16 - Discipline and extras

32:43 - His first grade debut against Wendall and the Dragons

33:40 - Family watching his NRL games back in PNG

34:55 - Marcus Bai

36:46 - His try against the Sharks

39:20 - Long range trys

40:51 - Early success and the frustrations of the following seasons

43:13 - His leadership style with the Broncos youngsters

44:25 - Leadership and becoming captain of PNG

47:40 - Playing infront of his family in PNG

48:20 - Moving over to the Catalans in the Super League

50:51 - Memories from winning the Challenge Cup in 2018

54:08 - What are 3 things men can do to stay mentally healthy

56:35 - 3 masculine traits he most admires

59:30 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

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