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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.
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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