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Episode 192 - Jamie Buhrer

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In this podcast

2:00 - Welcome Jamie Buhrer 2:24 - Retirement and transitioning into work life at the RLPA 4:06 - His day to day activities as player operations manager 5:42 - Peter V'landys and Clint Newton 8:00 - When he knew it was time to retire 9:35 - Sacrifices to be a first grader 12:05 - Mentoring at the Knights 12:54 - Growing up in Blacktown 14:10 - Having a Black Belt in Karate 17:08 - Making a decision between league and karate 18:22 - Peter Ross and Patrician Brothers footy 19:00 - Was he a hooker or back rower coming through 20:49 - Bouncing back from being cut by the Parramatta Eels 21:57 - Making it back through the Western Sydney Academy 24:21 - How he ended up signing with the Manly Sea Eagles 26:19 - Travelling to Brookvale as a kid 28:19 - The star studded Manly 20's team of 2009 29:31 - David Penna and learning about preparation 31:35 - Building culture amongst the boys 33:30 - Why he wore a head gear 35:38 - Junior Paulo and Josh Papali going after him 36:52 - The strange wait to finally make his first grade debut 44:45 - His funny wrestle session with Des Hasler 46:23 - Donny Singe 47:45 - Guest questions from Donny Singe 49:27 - Playing 5/8 against Lockyer in his last home game for Brisbane 51:29 - The advantage of the Manly culture 52:20 - His biggest fan, Kylie from Mudgee and his Buhreriful sign 54:29 - Handling his first grand final week in 2011 55:21 - Glenn Stewart and his grand final week talk 57:04 - The game plan for Shaun Johnson for the GF 58:23 - Onfield calls 59:25 - Expectation for success at Manly 1:01:09 - The gruelling nature of an NRL season 1:02:03 - Celebrating the 2011 Premiership 1:05:38 - Finding out Des was leaving the club 1:07:50 - How he found out he made the NSW origin team 1:10:40 - Highlights from his Origin debut 1:12:15 - The photo on the Manly gym wall 1:13:47 - How it all ended for him at Manly 1:17:00 - The sell from Darren Mooney and Nathan Brown at the Knights 1:21:12 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


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Jamie Buhrer is a former professional rugby league player who played 173 first grade games for the Manly Sea Eagles and Newcastle Knights, playing in 2 grand finals with Manly, winning one in 2011. His representative career includes 1 game of State of Origin for NSW and 2 games for NSW City. Post footy, Jamie is the Players Operations Manager at the RLPA.

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