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In this podcast
3:00 – Welcome John Doyle
3:48 – The Doyle Family and living up in Rockhampton
6:42 – Watching his old man play footy
8:48 – What it’s like living as an Aboriginal man in North Queensland
11:30 – The purpose behind his gym
16:48 – His mentors growing up
20:18 – When he embraced his Aboriginal culture
29:16 – Getting identified by NRL clubs
36:30 – How he switched from the halves to hooker
40:45 – Post footy struggles with injuries
42:40 – His first grade debut in 1997 vs the Hunter Mariners
43:42 – Nerves before a game
44:55 – Playing against his heroes
45:45 – Cowboys culture in the mid 90’s
47:58 – Who taught him the art of the dummy half
49:20 – Walking out on the Cowboys and why he came back
53:00 – Major injuries and the dark side of playing injured
59:43 – How he found out he made the Queensland Origin team
1:03:22 - Meeting Wayne Bennett
1:06:21 - Playing at the old Lang Park
1:10:28 - His famous try on debut
1:13:20 - Petero Civoniceva
1:14:30 - Why he didn't play game 2
1:15:10 - Alfie Langer coming back for game 3
1:18:00 - His nicknames
1:18:32 - Player he wishes he could of played with during his career
1:19:39 - Player of today he wishes he could of played with
1:20:34 - How he found out Matty Bowen was dating his sister
1:19:30 - His secret love for the Canberra Raiders
1:22:51 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party
1:27:00 - His passion for coaching
John Doyle is a former professional rugby league player who played 74 first grade games for the North Queensland Cowboys and Sydney Roosters. He debut for Queensland in 2001 and played in 3 State of Origins.
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