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Episode 199 - John Doyle

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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


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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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