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In this podcast
3:00 - Welcome Keith Mason 3:54 - The inspirational story of his partner Riona Kelly 11:30 - The struggles and inspiration along her journey 15:05 - Learning from his friend Joe Calzaghe 17:12 - Struggles transitioning away from Rugby League 20:07 - Growing up in a tough estate area without a Father 21:00 - Being arrested over 60 times and learning from mistakes 23:21 - Learning rugby league would be his way out 24:40 - Changing his ways 25:56 - Finding rugby league in Dewsbury 28:33 - Being told by Dean Bell he wasn't good enough 31:54 - His Super League debut 32:45 - From rejected to acceptance 34:30 - Signing with Melbourne Storm in the NRL 36:00 - Arriving at the Storm 39:30 - Preseason and Craig Bellamy 40:36 - Moving to St Helens 41:05 - Similarities between the Storm and St Helens 43:40 - Living with Cameron Smith 44:11 - Brisbane Norths with Cronk, Smith & Slater 47:40 - Making the Challenge Cup FInal 49:32 - Andy Farrell vs Paul Sculthorpe 51:30 - The feeling at the kick off after all his adversity 52:34 - Raising the trophy as a champion 53:40 - Daniel Anderson and moving on from St Helens 58:50 - Rebuilding his career and life 1:00:39 - Meeting Mickey Rourke and how it changed his life 1:08:37 - His success today and how he has changed over the last 3 years 1:09:04 - His comic "Rugby Blood" 1:13:14 - The reason why he gets after it 1:19:15 - Being your best self 1:20:20 - His nickname 1:20:30 - His toughest opponent 1:22:40 - Favorite ground and boggy ground 1:23:32 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party
Keith Mason is a former professional rugby league player who played 255 first grade games across Wakefield, Melbourne Storm, St Helens, Castleford, Huddersfield and Castleford. He represented Wales in 2 test matches. Away from the game he is an actor, film maker, personal trainer and is the creator of the comic Rugby Blood.