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Episode 202 - Keith Senior

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In this podcast

0:00 – Welcome Keith Senior

1:00 – Barrie McDermott, Rob Burrow and the rugby league family

7:33 – His backstory in Huddersfield

14:00 – What stopped him going down the wrong path after his child hood issues

17:30 – Finding rugby league

25:07 – Donny Valley Stadium and the traditions of the Sheffield Eagles

28:31 – The development of his playing style

33:19 – Rivalries

34:11 – Leeds training sessions

36:36 – 1998 Challenge Cup upset

41:31 – The bus trip back from London to Sheffield

44:32 – Moving to Leeds and the difference between a big and small club

48:51 – The we love you senior song

51:38 – Tony Smith and change at the Rhinos

52:48 – Which part of the three peat is the most difficult

57:30 – Who he thinks has had the most influence on his own coaching style

59:50 – When he knew he wanted to be a coach

1:05:12 – Struggles and mental health

1:14:20 – Did he ever receive interest from the NRL

1:14:50 – Did he have a secret recovery method to hit 500 games

1:17:47 – Player he played against he would of loved to have played with

1:20:56 – Player he enjoys watching today

1:21:33 – 5 people he invite to a private dinner party


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My special guest is Keith Senior. A legend of rugby league in England, Keith has played a staggering 505 first grade games which began at the Sheffield Eagles before he switched to the Leeds Rhinos. His career saw him win the Challenge Cup with Sheffield in 1998 and played in 4 winning grand finals with Leeds in 2004 and the 3 peat from 2007 to 2009. His representative career includes 33 games for Great Britain and 9 games for England playing in two world cups in 2000 and 2008. Post footy, Keith is the 1st team coach of the Sheffield Eagles and Community and Welfare Support Manager at Rugby League Cares.

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