Episode 105 - Martin Offiah


My special guest is Martin Offiah. Martin is a legend of Rugby League and widely regarded as one of the fastest players ever to grace the field. His stellar career includes scoring over 500 trys in a career which took him to 5 League Premierships, 4 Challenge Cups and 2 World Club Challenge wins across his career at Wigan and Widnes. He played in Australia at the Roosters and Dragons and is capped 33 times for Great Britain.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

4:00 – Welcome Martin Offiah

4:28 – Where his speed comes from

7:19 – The mental switch the ball

9:44 – How to pronounce ‘Offiah’

12:50 – Influence of his older brother

15:05 – Early days at Roslyn Park

19:37 – Leaning from Ellery Hanley

20:50 – Doug Laughton and the beer spillage

21:39 – Biggest challenge converting over from Rugby Union

24:40 – Success mindset

25:40 – Race against Dale Shearer and Chicka Ferguson

27:36 – Nick Politis and the Sydney Roosters

31:00 – Differences between playing in Australia and England

35:32 – Handling fame

40:48 – Leaving Widnes

41:55 – Maurice Lindsay

52:10 – Game day routines

55:19 – Wing partnership with Jason Robinson

56:00 – The Lee Oudenryn race

1:01:27 – Rivalry with Andrew Ettingshausen at International level

1:03:11 – Famous Wembley try in 94

1:07:34 – Injuries and down times

1:07:50 – Sound advice from Shaun Edwards

1:11:00 – Legacy moments

1:11:36 – Best players to tour with

1:13:50 – Bobby Goulding

1:14:55 – Mal Meninga try in 1990 second test

1:18:55 – Improving English Rugby League

1:21:41 – Ryan Hall chances in Australia

1:23:19 – Wearing the number 5

1:25:00 - Kicking field goals

1:27:31 - Scoring 10 trys against Leeds and not winning man of the match

1:29:36 - Favourite venue overseas and in Australia

1:31:37 - Mixing with the Man United players

1:33:00 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

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