"When you’re 18 you want to be the best player in the world and it’s quite outcome based. When I was 18 I looked up to Jonny Wilkinson and Dan Carter and you want to be that bloke but as you go on, reality hits you & you get a better understanding of things. For me instead of comparing yourself to others you want to maximize your potential and use your time in a pretty special environment. You start thinking about family, post career, a big thing that motivates me now is setting me and my family up for when I am done. For some people it's about getting a number of caps, for me it’s about the experience, coming to another part of the world, the culture, new friends and new business contacts"
My special guest is Matt Toomua. Matt is an Australian Rugby Union player currently playing for the Leicester Tigers in the UK. He is capped 33 times for the Wallabies and spent nine years playing for the ACT Brumbies.
You will learn plenty about Matt Toomua in episode 41 of the Talking with TK Podcast.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
2:34 – Welcome Matt Toomua
3:00 – Wallabies & The All Blacks
4:45 – Confidence & Moving forward for the Wallabies
6:45 – Choosing the Leicester Tigers
9:00 – Meeting Elyse
10:30 – Time management
11:55 – Life after Rugby
13:33 – Inspirations
15:00 – Education & MBA
18:00 – Cafes & investing
19:23 – World Cup & Contracts
20:07 – Christian Lealilifano
21:35 – Leadership
24:50 – Success then and now
26:56 – Proudest career moment
28:40 – His playing style
30:00 – Quade & Kurtley
30:50 – The fib to get the number 12 Wallabies debut
33:00 – Concussions
36:48 – Superstitions
38:15 – Posters on his bedroom wall growing up
39:33 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party
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