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Episode 189 - Nathan Cayless

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In this podcast

2:20 - Welcome Nathan Cayless 3:16 - Mates and bad shares 4:36 - How the opportunity to join the Roosters came about 10:24 - The difference at the Roosters 12:49 - His Kiwi family background 14:11 - Where Jason's height came from 15:50 - Backyard battles with his brother 18:50 - Moving to Parramatta Marist 20:55- School footy 22:06 - His heroes playing up and not being allowed to play footy 23:33 - Signing his first contract with Parramatta 27:23 - Who taught him his tackle technique 29:14 - The quality of the Parramatta juniors that came through together 31:23 - Did he ever get tempted to leave the Eels 34:51 - His deal during ARL and Super League 36:22 - His first grade debut at home against the Crushers 37:20 - The impact of the Eels super stars 39:31 - His love for the Parra theme song 40:26 - 1998 prelim against the Doggies 42:39 - What was missing at Parramatta to take them to the next step of winning a premiership 46:13 - His relationship with Brian Smith 47:52 - Taking over as Parra club captain at 21 years of age 54:14 - The impact of the big 4 coming over from the Bulldogs in 1996 54:55 - The pubs of Parramatta 55:51 - His debut for New Zealand in his second season of footy 59:01 - Learning the Haka 1:00:45 - Captaining the Kiwi's to a World Cup win 1:05:35 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


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Nathan Cayless is a Legend of the NRL. A one club man he played 259 games for the Parramatta Eels between 1997 and 2010. He represented and captained New Zealand, playing in 39 Tests. Post footy he has moved into coaching and is the assistant coach to Trent Robinson at the Sydney Roosters after coaching lower grades at both the Parramatta Eels and the New Zealand Warriors.

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