"I learnt some valuable lessons at the Reds. Like to be hard on your teammates, but also hard on yourself. Leading by the way you did things is the most important thing you can do, people have to watch what you do and learn from that"
My special guest is Nathan Sharpe. Nathan is a Wallabies legend having 116 caps to his name between 2002 and 2012. After debuting and playing 70 games for the Queensland Reds, he became the inaugural captain for the Western Force where he played 92 games. He has made an impressive transition away from the game with various entrepreneurial ventures while also working in the media.
You will learn plenty from Nathan Sharpe in episode 16 of the Talking with TK Podcast.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
3:00 - Australian Rugby
3:23 - Playing low ranked teams
4:55 - Local rugby issues
5:30 - Realistic goal for the next World Cup
6:10 - Super Rugby struggles
7:10 - Why Western Force should stay
8:30 - Playing AFL as a youngster
9:15 - Queensland Reds Debut
10:00 - Leadership
10:44 - Moving from the Reds to the Force
12:55 - Longevity
13:45 - Opposition that admired
15:00 - Losing his front teeth
16:00 - Winning John Eales medals
17:45 - Retirement Struggles
22:30 - Entrepreneurship
24:30 - How he manages stress
26:27 - Favourite game
27:17 - Superstitions
28:20 - Posters on his bed room wall growing up
29:15 - 5 people he would invite to s private dinner party party
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