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Episode 197 - Lee Oudenryn

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In this podcast

3:00 – Welcome Lee Oudenryn

3:45 – What he has been up the last 20 years

5:30 – Joining the police

7:25 – Moving to New Zealand

8:44 – How his kept to good shape at 50

10:49 – Retiring on the Sunshine Coast

13:20 – Where the name Oudenryn comes from and his family heritage

17:36 – How he transitioned from Soccer to Rugby League

20:35 – His athletic career

22:00 – His fastest time over 100 metres and where his running style developed

26:05 – First contract offer from Tim Sheens and the Raiders

27:30 – The draft and nearly moving to Illawarra and Wests Magpies

30:00 – How he ended up at the Eels

31:52 – Mistakes he made coming through

33:56 – How the race with Martin Offiah came together

36:02 – The secret behind his win

41:54 – Becoming a mini celebrity in Parramatta

43:04 – Why he left Parramatta

44:13 – His Super League story

49:45 – How he got poached by the Warriors

51:42 – Playing with a mix of cultures at the Warriors

52:55 – Remember some of his great try’s

55:45 – His position preference

58:31 – Explaining his two nicknames “Loch Ness” and "Leapin"

1:00:55 – Moving to the Cowboys to finish his career

1:03:00 – When he decided to retire

1:04:30 – Who he thinks the fastest is in the NRL now

1:04:54 – Player he played against he would of liked to have played with

1:07:12 - Player in the NRL he would have liked to have played with

1:08:23 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


Lee Oudenryn is a former professional rugby league player who played 132 first grade games, debuting at the Parramatta Eels and the journey taking him to the Gold Coast, Auckland Warriors and North Queensland scoring 49 trys and kicking 41 goals.

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