Episode 160 - Pat Richards


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2:45 - Welcome Pat Richards 3:45 - 3000 point career 4:10 - Growing up in south west Sydney 6:55 - Westfields sports high 7:53 - Jamie Lyon and how he became killer 8:45 - Being coaches by Shane Flanagan in SG Ball 9:33 - Late transition into footy and early struggles 11:30 - Tiger junior system 13:35 - Parramatta Stadium 14:15 - How he learnt to goal kick 16:03 - The invention of the spiral kick off 19:05 - Dealing with injuries early in his career 23:50 - Goal kicking psychology 24:58 - Why he left the Eels 26:45 - Influences from his coaches 27:50 - His first day at the Wests Tigers 30:55 - The turning point in 2005 34:45 - Semi final vs Dragons and signing with Wigan 35:40 - The semi final injury and how he made a miraculous comeback 43:00 - Benji Marshall flick pass and the famous grand final try 44:55 - Feeling of winning a premiership 46:00 - Moving to Wigan 46:30 - Kicking a field from 40 metres out on the touch line 49:27 - How he won a man of steel from the wing 51:42 - Favourite try in his career 53:57 - Most important kick of his career 55:39 - Funniest team mate 56:12 - Smartest team mate 57:11 - Biggest Donny Bradman 57:22 - Biggest pest 57:52 - The socialite 59:00 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

PAT RICHARDS

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Pat Richards is a former professional rugby league player with his distinguished rugby league career all over the world. He debuted at the Parramatta Eels before switching to the West Tigers and winning a premiership in 2005. He would move over to the English Super League to play 245 games for Wigan and the Catalans winning the Man of Steel in 2010 for returning to the Wests Tigers in 2014. His rep career includes 6 games for Ireland while over his career he scored 3166 points from 242 trys, 1096 goals and 6 field goals.

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