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In this podcast
2:30 – How he got the nickname Piggy?
4:07 – Backyard battles with his brothers in Panania
5:34 – Going to St Marys Cathedral
8:20 – How the Roosters got him from the Doggies
10:31 – Where his running game developed
11:31 – Australian Schoolboys and his friendship with Brett Finch
16:30 – Budgeting and being smart with his money
18:09 – His local pub
19:24 – Switching to the Dragons and being taken under Nathan Brown’s wing
20:56 – 2 trys on Debut against the Sharks
22:31 – His biggest influence Max Ninness
23:34 – The origins of his goal kicking style
25:05 – Becoming a cult hero
25:51 – His thought process while goal kicking
26:33 – Kicker he would choose to kick for his life
27:21 – Post try celebrations
29:15 – How he handled the media picking on his weight
34:41 – Struggles when he first went into the media
37:23 – Lessons from being on the drink
38:30 to 36:54 Cut out
39:02 – Why he moved over to Parramatta
44:22 – Tim Smith vs Brett Finch on the drink
45:21 – Moving to Wigan and run in’s with Madge Maguire
47:15 – The challenge to get to 96 kg
48:05 – Living in the English country side
48:45 – Going head to head with Keiron Cunningham
50:35 – Playing a grand final at Old Trafford
51:45 – WhatsApp groups with his former Wigan team mates
54:21 – Choosing to retire at 31 years old
56:02 – The changing of guard at the 2GB continuous call team
59:43 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party
Mark Riddell is a former professional rugby league player who played 250 first grade games across the NRL and Super League. He debuted at the St George Illawarra Dragons and had stints at the Parramatta Eels and the Sydney Roosters while he played two seasons for the Wigan Warriors where he won the competition in the 2010 season. Post footy he works in the media where he is an integral part of the 2GB's Continuous Call Team.
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