This was one of my more challenging interviews.....purely as I knew very little about the sport of horse racing where this weeks guest Mark Du Plessis plies his trade as a jockey! With 19 group one wins and wins in multiple countries around the world to go with some cool Melbourne Cup stories, it ended up being one of my favourite episodes as I learnt so much about the sport and also now respect jockeys even more! Have a listen and don't forget to share it around. To get your discount golf tees from The Hards Yards sponsor, The Tour Tee, go to www.australiangolfsupplies.com.au and use the code "THY10" on check out!!
It is a fantastic story of perseverance and getting back up knock down after knock down. This guy probably sums up, The Hard Yards podcast perfectly. He has made it to the top now though however and is one of the excitement machines of the AFL where he captains the Brisbane Lions. If you have a kid who isn't quite getting selected and needs some inspiration to keep going, have a listen!!
The "Raging Bull" Gorden Tallis did it all, captaining the Broncos, the Maroons and the Australian Kangaroos! A glittering career but not without its challenges. We chat life in Townsville as a kid, and his St George debut right through to his current role working with the Titans to grow the game on the Gold Coast. I hope you enjoy episode 20 of The Hard Yards!!!
This week sees me spend some time with one of the up and coming AFL umpires, Alex Whetton. He may not be a household name or one of the elite sportsman I have had on the show so far but it is a fascinating chat with one of the critical players in our AFL season. Do yourself a favour and listen in to what these guys go through week in week out to try and get everything right in a high pressure atmosphere!! Respect!
He was the number 3 draft pick in the 2016 AFL draft and has since not only cemented himself in the Brisbane Lions side but is an integral part of the premiership push for them this year. It was fantastic to sit down and chat with Hugh, one of the young guns and hear about his journey from a dairy farm to playing AFL footy! Ripping fella!
One of the most respected cricket and rugby league writers for the Courier Mail as well as host of Cricket Legends and regular on The Back Page on Foxsports Robert Craddock joined me for an amazing chat about his career in sports journalism. Looking at sport from outside the playing field looking in and covering some of the big issues in a transitioning career from print media to the current digital world we live in!! Enjoy!!!
It's a term not loosely used, this weeks guest on The Hard Yards is a "Double Allblack!" Jeff Wilson represented New Zealand on the international stage in two different codes, Rugby Union and Cricket. Jeff is a phenomenal athlete and an even better guy. You can't help but have a smile on your face when you are around him. I hope you enjoy this one, an incredible story of representing your country!
One of Brisbane, Qld and Australia's favourite sons on the PGA Tour, John Senden, was kind enough to catch up from his other home in Dallas Texas for this weeks episode. We talk all things golf and also John openly shares about the challenges of their son Jacob's battle with a brain tumour. It is an episode you won't want to miss even if you are a non golfer! Enjoy.
Aussie cricketer Matt Renshaw shares some great stories about his journey from grade cricket to Test Cricket all in just over a week....at the same time he shares about his struggles and his desires to get back in the baggy green! A refreshing chat with the first Aussie test cricketer to score 500 test runs before 21 years of age!!
288 game NRL star and now a big part of the Foxsports NRL coverage Braith Anasta joins me for episode 13 on The Hard Yards. We chat all things from injuries to changing clubs, the wooden spoon and post sport career as well as his passion to help prepare our current players in a couple of sports for life after sport. He is a genuinely great fella and I loved having a chat, hope you enjoy it too!!