The81stMinute Call Team on steelesports.com.au – every Saturday 2pm – presenting the Intrust Super Premiership.
Favourite player (current): James Graham
Favourite player (past): Glenn Lazarus
First footy memory: Walking down a side street toward Kogarah Oval. I could hear ‘Simply the Best’ by Tina Turner. It was St. George vs Balmain and Gorden Tallis played President’s Cup
Did you play footy before radio: The park footy equivalent of Tyran Smith. Macarthur Saints, Campbelltown Warriors, Ashcroft, Western Suburbs, Picton, Narellan, Liverpool Bulls, Collegians.
Favourite meal: Kransky pasta bake or cannelloni
Favourite drink: Beer
Favourite movie: An Adrien Brody movie called ‘Love the Hard Way’, a college football movie called ‘The Program’ or Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
Favourite TV series: Monkey Magic
What would you do with your last $10: I’d give it to my girlfriend
Barbeque or tomato sauce: Chili!
What would be your advice to your 15 year-old self: Work harder at school, knuckle down at footy training and not smoke that first cigarette at the bomb fire idiot!
What one thing would you change about the current product of NRL: Give $10million each to CRL, WA, SA, VIC and QRL immediately
Favourite player (current): Cameron Smith
Favourite player (past): Ben Kennedy
First footy memory: Playing in the backyard with my brother (touch footy always turned into tackle!)
Did you play footy before radio: Yes, was a Panthers junior, finished up with the Canberra Raiders playing under 20s, retired after multiple knee reconstructions
Favourite meal: Creamy chicken linguine with garlic bread
Favourite drink: Double shot cappuccino
Favourite movie: Forrest Gump
Favourite TV series: The Sopranos
What would you do with your last $10: Definitely get some KFC
Barbeque or tomato sauce: Tomato
What would be your advice to your 15 year-old self: Never question yourself, follow your first instinct
What is one thing you would change about the current product of NRL: Encourage more adlib play and work off what is happening in front of you especially from halves and change the way junior halves are developed and selected, less emphasis on size and athleticism and more focus on actual rugby league ability and game instinct/vision
Favourite player (current): Josh Hodgson-Canberra Raiders
Favourite player (past): Steve Mortimer-Bulldogs
First footy memory: Going to Wollongong Showground with all the family to watch my cousins Mark and Peter Phillips play for the Illawarra Steelers
Did you play footy before radio: Helensburgh Tigers and then went on to become an NRL Match Official
Favourite meal: Steak Diane Stack from Marcos in Wollongong
Favourite drink: Hahn Super Dry
Favourite movie: Top Gun
Favourite TV series: Bondi Rescue
What would you do with your last $10: Have a beer and the rest on the nose of a long shot at Kembla
Barbeque or tomato sauce: Tomato
What would be your advice to your 15 year-old self: Back yourself and take more chances
What’s one thing you would change about the current product of NRL: Bring back the Steelers!!
Favourite player (current): Greg Inglis
Favourite player (past): Laurie Daley
First footy memory: The ’83 Grand Final. I was 5 and my oldies were Parra supporters which made me one by default. I’ll never forget those classic daytime Grand Final days. It was such an event
Did you play footy before radio: Yeah. I was a soccer kid until 13, but then made the switch and there was no stopping me. Played 18 years straight for the Picton Magpies from 14s through to first grade.Then made a less than glorious comeback to captain-coach 3rd grade at the age of 36
Favourite meal: Thai food
Favourite drink: Coffee
Favourite movie: The Matrix
Favourite TV series: Game of Thrones
What would you do with your last $10: Pay it off my HECS debt.
Barbeque or tomato sauce: Bro, too much sugar in both of those!!
What would be your advice to your 15 year-old self: Stay out of the ‘friend zone’!! Once you’re in, there’s no way out
What one thing would change about the current product of NRL: Get rid of all video review technology.