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Episode 11 · 2 years ago

Lachy MacCorquodale - Episode 10

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Hamish's brother, Lachy, once again joins On The Ball however this time, he's the subject of a sports themed interview conducted by Hamish.

I'll change settle. Welcome back to episode ten of the on the ball podcast. It is, as I just mentioned, the ten episode so fairly special one to me personally. I did not think I'd get to ten. I thought I'd maybe get to like three and then hand the boots up. I guess I could probably thank isolation to that. But once again joined by last episodes guests, locky mccorcadel, the host of the watch a podcast. Welcome. Hello, everyone, it's good to have you back. Mate. You start performance on the last one. I thought probably pick the best side. So yeah, he I'll give it to you. No, you know it yourself. Today's just going to be a general chat really. I've kind of been interested in doing these kind of episodes where I just interviewed the like family or friends. But because it's the on the ball podcast and the most episodes are about sport, most of the questions are going to be sport related. But yeah, it's not going to be anything like too deep, just gonna get to know a bit about your sporting life really, hmm. So can't see why we can't just get straight into it really. So let's just start with an anyone. What is your favorite sport. Actually give me your favorite sport, but also I want your top three in order. Rugby League's my favorite sport. Do you want me to explain on ours that? Yeah, just that you can just I know, I just like, I don't well, it's always been a part of our lives. I can remember watching back the first moments. I can remember watching rapey league go like two thousand and three or four. There's pictures of dad taking me to games when I was I don't even think I was one or whatever. Of It's probably been a one constant in my life is going to rugby league matches and watching Rugby League and I just love all the aspects of the game. I love the playmaking a bit abilities of the halfs and the part ball passing in the running and just the big boys like seeing, I don't know, just the contact everything. I just think it's a tactically underrated game and I just love like the tactical side of the sport. And then I'd say my next to cricket, would be second. I've played it since I was ten. Absolutely love cricket. It's pretty much the highlight of each summer. Can remember just watching watching cricket all summer, just literally watching first session two hours and going out lunch, playing backyard cricket, then come back when it's back on, watch two hours and go play back our cricket, then watch them play back our career. That was like the holidays to me, well, for us. And then third thirds basketball for me, which is only like a recent thing over the past couple of years, I think, since like two thousand and fifteen maybe, I started getting into basketball and I've really like a touch to the sport. I think it's just a really interesting sport. It's different to the ones I followed previously because it's only five aside, so there's more owners on a single player, which I I think it's quite cool how one player could sort of go all right, like I need to win this for my side, yeah, and they can just sort of take over and dominant, which, yeah, I think it's pretty cool. That's interesting. I'm not really surprised by it, though I probably would have. Actually, I guess you have football's footballs just outside of I guess you have FA career. Lafe. Kind of surprised. Wait, when you made that decision? Do you think about playing it as well or strictly watching well, for me crickets always like because I've always played it. So it's always that's always part of it. But if you had to go if you have to watch one sport for the rest of your life and play one sport for the rest of your life but you can't watch any more than one and play any more than one, which ones would you pick? I'd watch rugby league and I'd probably play, hopefully I flay cricket. So yeah, if I was going to basketball, play basketball will well, not very good. Well, you never try to make could be. So you're channing about those memories you have in like two thousand and three or four. I'm assuming that you're earliest sporting memories. Yeah, there's I can picture of day and Cargoley in the I don't know if you remember the house, but the front room. I think men DUB with there watching manly cover. Who they're playing. was like an Arbo game man they were playing. It's like Oh for three or four that's like the earliest memory. I've got a rugby league, but then there's also pictures of me a games when I'm like the year, also watching Bal Maine, so which is pretty cool. Yeah, absolutely, never. Never saw it boal main,...

...unfortunately. Yeah, I like I'd like obviously don't remember because I was like I think I was like a ten or eleven months you're to ten or eleven months old, but it's a pretty cool like thing doing your flicking through the photo albums and I'm just like a little baby with about my Jersey on this, but think it's pretty cool. Yeah, what is this sport that you've played that you have enjoyed the least? Like you just never have any interest in playing that sport competitively again? I don't know, because all the ones I've played competitively I actually I've really enjoyed in like if there is potential that I might play like I probably won't, but like I wouldn't mind playing like like soccer again and all that stuff. I Plan A compleats here and they're like bit of union. I don't know. It'd be more like athletics and she like that when we used to do athletics. I probably wouldn't do that again, just because I'm not sure, just because, like, like it's fun when you like twelve and st up, but now I'd only be like down to do like sprints, like anything over two hundred or hundred meters a bit like that. That's not me, boys, but yeah, it's probably be athletics. But yeah, Guy Like, Oh, I hope there was a reason. Like I play those sports because I can enjoyed them. So, yeah, the NCD, as you were just turning about Soccer Cup Games, I just thought of something. There should be like a league in winter and there's like five sports and you play like four matches of each sport and then not about idea because, like I'm the same, like a few of my maids would know, the last couple years in terms of soccer, Ivn't committed to like round fall. Yeah, like I just not really interested in playing four months of one sport, except for cricket. But yeah, I'd be actually interested in that because, like, I actually do want to play rugby league, but I don't want to play a whole season. Yeah, it's don't play a couple matches and then soccer. I would love to just play three or four matches of winter. Yeah, I think is regularly is like sports. I'd love to play it again, but I think I will just because I want to play in a white man's com well, yeah, it's like some of the guys are come up against. Just so buddy big. Yeah, it's just like if you don't like go to the gym all the time and stuff, you kind of struggle just like defend, like trying to make tackles on the big BOPs. And like you, actually you're pretty sorry after the Games, which I don't mind being so, like, I think it's pretty I love being so after games. Be Out. I'll pass little fear factor of the big, big Pollin Asians running the he was all right, it's he. If you had the ability to become professional sportsman in any sport, if you're choosing which, what would it be? I've got to say money, money aside, money aside, paid same, because I wise I think I'd go rugby league. Yeah, just because, well, I'm trying to play for the Tigers. would be sick like that. Oval and then obviously you get, if you're good enough, you get the opportunity to play origin, which I've always that's one of my favorite sporting events. A state of origin. It's just so reckon. It's so cool just getting out there, getting too represent your state in this. Like you, it's like a quite a unique rivalry, I think. Yeah, where it's like rep football, but rep sport doesn't necessarily have the rivalries that like Club footy does or club sport does something. It's always like I think it's like a unique thing. How and also like the whole it's unique and how it's just two separate states, but like those two states that's like all they're watching that night. Like people don't watch rugby league, Watch state of origin, even down to Melbourne, but some people watch Charlie's. Then yourself, my mates, even people watch it and it's like it's just cool. I remember just like the emotion of like following the game and then you go to school and stuff and like when we went to school in Brisbane, like you just beget and lipped off at school and like you had a few mates who did support herself Wales and I was like a bit of like tribalism sort of thing. Yeah, which I think was cool, and like obviously I reckon representing your state in front of Eightyzero portads other than like fifty five at Sun Corps pretty like it's a pretty are going to be a pretty cool thing. And then you see some of the magical things that happen. They're in just that atmosphere at the Games. It's it's incredible. I can yeah, you say I was probably the team I'm most passionate about. I think, what, what about you? What's the team or country of in a sport that, when you watch it, you're like most passionate? I'd say the West Tigers. Yeah, just because they've always like just naturally been part of my life, I think. And then, but I think I'm more passionate about it and I'm when I was younger. I think when I was like a like twelve, thirteen years old, I would like would watch it, but I don't think I would really like get into it too much. But I think that changed when we moved to Melbourne and then when I started playing union at school, I got right into it. Probably, yeah, probably be that. But like I've also passion a boy New South Wales. But I'd take the Tigers just because it's a like you're passion about the blues for like six weeks of the year, whereas the Tigers is a six, five, six month thing I have for me. That probably is the reason why I'm more passionate about the blues, though, because it's like three time event each year where...

...it's like, I know, like I love the Tigers and stuff, but there's twenty six rounds, so it's kind of like each match is a bit less important than an origin, in my opinion, because, like, if you lose two origins while your foss series, yeah, that's true, away for another year. That's true. But I yeah, I just got the queenslanders up. Take the results of the Tigers more in like I've get more pride out of it, like the Tigers playing well than the toll shit team. Yeah, it's been pretty rough. Pretty roughly to say. Yeah, maybe we appreciate wins for the Tigers more, because I shit and I was like, Oh, well, the Blues Shit as well. Yeah, and I mean just as well. Race, like since I started following basketball, like the rockets, is sort of become like my second like club team, like if like a follow lot of sports, and but they'd be like they'd stop big, starting to get up there I think as well. Do you find it like, similar to what I was saying about the blues and the Tigers? Do you find it harder to be as passionate about a single match for them, given that they play eighty two matches? Or it's like n because, like I can still get up like a passionately, I can still like what I'm supporting these teams. I could like if it's a shit game, I can still get up for it. Yeah, and you know, because you just always want, like I just always want them to win, like I don't help them losing really, like I just want every team I support like to win, like no matter what. So, yeah, I can always get into it, especially, like it's always good jode, because he also sort of barracking for the plight. Well, I know this, Bass, but you're barracking for the players to play well, like I like James Harden. I know he's not universally loved or anything, but like I want to see him do well, like to previously critics wrong and all all these haters and stuff. So, like I want to see and do well every match. So that's sort of like that's another thing in basketball and the same as like we league. I guess you want to see like the players that you love play well, like you don't really want them to play Shit. So that's sort of like keeps you in it as well. Yeah, it's James Harden, your favorite sports person right now. I don't know. I've got a weird affinity with Michael Jordan and that's I like never obviously watched a player. That sort of happened before the DOC as well. Like I've read some of his book and I've watched some of his pass games and all that. But current player would probably be probably like James Harden or Looke Brooks, I think, from the Tigers. Yeah, the two dudes of last on to a messy. Yeah, I love messy, but I've always like, yeah, he's always been there. I've always loved them as well, but I don't know, like if I was to pick to that, I'd take harden and books. I think in the mess you would probably be next. Here's your favorite cricketer of all time. Could you haven't second favorite sport? Haven't mentioned cricketer? Yeah, why? It's it's a weird one because it's like it's almost been a year round thing, or when I was younger so, and because there's its like Australia cricket in Australia when like the national teams here it's not like Jenne. Most of the time it's not great, like we usually smack the position, except if it's like India, England or something, but win England comes out. Sometimes we smashing. So I'm not like as passionately supportive of the team itself, but I still love watching it. So I'd probably say that my favorites will Clarkey, I think, of all time. Yeah, my I remember when he was like in that extreme, when he's in that rich vein of form, the two thousand and twelve thirteen, he was just awesome to watch. Yeah, we used to have he's about. Yeah, he's bad. So I've had two of his bats, I think. Yeah, and obviously when we started watching cricket he was like starting alone. Red One, I can't remember was called. was that of SLAS and job? Yeah, I use that for a season or two. Yeah, and those the blue and yeah, all three of us get the blue one. Even then came to yeah, we got to fight Christmas like you, fuck you. Yeah, because obviously when we started following cricket he was coming through. Yeah, it's true actually, and he so I've got some of his eatings and some of his moments in his career I've always stuck in my mind. It's Bolling, which is good. Yeah, that, but one against India always sticks in my mind. What what's your favorite me and pilled shit a podcast on this, the very first one. Yeah, but I know it's a bit of a tough one to ask on the spot because it took me like a day to think of my top five. But what is your favorite sporting moment of all time? So we're talking like event or like talking lime and like maybe something crazy happened, something smaller than ten minutes. Well, I'll give you a few nominees in our pick. So the first one is obviously the state of origin last year, which were luck enough to be out, where Tedesco scores in like last ten seconds to win the game, which was narts. W are you doing live or just anything? Oh, so is not live. We're just craziest interesting. Yeah, well, I'll go. You could do but okay, so I'll give you. I'll give two of my best lives. So that's up there. And there the other ones. That central coast prisoner roll grand final, yeah, which is crazy, but I'd take the blues because I suppose the Blues.

I'll take the blues over that. And then ones that I haven't seen live but was watching it at the time. They were Qui shot from last year's one of them. Yeah, I'll I couldn't believe that actually happened. And then, yeah, that was up there for me. And I don't even care about basketball. Probably this one is on the negative side for me, but Liverpool second leg against Barcelona and Champions League. Yeah, so I was a traumatising watch as like a bit of a Busser Fan. So it's kind of like pretty hard to watch, especially coughing up a three into a lead. But yeah, so I'd take the I's, like all recent stuff, but that quite I'd like never said I don't think I've ever seen anything like that. Choir. Yeah, a quite shot. That was crazy. What about what's your favorite sporting event you've been to? There's two stick of my memory, all three. So there's the two thousand and five prillimary final, the Tigers dragons. Yeah, it's my earliest memory in life. Oh Really? Oh well, I don't know. I think I've a couple of vague memories of two thousand and four, but I can't remember much. Like I remember kind of what our primary school in Calgoli looked like and yeah, a little bit of our house, but that's kind of the first clear one but it wasn't actually that anything about the rugby league. It was just our cousin ball people have underste so that'd be out there just because of like that's the only time I've seen the Tigers play finals pretty and it was the first time that they'd got to a grand yeah, live first time they got into a grand final in six it was a sixteen years since bell man, Yea Sixteen Years Since Bell Ma made it, and it was just like crazy to see everyone just like because it was like ten, five minutes left and you just knew that they were going through and I was like everyone's just going crazy. Yeah, dad talks about that day. That's talks. She talks very funly about that and I'd say the president's cut last year is probably the best one to Ben Child so much. I didn't expect have like I love, like I've started getting into goal for recently, like last started playing over the last year and started watching it a bit and like that's that was awesome. Like, I went, I think I went three of the days. Yeah, I'm at the Royal Melbourne. Yeah, and it was like I was just so cool. I can just seem like tiger and stuff as well. Be just like walking around like you could be watching any random golfers, like you drinking a couple of beers. Yeah, we had family friends down as well, so it was like a pretty good and it's like a great it's like great atmosphere there. I got I don't know, maybe dracking like the Australian fans made it better, because I honestly I don't mind golf either, like I've watched the Rider Cup and the masters in the past and like being infatuated by both. But I thought live it was going to be average at best, and it was sick. Like that's probably my favorite. I sort of expected a little bit like that because I've seen it does get rowdy quite a bit, like, especially the after saying that on TV, but I didn't expect it to be anything like it was. Like it was pretty cool. Yeah, like it was almost like some real just being there. Yeah, it's crazy when like I don't know, even though it's kind of like I don't really write it, how they're quiet, like it's like in tennis, like if I'm just talks, it wouldn't matter. But it's kind of cool when like everyone goes quiet and then you see the shot and then everyone's like whooo. I think it's like cool how it's like it's almost like a respect is paid by like this. Yeah, fans that are there to the gold because I like, like I will give him some quiet, but as soon as he's the ball, like people to start on want nuts. Yeah, it was like the perfect mixture between like tennis and like Rugby League. Yeah, it's good because, like tennis, everyone's respectful and stuff, but they make you be too respectful to the point where it's like a bit ridiculous. I so Geah, I got a great memory. Like me and my one of my mates were there on the Friday and like tiger was literally like it put a ball into the crowd sweet like run over to the ball. Like Tiger Woods was literally standing like two meters for us and we were just like this, yeah, focking cool, as it's like one of the like the greatest athletes of all times just like right there like with it urs reach almost. Yeah, like I remember the Sunday, like the Saturday morning was really cool because there was when I went, there wasn't that many people there yet because it was like eight o'clock. But yeah, the Sunday afternoon was sick because, yeah, and like saw heaps of celebrities and stuff. Yeah, because there was like a role x Marquis or something and there was like this balcony and there was like sort like five celebrities on you, just chatting on the balcony, just watching tiger. Yeah, it's concredible and like I probably didn't even appreciate it that much, but seeing tiger woods pretty cool. Like, don't think I've seen Roger, but don't think I've seen anyone of such a high caliber play. Yeah, he's definitely the known for most famous athlete I've ever seen live. Yeah, but yeah, now that was late. You've talked about Rugby League being your favorite sports. I'll just ask you some questions about Rugby League in particular. So you said Luke Brooks is your...

...favorite player right now. Yeah, who is your favorite Rugby League player of all time? Favorite of all time, it's probably have to say Benjie Marshall. I think it's almost like similar reasons. Is Clarky, like when I started watching and he was like coming, just coming through. Yeah, and I can remember some of the things used to do. I remember some of the things, even though I was so young, like six years old or something in two thousand and five. I can still remember some of the things he used to do in the field, like I can remember that try sets up against the sharks when he steps past like six people. Yeah, I can remember where I was on that day, like what we're doing and things like that. And then just to watch him turn into the player he became was pretty cool. And you just had like this guy who is regarded as the best playing the world playing for your club and he'd always been. He's like a he'd always been at your club. It's not like I went out and board of or anything. And then he turns into the best player and then you start making finals again in like two thousand and ten eleven and like to see them actually like play really because obviously they haven't been back since in the finals. But it's just really was really cool to see him like lead the boys. But then I went a bit sour a few years later when he left h rugby and then play for like the dragons of the broncos. But then to come him, to see him come back was pretty cool, like I's like come home. Yeah, it's coming home to finish his career, even he he did that feel like it was less sounding, the set of word sound. Yea, is uring, think, yes, less souring. Robbie fat, Robbie Farres was pretty while they because I was a pretty tipligious, less, I guess because met Benjie left to go to another code first. So maybe that. Yeah, that was pretty devolves like a bit less of a debark with yeah, that's true. Yeah, yeah, he's probably my favorite of all time, but I love like I love like eyes, like Tesco as well. Like I know that some people that I like that. Dad doesn't like him, but he'd be up there as like one of my favors of all time as well, I'd say. But yeah, Ben Jie's Benjie takes the cake. What's WHO's the best player you've ever seen? The best, the best FY ever seen probably probably JT, Johnathan Thurston. Yeah, I think just me, just gun, like just that's all I can say. Really, gun player. The one thing that sticks out the most for me is the things. Two Thousand and sixteen fires in the finals, and he did that like I think Morgan scored baby and he did like the flick pass to Morgan. It was like an extra time or something like just like flick pass to Morgan's crazy. Yeah, he's he's a great player to watch. I remember when he used to lip off the refts as well. He's like really angry, dude, you still like to all their absolute the rest to get Afton Shit. Yeah, I can run. I don't even know when that happened, but like, I feel like he just went from a Dickhead to good blow, because you could hear it and like the refts, Mike, and you could just hear him like spraying the Raff, I call him, and f whet and all this stuff is like a yeah, that's so. I used to like, I saw, used to think is a bit of a Grub, but then he sort of changed his immage a bit. But yeah, he was like always the man and to do it for the cowboys when they needed it, someone to do it. Like played a lot of finals footy with the cowboys and then obviously with Queensland. Sounds some pretty like spectacular things playing for Queensland and you always just hated to see him lighting up against you in origin. Yeah, if there was one thing you could change about Rugbi League, what would you change? Change The interchange rule? What would you change to well, eventually I think you'd get to the stage where it's like football, when you they come off, that's it. Yeah, but I think you'd have to gradually do that by reducing intern change by like two years so that the players could gradually get fit over fit over the course of a few years. Yeah. So I just think there's guys like Nelson. Nothing against Nelson, is stuff for Solomon, like I think he's a good player, but, like, I think those players not necessarily the most skillful footballers, but they're just big. Yeah, like they just these big guys that play thirty, five, forty years a game, right, like beg in their fifth yeah, and from what I've heard about rugby league in the past, when they used to have used to be when you go off, you're off. Like apparently the last fifteen minutes was chaos, like because all the younger fitted guys, not younger but like all the smaller fitted guys, would be able to like get in there and actually make a difference to the game, which I think makes it excite. Mix makes it exciting. Obviously happens, I'd like last fifteen minutes of the game, which should be pretty cool to watch these days, especially with some of the skillful, skilled, skillful players that we've gotten the league now. Yeah, but I think would be interesting as well, just because there's like forwards like paying halts and stuff coming through a play like any minutes anyway. So I wouldn't bother those guys, but it'd be cool to see. I think you'd like sort of get it as some of these big boppers, though, which would be kind of good for the game, because I just like play thirty five minutes the game, which is like can even play half the game. It's kind of bizarre. But yeah, that's probably the one thing...

I change which obviously in turn hopefully creates at the more an exciting and entertaining product. Yeah, yeah, that's enough that rug really. I'll just check a few hypotheticals. A He say, if you could go back to one sporting match lash event of all time whenever you want, what would you go back and watch? Mails in the pails now would be males. If I I love to be in the crow. Actually could not, a because you probably be twenty percent chance coup and come on, a punch the face. It'd probably be like I would have loved to watch Michael Jordan play but if I was to pick one, apparently the ninety eight, game six of thembo finals is incredible. Like I don't know if you've seen the footage because it hasn't been shown yet. So he gets the light. So this is like the last minute, so that down. I think they might be down a few points or something. But he gets the layout, so he gets the ball, run straight through, lay up and then so obviously this last game before it retires. Yeah, and then you target the ball back. They're taking it down and then he strips, he steals a ball, if I think came alone, then takes it back up and they're like down by one maybe, or its scores level, and then he drives like to the paint and then like stops and that sort of pushes the guy off. And then like that's the intro shot when he's like jumping up and they like cut it and he like jumps up and then bang, puts it in like together. Win. Heard that's like crazy sequence, just like in your career on. Is that the last mark? See You? Yeah, that's the last much before he retires, the second retirement. But yeah, I from what I've heard, people in like them, some American journals talk about how that's just for a guy who's was regarded as the best ever to finish on that. Know, like that is pretty like it's like almost like a story. Yes, it's like a fairy talenting almost. Yeah, maybe script kind of thing. So that would be pretty cool. And then that. Yeah, that's probably the topic came up. Yeah, there's because there's obviously a lot of things I'd like to go do. I've no idea what I see. Like. Yeah, I would have. There's games like sort of like the O five game two instead of origin, with like Andrew John's places, like a great game. Yeah, that's more just because you put it in like a incredible performance rather than like a moment, like a more of a special moment like the Jordan one. I guess maybe two thousand and fifteen in our agram final. Yeah, that would have been called about. There's like the same as all the sporting moments that I I've watched on TV, like the Qui shot, like I would have liked to have been. Yeah, that's a cool so I'm trying to think of like a World Cup final, but I was going to say England winning in it was all fifty, sixty or sixty six, hundred and sixty six and but then I was just thinking the crowds would have been so different back then. They probably would have been. Yeah, like rowdy the the two thousand and six. I would have been weird, just because it was like a weird game as well, like you had back we sit are and hit the crossbar and stuff penalty then get sent off, like the Spain noblans one would have been cooled within the s to scoring a time. That would have been sick. I just I remember I went nuts when he scored. That means masters here, so I was getting on to spad the wall killed. Sure I'm doing a painful most painful sporting moments and I've just realized Australia lead to the six house to be in there. Yeah, anyway, another hypothetical if, out of anyone who's currently playing sport, if you could see one person play live, who would be? Lebron James? Oh, was Lebron James and Leo Messi would be. I too, just because they're two at the peak of their powers. Yeah, they're both probably the best players in their respective sports, both two of the greatest of all time their respective sports. I think would just be I just be cool just to see like the aura and the presence of the two different players, like they're both different sort of athletes as well like person and personalities. Like lebronze bit more of an outspoken dude, was like messy, sort of like quiet, just like goes under the radar, just makes his makes his football do the talking, which I've just started in that Barcelona I think it's not like the Canadian Netflix, a say in the Barcelona Daco. Think I watch two episodes and you just like start to get inside into just who is a person to stuff. It's pretty he's pretty cool just to see these guys and just like a candid sort of in a candid way, whether sort of just like a normal almost, as they are well out, they're just like normal blows off the field, but then when they come on the field, like when they're in public, they're just like these superstars. So they'd be like like the two. I'd probably put messy actually over the Brown just because I like just got love Bessie, but they'd be the two dudes I I would love to see. Yeah, and if you could see one, not obviously not a player, because that's what we've just asked you be if you could go see one sporting event like in for in for the rest of your life, like as in so phrase very badly it. Is there one sporting...

...event the like? What's the sporting event that you would most like to go watch? That's a good question. They've been on Nurl grand final and someone who's love a Bileague as much as I have fat as long as I've probably up there just to go to one of the grand finals, but that probably won't happen till the Tigers make it, hopefully soonish, which probably won't happen anyway. But Champions League final be up there just because of the atmosphere and stuff, and then probably probably like an NBA Finals Games. I've actually because we've been in the NBA, but if apparently like the intensity and just the atmosphere and the feeling of a finals or playoff games is pretty crazy. Yeah, and the good thing about those ones, compared to other finals, they're like home grounds. Yeah, and we're like, for example, for AFEL grand final, there's a hundred thousand people there but maybe fortyzero new rules. Yeah, that's true. Yeah, it's more like an event. The uncle have been to. They fell grand final. Yeah, he watched like five matches. Yeah, I don't really have any like incentive or anything to go watch an AFL grand final. Yeah, I'm more like, especially on that day, I love the GNIA mates place, something spars. It's more I think that's more fun than just going to the game watching it. Yeah, the finals and finals are probably be the one, just because I yeah, like I remember on teeth, like I just seem so loud in there, in those are arenas and because they're closed arenas, like would be could be so loud. Yeah. So, as I just mentioned, me and pilching to be discussing this in a podcast in a few days. But what is your most painful sporting but memory moment? Jeez, I shouldn't know. I'll try not to think about these two. Yeah, I was quickly brainstalling last night. It's absolutely struggle because the thing is like tigers and New South Wales. That's been a lot of moments. But Yeah, New Surf Ours, I was like nine dicks out. Specifically was like eight straight years of them losing. I don't know, maybe tigers losing to the roosters in that final. Like two thousand and ten. Yeah, two guys. I didn't even know if I was that sad that day. I feel like I was just like surprised. They may because we're at a friend's house and they were rousters supporters, so that probably meant it worse. But it's just the fact that it was like it's well, it's the longest game of ID like I've watched. Goes into like the hundred minute maybe. Says like the extra time was just kept going and you're just like can someone freaking committed win this? Can we win it? And then they scored Seawan Kenny down I think, scores like a a hundred meter try intercept or something and they to carry, can't catch him and it was just like but yeah, that's probably the Tigers game that's that hurt the most, I think, because they've had like opportunities to make the finals, but then they get like smack sixty nail. So it's like well, so like over early on, whereas I went into hippy years because they had a chance main finals. But like, I don't know why I wasn't even that devastated. I was like nervous heading into the game, but like twenty minutes in, yeah, well, like I were probably not going to win this match and shocks were like a lot better. Yeah, whereas like that Rooster's game, like the Tigers were better. They should have scored so many tries in the first half, and you're in it for a hundred minutes, which is twenty minutes longer than all rugby league games. It's just like an extra added precious sort of thing. Yeah, and then I'd say the honestly, the Barcelona Liverpool ones actually pretty that was pretty tough because that's like could imagine, because you guys always take the Piss. I always change my premier league teams. I finally settled on a still. Yeah, but Barcelona has been like the one soccer team or one football team that I've always followed, like I was the first kit over got. Yeah, I think when I was like seven years old or something, and I've always grab it. I mean it wasn't not like a messy anymore, like number nineteen or something. So I've always like gravitated to them and I've always liked watched Michael Watch all that was round. Now I think I had to run to I've had, I've owned like ten or something Barton Jerseys be. I had a messy like all turquoise blew away while with nineteen on the back. I want as well. Yeah, like I've watched that. I've watched their three Champions League final wins in the last ten years, all eleven years now, and because I hadn't made it in like for four years or something, in the final. So I was like watching that and with three to a lady, like they should get home. And then it's like that corner, the corner hurts. That hurt the most because it's just like that's just lazy. Yeah, it's like that's just lazy defending. Yeah, that's probably up there as well. All Right, I give you permission. Well, I want you to have a bit of me time here. What are your top three, like most proudest, favorite sporting achievements or moments in your sporting career?...

Quite a talented sportsman, I'll say so myself. Playing Rugby League. I know it's in Victoria, but playing first great rugby league and Victoria. I'm I'm pretty proud of that just because it's I've never really like I've never played rugby league really until yeah, like I played well off finish school, but I've never played rugby either to like year twelve, so I was pretty but I'd always played rugby like touch footy when I was younger, like played it at school lunch time and all that sort of stuff, and like throwing the footy with you and dad. So I always thought I had like the passing skill. But it's like actually play and see that I could actually they play and wasn't like Shit. was kind of like proud and just like to get there and you actually trained, like you part of the footy club, and that was also big for me because I don't have any mates to play Royal League in Melbourne. So to go to a club with I didn't know anyone there was was obviously a bit like not scary, but like a bit. I was a bit anxious at first just because you like, I don't know what these guys and I think of me like I haven't actually played R reallyage before. Then you like a rock up and then they just like take you in as one of the boys sort of thing. Yeah, which so I'm really proud of that. And Yeah, just to be a part like some of those guys like actually pretty good players. So it's like just to be around those guys kind of cool and it's also different because it's not like they're it's a lack of quite a different culture, because a lot of them were Polynesian from, like they wrote from like somewhere or Tonga. Yeah, so they had like different beliefs and just went about and like live differently to how I do. So it was kind of cool to get a different perspective into like how they treat people, like how they like go about just like everyday life and all that thing. So like I was pretty cool. Like I learned quite a bit. So that be up there. And I'd say I don't know actually, well, I cricket. I always I always haven't got quite high expectations on myself a cricket so it's not like I've got to the level where I want to play yet. I would achieved that yet. So it is that like an individual innings or something really loved or proud of. The probably the most proud innings I've played is the when I scored a hundred and eighty thin two years ago against footscrape. We chased a three hundred and fifty, which I thinks are pretty I was pretty proud of with that innings. Yeah, well, the chase. Three hundred fifty in the score, just over half the runs of like that's a pretty big yeah, that's a pretty big moment for me. And also just to prove that I can make it like a really, like really big score if I, if I like really set my mind to it. So that also helps with like the mentality side of my creet career, which is always been my downfall, knowing that like I can make big, like big hundreds if I really like seet my mind twitter like knuckle down and play hard. Yeah, so, yeah, that's probably the proudest like individual performance I've had and so we ended up winning the game quite comfortably. So that's probably my most proud individual moment. And then like playing first eleven, representing your school, first eleven with cricket was always big moment. That was always big thing for me because ever since I went to Saint Peter's and Brisbane, that was always a goal of mine, was to try and play first eleven for the school and then, once I was there, to realize what playing for the first eleven at that school and then obviously we went to Hay liberry, realizing what that meant to rep like to be representing the school was and to be like part of the best eleven cricketers in the school was like a pretty cool thing, like something I wasn't really going to take for granted. And Yeah, and then obviously playing first, I know it was rugby at schools and how many people play at Halbary? But playing first fifth team with the school winning a premiership was pretty cool. But say, my proud and then probably another moment would be so they so the rugby league and a hundred eighty. And then my next, my third proudest moment would be playing for that Western under fourteen school Queensland Carnival. Yeah, because I was in I didn't actually expect to get picked for the team and then I got picked and I was around quiet, like there's probably the most talented team I've ever played in. I think there's been a couple. There's been a couple of Queensland Futures League players. There's been two or three of them have played for the Queensland Second Eleven. Well, underwent S. now, yeah, I think that's scrapped actually. So it's back to second eleven, who played for the second eleven hour and, like, I've played really good first grade careers. So fine in Brisbane. Yeah, I was like really talented that I'd had a quite a decide quite a good carnival. So I was like I was pretty proud to go playing like the Queensland...

Championships and I think I might have been like the second or third top run score and just so like that's like a good comp I felt like that was a quite a good accomplishment. Yeah, definitely for me. So yeah, I was quite that's another one I was quite proud of and that was also one of the funnest. Like, yeah, finest teams have been a part of. Yeah, there's troops. If if there's people listening who played Rep cricket in Victoria whatever. Brisbane does it a bit differently because it's such a Queensland, sorry, because it's such a big state. You travel for REP carnivals. So like I traveled to the Gold Coast Lock, you went to cans and macay. Yeah, I did Gold Coast as well. Yeah, so you would travel and stay with your team for a week and like obviously with the coach. So that's they were pretty elite and they were like around Christmas time. So it was always good fun. That's enough for sport. So now I've got a few more questions just general. I was planning on asking I was planning on doing a podcast with all the family members and asking these questions, but I've decided to do individual interviews with each member. So what's your favorite family holiday with being on and why? This is a tough one because some of the ones we've recently been on have been like unbelievable. Yeah, Jeezy is tough. The last yeah, it's tough. The last two were been on opinion crazy. She'd probably when we went to Canada and La. Well, we slew in La. That was probably my favorite. God Boy, like we love going to the snow as a family and I love my snowboarding. So we went to whistler for a week and a bit with another family, family friends who've been skating into Zealand before with and to go to whistler in the first place was cool. Walk around, like, I just love the whole vibe off whistler. Yeah, stack with a little village of stuff, put plenty of pubs and bars. It's like yeah, you just go, because this was the first time I'd been skiing overseas, where I was eighteen. Oh, yeah, now, I was eighteen, two man, but like I was twenty. I was twenty, and we had like you were nineteen, eighteen, seventeen, yeah, twound and eighteen. That in you, and then like we had Ali, like Ali and William Stuff, who were like, yeah, we had friends. Yeah, we had friends who like could come and drink with us, as well as stuff. When you're in Japan you're like not going to go to the pub. Yeah, so like that it was quite a cool experience to be at the snow and you can like drink and stuff and go pubs and like you can meet different people and like me and Allie had a night. What we went to like Karaoke bar or something. We just like we're pretty pissed in then we'd like we had a bit of fun and then, yeah, it was just cool to ski on the mountain. It's massive and I loved, I just loved. It was awesome. Like the whole vibe of it was awesome. Like I loved in the same Nessecco in Japan, like the whole vibe of just staying on the mountain and it's snowing, like you can't drive anyway. ECTUALLY have a cassle, just like walking around taking buses and stuff like that, which is cool. Yeah, and then, yeah, I loved tower. So we did San Francisco, to La as like two places I want to go, I've wanted to go to and like we saw we saw an NBA game there as well, which probably pushes that probably makes it the best, because I've like that was surreal, going to an Mbia go and think we saw that. We saw the warriors. So we saw that Kevin Durant play and Steph Curry, which was pretty cool. Yeah, that's probably my best one. And like just saying La and stuff and actually going to America was pretty pretty like surreal. Yeah, if you were stuck on a deserted island and you were lucky enough to be landed there with one other of our family members. This is immediate family. So Campbell, mom, dad, me, who are you wanting by your side? That's a tough one. Yeah, actually, I think I know because I take cam. But there's no there's not going to be any love tops any there. So actually be ingesting. I'd be interesting to see how and ody. Yeah, so I can't even talk about that really, but I think I take you because we could like create a footy or something and then we yet we have quite a few shared interests. So yeah, I'd probably to be able to probably the only of the three who just like would be chilled about it. Oh yeah, I'd be like Mum Dad before survivaberny flares to light. Well, I'd pack myself, so I'd need a bit of a foil next to me, I think. Yeah, it'd be a cool be like real life survivor. Yeah, not, because you can like talk footy and stuff and cricket, like if we could create a footy, you like we could find a coconut pastors of footy or saying yeah, if something that on survivor our family. Yeah, each one of us on a different series. Who would...

...you back together first, including yourself? Would you back I'd actually really like to do it. Would you back yourself together? I don't know. It's like difficult, though, because I probably would back you, to be honest, because the thing is I feel like mum. She has great social skills, but I think she would just take everyone face value. So I think she'd get played pretty easily. But if I got him like really good physical condition, I could, I think I'd do all right. Cambel would be all right. Yeah, Cambell would be good. I think camp would be quite good. But it's like dad would be bad, MOM would be bad. It's just like a hard I don't think I'd be very good. It's a hard thing to try and like get a hold of because, well, hot hard concept because like without having knowing, without knowing anyone who's actually done it's not like yeah, and I like I don't know how much pressure that situation puts on you. And then obviously you got to take into a you to take into the fact that they're not eating a lot, that I like they do. They could be dehydrated and not really getting sleep. You're going to be hungry. You just gonna be like mentually good point. You gonna be with nicely. Yeah, it's true. And how he gets angry. Yeah, actually, beer. I like I'm the same, though. Sometimes I don't have sleep, I could be a little grumpy, but I think I'd be all right because there's a lot of time to just like you can go and chill out for like an hour or something. Yeah, be yeah, be a you can't really take an the account like just being hungry. Sleepless, like sleep deprived, mentally fatigue, physically fatigued, and then you're obviously with people that you don't know. So you have to get it and get to know them as well when you're playing at the end of it. Yeah, the end of the day, you're playing the game. So people will be pissed, but you could just mask it. Yeah, so people and people are going to be trying to potentially vot you out things like that. So be it's a big hypothetical. Yeah, be a tough thing to do, but because something I'd like to do one day, I reckon yeah, all right. Final One. You're approaching the age where soon you probably looking to travel explore some places. Where's the first place you want to go? So one country, Spain, would be for me, like I want to see I'd love to see Barcelonaa play, and then just to get a hold of Spain as a country, like to get a concept of the culture, because I've heard some good things about it. So I'd be called it like spend some time in Spain and obviously get to watch the football there and then just to get be a part of that Spanish culture would be pretty cool, I think, like great food as well. Be Pretty Cool trip. I reckon any anywhere that comes close to it, or Spain, like I'd like to do, like Germany, Italy as well. Yeah, like, let's be Real, if you've gone to Spain, you probably wouldn't just do Spain. Yeah, probably. And then I wanted to I want to go to Gibraltar one day. Well, it's just a bit of a random yeah, you can do that. It's off Spain, so you can do that. Yeah, it's just a random thing I want to do. And then like Brazil and Argentina would probably be on the list somewhere. Yeah, just to go get ahold of those cultures really just see how like I don't really know what it's like over there. Like I've seen that. You've seen like videos and pictures and stuff, but you don't really know till you go. Yeah, sort of thing. That's that's it really. That's all I've got. So thanks for joining me. Me Or right. It's a nice little ten episode special, one of the one with L Mac. So yeah, she's joining me. No, RS, I know you've got two UNI as. Sigmon's due tomorrow, so thanks time out of your day. Yeah, that's right. Actually, I didn't, so I didn't say who I think would win survivor. I think Campbell would have the best shot over yourself. I'm like excitting myself. I don't want to say. Okay, plus, I've watched a lot more survivor than yeah, they have, so I've got more of a I think I've got more of a grass the game in the towns and shit like that. But yeah, I think Campbell, if he could control his emotions, I think he'd be quite good. Yeah, because he's entertainer. So, yeah, so people are like and me can they can get along with everyone? Yeah, yeah, and like he's like he's actually quite like, he's fit and he's quite like actually athletic. So he do your other challenges well and he's competitive. Yeah, that could also leaders downfall. I think competitively could live someone team down. Yeah, yeah, that's that'd be my ans. Yeah, anyway. So if you want to go get around lock, he has his own podcast, the watch a podcast. It is it hasn't had too many episodes upload recently, but once they're url season gets going. There's Oh, and also he's got an episode next week planned about the Michael Jordan documentary and a Bundesliga review after the weekend.

So yeah, if you're interested in that episode or just Rugby League or it's anything else really, just get around the watcher on spotify. So yeah, thanks for joining me. Mate Norris.

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