214 episodes

Welcome to the Talking with TK Podcast! Where Australian & New Zealand sporting legends, current day champions and future champions go one-on-one with Tristan K’Nell. The podcast delivers the human element of an athlete, the trials and tribulations on their path to success. It's authentic story telling like a voiced version from a chapter of an autobiography with the intention to inspire others to reach their dreams.

Check out the show at www.talkingwithtk.com or get in touch with Tristan his email is tristan@talkingwithtk.com

Talking with TK is proud to be part of the DIAMANTINA PODCAST NETWORK - http://diamantina.com.au/home/

 

Talking with TK Tristan K'Nell

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Welcome to the Talking with TK Podcast! Where Australian & New Zealand sporting legends, current day champions and future champions go one-on-one with Tristan K’Nell. The podcast delivers the human element of an athlete, the trials and tribulations on their path to success. It's authentic story telling like a voiced version from a chapter of an autobiography with the intention to inspire others to reach their dreams.

Check out the show at www.talkingwithtk.com or get in touch with Tristan his email is tristan@talkingwithtk.com

Talking with TK is proud to be part of the DIAMANTINA PODCAST NETWORK - http://diamantina.com.au/home/

 

    Ep 216: Matt Adamson

    Ep 216: Matt Adamson

    My special guest is Matt Adamson. Matt is a former professional rugby league player who played 175 NRL games across the Parramatta Eels, Penrith Panthers and Canberra Raiders and 72 games for the Leeds Rhinos in the Super league. His representative career includes 2 state of origins for NSW, 1 tri series game for NSW and represented Australia on 5 occasions during the Super League year of 1997.

    Time stamps

    0:30 - Welcome to Matt Adamson

    1:00 - Taree

    1:43 - Where his height comes from 

    2:18 - Where his brother Phil is these days

    3:00 - Growing up as a star cricketer

    7:00 - Learning from Brad McNamara and Greg Matthews

    8:48 - Opening the batting with Adam Gilchrist

    10:38 - Learning from the Australian Cricket team

    13:00 - Key lessons from Alex Ferguson and Craig Bellamey

    16:33 - Leading without the captaincy 

    18:45 - How he got the Rhinos a day at Manchester Utd

    21:50 - Putting yourself out there

    23:00 - How he got his start at the Parramatta Eels

    27:30 - The pitch from Phil Gould to get them to Penrith

    29:40 - His huge left boot

    31:01 - Who’s idea it was to move him into the back row

    33:17 - His bond with Ryan Girdler and Craig Gower

    35:13 - Signing with Super League

    37:50 - His break out year in 1997

    41:43 - Touring England at the end of 97

    42:19 - Moving over to the Leeds Rhinos

    43:13 - The Challenge Cup 

    45:46 - Trying to establish a culture with players from different countries

    47:49 - Enjoying being a senior player and leader

    49:02 - The cross over skills between sports and business

    50:42 - His relationship with Christian Welch

    51:50 - Teaching young players leadership

    57:00 - Harry Grant

    58:48 - Planning for retirement

    1:03:25 - Missing the thrill of playing rugby league

    1:04:58 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

    Find 200 + episodes of Talking with TK in that back catalogue. I've been blessed to interview the likes of Ellyse Perry, Petero Civoniceva, Robert Whittaker, Mark Schwarzer, Shane Webcke, Adrian Morley, Mark Ella, Willie Tonga, Steve Menzies, Jamie Lyon Craig Wing, Danny Buderus, Mat Rogers, Anthony Minichiello, Luke Lewis, Chad Townsend, Andrew Ettingshausen, Bradley Clyde, Stirling Mortlock, Alex McKinnon, Mark Geyer, Cameron Murray ,Craig Lowndes, Pat Cash, Matt Toomua, Kieren Perkins, Paul Harragon, Robbie Maddison and many more.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 215: Mark Nicholls

    Ep 215: Mark Nicholls

    Welcome to episode 215 of the Talking with TK podcast. Special guest today is South Sydney Rabbitohs front rower Mark Nicholls. Mark’s career has seen him play 110 NRL first grade games, debuting at the Canberra Raiders in 2012, with his journey also taking him to the Melbourne Storm before finding first grade consistency at the Rabbitohs where he has been since 2018.


    Time Stamps

    0:00 - Welcome Mark Nicholls

    0:45 - Leeton and the Nicholls family

    1:52 - His secret goal kicking ability

    5:55 - Growing up around footy with his Dad and Uncles

    6:42 - Little Mark at School

    7:46 - Why they moved to Canberra

    9:14 - The edge back rower10:54 - Early years at the Raiders

    11:29 - The story of his debut against the Dragons

    14:36 - Why he used to wear a headgear

    17:43 - Injuries and falling out of first grade

    22:45 - Moulding the right mind set

    25:10 - The joys of Fatherhood

    26:43 - Moving to the Storm, the work program and Army camp

    29:23 - Why the Storm system works so well

    31:23 - The benefits of working with so many different coaches

    32:09 - Leadership and the story behind his game as captain

    38:30 - The real Wayne Bennett

    41:05 - How he actually got to the Rabbitohs

    45:02 - Exploring work outside of rugby league

    48:10 - How he balanced work and footy

    50:45 - Transferable skills from sports to business

    52:45 - The 2021 season

    54:40 - How his found consistency at the Rabbitohs

    58:35 - Finally getting more than a one year deal after he was 30

    59:34 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

     

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 214 - David Mead

    Ep 214 - David Mead

    G’day guys welcome to episode 214 of the Talking with TK podcast. Special guest is David Mead. David is a current member of the Brisbane Broncos. His career started at the Gold Coast Titans in 2009 and his played 171 career games for 75 tries. He played 3 seasons at the Catalans in the Super League, winning the Challenge Cup in 2018. His represented NSW Country in 2 games and PNG in 14 tests which includes 3 World Cups and he also had the honour of captaining PNG at the 2017 World Cup. Away from footy he hosts The David Mead Podcast and had some incredible guests including the likes of Marcus Bai, Justin Olam, Alex Johnston, Ben Ikin and Dave Donaghy.

    Time stamps:

    1:01 - Why he started his podcasts
    6:30 - His upbringing in PNG
    9:50 - Family values and traditions
    11:15 - School in PNG
    15:35 - When he first came across Rugby League 
    18:05 - Why he moved over to Australia at 12
    20:11 - Did he ever want to move back home?
    21:44 - Why he changed his surname from Moore to Mead
    22:55 - How he broke out of his shy nature
    25:08 - Developing despite a late start to playing footy 
    26:07 - Where his speed comes from
    27:55 - Signing his first contract with the Titans at 17 
    31:16 - Discipline and extras
    32:43 - His first grade debut against Wendall and the Dragons
    33:40 - Family watching his NRL games back in PNG
    34:55 - Marcus Bai
    36:46 - His try against the Sharks
    39:20 - Long range trys
    40:51 - Early success and the frustrations of the following seasons
    43:13 - His leadership style with the Broncos youngsters
    44:25 - Leadership and becoming captain of PNG
    47:40 - Playing infront of his family in PNG
    48:20 - Moving over to the Catalans in the Super League
    50:51 - Memories from winning the Challenge Cup in 2018
    54:08 - What are 3 things men can do to stay mentally healthy 
    56:35 - 3 masculine traits he most admires
    59:30 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

    Find 200 + episodes of Talking with TK in that back catalogue. I've been blessed to interview the likes of Ellyse Perry, Petero Civoniceva, Robert Whittaker, Mark Schwarzer, Shane Webcke, Adrian Morley, Mark Ella, Willie Tonga, Steve Menzies, Jamie Lyon Craig Wing, Danny Buderus, Mat Rogers, Anthony Minichiello, Luke Lewis, Chad Townsend, Andrew Ettingshausen, Bradley Clyde, Stirling Mortlock, Alex McKinnon, Mark Geyer, Cameron Murray ,Craig Lowndes, Pat Cash, Matt Toomua, Kieren Perkins, Paul Harragon, Robbie Maddison and many more.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 213 - Darius Boyd

    Ep 213 - Darius Boyd

    Welcome to episode 213 of the Talking with TK Podcast. My special guest today is Darius Boyd. Darius is a two time NRL premiership winner who played 337 first grade games across the Brisbane Broncos, Newcastle Knights and St George Illawarra Dragons, 23 games for Australia without losing a game and was part of the most dominate Queensland side in State of Origin history where he played 28 games from 2008 to 2017. Post footy, Darius is a mental health ambassador and facilitator.



    Time Stamps
    0:00 - Welcome Darius Boyd
    0:45 - First year out of retirement
    2:07 - Moving away from structure of footy 
    3:07 - Challenges of his childhood
    5:10 - Did he always want to be parent given his childhood adversity 
    6:59 - What its like having three daughters
    9:05 - How he found Rugby League 
    11:15 - Early struggles in the NRL
    11:30 - The influence of Rod Patison at Palm Beach Currumbin
    13:45 - How he picked his manager
    14:49 - The first time he met Wayne Bennett
    16:55 - The impact of his Nan in his life
    18:54 - His first grade debut for the Broncos
    21:48 - The culture of the Broncos
    23:21 - Celebrating the 2006 premiership
    24:24 - Why he left the Broncos and how he got to St George
    28:01 - The fullback move to being a third ball player
    31:07 - Intercepts and defensive reads
    32:34 - His negative relationship with media during his career
    36:00 - The special bond of the Queensland State of Origin team
    40:21 - His left edge combo with Greg Inglis 
    44:00 - Why he checked himself into a mental health clinic at 27
    48:38 - Key areas to positive mental health
    51:21 - What masculine traits he most admires
    52:57 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

    Find 200 + episodes of Talking with TK in that back catalogue. I've been blessed to interview the likes of Ellyse Perry, Petero Civoniceva, Robert Whittaker, Mark Schwarzer, Shane Webcke, Adrian Morley, Mark Ella, Willie Tonga, Steve Menzies, Jamie Lyon Craig Wing, Danny Buderus, Mat Rogers, Anthony Minichiello, Luke Lewis, Chad Townsend, Andrew Ettingshausen, Bradley Clyde, Stirling Mortlock, Alex McKinnon, Mark Geyer, Cameron Murray ,Craig Lowndes, Pat Cash, Matt Toomua, Kieren Perkins, Paul Harragon, Robbie Maddison and many more.

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    • 57 min
    Ep 212: Luke Rooney

    Ep 212: Luke Rooney

    G’day guys welcome to episode 212 of the Talking with TK podcast. My special guest is Luke Rooney. Luke is a NRL premiership winner with the Penrith Panthers in 2003. He played 140 first grade games for the Panthers scoring 65 tries as well as 5 games for the NSW blues in State of Origin and 6 test matches for Australia. He converted to rugby union for 7 seasons and played for the likes of Toulon in France and Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby. Today he is the founder of Rugby Pro Academy, coach at LRperformance and coaching at Scotch College in Melbourne.

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    • 58 min
    Ep 211: Darren Albert

    Ep 211: Darren Albert

    G’day guys welcome to episode 211 of the Talking with TK podcast. Today my special guest is Darren Albert. Given its grand final week what a week to get Darren on.
    Darren played 89 first grade games for the Newcastle Knights being part of premiership winning teams of 1997 and 2001. He moved to St Helens for 4 seasons playing 118 games, winning a grand final in 2002 and a Challenge Cup final in 2004. Darren finished his career with the Cronulla Sharks in 2005. Over his career Darren scored 165 tries in 230 professional games and he played one game of state of origin in 1999 and two games for NSW country. 



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    • 1 hr 6 min

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