217 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/

 

    Interview - Anthony Griffin (St George Illawarra Dragons Head Coach)

    Interview - Anthony Griffin (St George Illawarra Dragons Head Coach)

    St George Illawarra Dragons head coach Anthony "Hook" Griffin stops by for a chat with TK.Talking League Cup is open now with the league pin DVRFR5TJ jump in an have some fun with the crew.
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    • 16 min
    Interview - Craig Fitzgibbon (Cronulla Sharks Head Coach)

    Interview - Craig Fitzgibbon (Cronulla Sharks Head Coach)

    Cronulla Sharks head coach Craig Fitzgibbon stops by for a chat with TK.Talking League Cup is open now with the league pin DVRFR5TJ jump in an have some fun with the crew.
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    • 26 min
    Episode 217: Phil Bailey

    Episode 217: Phil Bailey

    G’day welcome to episode 217 of the Talking with TK podcast. Phil is a former professional rugby league player who played 127 NRL games kicking off at Manly before spending the majority of his career at the Cronulla Sharks. He represented NSW and Australia in 3 games each before moving over to England spending 4 seasons with Wigan racking up 101 games. Post footy, Phil has crossed code to Rugby Union where he has served as Head Defensive Coach at the USA Eagles, Director of Rugby at the Hong Kong Football club and spent some time at the NSW Waratahs.

     

    Time Stamps

    1:01 - Growing up in Inverell

    2:19 - Backyard battles with his brother Chris

    4:52 - Growing up knowing the Tingha NRL boys

    6:35 - His body post footy 

    6:56 - How he found rugby league

    8:31 - The joy of the Saturday 3pm game

    9:11 - His pathway to the NRL

    11:56 - Tales of his first NRL coach Bob Fulton

    14:42 - In he sheds with all the champion Manly players

    16:34 - The advantage of playing all three grades

    17:38 - The pain of the Northern Eagles merger

    18:34 - Being identified by Chris Anderson still at the Storm

    19:36 - His perspective of the Chris Anderson era

    20:39 - How he found his versatility as a centre

    21:54 - Running good lines and late footwork

    24:00 - His bond with Matty Johns

    26:16 - The flat attack

    28:00 - Brett Kimmorley 

    29:42 - David Peachey

    30:33 - Issues with his feet

    34:22 - His origin debut at Suncorp Stadium

    35:45 - Andrew Johns

    38:00- 2004 Kangaroo Tour

    40:55 - Getting his eye saved by Doctors after the test match

    41:25 - Brain Carney

    42:40 - What made him move to Wigan

    45:05 - Playing under Brian Noble and Madge Maguire

    47:00 - Coming back from an Achilles tear

    48:00 - Planning for retirement but getting rejected by the Army

    51:30 - How he got over to America

    56:08 - Coaching

    57:28 - Being part of the USA coaching staff at the World Cup 

    1:00:28 - Moving to Hong Kong

    1:02:39 - Transferable skills from sports to business

    1:04:50 - 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 7 min
    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

     

    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 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 podcasts6:30 - His upbringing in PNG9:50 - Family values and traditions11:15 - School in PNG15:35 - When he first came across Rugby League 18:05 - Why he moved over to Australia at 1220:11 - Did he ever want to move back home?21:44 - Why he changed his surname from Moore to Mead22:55 - How he broke out of his shy nature25:08 - Developing despite a late start to playing footy 26:07 - Where his speed comes from27:55 - Signing his first contract with the Titans at 17 31:16 - Discipline and extras32:43 - His first grade debut against Wendall and the Dragons33:40 - Family watching his NRL games back in PNG34:55 - Marcus Bai36:46 - His try against the Sharks39:20 - Long range trys40:51 - Early success and the frustrations of the following seasons43:13 - His leadership style with the Broncos youngsters44:25 - Leadership and becoming captain of PNG47:40 - Playing infront of his family in PNG48:20 - Moving over to the Catalans in the Super League50:51 - Memories from winning the Challenge Cup in 201854:08 - What are 3 things men can do to stay mentally healthy 56:35 - 3 masculine traits he most admires59:30 - 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

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