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Renowned Newcastle Herald sports journalist Barry Toohey interviews a legend of NSW rugby league and the Newcastle Knights each week, bringing his years of reporting experience - and extensive industry contacts - to offer a unique and in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the state's most popular sport. Toohey's News, The Podcast is a production of the Newcastle Herald sports desk.

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Renowned Newcastle Herald sports journalist Barry Toohey interviews a legend of NSW rugby league and the Newcastle Knights each week, bringing his years of reporting experience - and extensive industry contacts - to offer a unique and in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the state's most popular sport. Toohey's News, The Podcast is a production of the Newcastle Herald sports desk.

    Ex-Knight Adam Woolnough on the 'toxic' Brian Smith player cleanout

    Ex-Knight Adam Woolnough on the 'toxic' Brian Smith player cleanout

    Adam Woolnough speaks about his new coaching role and falling foul of coach Brian Smith's controversial player clean-out.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Knights assistant coach Willie Peters on what's gone wrong this season

    Knights assistant coach Willie Peters on what's gone wrong this season

    Willie Peters is bound for England next year but has unfinished business at the Knights.

    • 1 hr
    Jayden Brailey reveals comeback plans

    Jayden Brailey reveals comeback plans

    Jayden Brailey talks personal "embarrassment" and his journey back from long-term injury.

    • 43 min
    Garth Brennan never says never (Re-run)

    Garth Brennan never says never (Re-run)

    Garth Brennan first appeared on Toohey's News back in May, 2021. At the time, he had just left the Gold Coast Titans in somewhat controversial circumstances, and had stepped away from coaching in the NRL to take up a role in real estate. Now, a little more than a year later, history repeated as the news broke Brennan would step down from his role with the Newcastle Knights Pathways program to focus more of his time with his family in the wake of his father's death at the age of 80. Brennan parted ways with the Newcastle Knights this week after nine months in the club's junior development job, and said though he had no hard feelings on his departure, and still had a passion for rugby league, felt he wasn't on the "same page" with the club and needed to put his family first. "I love the club. I want the club to be successful," Brennan told the Newcastle Herald. "I went in there with all good intentions of building some structures and pathways that would hopefully allow the club to have some long-term success. "But it takes time. It's not a quick fix. "Over the last couple of weeks, I had some discussions with the club about how the pathways and structures should look. "I just felt I wanted to do it my way, and if we weren't on the same page, we were better off going our separate ways. "For it to be successful, everyone needs to be on the same page. "There needs to be agreement about how things should be done. "If there are any doubts or questions, then it's probably not going to work." After accepting the pathways role with Newcastle, which also incorporates their women's teams as well as the men, he started to realise football was again becoming all-encompassing. "It is a massive job," he said. "The club want someone who's committed to it 24-7 and the demands of the job were starting to take a toll. "In the past, my family probably has gone on the backburner because of football, and I'm not in a position where I'm willing to do that any more. "With my dad passing away within the last few weeks, it probably rammed home to me how important family is. "It made me think about what's important in life, and I came to the realisation that I want to spend more time with my wife and my kids." In light of the news - and with regular Toohey's News: The Podcast host Barry Toohey taking a break - this week, we're revisiting Brennan's first appearance on the show

    • 52 min
    The world according to a former rugby league boss

    The world according to a former rugby league boss

    He played more than 100 games for the Roosters and the Eels and carried the flag for both state and country, but it was as an administrator that John Quayle had his greatest impact on the sport of rugby league. In the 1980s and '90s, Quayle was responsible for shaping the future of the game and, though now retired, is still widely regarded as one of Australia's top sports administrators in any code. Quayle joins Barry Toohey for this week's Toohey's News Podcast, from his vineyard in the Hunter Valley to look back on his most formative experiences in the top job. Search "Toohey's News: The Podcast" on your preferred podcast app to listen to the full episode now. Have your say or suggest a guest for an upcoming episode by contributing a rating and review in your Apple Podcasts app, or get in touch via email at news@newcastleherald.com.au. Barry Toohey will bring a new episode to all your favourite podcasting apps every week, complementing his premium and exclusive Knights reporting and analysis in the pages of the Newcastle Herald. Toohey's News will be back with another episode on Thursday.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    'If you didn't get a spray from Joey, you weren't trying': Daniel Abraham's memories of playing with the Knights' GOAT

    'If you didn't get a spray from Joey, you weren't trying': Daniel Abraham's memories of playing with the Knights' GOAT

    How Daniel Abraham was cut from the side only to become one of the Newcastle Knights' longest-serving and premiership-winning...

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

lord mayor of beresfield ,

Great stuff

Barry, incredible podcasts love em! Keep up the great work! Would love one with Alan bell!

Statue Guy ,

Knights fans must listen

Barry is a lot of things to a lot of people. But to everyone he is the man of Newcastle rugby league. His series chatting with key figures in Newcastle rugby league are an amazing insight into the game and the Newcastle knights. Cannot be missed.

Needs more statue content though.

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