South Sydney Under-20s rugby league prospect Jordan Mailata and his management were exploring career options for the young Samoan-Aussie giant when an amazing opportunity arose.
On this week’s Inside Sport Dead In Goal podcast, Mailata, the Philadelphia Eagles’ 203cm tall, 157kg Samoan-Aussie NFL draftee, outlines the differences between training with the Bunnies’ 20s and preparing for gridiron.
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After enduring an intensive three-month NFL training program, Mailata came away with an interesting take on pre-season training in rugby league compared to how the Americans do things. “Oh mate, the cardio running in rugby league is what I do not miss,” he tells Dead In Goal.
There’s plenty more happening on this week’s Dead In Goal. Regular co-host Jeff Centenera returns to tell us his plans for midnight State of Origin, while fellow panellist James Smith shares his shame of changing the channel when his footy team was getting flogged last week.
We also preview the plethora of rugby league content in the current edition of Inside Sport magazine, and we feature more of our listeners’ responses to our popular discussion question: who is your all-time favourite local junior your club has produced. RIP in!
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