Australia’s sports legends: Where are our cult heroes now?

From cult heroes to true legends to forgotten favorites, every athlete has a story.

From then until now, an original series of the sports news, brings you the stars of yesteryear.

In their own words, we hear the untold stories behind all the iconic moments of their playing career and what they’ve been up to since they left the sport.

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Ian Herron

Chook tells us how his legendary goal-scoring style came about and what he said to Tina Turner after losing the 1993 Grand Final.

George Rose

How did the cult hero come to be at the helm of Australia’s biggest boxing brand? The gorgeous George tells us about his journey from Walgett to Worlds Promoter.

Markus McGaw

Hear former blues and kangaroos center Mark McGaw reminisce about his dramatic Origin debut, his time in Gladiators, and our take on Mal Meninga.

Robbie O’Davis

Former Newcastle Livewire Robbie O’Davis reveals how he ended up in a rice wagon after his epic Clive Churchill victory in the 1997 Grand Final and the circumstances behind his failed drug test.

Kevin Campion

The former rugby league hardman is reliving his memories of being part of an all-conquering Broncos team and the day he punched former teammate Shane Webcke in the jaw.

Dean Aries

Dean Widders tells the story of how Artie Beetson and Brad Fittler helped him get into first grade and the season that begged with the Eels.

Owen Craigie

One of rugby league’s most exciting players, Owen Craigie tells the story of his journey from the tiny town of Tingha to a world-class Premiership and the mental demons he battled along the way.

Richard CheeQuee

Former New South Wales batter Richard Chee Quee recounts his experiences as a player on a top-flight blues team, scoring a ton against the might of the West Indies and leading a rock band.

Matthew Nicholson

Matthew Nicholson reveals the incredible story behind his selection for his only Test match – an Ashes Boxing Day Test.

Eric Grothe

Eric Grothe, a mainstay of the 80’s powerhouse Parramatta sides, recalls the moment he learned how serious State of Origin was going to be.

Michael Hagan

Michael Hagan, Premiership-winning player and coach, details his journey to the Queensland Origin hot seat.

Graem Hughes

‘Heaps’ has had it all, from playing for New South Wales in cricket and rugby leagues to a successful broadcasting career.

Sean Garlic

Sean Garlick, captain on both sides of the Rabbitohs-Roosters rivalry, tells the story of his playing career and his highly successful transition to the world of pies.

Adam MacDougall

A multi-club cult hero, “Mad Dog” turned a career as a top-flight first-grade outsider back into a multi-million dollar business and changed lives along the way.

Gary Freeman

Gary Freeman, the first Kiwi to win the Dally M medal, takes us through his colorful career.

Jeff Fenech

Legendary boxer Jeff Fenech talks about his first love – rugby league. The Marickville Mauler opens his days running around in the reserve class for the Eels.

dr Nathan Gibbs

Before becoming a doctor, Nathan Gibbs was a mainstay on the sidelines and sickrooms in Australian professional sport. He was a hard-fought striker.

Todd Byrne

Former Roosters winger Todd Byrne is reliving Scott Sattler’s 2003 playoff tackle as well as his post-career foray into cryptocurrency.

Bruce Gibbs

Bruce Gibbs, a tough man in a tough era, tells us what it was like playing under Tommy Raudonikis and Roy Masters for the Wests Magpies.

Mike Whitney

From an unexpected call at Ashes to a career in television, Mike Whitney is one of Australian sport’s biggest characters. We hear about the placement with Dennis Lillee, the encounter with Richard Hadlee in the Boxing Day Test and the legendary Tooheys commercial.

John Jones

The striker who nearly ousted Alfie Langer for the Rothmans medal we caught up with the one and only “Jughead”.

Steve Gearin

1980 Grand Final star Steve Gearin looks back on one of the most memorable attempts of all time.

Matt Seer

Matt Seers is back on his feet and tells us about his high point career and how he recently found himself behind bars.

David Hosking

Few players fit the cult hero moniker quite as well as The Mule. We spoke to the former Sea Eagles forward about what has made him so beloved by fans.

Moghsen Jadwat

Moghseen Jadwat recalls his unfortunate first grade debut as a referee and why he left the game at the peak of his powers.

Markus Tookey

From barnstorming prop forward to blind golfer’s assistant, Mark Tookey shares his incredible story.

Adam Mogg

He was mocked for being a surprise pick for the Maroons but Adam Mogg and Queensland had the last laugh.

Jamie Goddard

Like it or not, Jamie Goddard will be remembered forever for beating Andrew Johns in Origin. The former hooker tells us what Joey did to earn that infamous belt.

David Manson

Getting between a heated Mark Geyer and Wally Lewis isn’t for everyone, but David Manson was happy to do it. The referee also reveals the truth behind a controversial decision in the 1996 decider.

Zali Stegall

Before entering politics, Zali Stegall was Australia’s first ever medalist at the Winter Olympics.

Steve Mavin

It’s not often that you start a game in first grade and you’re in the pub by halftime, but that’s exactly what happened to former Souths winger Steve Mavin.

Gen Ngamu

Gene Ngamu, a Foundation Warrior and 25-time Kiwi representative, shares memories of his playing days and how he ended up back in Sydney.

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