107 – James Marshall is a retired professional rugby player from New Zealand and the host of the What a Lad Podcast. James amassed nearly 200 professional rugby appearances, including more than 50 caps for the Hurricanes in the top flight of professional rugby in New Zealand, and was part of the Super Rugby winning side in 2016. James is now a coach at the mighty Crusaders of Canterbury, the most successful club rugby team in the world, where he helped bring him a sixth consecutive Super Rugby title. 

What a Lad is an interview show that hands the mic to many all time greats of New Zealand rugby union and league, as well as other sports stars from around the world. James has put out more than 200 episodes of What a Lad, where he gives these athletes a platform to express themselves and be authentic.


6:00 – building trust with guests; mental health in professional rugby

10:00 – Getting a job as a podcast host

14:00- Developing listening skills

20:00 – Journey to full professionalism

32:00- Concussions in rugby

41:00 – Success in long-term relationship

45:00 – Rugby World Cup 2023

What a Lad Podcast: https://whatalad.podbean.com/

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