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Heroes - Legends of Australian Sport

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The Hall of Fame jockey has won the Golden Slipper, three Cox Plates (Makybe Diva 2005, So You Think 2009 and Ocean Park 2012), most recently The Everest and of course three Melbourne Cups in a row with one of the most famous horses in Australi
Penrith's favourite son. The man who captained the Panthers to their first ever Premiership. One of the most entertaining players to grace a Rugby League field in the past half a century. And one of the nicest guys in sport to boot. Greg Alexan
One of Australian Swimming’s Golden Girls, Olympian Libby Trickett has a new book out today called Beneath the Surface. It’s a brave and inspiring memoir of not only her success, but also her battle with mental illness.
"Couldn't kick over a jam tin," is what the doubters said, but Tony Shaw is one of the all-time greats in AFL. He joins David Morrow and Mat Thompson to talk through his illustrious career. Hear his memories of the 1990 Grand Final and being pa
Some images will forever mark incredible moments in Australian sports history, and there are not much more iconic and as recognisable as the moment Her Majesty The Queen handed Nick Farr-Jones the Webb Ellis Cup, crowning us as World Champions
Legendary jockey Darren Beadman joins David and Mat Thompson for Heroes, talking about riding great horses like Octagonal, Saintly and Lonhro as well as giving up racing to become a man of the cloth.
Over the course of her swimming career, despite recurrent illness and injury, Petria Thomas won 3 Olympic Gold Medals, 3 World Championships, 9 Commonwealth Games Gold Medals, 13 Australian Championships, and 3 Pan Pacific Gold Medals.  Her tal
He's one of Australian sports great characters… and a constant presence in football for 50 years. Champion player, legendary commentator that brought theatre, drama and wit to the commentary box.  Two Premierships and countless funny phrases co
One of the icons of Australian sport. Someone who changed the face of our national obsession. A singular character and a voice that many Australians have spent more time listening to than their partners. Batsman. Captain. Broadcaster. Legend. I
He is one of the most revered figures in Australian sports history. He was Australia’s 34th Test cricket captain. Was one of the key players in the revolution of World Series Cricket. And endeared himself to millions of Australians by pulling n
22 State of Origin matches for NSW 17 Tests for Australia The all time record holder for most tries, goals and points in Illawarra Steelers history. Not bad for a kid growing up in Gerringong. Winger, and owner of one of the best pairs of thigh
81 Tests for Australia. The most points scored by anyone against the All Blacks (176). Rugby World Cup Winner. (And he scored a whopping 25 in the final!). Wallabies legend Matt Burke's playing career was phenomenal. He reflected on the incredi
Legendary broadcaster Gerry Collins has had an incredible career. Known for his fantastic calls of swimming at the Olympics over decades, he's broadcast a remarkable 23 Australian Olympic Gold medal wins. Not to mention his work covering cricke
Brownlow medalist turned AFL commentator Brad Hardie made his senior debut in the WAFL at the age of 16. So he's no stranger to a tough world where even tougher things are said. As you can imagine not a lot gets under his skin. However there's
As a player, he was a natural leader, a club captain at 20. As a coach, he was a winner. Two premierships, six State of Origin series. As a figure, he's transcendent. Broadcaster, administrator, influencer: Gus looms large. Phil Gould, Rugby Le
In 1990, buoyed by the prospect of achieving the as yet unachieved, Tim Macartney-Snape became the first person to hike from sea level and climb to the top of Mt Everest. Unaided by external oxygen tanks, and unassisted by sherpas, Macartney-Sn
Socceroos legend, football pioneer, Sydney City hero, Hall of Fame inductee, one of the most feared forwards in the 70s and 80s. John Kosmina occupies rarefied air in Australia's football circles, an elite observer and analyst whose opinions pa
In the history books devoted to the glory reaped by Queenslanders in the crucible of State of Origin, few pages will be as grandly gilded as those dedicated to flame-haired lock Paul 'Fatty' Vautin.
Known for his dazzling feet and sizzling speed on the field, Rugby League legend Steve 'The Pearl' Renouf lifted the lid on one of Australia’s darkest days in Sporting history: the Super League War.
5 Melbourne Cups, 4 Caulfield Cups, 4 Golden Slippers and a couple of Cox Plates. It sounds like a racing version of the Twelve Days of Christmas, but it's actually just some of the prestigious races won by the iconic horse training brothers Fr
The man they call Blocker reminisces about the days of can throwing and the biff in State of Origin with David Morrow and Mat Thompson. The former Balmain, NSW and Australian forward talks about his life and career.
Larrikin, raconteur, entertainer, Test fast bowler, Who Dares Wins.  Mike Whitney, take a bow.
Each week we bring you an in depth interview with one of Australia's sporting heroes. This week we speak to controversial - but extremely entertaining - former Rugby League referee and broadcaster Greg "Hollywood" Hartley about his life and car
Each week we bring you Australian sports heroes. This week David Morrow and Mat Thompson speak to wildly popular Aussie golfer Craig Parry - multiple winner on the PGA Tour and already nice guy.
Each week we bring you Australian sports heroes. This week we speak to former Socceroos captain Paul Wade about his life and career.
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