• Domonic Peter Rawlstone Flint

    Dom in 1998

    Tell us a bit about yourself. Family? Kids? Where you live? What do you do for a living? Hobbies? I live at Pitt Town, married with two kids. My wfe is batting way above her average. Im a plumber come safety inspection officer come bar tender come rugby league coach. My hobbies include collecting antique violins. I have a vast collection and quite often pop over to Europe to buy more for my collection.

    Full Name? Domonic Peter Rawlstone Flint (Fair Dinkum!)

    Nick Name? Domo, Spleen, Tom Cruise, Uncle Fester.

    What years were you at the Polecats? 1991 to 2001

    What was your usual playing position? Front row/winger

    What’s the best memory of your playing days with the club? Biggest Highlight? The first is when I scored 4 try’s and a goal in a game – a record…. until Matt McKeogh fucked it in the next game and scored 5 tries. The second best memory was Richo being penalised for a voluntary spear tackle.

    Who was the best player you played with at the Polecats? Mick Dover I loved his tackles especially when McKeogh was in the middle of it and he got hit first.

     

    Who was the team you loved to hate? (Playing against) State Rail. Crap.

     

    Who was the biggest pest at the club? Matt Packer and Herb McCabe. Leon Burford was very close behind

    Why? He was such a Packer. The call use to be three up for a Packer

    Who was your biggest influence at the Polecats and Why? Phil Host. He show me the person what not to be. There are some horrible stories that I cant repeat because small children might be reading this.

     

    In hindsight, were you as good of a player that you thought you were? and why not? I was awesome!

     

    The best bit of advice you have ever been given? You’re not a winger.

     

    Who do you follow in the NRL? Parramatta Eels and Sydney Swans.

    If you were down to your last $10 what would you do with it? Buy a John McMartin playing card off E-Bay and with the $9.40 leftover I’d buy two beers.

     

    Which person would you least like to sit next to on a plane and why? Elle MacPherson I hate flying with a hard on.

    What’s the best sledge you have ever heard? Wow you’re a great winger.

    And lastly…. will you be at the Legends of Polecats Reunion? Yes! I’ll be the drunk one at the bar

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    Peter ‘The BBQ Man’ Richardson

    Tell us a bit about yourself. Family? Kids? Where you live? What do you do for a living? Hobbies?

    I live in Evans Head which has a population of about 3000. I am the local copper there and I would have to say it would have to be one of the best postings in the NSW Police Force. I have one daughter 10 years old and live with my girlfriend. I love travelling overseas, drinking beer and eating great food.

    Full Name?

    Peter John Richardson

    Nick Name?

    Richoooooo

    What years were you at the Polecats?

    I think about 91 to 95. It was a bit of a blur.

    What was your usual playing position?

    Wing – Centre – BBQ

    Whats the best memory of your playing days with the club? Biggest Highlight?

    I invented the “Involuntary Spear Tackle”.

    That when you run at your opposing play and just before he tackles you around the legs you jump as high as you can in an attempt to hurdle him. He then grabs you around the ankles and drives you into the ground.

    I also ran the BBQ when I retired from playing. Well more like when Macca wouldn’t give me a run any more. The special on the BBQ was ‘Sausage Sandwiches cooked in the shape of Maccas fingers’ and a popular choice was the ‘Ipso Burger’. It was a burger cooked with attitude.

    Who was the best player you played with at the Polecats?

    Chris Thompson (Tommo)

    Who was the team you loved to hate? (Playing against)

    UWS

    Who was the biggest pest at the club?

    It would have to be Brett White.

    Why?

    He was a grog monster. I remember one night after a home game we got on the drink at the second club house where Ipso, Spoons and I lived which was across the road from the Vicker Hotel. I went to bed and woke up coved in spew. I looked over and there was Whity lying next to me. He told me that some random came in and spewed over both of us. Funny how the only spew on him was around his mouth. And what the fuck is he doing in my bed?

    Who was your biggest influence at the Polecats and Why?

    It would have to be Macca and Ipso. Both those blokes put their heart and soul into the Club in the early days

    In hindsight, were you as good of a player that you thought you were? and why not?

    Hell no. I was absolutely hopeless. I know this cause Macca would tell me every game. “Come on Richo you hopeless cunt”

    The best bit of advice you have ever been given?

    Don’t ever argue with Macca when he is pissed. He will punch you. I think after about the third or fourth argument I worked it out.

    Who do you follow in the NRL?

    Nights

    If you were down to your last $10 what would you do with it?

    10 bucks on Red.

    Which person would you least like to sit next to on a plane and why?

    Macca. He will punch you!

    Whats the best sledge you have ever heard?

    It would have to be some sort of comment about your mother.

    And lastly…. will you be at the Legends of Polecats Reunion?

    Shit Yeah

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  • Gary ‘The Gaz’ Windass

    Tell us a bit about yourself. Family? Kids? Where you live? What do you do for a living? Hobbies.

    Im married to Katrina for 4 years, been together 15. I have a 1yr old boy, Nate and live in Quakers Hill. I work as metal roofer and had the absolute pleasure of teaching the trade to Mitchell Gardner (Current Polecat player)  and currently attempting to teach Nick ‘Zorba’ Dowling. (Current Polecat player)  My hobbies are feeding fish with expensive bait and stamp collecting.

    Nick Name?

    “The Gaz” after the famous Gary Coleman from Different Strokes. Ive been told heaps of times we look very similar.

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    “Can
    you tell the difference?”

    What years were you at the Polecats?

    2008-2011

    What was your usual playing position?

    Front Row and Goal Kicker

    Whats the best memory of your playing days with the club? Biggest Highlight?

    Winning 2008 GF and representing Country and Australia

    Who was the best player you played with at the Polecats?

    It’s a tie with 2009 player of year, Dan McCarthy and Shan Norford. Both Great players who led by example

    Who was the biggest pest at the club? And Why?

    Artie Hanna. He thinks hes funny and he is not. I also was very annoyed when he use to wear lipstick during a game. A very disturbing man.

    Who was your biggest influence at the Polecats and Why?

    The one and only Bob “Devon” Lennox. A great Club man.

    In hindsight, were you as good of a player that you thought you were? and why not?

    I think I tried my best, and that’s all you can ask for.

    The best bit of advice you have ever been given?

    “Youve had enough mate, we can’t serve you any more”

    Who do you follow in the NRL?

    Was the AVCO North Sydney Bears but I think I’ve finally given up on them getting back in so its the Sharks now

    If you were down to your last $10 what would you do with it?

    Large Big Mac meal and a few cones (ice cream)

    Which person would you least like to sit next to on a plane and why?

    John “Spider” Sawtel as he would take up all the room and would winge all the way.

    And lastly…. will you be at the Legends of Polecats Night?

    Ohhhhhhh Yeh!!

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    Craig ‘Ipso’ Anderson

    Craig “Ipso” Anderson

    Tell us a bit about yourself. Family? Kids? Where you live? What do you do for a living? Hobbies etc

    I am now 52 years of age and have been married to Sheree for 15 years. Have 2 Children, Brent 30 and Jake 17. Brent has 4 children (so yes, I’m a fu*ken Grandfather) Jake still lives at home here in Tugun on the Gold Coast. Sheree and I both have our own businesses. Sheree has a hair Salon in Tugun and I have an Industrial Laundry in Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays where we service Hamilton Island and local hotels and apartments. We employ about 25 people. I also work for a company based in Sydney called Jensen Laundry Systems. I am the Queensland sales manager.Hobbies include mainly Golf which I play about once or twice a week (you would think after playing golf twice a week I would be good but I’m still on 18 handicap). I obviously still love Rugby league, also cricket. Actually pretty much any sport that involves a ball or a bat or an engine I will watch. My wife says to me sometimes” there is nothing on TV” my answer is” Bullshit, turn the sport channel on, someone will be hitting something somewhere”.

    Nick Name.

    Ipso, it’s a long story, not a very exiting story but IPSO was a company I used to work for after I gave up the Panel Beating and spray painting game, I started work for my uncle who sold IPSO commercial Laundry equipment and I used to service that equipment. I had a Van with a big IPSO badge on it, IPSOO7 number plates on it and IPSO badge on my shirt. Every day after work I would go to the Vicar still in my work gear and in those days I didn’t know many people there so the people I did meet and get to know could never remember my name and just called me IPSO ad it stuck, right through the whole football scene. Other players from other teams, referee’s officials, coaches etc all called me Ipso. Nobody actually knew my real name. I don’t get called it in Queensland anymore but everyone I know in Sydney still calls me IPSO.

    What years were you at the Polecats?

    Not that good with dates but I think from about 1981 to 1995. I played over 100 games, coached reserves for 2 years and first Grade for 4 years. I was playing reserves and coaching first grade at the same time. Sometimes played third grade as well. Some days even played all 3 grades. The best years of football and in fact life that ever had were at the polecats. I made lifelong friends and absolutely loved every day I was involved. I would still be there if I still lived in Sydney.

    What was your usual playing position?

    Half Back, that was where I started as a kid up until about 1992 when Macca convinced me to try Hooker. I loved it. Best spot on the park. I didn’t know at the time but Macca wanted me to play hooker because he did (everyone used to call me his son). The truth came out long after though, he wanted me to play hooker because I was too slow for Halfback and he wanted someone quicker there.

    What’s the best memory of your playing days with the club?

    The Best memory of my playing days was actually a third grade game at polecat stadium at Oakhill. I actually got to play in the same team as Macca, Bob Orielly, Danny and Mark Lee from Cronulla and other Polecat legends such as Clem and Mud. Macca of course got sin binned for a high shot. I think Bob Orielly actually dobbed him in to the ref but all I remember was Bob and I pissing ourselves laughing.

    Biggest Highlight?

    The Highlight of my whole time at the club without a doubt was when we won the Grand Final in first grade against Uni of NSW at Peter Hislop Park (in 1994) I wasn’t even playing, I was coach and I think we had one of the best forward packs the uni comp has seen. Guys like Matt Venables, John McDonald, Adam Durrant, Mick Brown, Curtis Clout, Mick Dover, Matt McKeough, Brett Sheldon, Chris Thompson and a few others I may have forgotten right now. These were the hardest forwards I saw in my time in this comp. The best part was Uni NSW were undefeated and didn’t mind letting everyone know. They had beaten us very convincingly twice that season and thought they were a shoe in to win it. We talked about the pressure of being undefeated going into a grand final and how they had everything to lose and we only needed to beat them once. In the first half their playmaker and probably most dangerous player was absolutely smashed by 3 of our guys, with Mick Dover hitting him that late and that hard that the only thing stopped his head exploding was the headgear he was wearing. I think we went in at half time ahead 6-4 and you could sense the pan nick starting to set in. I don’t even remember the full time score but all I know is our plan worked perfectly and the result followed.

    Who was the best player you played with at the Polecats?

    That’s a hard one. In terms of attacking brilliance Matt McKeogh hands down but he was also the laziest bastard I ever played with. For all round toughness, organising skills (defiantly not speed) and the ability to stick to a game plan and execute the things we needed at the right time Mick Dover would be the one I would pick.

    Who was the team you loved to hate?

    Uni NSW (see above) we hated them and they hated us. Problem was they couldn’t beat us when it counted most.

    Who was the biggest pest at the club?

    Mmm!! I’m going to have to say Hairy, closely followed by Mick Brown and Phil Host (now they are 2 sick men)

    Why?

    Hairy was just annoying, he used to run the barbie but was smashed by half time in reserve grade every week. This then often resulted in him losing count of the money or getting confused between what was his money and what was the clubs money.I don’t need to say anything about Hostie or Brownie, those of that know them, know exactly what I’m saying. (Sick Men)

    Who was your biggest influence at the Polecats and Why?

    I have to say Macca (John McMartin) he gave me confidence in my ability both as a player and more so as a coach. He taught me more than anyone ever has. “he was like a father to me” the boys will love that!!!

    In hindsight, were you as good of a player that you thought you were? And

    Why not?

    Of course not, isn’t that everyone’s answer, unless of course your name is Mick Brown then he would answer in the affirmative.

    The best bit of advice you have ever been given?

    Probably not the best but maybe the funniest was once at half time when we were getting smashed I said to Macca. “What are we going to do now” his answer “punt high and follow on mate, we are fuc*ed”

    Who do you follow in the NRL?

    The Bulldogs

    If you were down to your last $10 what would you do with it?

    10 bucks doesn’t get you much so I guess I would grab a mate and shout him a beer.

    Which person would you least like to sit next to on a plane and why?

    Matt McKeogh, he’s annoying, the only thing worse would be to be in between him and Hairy!! With Hosty behind you ( never let Hosty get behind you)

    What is the best bit of advice you have ever had?

    Not so much advice but a saying my business partner and I have ever time the shit hits the fan and it goes like this “We the unwilling, led by the unqualified, for so long have done so much with so little, we will now attempt to do the impossible with nothing”

    And lastly…. will you be at the Legends of Polecats Reunion?

    Absolutely!

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  • Kieran Shanahan

    Kieran Shanahan need’s no introduction at all!!

    1. What have you been doing since retiring? I am not retired – it is just my recovery time between games keeps getting longer and longer. After 3 unsuccessful retirements I have now accepted my role as footballing Nomad. With footy boots always in the car I could pop up anywhere for a game 1st grade, 2nd grade or even Masters.

    2. When did you first joint the Polecats? and how did you find out about the Club originally? I joined the Polecats in 1990 straight from school after finding out about the Polecats from my brother and his mates who went to uni at the CCE (birthplace of the Polecats).

    3. Biggest Polecat Highlight? Going through 1996 undefeated and winning the 2nd grade grandfinal against a UTS 1st grade side. In this game played alongside my brothers Chris and Marty and quite a number of mates from school including Leon Burford, Adam McCabe and Murray Taylor to name a few. 1st grade also won that year so celebrations were huge.

    4. Best Player you played with at the Polecats? Mick Dover – there was nothing better than watching opposition forwards getting crunched by our halfback.

    5. Who is/was the biggest Pest at the Club? Coach Hazelwood from the early 90’s.

    6. What do you do in your free time nowadays? Besides running water and cooking the BBQ for the Polecats when I can, I run around after 3 kids.

    7. What something most people dont know about you? I enjoy cross dressing, and one day hope to star in the stage production of Priscilla – Queen of the Desert.

    8. What NRL club do you support? The Parramatta Eels

    9. Who is/was you favorite NRL player and Why? Sterlo – one of the great halves of the 1980’s and myself being a ageing halfback, his nose makes mine look good.

    10. Who would you like to be stranded on a desert Island with? and why? The good sort on ‘Lost’.  And Why – besides the obvious, she has experience in those situations and even after 6 months stranded on a desert island still looks pretty tidy.

    11. Which person would you least like to sit next to on a plane? and why? The Love Child of Bob Lennox and Ben Carter – it needs no explaination.

    12. If you were down to your last $10 what would you spend it on? A beer, a meat pie and the newspaper.

    13. Whats the best piece of advice you have ever been given? Clench your arse cheeks before you vomit.

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    Leon Burford – Legend of Polecats

    Leon Burford joined the Polecats fresh faced from High School in 1990.
    After a stint in School Boy Rugby, Leon soon realised that he was more suited to the game of League.
    A distinguished Full Back, Center or Wing Man Leon sure knew how to hit a hole scoring many a memorable try for the Polecats.
    Hi unique running style and flowing blond locks were also a hit with the Polecat Crowd.

    1. What have you been doing since retiring? Commercial/industrial property and raising 3 kids.

    2. When did you first joint the Polecats? and how did you find out about the Club originally? 1990 – It was the year after school and a bunch of us were keen to play league after playing union at School.

    3. Biggest Polecat Highlight? The post grand final celebrations at Spoons’ house.  Listening to Talking Heads at full noise then back to the Vicar for brekky. All the GF’s were great also.

    4. Best Player you played with at the Polecats? Tony Gatt.  He had an amazing ability to sniff out a try.  Dennis Gleeson was incredible also.

    5. Who is/was the biggest Pest at the Club? The Clout brothers were the biggest pests to opposing teams.  Eddie Blackmar was the biggest pest within the club.

    6. What do you do in your free time nowadays? Tend to my vege garden, drive the kids places, and get out on the boat when I can.

    7. What something most people dont know about you? I introduced “the flop” to rugby league.  I was using digital penetration techniques long before Hopoate.  And I am studying to become a Buddhist.

    8. What NRL club do you support? Parramatta Eels

    9. Who is/was you favorite NRL player and Why? Zip Zip Man – Steve Ella.  He knew how to hit a hole. But I would like to include all of the Parra backline of the eighties.

    10. Who would you like to be stranded on a desert Island with? and why? Elizabeth Shue, or Roller Girl out of Boogie Nights.

    11. Which person would you least like to sit next to on a plane? and why? Matt Newton – cause he freaks me out. Im sure he’s a serial killer.

    12. If you were down to your last $10 what would you spend it on?  A laying hen.

    13. Whats the best piece of advice you have ever been given? A man is but the product of his thoughts.  What he thinks, he becomes.

    Dont piss into the wind.  Never eat anything larger than your head.

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  • Andrew Urquhart – Legend of Polecats

    A hard hitting and powerful ball running forward Andrew Urquhart had never played Rugby League until he joined the Polecats.

    Although Andrews first love was dance and spending time in the Garden, he soon found he also loved footy.

    Andrew was also surprisingly fast for his large muscly frame and did a stint on the wing under the watchful eye of coach Dave Daly.

    One of the Polecats “Good Guys”…..

     

    1. What have you been doing since retiring? Working and Procreating. I love gardening and have shares in a nursery.

    2. When did you first joint the Polecats? and how did you find out about the Club originally? Joined 1990, found out via general rumor and innuendo about wonderful functions that would be regularly held at the Vicar of Wakefield.

    3. Biggest Polecat Highlight? Attending Bathurst 7’s comp where I almost scored 3 tries.

    4. Best Player you played with at the Polecats? Matthew Sargeant.He was a flying fullback and was a magnificent athlete.

    5. Who is/was the biggest Pest at the Club? Adam McCabe was the biggest pest – but a great player.

    6. What do you do in your free time nowadays? Dream about riding motorbikes and pot plants. I have 3 Harleys that I love. I love to tinker with them, but my wife hates it!

    7. What something most people don’t know about you? I like to dance! I actually went to ballet school when I was younger. I love going to London’s West End to watch those great shows!

    8. What NRL club do you support? Bulldogs.

    9. Who is/was you favorite NRL player and Why? Todd Carney and Willie Mason – they are misunderstood.

    10. Who would you like to be stranded on a desert Island with? and why? Don Burke. We could talk about aphids and lawn worms for hours.

    11. Which person would you least like to sit next to on a plane? and why? Jenifer Hawkins – she is overrated!

     

    12. If you were down to your last $10 what would you spend it on? 3 packets of Hubba Bubba.

    13. Whats the best piece of advice you have ever been given? Don’t pick your nose because your head will cave in!

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    Brett Lennox

    Brett Lennox has been one of the most successful Polecats in recent memory having been in 4 Premiership winning teams and also having had a life membership bestowed upon him in 2010.

    A classy five eighth and goal kicker, Lennox was always a popular member of any team due to his leadership and commitment on the field.

    Although he retired at an early age he can be found cooking the BBQ after Thursday training and at most home games with a beer in his hand.

    1. What have you been doing since retiring?  Not much. Got married had a kid, got a little rounder. Got a little cranky but still get down and support the Polecats most Saturdays.

    2. When did you first joint the Polecats? and how did you find out about the Club originally? I joined the Polecats in 1999 after Hills Bulls folded. A few of the boys were up at the polecats training and heard a guy by the name of Bob Lennox was coaching up there.

    3. Biggest Polecat Highlight? Winning 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005 grand finals. Winning the 2003 Tertiary Man of steel for best player in the land.

    4. Best Player you played with at the Polecats? Ben Pinder would be up there but I think the best player I played with be would have to be Darren Hardman. He is such a great guy

    5. Who is/was the biggest Pest at the Club? Arthur Hanna

    6. What do you do in your free time nowadays? Work, play with my son and future Polecats Hunter, and be merry with friends and family.

    7. What something most people don’t know about you? I can speak 4 different languages German, Mandarin, Armenian and English

    8. What NRL club do you support? The mighty Parramatta Eels

    9. Who is/was your favourite NRL player and Why? Scott Mahon. He had nice hair and could read a football game.

    10. Who would you like to be stranded on a desert Island with? And why? Bear Grills because he is a survivor, but I think he would piss me off so maybe Sandra Bullock because she is smoking hot.

    11. Which person would you least like to sit next to on a plane? And why? Spider because he would talk your ear off and block the view.

    12. If you were down to your last $10 what would you spend it on? A long neck of Tooheys New, the paper, a bag of potato seeds and a bag of soil.

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  • Eddie Blackmar

    Mention the
    name “Eddie Blackmar” to any old Polecats from the mid 1990s and
    it will bring back a thousand memories.

    Although never to play a game for the Club, his contribution was priceless.

    Many a good player became great once Blackmar put his thoughts together on
    paper.

    Boys became Men and Men became Legends.

     

    As the old saying goes “The pen is mightier then the sword”….

    1. What have you been doing since
    retiring?
    It is hard to know when I retired from the Polecats because I am
    not really sure if I ever really started. That said, I’ve been living a recluse
    life in the Bahamas writing my memoirs.

    2. When did you first joint the
    Polecats? and how did you find out about the Club originally?
    See question 1.

    3. Biggest Polecat Highlight? I would say a trip to Bathurst for
    a series of trial games was both my highlight and lowlight. A great trip away
    that took at least four days to recover from. I seem to remember boarding a
    mini bus from the Vicar on a Friday afternoon, put on a slow release
    intravenous drip of beer for three days straight and returning home on the same
    bus consumed in a cloud of smoke coming from Spoons and Smitty in the backseat.

    4. Best Player you played with at
    the Polecats?
    Three players stood out. 1. Matt McKeogh. He would turn up late with a
    hangover, stub out a cigarette, borrow someone else’s boots (didn’t matter if
    they were his size), run onto the field, receive a ball and run 80meters for a
    try weaving through about 6 players on the way. 2. Mick Dover. He had the
    precision of a Swiss watch maker. I’ve never seen anyone better at timing a
    pass or making a hit on the opposition better than Mick. His timing was exquisite.
    3. Sean Hogan. The little steam engine that just could!

    5. Who is/was the biggest Pest at
    the Club?
    I’m not sure
    if there was particularly a stand out pest. But there certainly were a few
    people who could have been more productive with their time.

    6. What do you do in your free time
    nowadays?
    I have a few
    projects that I’m writing about now apart from my memoirs. I’ve hit a bit of a
    snag writing a biography about the exciting times of John McMartin (just the
    one chapter finished there). I’ve got a bit of a “where are they
    now?” column I’m working on for SMH, but again not a lot of traction there
    as I really can’t find Ian Hazelwood. But the one I’m most excited about is a
    novel called The Dom Flinti Code. It exposes the real truth behind the complex
    mind of Dom Flint. The man who held the try scoring record for the club for the
    grand duration of one hour. I’m writing under the ghost name of Mick Brown.

    7. What something most people don’t know
    about you?
    No one knows anything about me. I am an enigma, hence the
    recluse life in Bahamas.

    8. What NRL club do you support? I’m not sure that is appropriate
    for me to answer. I prefer to demonstrate unbiased journalistic integrity when
    reporting for the Polecats.

    9. Who is/was your favourite NRL
    player and Why?
    How could I go past Ziggy Niszscot. The powerful running centre for the Rabbitohs
    so popular they wrote a song about him – Soap Start Joe – Never Played Guitar.

    10. Who would you like to be
    stranded on a desert Island with? And why?
    Bear Grylls. Apart from a guaranteed return to
    civilization, I’ve always wanted to drink my own piss and eat elephant shit.

    11. Which person would you least
    like to sit next to on a plane? And why?
    Martin Grellis. (Easy Off Bam commercial guy). Don’t get me
    wrong. I love his energy. He just seems a bit one dimensional to me.

    12. If you were down to your last
    $10 what would you spend it on?
    Perhaps a meal of fava beans and a nice chianti. I’ll
    invite Ian… if I could find him.

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    Adam ”Herb” McCabe – Legend of Polecats

    The
    Polecats are proud to introduce a new part of the 2011 web site – LOP – Legend
    of Polecats.

    The
    first LOP in Focus is Adam “Herb” McCabe.

    McCabe
    joined the club in 1993 after a stint with Eastwood Rugby – but he was always a
    “Leaguie” at Heart playing all his junior footy for the Greystanes
    Red Devils Rugby League Club. He played for the Polecats from 1993 – 2000 and
    also had a stint at coaching the seconds.

    McCabe was
    the bloke with the red hair which matched his fiery playing style.

    Although
    not a big man in statue McCabe was renowned for his big heart, loyalty and
    passion on the field.

    1. What have you been doing since
    retiring?

    Basically as little as possible.

    I have just completed a BA of
    Teaching/Arts at Newcastle Uni so am currently busy corrupting the nations future. I
    have 4 kids of my own, 2 boys & 2 girls, who keep us pretty busy.

    1 (11yo) plays AFL, 1
    (10yo) does Pony Club, 1 (7yo) plays league (you ripper) and the
    little one (2) screams alot.

    2. When did you first
    join the Polecats? and how did you find out about the Club originally?

    1993, I think. I knew about the club
    having attended Oakhill College and had plenty of mates already playing there.



    3. Biggest Polecat
    Highlight?

    It would have to be the 1995 (i
    think), 2nd grade grand final when we beat UTS 1st grade in the decider.

    The competition heirarchy, in
    their wisdom, decided that 5th and 6th from first grade would play off against 1st and 2nd from reserve grade for
    the 2nd grade title. Anyway we had a great 2nd grade side including Muz Taylor, Chook Wiles and 3
    Shanahan brothers and managed to get the cash in one of the best games of footy I ever played in.

    4. Best Player you played with at
    the Polecats
    ?



    Tough question, so many really good
    players. I think Mick Dover and the late Matty Venebles are very hard to go
    past, everybody loved playing with them
    and NOBODY liked playing against them.

    I also really loved playing with two
    of my great mates Adam Durant and Paul Gallen.

    5. Who is/was the biggest Pest at
    the Club?

    Another tough one, Mick Brown would
    have to be up there as would Peter Bennett.

    However, Ben Pinder
    was probably the most annoying bloke I ever came across.

    6. What do you do in
    your free time nowadays?

    Much the same as when I was playing,
    I still like a beer and a bet.



    7. What something most
    people dont know about you?

    When given the opportunity, I am
    extremely good at sex  ; ).

    8. What NRL club do you
    support?


    Canterbury Bankstown

    9. Who is/was you favorite NRL
    player and Why?

    Another toughy, but I would have to
    go for Dean Pay, just in front of Steve & Chris Mortimer and of course
    Terry Lamb.

    Pay was extremely tough and skilful
    to boot, he would be the first forward picked for NSW these days. I nearly shed a tear when he went to parra
    during the super league war.

    10. Who would you like
    to be stranded on a desert Island with? and why?

    Jennifer Hawkins would do nicely, I would work on having plenty of more kids.

    11. Which person would you least like to sit next to on a plane? and why?

    Having already sat next to the great John McMartin on the infamous 1994 Noosa Tour, I have gotta say….John Denver.

    12. If you were down to
    your last $10 what would you spend it on?

    5 bucks on a schooner of new and 5
    bucks on the nose of a winner.

    13. Whats the best piece
    of advice you have ever been given?

    Odds on…..look on

    and

    Dont run backwards up stairs.

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