The Rugby Bricks Podcast Episode #4 Show Notes | Monty Betham | New Zealand Warriors Legend & Why Chasing Your Purpose Is More Important Than The Money

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Our guest today is Monty Betham. Monty is a league legend who played 101 tests for the NZ Warriors from 99 - 2005, 9 test matches for New Zealand, had a boxing career with an 8 - 1 record and now a presenter for Sky Sports, Personal Trainer at his gym in Auckland, owns a non-profit foundation called Steps For Life and now a partner at Indigo.

Monty was involved with one of the most prosperous periods of growth at the New Zealand Warriors when the team reached the grand final in 2002. His boxing career is one of the most successful to date with an 8 - 1 winning record barely losing to Shane Cameron and he has appeared on Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Treasure Island and a regular presenter for Sky Sports on both League, Boxing and the Olympics. 

In this episode, Pete and Kale (Rugby Bricks partners) jump into Monty's pre-game rituals, how Monty turned down his largest-ever salary to pursue a career that followed his purpose, how to plan for success and how talent can be outworked when talent doesn't work. 

If you want to find out more about Monty and his work you can find him at:



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(1:18) Rugby Bricks Freeze Program


(2:53) (27:25) Warriors Rugby League Team


(3:17) (8:45) (19:52) Monty Betham Snr, Monty’s Dad


(3:23) Monty Appearing on Dancing With the Stars


(3:27) (5:07) Treasure Island, New Zealand Reality TV Show


(4:22) (36:22) Monty’s Work with Youth and Obesity


(6:19) Monty’s Treasure Island Co-Stars - Rebecca Loos, Wendell Sailor, Michael   Murphy, Glen Osborne


(13:17) Cruiserweight - Boxing Weight Parameters 


(16:21) Richard Villasanti, Former Warriors Player


(16:28) Ali Lauiti’iti, Former Samoa and New Zealand Player


(17:37) Stephen Kearney, Former New Zealand Player


(17:40) Kevin Campion, Former Ireland Player


(23:52) (25:45) Gary Vee, American Entrepeneur 


(27:43) Mark Tookey, Former Warriors Player, ‘The Big Man


(28:18) Steps For Life Foundation 


(32:10) Carlos Spencer Boxing Monty Betham


(37:01 - 38:30) Steps For Life Healthy Eating Advice


(40:44) Kees Meeuws, World Cup 2015 Commentator


(42:12) Mark Todd, NZ Equestrian Gold Medalist


(47:48) Memorable Warriors Season of 2003


(47:51) “One of the Worst (Warriors) Teams” of 2004

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