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Keeping It Real With Robbie

Keeping It Real With Robbie

By Robbie Gillett
Chatting Sports, Laughs And Stories.
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Barrier Breaker Aimee Barrett-Theron #32 // Journey, Leader And Inspiration
This weekend @aimee.barrett.theron makes history by becoming the first female ref to ref in the United Rugby Championship!  It's such an inspiring story of how Aimee has journeyed through her career to break all the barriers in her way.  Goodluck for this weekend Aimee - cannot wait to see you kill it.
October 14, 2021
Nik Tavares #31 // "Wilfried Zaha Said Nik You Buzzin Innit?"
Episode 31 took my all the way to the UK to chat with current Wealdstone FC defender and former Crystal Palace player Nikola Tavares! I really enjoyed the insights that Nik shared into his journey, the culture that was cultivated under Roy Hodgson and the experience of sitting on the bench four times in the Premier League. Nik also shared about the pressures of training and the kind of expectations that your are required to meet at such a high performance environment.
September 29, 2021
Evan Roos #30 // "Its A Happy Bunch Of Oaks At A Union..."
I absolutely loved my chat with future Springbok Evan Roos. A man who at the young age of 21, has taken the South African Rugby community by storm with his performances but is one of the most humble guys I've had the privilege of chatting too and has such a big future in this game and in life. I hope you guys enjoy!
September 6, 2021
Ruben Love #29 // "My First Game Ended In Tears And S0 Have My Most Recent Ones..."
My most recent chat with Hurricanes flyhallf Ruben Love was super interesting as he shared his experiences as a young buck in the Hurricanes setup as well as the pressures that he faces together with the overwhelming and emotional feeling after a game.
August 29, 2021
Siya Sibiya
From Cobras to Lions, his journey and everything in-between!
July 19, 2021
Mike Houlie #28
Olympic swimmer Mike Houlie shares about sacrifice, family, faith and learnings 
July 18, 2021
Liam Greenhalgh #27
Varsity Cup, His Why, Bio Bubbles and The Ikey Tigers...
July 12, 2021
Ross Stone #26
Making the olympics, Learnings and Celebrations.
July 4, 2021
Farhaan Behardien #25
Drop catches, The Proteas and His Journey
July 4, 2021
Pite van Biljon #24
Domestic cricket // Proteas // AB De Villiers // Kolpaks 
May 10, 2021
Lutho Sipamla #23
Bio bubbles, Proteas, Culture Camp and the Future
April 5, 2021
Migael Pretorius #21
Knights fast bowler Migael Pretorius and I explore his journey from Vereeniging to the proteas and everything in-between.
February 7, 2021
Dayyaan Galiem #20
First Class player of the year, Titans player of the year, New comer of the year and All-rounder Dayyaan Galiem joined me to catch up about his career and opens up about the struggles of being the most spoken about cricketer as a youngster. 🙏🏼  It as an awesome chat with remarkable insights into the Titans set up and his life as a pro cricketer 🏏💯
January 25, 2021
Dan Moriarty #19
Dan made the move from Cape Town to the UK after he had matriculated at Rondebosch Boys High School and has since made his debut for Surrey County Cricket team and since has rubbed shoulders with many childhood hero’s of his (and mine) 😜🏏  One thing that has really stood out to me was the chat about the culture of processes over outcomes and finding the balance between not getting to caught up in the highs and lows of cricket! 💯🤩  Thanks for joining me in the zoom room, Dan!
January 17, 2021
Matthew Booth #18
Over 20 years as a professional football player and current super sport pundit Matthew Booth joined me in the zoom room and man I loved every minute  He shares about his time with the national side, West Ham trials, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and his time in Russia 🏼 Something that is clear is his passion for sport and South African football in particular 🇿🇦
November 1, 2020
Zain Davids #17
Having Zain on the podcast was a real pleasure and it was so good catching up with him. He shares about the transition he has just made to the Sharks from the Blitzboks as well as the two incredible cultures they have at both of these teams.  I can’t wait to see him play in the current super rugby comp! 🏼 Thanks for joining me Zain! 🏼
October 18, 2020
Howie Kahn #16
The man behind the marketing of the beast that is Adidas and all of your favorite athletes! 🙌🏼  It was so awesome chatting to Howie Kahn, someone I admire massively. He shares about his journey, his favorite memories his relationship with stormers coach John Dobson! 🙏🏼  Thank you for joining me Howie! It was so lakka to chat ✌🏼
September 17, 2020
Dillyn Leyds #15
It was so nice chatting to current La Rochelle fullback Dillyn Leyds. We cover all things from a farewell to Newlands, life in France as well as the disappointment of not making the Rugby World Cup squad to go to Japan. 🏼 What is clear is Dillyns energy and easy going nature and man it was really refreshing to chat to him. Although he didn’t get to go to Japan in 2019, the Springbok Dream is still burning for him. 🇿🇦 Thanks for coming on Dillyn! 🏼 Link to full pod in bio 🤩
September 1, 2020
Madosh Tambwe #14
Madosh, born in the DRC, raised in Jozi and living in Durban (where according to him is summer from Jan to December ) For me it’s always such a great experience chatting to everyone that comes on the podcast and this one was no different! 🏼 Madosh is a young guy with a great pedigree already and it is clear that he is someone who is going to go far in this beautiful game 🇿🇦 We explore his career thus far and life at the Sharks 🦈 Thank you for joining me Madosh! 🏼 Link to full pod
August 23, 2020
Damian Willemse #13
I thoroughly enjoyed my chat with World Cup winning fly-half Damian Willemse as he shared openly about the pressure that come with being a young guy in the pro set up as well as his experiences at rugby World Cup 2019 🇿🇦 We are well aware of his ability on the rugby field and it’s a scary thought, that he is only 22 and going to go from strength to strength. 🇿🇦🏼 Aside from that, off the field it is clear to see how he operates and the more I spoke to him the more clear it became about where his priorities lie as well as his heart to serve others! 🏼 Thank you for coming in the pod Damian! 🤩
August 18, 2020
Nic Groom #12
Episode 12 that was a long time coming and man it was worth the wait!  The past 3 weeks haven’t gone all according to plan, podcast wise, but man I’m grateful for this chat I had with Nic. Nonetheless, We cover the dangers of praise and affirmation and the ability of these to dictate happiness and performance 🏼 One thing that stands out for me and something I really admire, is Nic's perspective on the game and how it differs to many others.  Which keeps the core values of rugby at the centre. Experiences and friendships. 🏼 See you guys soon x
August 5, 2020
Daryn Dupavillon #11
Daryns YouTube Chanel: The 11th chat bought out insight into the life of a player that sustained injuries for 2 years and off the back of that lost his franchise contract. Frustrating would be the word. 🥵 However, his story shows how quickly things can change for the good and bad. Daryn has recently earned his first Proteas cap and explains the build up to that and how sweet the feeling was to achieve his childhood dream 🏼🇿🇦 Thanks for coming and chatting in the zoom room Daryn! I thoroughly enjoyed it! 🥳
July 12, 2020
Thando Ntini #10
Another insightful and quality chat with the super professional individual that is Thando Ntini.    We chat about his move to the Titans, critics and something about Cubana and Extrablatt 👀😂 but in all seriousness, this is a guy who has serious talent and always quality to have a chat with. Thanks Thando for coming on and all the best for training on Monday 😉   Remember the name Thando Ntini 🚀🚀
July 4, 2020
Marcel Brache #9
An interesting chat to Marcel Brache, USA Eagles captain 🦅 and current Western Force centre 🌪🌪   We chatted about the Forces Super Rugby return, USA rugby, his processes and yes the NADOES! 😅   Thank you Marcel - for sharing openly about your journey, career thus far and plans for the future.   (Catch him in action on the 11th of July for Super Rugby Australia 🚀)
June 27, 2020
Schalk Brits #8
An hour and 1 minutes of Springbok rugby captain No.63!     Rugby World Cup winner, 216 Saracens caps and great human being.     They say never meet your hero’s but after my chat to Schalk Brits I disagree, meet them (Even if it is over zoom! 🤣) Schalk embodies perseverance and a positive attitude in life. Everyone I’ve spoken too has only had positive words to say about him - and now so do I!      Schalk , thank you for your honesty and time - it was an absolute privilege to speak to a Springbok rugby legend 💛💚
June 14, 2020
Demetri Catrakilis #7
A remarkable chat with Demetri Catrakilis as he opens up about his life threatening injury while playing for the Harlequins at the infamous stoop and his first taste for professional sport with Moroka Swallows F.C. 🔥 What a top guy! Thanks so much for keeping it real with me, Demetri 👊🏼🤞🏼
June 9, 2020
Ryan Kankowski #6
104 Sharks caps, 20 Springbok caps and 6 years in Japan! What an honor to chat to this running rugby legend! 🤩Thank you Ryan for coming on - it was such a special chat 🙌🏼🙌🏼
June 9, 2020
Rene Naylor #5
7 years with the DHL Stormers. 12 years with the Springboks, over 100 tests and World Cup winner. Yup, I most definitely was in the midst of springbok rugby royalty 🥇🏆 Rene Naylor and I chat all things life, lockdown and rugby World Cup 2019. Thank you Rene Naylor for chatting on the podcast - what a privilege 🙌🏼
June 9, 2020
Chris Van Zyl #4
To say that DHL Western Province and DHL Stormers lock forward, Chris Van Zyl is a legend and serious role model to all would be an understatement. In this episode we chat all things from the winning the 2017 Currie cup final as a captain, to mental health, leadership, time management and professionalism. Thank you Chris for everything you shared and I am positive this is going to help a lot of people ⚡️👊🏼 I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you in business and in rugby and hopefully we will catch up soon! Big love ❤️
June 9, 2020
Paul De Wet #3
As far as down to earth athletes go, don’t look much further than DHL Western Province and DHL Stormers scrum half Paul De Wet. This is a fairly different episode but was hellavu fun to record. As some some you may have seen, I gave Afrikaans a crack in the intro for the first time since matric (I rehearsed. A lot) but still fairly happy with the final result 🤪🤟🏼 He shared some awesome insight into the Thursday night before his Super Rugby debut, the Stormers and Western Province squad and life as a Paarl Boys High School 1st side player. *Any honest feedback please*
June 9, 2020
Dylan Sage #2
First of all, thank you Dylan Sage for coming on! Sometimes us as the public see sportsmen and sportswomen for there performances on the field and not for what they are off it. I think it’s important that athletes get this opportunity to express themselves as people before sportsmen or sportswomen. Dylan has had a successful career thus far and shares some awesome insight into the Blitzboks and The Bulls as well as opening up about how he is coping with being side lined for 6+ months.
June 9, 2020
Tom Dawson-Squibb #1
Gee, that was harder than expected. 😲 Prior to the interview, Alex Payne said this to me “Take the pressure off yourself, enjoy what it is that you do, celebrate the good stories and be relaxed and laugh when it all goes wrong.” That is certainly easier said than done but advice I cherish and am eager to work on. As far as comfort zones go - I reckon I was well out of mine, but nonetheless the content stays the same. I hope you guys enjoy.
May 27, 2020