In our first edition of KNIGHTS // HQ Legends, where we talk to some of our past greats to wear the red and blue jumper, we kick things off with Knights Hall of Famer, former Captain and most capped player in the Club's history, Danny Buderus.
Born in Taree before moving to Newcastle as a teenager, 'Bedsy's' career spanned the NRL, Super League, State of Origin and internationally for Australia playing 389 first class rugby league games. Listen now on Apple Music or Spotify.
Some of his accolades include Knights Hall of Fame member, Captaining Australia, NSW and the Newcastle Knights, Dally M Player of the Year in 2004, Dally M Hooker of the Year in '02, '04 and '05, 2001 premiership winner, 2011 Super League premiership winner, 257 games for the Knights, 21 appearances for NSW and 24 Tests for Australia.
On this episode, we play 'guess that game' as we test Danny's knowledge on some of the biggest games in his career and get the deeper story ranging from memorable Origin Wins and untold stories from his debut with the Knights back in 1997.
From one of the games, we quizzed 'Bedsy' on a famous game playing for Australia in the Tri-Nations final back in 2004.
"We were going along ok but the Great Britain side were going amazing, and there was a real attitude against the Aussie side that they're not the team they were," Buderus said.
"When it mattered, we just come out and that first half, I've been involved in some good first halfs, but that was just as good as any.
"The English had a great team and they were built up to beat us, but to come and go bang, bang, bang and the game was over at half-time. That was a pretty special moment.
Also listen in to see who 'Bedsy' described as the kings of Origin and Test footy during his playing days.
Danny and 'Crokes' also talk about the opening to the new season and how the current NRL squad is coming together for the 2023 season.