Patu_old

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Still got it by the looks of things JB. Matty Bowen looks no less faster either and he's done his ACL in the past too.

Was great to see the Turtle man back in action.
 

Jesbass_old

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Still got it by the looks of things JB. Matty Bowen looks no less faster either and he's done his ACL in the past too.

Was great to see the Turtle man back in action.

Glad to hear it.

I loved to hate him when he as a Bronco, but since he came to this side of the Tasman, I've only wanted the best for him...except when that means beating us, of course!

He's one of league's good guys, I reckon - and we could do with a few of those!
 

David James_old

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Glad to hear it.

I loved to hate him when he as a Bronco, but since he came to this side of the Tasman, I've only wanted the best for him...except when that means beating us, of course!

He's one of league's good guys, I reckon - and we could do with a few of those!

Funnily enough I went down the same emotional road with Tatey.
 

krs_64_old

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Tatey going to be a try scoring machine once Thurston comes back. It was good to see him back hopefully that's the last of any mayjor injuries.. Go Tatey!
 

a.c.e_old

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Yeah when JT comes back it would be the first time since Tates Broncos days that hes had a quality half put him in space, Tate does the rest from there on either going on to score himself or sitting up his winger.
 

fanrrior_old

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nice little read here


North Queensland Cowboy Brent Tate returns to Mt Smart Stadium tonight for the first time since his three-season stint with the Warriors ended last year.
Tate is eight games into another comeback after his third knee reconstruction operation. The Kangaroo made an emotion-charged exit from November's Four Nations final in Brisbane amid visible fears the latest of many serious injuries would prematurely end his career.
Tate had signed for the Cowboys by then, wanting to re-establish himself in Australia before he retires. True to form, he fought back yet again to take the field for his new club ahead of schedule.
The 29-year-old fields a few questions from the Herald.

What is it like returning to your former, temporary hometown?

Mixed emotions - we had a brilliant time here and our first child was born here. I made friends for life in this place and I'll never forget how well the club treated us. It was more like being in a family. In terms of the game though I haven't thought beyond what we've got to do as a team - we've been patchy in the last couple of weeks and need to do something about that.

You were very emotional when the knee injury forced you out of the final - did you think your career was over?

At that point in time, but you get over the disappointment. The hard part for me isn't the rehab, [it's] being back on the field and not being able to do what you want to. You have expectations of yourself and I'm way off where I want to be.

Does that neck brace affect your game?

Only when I have to bend down to catch a pass ... it seems to throw me off balance a bit. Otherwise, I don't know it's there. Putting the brace on is just like putting on your football boots. I still get calls from people who want to know how it works. I got one the other day from a lady whose sick 3-year-old had a floppy neck.

You've come back well and so have the Cowboys after posting the NRL's worst record last year ...

A whole raft of changes were made to the staff and players. They say a change is as good as a holiday - hats off to the people who made them. We've worked really hard and raised the expectations of ourselves.

So you made the right move to Townsville?


My mother always told me that whatever decision you make, make it the right one. We're building a house and I'm looking at working at the club when I retire.

You are a never-say-die footballer - where did that come from?

Maybe it comes from having two older sisters and having to fight for everything. I just love to win. That feeling of playing hard and coming off the field with a win seems to make me really happy. On the other side, it probably makes life tough for my wife and family when we don't win.

Has the scrap between Manly and Melbourne changed the outlook for the finals series?

Both clubs have lost very important players. I don't think it is a distraction though - teams can take on an "us against the world" mentality in those situations. What happened wasn't a great look for the game and the NRL is clear those things will not be tolerated so as players we know what to expect.

Is there one thing you would change in the game?

I might be speaking out of turn, but player welfare is a huge one. Sometimes I don't think the game is run for the players and it should be. The training and the matches have become so tough - I was watching a match from 2006 recently and the game has moved along a lot even from there. We play a huge amount of matches, especially guys like Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott.

Did you have a childhood hero?

Wally Lewis. Being a Queensland boy, playing in the Origin series was all you wanted to do. Watching what Wally Lewis did in those games was everything to me.

Your toughest opponent?

Manu Vatuvei. He'd be one of the first blokes picked in my dream team. He is so big and strong - some of the tries he scored, no other winger in the world would have scored them. Facing him is a nightmare. Going one-on-one with Manu in defensive drills was horrible. No one could deal with him. Manu copped a lot when he had a few handling problems and the way he dealt with that also showed his strength of character.

A salary cap increase is on the horizon and the NRL is undergoing an overhaul. Is league on the cusp of a new era?

I definitely think so, but there is more to the salary cap than just raising it. I hope the NRL gives the full salary cap to the clubs - at the moment clubs have to provide up to $600,000 themselves and not all of them take that up. With the new TV rights deal, the NRL should pay the full amount. The new independent commission is made up of hand-picked people and I think they will have a big influence.


here is the link
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10749222
 
mt.wellington

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137. BRENT TATE
Last update

Brent Tate was playing for the North Queensland Cowboys during our last update. Just months later he would be forced to retire due to injury and take up an ambassador role at the Cowboys.

Thanks to the Cowboys site we have a recent article telling us exactly what he is up to now.

Where are they now: Brent Tate​

Cowboys.com.au
Sun 30 Jan 2022, 04:19 PM

7. What have you been up to since retiring in 2014?

I came out of footy and worked with the Cowboys in their corporate and commercial team for four or five years. From there I went and worked with Westfund Health Insurance which has been a complete change of pace from the rugby league world but I was sort of really keen to sink my teeth into the corporate sector. Also, me and Rob Peel own TRL in Townsville and Cairns. We have grown that to 30 teams consistently here in Townsville and we'll launch Cairns some time this year. Along with that I have my commentating role with Fox Sports and then being on the footy committee at the Cowboys. It's nice to still have some involvement without being involved in the day-to-day running of it. I haven't struggled with life after footy, I've been the opposite. I loved footy but I have loved getting away from it and doing something different with my life.

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So theres a bit to cover here but lets start with his bread and butter gig as National Manager - New Business and Client Relationships at Westfund Health Insurance. As far as I can tell Tate goes around making public appearances for them. Basically the public face of the company and using his connections with league to form new partnerships.

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Westfund Health Insurance​

Lithgow, New South Wales

Back in 1881, a group of miners got together to share the unexpected costs of healthcare – this act of cooperation and community formed the seeds of Westfund Health Insurance.

Since then, we've grown into a leading not-for-profit health insurer helping hundreds of thousands of members access quality and affordable healthcare across Australia.We are committed to empowering communities, getting the most for our members and helping everyone to make sense of health care. It's the foundation of our Feel Good Cover – health insurance that doesn't just do its job but adds an extra level of care. We are proud to provide quality health insurance to families, couples, individuals and organisations across Australia.

Members have access to one of the nation's largest private hospital networks. Proudly Australian owned and operated, our Head Office is located in Lithgow, NSW and we employ close to 200 people across our Australia-wide network.


Brent Tate is coming to town​

June 2, 2016 - 2:48PM
Former Cowboys' player Brent Tate. Picture: Dave Hunt-AAP

Former Cowboys' player Brent Tate. Picture: Dave Hunt-AAP


COWBOYS' legend Brent Tate will be visiting Central Queensland next week, dropping into Westfund care centres in Emerald and Moranbah.

Westfund Health Insurance has become the club's community partner and official health fund following a three-year partnership agreement.

Tate will be dropping into Emerald on June 9 from 2-4pm and Moranbah on June 10 from 11am-1pm to meet and greet the public.


Westfund sees Gold Stars in Cowboys partnership​

Cowboys.com.au
Tue 1 Mar 2022, 01:28 PM
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The growth of womens’ elite rugby league in Northern Australia was the focus of a major partnership signed this week between Westfund and the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, with the North Queensland Toyota Gold Stars taking centre stage.

For the first time, the Gold Stars will receive a fully branded kit including a team jersey, on which the Westfund logo will feature on the top back panel.

The one-year deal will also see the not-for-profit health fund continue as the club’s exclusive health insurance provider for the 2022 season.

Cowboys Chief Executive Officer Jeff Reibel said the Gold Stars, the Cowboys’ Queensland Rugby League Womens (QRLW) side, were already set for a strong season, made stronger by the backing of Westfund’s investment.

“Westfund has maintained an unbroken relationship with the Cowboys since joining us in 2016 as a Cowboys Community Partner, building on this collaboration to become a major partner of the Cowboys and investing in our QRLW Gold Stars in 2022,” he said.

“This partnership was a natural fit between our brands given our shared ethos to deliver healthy career and lifestyle opportunities for remote and regional Queenslanders,” he said.
“We’re thrilled to see this partnership evolve to include support for womens’ rugby league, which will create elite sporting career pathways for young local talent.”

Brent Tate, Westfund’s National Manager and former Cowboy, said the partnership would build on the member-owned fund’s work to support young people to pursue healthy and rewarding lives.

“The reach and impact of the established Cowboys brand is unparalleled in northern Australia, with the club’s fans some of the most passionate in the code - and growing just as passionate about the Gold Stars,” Mr Tate said.

“Westfund is more than a health fund, with a proven history of supporting Queenslanders to achieve quality health outcomes since 1953, so we’re proud to partner with the Cowboys to continue forging these strong ties throughout 2022 with the Gold Stars as a focus,” he said.


The other thing Tate is involved in is co-owning Touch Rugby League (TRL).

TRL (Touch Rugby League) is non-contact Rugby League. Not only does TRL incorporate kicking, but proper rugby league play-the-balls. As a result, TRL eliminates the annoying touch tactics around quick ‘dump and runs’ and also provides a smoother and quicker game than the TAG codes.

You can actually buy franchises to this game for untapped areas through their website.

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A NEW ERA FOR NORTH QUEENSLAND​

TRL Australia is proud to announce the dawn of a new era for North Queensland.
Former Australian, Queensland and NRL player, Brent Tate & local, successful business identity Robert Peel, are merging their combined passions and attributes to lead TRL Townsville into a new era!

As Australia’s fastest growing social sport with over 4000 teams every year, TRL is at the forefront of the sporting revolution in Australia. With solid foundations formed in Townsville and looking forward to the future, Brent and Rob openly have expressed their excitement and desire to see TRL “reach its full potential in one of Australia’s most enthusiastic and dedicated sporting communities”. TRL Australia thanks the outgoing TRL Townsville Manager Justin Smith, for his enthusiasm and commitment to the grassroots development of TRL in Townsville and we wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.

In addition, TRL Australia is proud to announce that Brent and Robert will both also lead TRL Cairns, Australia’s latest region in a continuously expanding group of playing communities.
Both Brent and Robert believe the emergence of Cairns as a new region for the sport, “presents a unique opportunity to expand TRL and the impact sport can positively attribute to local communities”. Stay tuned for more information with respect to the launch of TRL Cairns in mid 2020.

With 470,000 people residing across Queensland’s two most northern cities, the new era presents an exciting and opportunistic time for the local communities and the future of sport in Queensland.

Edward Wilson
General Manager
TRL Australia


I couldn't find an online profile for Tate in terms of his commentary work with Fox Sports nor his ambassador role with Queensland Morons but Im sure we have all seen him on the sidelines doing commentary and his role with Queensland see's him at jersey launches as well as involved with training camp...
 

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