Tom Trbojevic is an Australian professional rugby league player known for his versatility and exceptional skills on the field. He has Serbian descent and played multiple sports growing up, including 3 years with the Sydney Swans AFL Academy.
Along with brothers Jake and Ben, Tom plays for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. 2021 was a standout season where he won the Dally M Medal for Player of the Year and Brad Fittler Medal for best NSW player in the State of Origin series. He set a new season record for Manly scoring 28 tries in 18 games.
Tom’s career has been hampered by injuries however he maintains an optimistic approach with a focus on continually improving himself. He has a degree in Applied Finance and Economics and has recently released his first book called The Turbo Pup.
In this episode Andrew and Tom discuss:
6:20 Tom’s aversion to watching his own highlights, Tom’s journey to playing in the NRL and what playing AFL has taught Tom about playing Rugby League.
12:10 Tom and his brothers’ connection, what the Trebojevic boys think of Tom and training mental skills.
22:20 How Tom downregulates, interacts with fans and pre-performance routines.
25:50 Tom’s struggles with injuries, 2021 season in stats and incredible State of Origin performance.
30:00 Season ending injuries, writing a kids book and resilience during injuries.
37:00 Advice to people struggling, engaging with fans and Tom’s nightmare MRI story.
43:30 Manly pride jersey saga, poker nights at Tom’s house and heroes, hardships and highlights.
48:15 Playing the opening round of season 2024 in Vegas, looking into the future and wearing coaching gear.
52:30 Q&A session.
1:10:30 Andrew and Ange’s reflections.
Follow Tom on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomtrbojevic/
Get a copy of The Turbo Pup: https://shorturl.at/guwIP
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