The ambassador: Johnathan Thurston, 33, rugby league player

Cindy MacDonald
Rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston on footy, family life and using his voice to promote reconciliation.

Back in the game: Blake Austin, 25, rugby league player

Jack Kerr
Canberra Raiders’ Blake Austin on the beautiful language of sport.

All fired up: Ruan Sims, 34, rugby union/league player

Richard Cooke
Ruan Sims on the similarities between football and fighting fires.

Heart in the game: Michael Ennis, 31, rugby league player

Richard Cooke
NRL star Michael Ennis on rebuilding confidence and making a difference in the community.

The stalwart: Corey Parker, 33, rugby league player

Richard Cooke
Ahead of State of Origin II, the Maroons’ Corey Parker talks longevity, discipline and dedication.

Manly man: Geoff Toovey, 45, rugby league coach

Richard Cooke
Manly coach Geoff Toovey talks team culture and tactics ahead of his club's do-or-die NRL semi-final clash with the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Forward thinking: Ben Te'o, 27, rugby league player

Richard Cooke
After a difficult year, rugby league player Ben Te'o is being tipped as a possible future Rabbitohs captain.