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“They Never Offered It To Me Again!” | Bradley Clyde On Rejecting NSW Blues Captaincy

One of the all time rugby league greats and Canberra Raiders hero Bradley Clyde joined The Rush Hour with Gus, Jude & Wendell for their latest episode of Hero, Highlight & Hardship.

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At only 22 years of age, the Canberra Raiders legend was offered the opportunity to captain his beloved NSW Blues, yet he did the unthinkable…

He turned it down!

Clyde explained why he rejected the offer, yet also, why it’s his biggest regret.

“I’d been playing in the NSW team since 1989,” said Clyde.


“They felt I was ready to lead the team [in 1992] and I thought it was an absolute honour.

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“[But] there was players in the team that I felt probably deserved to be considered.”

Ben Elias, David Gillespie, Ricky Stuart & Laurie Daley are some of his former teammates that Clyde listed and that he “held in high esteem.”

Clyde continued to explain.

“I thought they should have been considered,

“But looking back, I probably would have changed that decision.

“From that moment, I wasn’t offered the captaincy ever again.”