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You can't take Newcastle out of the blood and life of Matthew Gidley, who played 221 NRL games for the club, was a part of the 2001 premiership winning side, and is their current CEO.

He was also an imperative part of the NSW Origin side from 2000 until 2004; playing 11 games for his state that included five tries.

Gidley sits down with Steve "Blocker" Roach in the fifth instalment of Turn Back Time in 2017, is proudly brought to you by Brydens Lawyers. 

Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.