In this episode of the “Locals” podcast, the great Damien “Turtle” Cummins talks stinks with Rats, Gary Teichmann‘s testimonial, rummaging around the Bermuda mansion of Rudy Guliani and squaring up to David Knox and discovering that the classy Randwick No.10 has very good hands indeed.
Turtle also muses about his coaching days and admits to being “hurt and upset” when his stint with Manly came to an end. That his very next gig was with the club’s arch-rival Warringah Rats – with whom Manly marks 50 years of derbies this Saturday – was, according to Turtle, just how things panned out. You may choose to believe that.
There’s also the very fine story of how he was hunted around the Steyne Hotel by opponents keen for vengeance following that day’s rugby match and indiscretions they accused Turtle of. Whether it was luck or good management that he was off getting a kebab at the time is but one of the ripping yarns pecked apart in a podcast held at Turtle’s place in Narraweena and powered if not sponsored by Four Pines Pale Ale.