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Name: Darcy Maroske

Junior Club: Highfields Eagles

Birthplace: Toowoomba

What do you like to do away from football?

Away from football I like to spend time on the golf course.

What was your first job?

My first job was picking avacados on my family farm.

What are your goals in Rugby League?

My goal in rugby league is to play first grade.

What do you love about Rugby League?

The thing I love most about rugby league is the life time friendships you make.

Who has been the biggest influence on your career?

The biggest influence on my career has been my dad.

What is your earliest league memory?

My earliest memory in Rugby League was my dad giving me $10 for every try I scored in the under 7s.

What is your best moment in league so far?

My best moment in rugby league to date was representing my state in the under 20s Origin match.

Best piece of advice you have been given?

Hard works beats talent.

What advice would you give to a young rugby league player?

Have fun.

Who is the player you looked up to as a kid and why?

The players I most looked up to are Sam Burgess and James Graham. Both tough and very competitive.

Favourite sportsman and why?

My favourite sportsman is Richie McCaw. He always showed a huge amount of mental toughness every time he played and was always calm under pressure.

What is the TV show you never miss?

The TV show I can’t miss is Suits. Zac Woolford got me hooked.

What is on your bucket list?

I would love to visit the seven wonders of the world.

If you could play another sport, what would it be?

I would love to play NFL.

If you weren’t playing league, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t playing league I would be a qualified carpenter.

How would you like to be remembered at the end of your career?

I would love to be remembered as a player that always did the hard yards and was tough to play against.

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are 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.