129 episodes

We are NRL Boom Rookies, the Rugby League podcast hosted by resident experts Mitch Doyle and Matthew Bungard alongside everyone's favourite outsider insider Dale Roots. We aim to give hardcore Rugby League fans something different to what they receive from the mainstream media outlets – be that be providing you with the Rugby League knowledge and food takes you deserve*, or mixing in Broncos tears, Souths Arrogance and "I'm really a Dragons fan I swear" Raiders Support, NRL Boom Rookies is the Rugby League podcast for Rugby League nerds who don’t mind deeper analysis, pop cultural references, cross-sport side bars no one asked for and food takes.

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    • 4.2, 112 Ratings

We are NRL Boom Rookies, the Rugby League podcast hosted by resident experts Mitch Doyle and Matthew Bungard alongside everyone's favourite outsider insider Dale Roots. We aim to give hardcore Rugby League fans something different to what they receive from the mainstream media outlets – be that be providing you with the Rugby League knowledge and food takes you deserve*, or mixing in Broncos tears, Souths Arrogance and "I'm really a Dragons fan I swear" Raiders Support, NRL Boom Rookies is the Rugby League podcast for Rugby League nerds who don’t mind deeper analysis, pop cultural references, cross-sport side bars no one asked for and food takes.

    Question Time - I'm Not Here For A Nice Boy, I Want A Man

    Question Time - I'm Not Here For A Nice Boy, I Want A Man

    It's time for another Question Time podcast.


    In this episode, Mary K from Ladies who League and The Rookies answer your Patreon and Twitter fan questions, covering a wide array of topics including;


    - Which front line service has it tougher at the moment - nurses and doctors in Victoria or the Brisbane Broncos social media team? 
    - What’s your one thing that you hate most in rugby league, as unreasonable as that might be?
    - NRL reporter Katie Brown made her debut for Souths last week. In that vein, which nrl journo (who’s not an ex player) would you put in the game?
    - Is it too early for Big Tino for QLD hype?
    - Is the breakdown of the Lockyer Bennett relationship legit and if so is that one of the saddest stories ever seen in rugby league?


    This, and covering much much more that you asked us, in this week's Question Time Boom Rookies podcast.


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Rugby League News and Talking Points - Ladies Who Rookies

    Rugby League News and Talking Points - Ladies Who Rookies

    This week, the Boom Rookies boys are joined by a returning guest, Mary Konstantopoulos from Ladies Who League subs in for Bungard as we dive into Rugby League news and some talking points.


    Talking points include
    - What to do with the Toronto Wolfpack?
    - What makes a good head coach? Or a bad one?
    - What's up with Blake Green to the Knights?
    - GI for Origin?
    - The Coaching Carousel
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    Tune in as we once again discuss news, spew takes, indulge ourselves and venture cruelly away from being a Raiders podcast temporarily.


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ricky's Raiders Resurgence - 2014 til Now

    Ricky's Raiders Resurgence - 2014 til Now

    This week, the Boom Rookies boys are once again joined by our good friend Dave, better known as @Mesut_Ausil on Twitter.


    Continuing on with the theme of last week's episode featuring Dave, the boys go further down the Raiders Rabbit Hole, taking a further look into the club's resurgence since 2014 including;
    - The multiple backflips (Mainly James Tedesco)
    - Cultural shifts in recruitment and retention
    - Ricky's renaissance and belonging in Canberra
    - English players being pretty, pretty, pretty good.


    Tune in as we once again indulge ourselves, Dave and any other Raiders fan out there, for ours and your enjoyment.




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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Question Time - Josh Papalii Scored With 12 Men On The Field In A Preliminary Final

    Question Time - Josh Papalii Scored With 12 Men On The Field In A Preliminary Final

    It's time for another Question Time podcast.


    In this episode, Dave (@Mesut_Ausil) and The Rookies answer your Patreon and Twitter fan questions, covering a wide array of topics including;


    - When Luciano Leilua scored his try off the Milford kick, was there a split second where Mitch Doyle could see through time?
    - The Walker Brothers and the Warriors. How bad is that fit out of ten?
    - In the Rooster Broncos 59-0, how many players would have to drop off the Roosters side of the field before the Broncos managed to win?
    - What’s the point of it all as a Broncos fan?
    - Question for Dave. How do I get into the Hogwarts goal kicking course?


    This, and covering much much more that you asked us, in this week's Question Time Boom Rookies podcast.


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    • 48 min
    The Raiders vs Dragons Hoodoo - Do You Believe?

    The Raiders vs Dragons Hoodoo - Do You Believe?

    This week, the Boom Rookies boys are joined by our good friend Dave, better know as @Mesut_Ausil on Twitter, of Mark Latham Dirty Polo fame.


    In the first of 2 episodes (and a Question Time) with Dave, we take a look into the Canberra Raiders and St George Illawarra Dragons hoodoo that stretched from 2003 all the way to 2014, with a particular focus on the famous Round 20, 2011 clash.


    Tune in as we mish-mash our Greatest Games format, talking to our mates for your benefit and remembering Random Raiders players of the mid 00's.


    We now have a Patreon, which you can see here: https://www.patreon.com/nrlboomrookies
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Boom Rookies MVP... Of The First 8 Roundsish

    Boom Rookies MVP... Of The First 8 Roundsish

    This week, the esteemed Boom Rookies MVP voting Panel (and the hosts) are proud to present you the first of 3 awards-ish nights of the season, as we hand out of MVPs and various other accolades of the first 8 weeks of the season,
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

HarVeeGee ,

Good podcast

They call it "Boom Rookies" but they're into something like their fifth season of the show, blatant false advertising.

Pretty good gear other than that.

The Biggest Tiger ,

The Balance

These boys have nailed the balance of unique and insightful analysis, and bald faced humour. Really entertaining.

sam backo ,

Champagne rugby league

The footy chat you wish you hand first-person access to.

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