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The Tip Sheet - 2023 Ep 01: Salary Cap Saga Enters New Year, New Rules Changes Set To Shake NRL Up
The Tip Sheet launches into 2023 with a serious look at the salary cap stalemate embroiling the code across both the NRL and NRLW. Sixties and Forty20 are joined by Mary K as they breakdown a frankly embarrassing state of affairs and discuss the potential impact in particular on the NRLW.
The NRL announced a slate of rules changes last week, stressing that there would be no new rules added to the game in 2023. Forty20 disagrees however as he contends that some of the changes amount to essentially new rules and will impact the game significantly. Sixties joins to discuss the changes - some of which are clearly positive - as the boys speculate what dramas could arise as a result of it all.
Finally the show gets to the Eels as Sixties gives his latest from Kellyville. Who has locked in their places in the starting team? Who is pressing for a berth on the bench and which young players are impressing? Sixties has all the answers as Parramatta's NRL squad takes shape ahead of the trials.
Episode 1 closes with a recap of the Junior Representative trials against the Canterbury Bulldogs. Forty20 and Sixties analyse where it right and wrong for the Eels across the Tarsha Gale, Harold Matthews and SG Ball and begin to frame an idea of where each team will excel ahead of the regular season.
The Tip Sheet - 2022 Ep 99: Talking Parra With PLC Directors
After recording our discussion with Eels General Manager of Football, Mark O'Neill, TCT was able to speak with Parramatta Leagues Club Directors Richard Foda, Joy Cusack and Darren Adam about the Eels' season, what lies ahead and the relationship between the leagues club and the football club.
The Eels are core to Parra Leagues and Richard, Joy and Darren outline some of the exciting hospitality developments that will make match days even better at the club for members and guests. We also the connections Parra Leagues has forged across the district and the importance of supporting the local community, including junior sport.
The Tip Sheet - 2022 Ep 98: A Christmas Chat With Mark O'Neill
Sixties and Forty20 record the final episode of The Tip Sheet for 2022 on location at the Parramatta Eels' HQ in Kellyville. Joining them is the General Manager of Football Mark O'Neill as they take on final look at the year that was as well as what lies ahead for the Blue & Gold.
Among a broad spectrum of topics, the trio take a look at the success the Eels enjoyed on the field this year, the impact of new faces at the club and the steps that Parramatta are taking to ensure long-term success in the NRL and NRLW.
The Tip Sheet - 2022 Ep 97: Samoa Chases History, Young Eels Make Waves In Junior Blues
The Rugby League World Cup reaches a frenzied zenith with Toa Samoa looking make rugby league history in the men's championship while Australia and New Zealand add another chapter to the rivalry in the women's championship.
Sixties and Forty20 yack and yack (and yack) about all the story line converging into these two games and what it all could mean for the game. They also review England's triumphant run to the title in the Wheelchair bracket of the tournament.
NRL news is on the sparser side this week but the boys break down the big player swap between the Newcastle Knights and the Wests TIgers. A quartert of young Eels have been named to the Junior Blues while training continues to ramp up as Sixties gives us the latest out of Kellyville.
The Tip Sheet - 2022 Ep 96: Backrow Boost, NRL Draw & RLWC Finals
The RLWC ramps up in the semi-finals, big news for the salary cap and NRL draw and a pair of backrowers boost the Eels in an action packed edition of The Tip Sheet.
Sixties and Forty20 break down the latest from England as the chase for glory across the men, women and wheelchair tournaments approaches its zenith. With Australia throwing down with New Zealand and the hosts England locking horns with Samoa, the boys look at who will make it through to the big dance.
The Eels have received a twin boost to their backrow stocks. Former Parra prospect Matt Doorey returns home on a 2-year deal and immediately enters the frame to replace Isaiah Papali'i on the right edge. The Blue & Gold have also locked up rising talent Toni Mataele until the end of 2025 and he could feature in the NRL very much sooner rather than later.
The general NRL news is dominated this week by the growing feud between young star Kurt Oloapu and the Brisbane Broncos. Sixties and Forty look at the delicate balance between player empowerment and club responsibilities and how this situation could play out.
Big news for the Eels comes in the way over a new deal with the Northern Territory as well as updates on the cap scenario heading into next year and their 2023 draw. Parramatta will be all over prime time footy next season and it starts in Round 1 as they kick the season off by hosting the Storm. The Eels' 4-year streak inside the Top 8 will be pitted against Melbourne's 22-year Round 1 victory streak.
Finally, Sixties caps off the show with a quick recap of the first week of preseason training!
The Tip Sheet - 2022 Ep 95: RLWC Quarter Finals & Spiro's Gong
The Tip Sheet can now proudly boast about its award winning staff after Spiro's deserved gong at the Australia Commercial Radio Awards! Spiro cleaned up the Best Newcomer Off-Air for his sensational work producing the Ben Fordham Live Show and Wide World Of Sports and the boys take a moment to celebrate the achievement.
As for the footy, we are into the business end of the World Cup. The pool stages are over and the quarter finals are upon us. Sixties, Spiro and Forty20 break down the final standing in each of the pools and what lies ahead in sudden death footy. The panel share their surprise teams and players of the tournament thus far and how the RLWC could still offer something more to the minnows with a lower bracket championship.
The Women's RLWC is also underway and with the first round of results in the books The Tip Sheet looks at how all teams fared - including a check in on Parra's superstars Simaima Taufa and Kennedy Cherrington.
The Wests Tigers have been active in the media and in recruitment which has caught the eye of Sixties. From their courting of John Bateman to their link to Mitchell Moses, the boys discuss their public recruitment drive which includes in a surprising piece of information from Spiro.
Shane Flanagan's decision to join Manly as an assistant coach and Forty's Rookie Watch Part 1 round out the episode as the preseason gets ready to ramp up next week!
Love the instant
Really enjoying the Instant Reaction shows. It’s great to hear your educated opinions soon after the game. Keep up the awesome work!!
Great insights and fair
The boys know the Eels like an insider but never fear to call out areas we need to improve. This podcast keeps us connected with the club and team we love. Keep it up
Full service Parra pod
Awesome podcast really enjoy the coverage of the pathways players and the interview about the parra police side. As a diehard parra fan living that moved from the golden west to QLD a lot of this stuff is hard to come by, it’s a bridge back to what we are not just a footy team but a community a lifestyle cheers fellas