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Episode 83: This Episode is Already Outdated
On this episode, the boys talk a little rugby sevens at the Olympics. They take a look at the Canada's men's performance and make some wildly outdated and inaccurate predictions for the women's tournament. They then look back at the MLR Conference Finals, and make some predictions for the big dance (which thankfully hasn't happened yet)!
Episode 82: The Flag Bearer
Nate Hirayama is the flag bearer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Dan and Derek could not be more excited! After they freak out, they take a look at Canada's pool and chances in both the men's and women's competitions. Following the Olympics, is the other massive event this weekend; the MLR playoffs. The boys take a look back at some of their favourite moments of the 2021 regular season, discuss the outlook for the clubs that missed out on the post-season, thank Ciaran Hearn for a brilliant career, and preview the two Conference Final matches.
Episode 81: vs Old and New England
One episode 81, Stu and Derek break down Canada's test match against England, the Arrows' final game of 2021 against New England, the latest MLR news, and the final week of regular season predictions!
Episode 80: Fresh Coats
It was a big week in Canadian rugby and the boys are here to break it all down. Up first, they take an in depth look at Canada vs Wales, the men's national team's first test match since 2019. Then they look ahead and discuss what lineup changes they would like to see for the match with England (recorded before the lineup was released). After that, Dan and Derek are fired up because Andrew Ferguson is great at rugby and the Arrows won. Finally, they dive in other MLR news, the playoff race, movie reviews, and predictions.
Episode 79: Battle of Nutrition feat. Bryan Ray
On episode 79 the boys are joined by the legendary Bryan Ray of Americas Rugby News. They take a look at the Arrows loss to RUNY and how the Arrows 2021 campaign has gone. Then, it's a deep dive into international rugby as they breakdown the Olympic Sevens rosters and the upcoming test matches against Wales and England. Stu, Derek, and the Toonie then sit in laughter and disbelief as Dan coins a new phase for the rugby lexicon.
Episode 78: More Fool's Gold
Dan and Derek breakdown the Arrows' loss to the NOLA Gold. The boys also take a crack at naming the Arrows' starting XV after all the international departures. They then dive into the rest of the MLR matches and predictions for Week 15 (which actually include Stu and the Toonie this time).