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A weekly digest of all things Rugby League - past, present and future.

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A weekly digest of all things Rugby League - past, present and future.

    Interview with author Mel Hoffman

    Interview with author Mel Hoffman

    Andrew speaks with author and intelligent WAG Mel Hoffman who discusses her new book 'Full Credit To The Boys: A cliche free tale of marrying into footy', growing up in Melbourne, meeting Ryan, thoughts on the never ending league scandals and player culture, image of the WAGs, the impact of rugby league on family, the Wigan Warriors, the NZ Warriors, the Storm salary cap scandal and much more!
     
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    • 35 min
    Manly case study with Rod Quinn

    Manly case study with Rod Quinn

    Michael is joined by ABC Overnights host and Manly diehard Rod Quinn. We discuss the 1970s dynasty, power and influence in the 1980s, premiership glory in the 1990s, Super League, the Northern Eagles fiasco and more.
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Chapter Twenty-Seven: Together Again - The Holdouts (Part 3)

    Chapter Twenty-Seven: Together Again - The Holdouts (Part 3)

    In this part three and concluding instalment of chapter twenty-seven ‘Together Again’, Michael and Andrew discuss historic cases of players sitting out including Dennis Tutty and Ron Coote, the irrepressible Matthew Ridge finding his way back to Manly, the mental toll of the war on Ian Roberts and an in depth look at the legendary Gordon Tallis “lost season”!
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Western Suburbs Case Study with Daniel Watson Hayes

    Western Suburbs Case Study with Daniel Watson Hayes

    Michael sits down with former Magpies general manager Daniel Watson Hayes to discuss all things Western Suburbs. This was a long-planned interview brought forward in the wake of Tommy Raudonikis' sad passing, so we pay tribute to the legend before turning our eye over the last 40 years of Magpies history. The move to Campbelltown, the Wok-led resurgence, riding out the Super League war and entering an uneasy merger- all this and more in a fascinating interview.
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    PATREON Episode 1 - State Of The Game

    PATREON Episode 1 - State Of The Game

    In this Patreon exclusive episode, free for the all this time only, Michael and Andy talk current rugby league, and have a blast doing so! A heartfelt tribute to Tommy, thoughts on all the excitement over the NARL and much, much more!
     
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    • 50 min
    The Super League War - Chapter Twenty-Seven - Together Again (Part 2)

    The Super League War - Chapter Twenty-Seven - Together Again (Part 2)

    In part two of this chapter we discuss the "player run" Plan B to Super League called Global League. question marks over its supposed independence, Super League players boycott round one 1996,Warriors have second thoughts, a Magpies vs Steelers blockbuster opener, the courts stopping global league, clubs backflip, paranoia abounds, Laurie Daley is a target for all and sundry, Super League referees not allowed back and much, much more! 
     
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

stevejadixon ,

Great Rugby League Podcast

Discovered the podcast via YouTube and currently listening to the Super League War. I went to the World Club Challenge Tournament as a teenager (St Helens fan) and I was always intrigued at what happened during the war. I’m so happy that somebody has done a deep dive on this topic. I will listen to all the other episodes too. I would recommend this podcast to any rugby league fan. Thanks again for the great work done on this podcast

LondonWarriorsTragic ,

Keep up the great work lads

Fantastic podcast which has entertained and informed me for a long time now. The super league war investigation series is very well researched and structured. A must listen

Roger Dismal ,

League 100% u**** 0%

First time ive listened to this (31/3/20) and it was very interesting. What’s more surprising is having Aussies who are actually interested in the British game.

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