Fox League commentators and characters Warren Smith, Matt Russell and Lara Pitt assemble on a Monday morning to tackle to biggest talking points from each NRL round, as only they know how - with passion and precision.
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Off season? What off season? | The Tests and the Nines
Matt Russell and Warren Smith pop in to chat the upcoming Tests, the Nines and much more.
The GF: the trainer, the sin bin, 'six again' | The Jets, the NRLW decider | Next: WC 9s
The biggest match had some enormous moments. Matt Russell and Warren Smith have been closely assessing decisions and interpretation all year, and are well qualified to talk their way through the controversial moments that headlined the Roosters' NRL GF victory.
But it wasn't just the main game that caught our attention over the weekend, with Brisbane too good in the NRLW decider and Newtown producing an incredible hail mary play.
And then there's the World Cup 9s around the corner.
No Lara Pitt this week, but the trio plan to return next week, as anticipation for the WC 9s builds.
How it came to be Raiders-Roosters | 'Surging' NRLW talent | GF tips
It's Warren Smith, Matt Russell and Lara Pitt once again!
And it's Grand Final week, no less, after two exciting Prelims.
Here's some of what was discussed:
-Jess Surgess. What a talent (0:30)
-The Raiders' win (10:00)
-Canberra's fantastic community work (11:00)
-James Tedesco's Raiders back flip re-visited (12:00)
-Raiders v Roosters in 2019 (14:00)
-The Roosters great win over Melbourne (26:00)
-Talk of a Cronk-to-Melbourne return (26:30)
-Cam Smith's big decision (39:00)
-Commentator bias accusation (47:00)
-'Fixing' the man of the match awarding in the GF (48:00)
-Some of the amazing player stories, heading into Sunday's GF (50:00)
-Grand Final predictions (57:00)
You Cam not slap | Forget it, Bennett | Future-proofing footy
Warren Smith, Matt Russell and Lara Pitt are back to react to an action-filled Week 2 of the finals, where Melbourne and Souths progressed to the Prelims.
Here's some of what was covered:
-Wayne Bennett forgot the score (0:00)
-Where is Graham Annesley? (6:00)
-Jake Trbojevic's sin-bin decision (8:00)
-How Souths can beat Canberra (15:00)
-Slapping stuff (20:00)
-'We're future-proofing the game' (25:00)
-The Eels crash back to earth (26:00)
-Why the Roosters probably won't lose at the SCG (33:00)
Finals fireworks | Broncos' woes | The Eels remember R9
Matt Russell, Warren Smith and Lara Pitt have plenty of good stories and thoughts out of the opening week of the NRL Finals.
Here's some of it:
-Broncos' woes and what's going wrong (4:00)
-The Eels haven't won anything yet (10:00)
-Fireworks at Melbourne (15:00)
-The Raiders outstanding win (20:00)
-Why Manly were good things to upset Cronulla (26:00)
-The beast probably keeping T-Rex out of the 17 (38:00)
-Lara's experience in the Roosters' sheds post-game (44:00)
-Previewing Week 2 of the finals (50:00)