114 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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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 - Ana Bolic

    Question Time - Ana Bolic

    It's time for another Question Time podcast.


    In this episode, Mitch, Dale and Matt continue their Question Time duties, as The Rookies answer your Patreon and Twitter fan questions, covering a wide array of topics including;


    - Are "footy players were better back in the 80s" people rugby league flat earthers?
    - What are some of the differences between sports media access in Aus & US/UK?
    - If we had personalised numbered jerseys, which NRL player would want to be "the guy" to get 23?
    - Does PED abuse explain why Bronson Xerri's eyes are so close together?
    - With the NBA going to play the rest of their season at Disneyworld, what Aussie theme park or tourist park would best suit a Rugba League lockdown comp?


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


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    • 52 min
    News and Round 3 Preview - The Hoy Boys

    News and Round 3 Preview - The Hoy Boys

    Rugby League is BACK!!! And so is talking about actual Rugby League games!


    In this episode of Boom Rookies, Mitch, Dale and Matt return to discuss the latest news in Rugby League, including the Bronson Xerri PED incident, the 'off season' player movement of the last few weeks, and all of the team changes as we preview this weekend's fixtures and pick all of the results.


    We now have a Patreon, which you can see here: https://www.patreon.com/nrlboomrookies
     
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    • 53 min
    Question Time - The Last Dale

    Question Time - The Last Dale

    It's time for another Question Time podcast.


    In this episode, Matt Bungard returns to join Mitch and Dale in Question Time duties, as The Rookies answer your Patreon and Twitter fan questions, covering a wide array of topics including;


    - Which team will benefit the most from the break?
    - What’s the worst take from the last few weeks?
    - Should all decisions be made by online polls?
    - What’s the most obscure thing we’ve watched during iso?
    - Will there be a weaker top 8?


    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 21 min
    Rugby League News and Story Time - Planes Don't Fly in the Rain

    Rugby League News and Story Time - Planes Don't Fly in the Rain

    Mitch, Matt and Dale are back for a third edition of our Self Iso News and Rugby League Story Time podcasts.


    The Boom Rookies have continued their efforts from the last few weeks, discussing a bit of the news before delving into more Rugby League stories from yesteryear, including;


    - The return of Everyone's favourite Rugby League Game Show - Gould or Trump?
    - The Greg Inglis Transfer Saga
    - The North Queensland Cowboys Property Saga
    - No Other Sagas


    In this break from the usual format, join the boys in a trip down memory lane / reading other people's content for ear-clicks.


    We now have a Patreon, which you can see here: https://www.patreon.com/nrlboomrookies
     
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Rugby League News and Story Time - 5 Yarns, 1 Referee.

    Rugby League News and Story Time - 5 Yarns, 1 Referee.

    Mitch, Matt and Dale are back for a News and Rugby League Story Time podcast for the 2nd time.


    The Boom Rookies have continued their efforts from last week, discussing a bit of the news (Mainly, one referee and 6 Agains) before delving into more Rugby League stories from yesteryear, including;


    - The 2002 Charity Shield and Souths' Return
    - The Infamous 2018 Referee Crackdown
    - Paul Gallen's thoughts on the 2016 Newcastle Knights
    - Nathan Brown's Trent Barrett Slap
    - Karl Filiga, The Original Boom Rookie


    In this break from the usual format, join the boys in a trip down memory lane / reading other people's content for ear-clicks.


    We now have a Patreon, which you can see here: https://www.patreon.com/nrlboomrookies
     
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Question Time - Mr Millenium

    Question Time - Mr Millenium

    It's time for another Question Time podcast.


    In this episode, co-host M Bungard is a late withdrawal, as Fan Favourite, the Daily Telegraph and Rugby League's very own Nick Campton comes in off the bench, with some Dean Widders-esque impact, as Campo and The Rookies answer your Patreon and Twitter fan questions, covering a wide array of topics including;


    - Who would win a match between the Titans and the NRL anti-vaxxer all-stars?
    - Which stupid-ass conspiracy theory will NRL players start believing next?
    - What is a specific Rugby League skill that you wish you had to use in real life?
    - Should referees be cut further in half?
    - Are there any Cult Heroes left 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 6 min

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