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Every week, Rugby Direct gives you the lowdown on all you need to know from the rugby world.

Whether it's the All Blacks, Black Ferns, NPC, Farah Palmer Cup, or just what's going down at the club grounds, we have you covered on your home for all things rugby.

Listen on iHeartRadio for every angle, every moment, and every opinion.

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Every week, Rugby Direct gives you the lowdown on all you need to know from the rugby world.

Whether it's the All Blacks, Black Ferns, NPC, Farah Palmer Cup, or just what's going down at the club grounds, we have you covered on your home for all things rugby.

Listen on iHeartRadio for every angle, every moment, and every opinion.

    Rugby Direct - 2022 Year In Review

    Rugby Direct - 2022 Year In Review

    Elliott Smith (Newstalk ZB's lead rugby commentator) and Liam Napier (chief Sports writer at the New Zealand Herald) were poised to head off into summer but before the boys don the speedos, fire up the BBQ and grab a pool noodle they've been summoned for one last podcast to review what was a mammoth year for rugby in New Zealand.

    In this bumper podcast, they get stuck into the highs and lows of Super Rugby, the All Blacks, the Black Ferns while remembering some of their favourite media conference moments.

    Elliott and Liam dish up some awards, as well as ponder a few existential questions about rugby and where it is going ahead of 2023.

    Amidst all of that, the guys take a look at the coaching sagas up north and the domino effect they might have on New Zealand.

    Rugby Direct returns in 2023.
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    • 52 min
    Rugby Direct - Episode 61

    Rugby Direct - Episode 61

    On this week's episode of Rugby Direct, Elliott Smith and Liam Napier dissect the All Black's drawn test against England. Was it their best performance of the year or did it sum up season 2022 for the men in black?

     

     
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    • 28 min
    Rugby Direct - Episode 60

    Rugby Direct - Episode 60

    On this week's episode of Rugby Direct, Elliott Smith and Liam Napier have moved from Edinburgh to London ahead of the final All Blacks test of the year, but before they discuss the All Blacks' win over Scotland, they convene to discuss the Black Ferns' almighty World Cup win and what it might mean for women's rugby in New Zealand and assess the interesting nominee's list for World Rugby's Awards.
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    • 38 min
    Rugby Direct - Episode 59

    Rugby Direct - Episode 59

    On this week's episode of Rugby Direct, Elliott Smith and Liam Napier review the All Blacks' victory over Wales, the Black Ferns' road to World Cup glory continues and big bad Brodie Retallick sits down for a chat.

     
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    • 36 min
    Rugby Direct - Episode 58

    Rugby Direct - Episode 58

    On this week's podcast, Elliott Smith and Liam Napier review the All Blacks' scratchy win over Japan in Tokyo and the Black Ferns thumping of Wales in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final and look ahead to both NZ sides' respective next games.

    Popular Wales rugby broadcaster Lauren Jenkins joins the pod to give her assessment on what to expect from the hosts this week.

    And, Elliott and Liam debate where to from here for Dane Coles after another injury.
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    • 39 min
    Rugby Direct - Episode 57

    Rugby Direct - Episode 57

    On this week's Rugby Direct, Elliott Smith (Newstalk ZB's All Blacks commentator) and Liam Napier (NZ Herald chief sports writer) review the Black Fern's latest win at the Women's Rugby World Cup ahead of their quarter-final match against Wales.

    Elliott is in Tokyo with the All Blacks ahead of their opening match of the end-of-year tour against Japan.

    All that and more on the latest edition of Rugby Direct thanks to Employment Hero.
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