The Rugby League Digest

The Rugby League Digest

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


Special Episode - Tom Brock Lecture 2019
Oct 8 • 67 min
The RLD is proud to present the 21st annual Tom Brock Lecture, held at Petersham RSL on the 24th of September. Delivered by Industrial Relations expert Professor Braham Dabscheck, the lecture takes a deep dive into the fascinating 40-year history of…
The Super League War - Chapter Eight - Phillip Street - Part Two
Sep 19 • 88 min
In this installment we discuss the ARL’s marquee signing of Brad Fittler, money being thrown around like confetti, the effective strategy of quantity over quality, Bozo putting the squeeze on Matthew Ridge, an elderly lady abusing Ian Roberts, Chine…
The Super League War - Chapter Eight - Phillip Street - Part One
Sep 11 • 73 min
In this chapter we discuss the ARL getting wind of the raid, the key players in the fightback, how Optus Vision money hamstrung the ARL, Packer envoy Graham Richardson, the unbreakable bond between Arthurson and Quayle, Bozo and Gus’ influence, and …
The Super League War - Chapter Seven - Blitzkrieg - Part Two
Sep 3 • 63 min
War rooms, whiteboards, private jets, a major hiccup in Brisbane, comic relief in Auckland, in this installment we discuss the Super League recruitment strategies, flaws of the raid, and the great Graham Murray.
The Super League War - Chapter Seven - Blitzkrieg - Part One
Aug 29 • 64 min
This is part one of Chapter Seven: Blitzkrieg. We discuss the disappearance of Star League, analyse Super League’s “vision”, the signing of key coaches, the machinations of the April Fools Day raids and much more!
The Super League War: Chapter Six - Never More Ritzy
Aug 20 • 43 min
In this instalment, we discuss the ARL’s 1995 launch with music superstar Yanni, the ignominy of a supposedly triumphant opening weekend, the efforts of the expansion clubs, and Rupert Murdoch signing off on war!
The Super League War: Chapter Five - The Halftime Score
Aug 13 • 54 min
In this chapter we discuss the impact of the World Sevens on Super League, the legendary meeting of February 6th 1995, Kerry Packer’s threats and much, much more!
The Super League War: Chapter Four - It’s On!
Aug 6 • 53 min
In this chapter, we discuss the last magnificent Kangaroo Tour, Ken Arthurson’s dash back to Sydney for a confronting meeting with News Limited, legendary Kerry Packer reactions and much more!
Mailbag Episode
Jul 30 • 49 min
Michael highlights a number of insightful emails, messages and social media interactions from the loyal RLD community.
The Super League War: Aren’t You Blokes Interested In Finance?
Jul 9 • 81 min
It’s 1994, and there is acrimony in the air. The Brisbane Broncos and the game’s administration are on a collision course. Differing philosophies, petty squabbling and some legitimate grievances lead us to the cusp of the most destructive period in …
The Super League War: Making The Big Game Bigger, Part Two
Jul 2 • 78 min
In the final part of this chapter, we examine the gains and missteps of the ARL under Ken Arthurson, who wasted no time in dragging Rugby League into the present after taking over from his close friend Kevin Humphreys. For good and for bad, the path…
The Super League War: Making The Big Game Bigger, Part One
Jun 18 • 53 min
Michael and Andrew discuss the Kevin Humphreys era of the game, the move into the Winfield Cup era, the state of the game in 1983, and much more!
The Super League War: A Time For Heroes: Part Four
Jun 11 • 58 min
Michael and Andrew analyse the lead up to the grand final, all the memorable on field action, compare some of the all time great backlines, and much more!
The Super League War: A Time for Heroes, Part Three
Jun 4 • 50 min
In the penultimate instalment of our 1994 season recap, we look at the on field fortunes of the eventual grand finalists, Canterbury and Canberra, and go in-depth on a compelling finals series.
The Super League War: A Time For Heroes, Part Two
May 28 • 66 min
A prelude to war, rugby league’s much loved 1994 season (part 2).
The Super League War: A Time For Heroes, Part One
May 21 • 96 min
Welcome to the first episode of The Rugby League Digest’s in-depth investigation of the Super League War. We begin the saga by taking a deep dive into the season before the war, 1994. An historical high point for the game before it all came…
The Super League War: Prelude
May 14 • 91 min
With our all new Super League series beginning next week, we revisit an origin story fundamental to any understanding of the war: the formation of the Brisbane Broncos. From the competing bids to perpetual tension with the NSWRL and QRL, we…
The Super League War: Opening Thoughts
May 7 • 68 min
The Rugby League Digest is back, and we are extremely excited to announce a new series taking a deep dive into the Super League war. From its origins to reunification and beyond, taking in the view from every angle, this is the definitive a…
We’re Back!
Mar 10 • 58 min
The 2019 NRL season is here and with it a brand new season of The Rugby League Digest! Mick and Andy are back to look at the off season from hell, and try to find some positivity among the carnage. Then, a BIG announcement about the future of the sh…
Ep 80 - The 2018 Grand Final Preview
Sep 26, 2018 • 62 min
Micky and Andy provide the most DEFINITIVE (ie. most recent) grand final preview, and much more!
Ep 79 - The Rugby League Digest - Hall of Fame Class of 2009
Sep 17, 2018 • 88 min
Micky and Andy dissect an outstanding hall of fame class from 2009, talk amazing semi finals, idiotic scandals, and much more! 2:43 - NRLW - Roosters vs Broncos7:20 - NRL - Sharks vs Panthers15:07 - NRLW - Dragons vs Warriors
Ep 77 - Finals fever!
Sep 3, 2018 • 74 min
Mick and Andy discuss an excellent 2018 regular season. We lament our pre-season predictions, discuss some hilarious and not so funny news stories, preview the mouth-watering upcoming finals series and much, much more!01:00 - Hots & …
Ep 76 - RLD Hall of Fame: Pre-War 17 with Andrew Ferguson
Aug 27, 2018 • 93 min
Mick and Andy are thrilled to be joined by Rugby League historian and author, the Rugby League Project’s Andrew Ferguson. Andrew is on hand to induct 17 pre-war greats into the Rugby League Digest Hall of Fame.0:30 - Lance Thompson tribute
Ep 75 - History Corner: “Rugby League: 1987” (Part 3 of 3)
Aug 21, 2018 • 71 min
Mick and Andy are back with the conclusion of the fantastic 1987 History Corner. We discuss the ladder, Manly’s basket case status, the Dragons sale, coaching, a revamped All stars concept and much, much more! 00:40 - Hots and colds
Ep 73 - Immortality
Aug 6, 2018 • 69 min
Mick and Andy discuss their deep admiration for the immortals, the judges, and NRL for getting it right, Gus sacks Griffin, the NRL players’ poll Matt Cecchin’s retirement and much, much, more!0:30 – Hots and Colds9:09 – Gus sacks Grif…
Ep 72 - History Corner: “Rugby League: 1987” (Part 1 of 2)
Jul 30, 2018 • 91 min
Michael delivers Part 1 of an incredible History Corner: “Rugby League: 1987”. We also look at honesty sessions, immortal judging, ex player bad boys, draft talk and much, much more!0:15 - Hots & Colds8.15 - Retro Round
Ep 71 - Away Jerseys
Jul 23, 2018 • 73 min
Micky and Andy are back to discuss the NRL’s recent Hall of Fame inductions, our own hall of fame failings, clandestine international rugby league matches, a mountain of player movement, horrendous barnets, fast food news, ref bashing, jersey mix ups, a…
Ep 70 - Hypothetical Hall Of Fame
Jul 17, 2018 • 88 min
Mick and Andy are back to discuss all the news and issues of the greatest game of all, we dissect Origin 3, the Slater gate fall out, we roast the NRL for their attitude towards the international game, talk Raiders administration, and witness an inj…
Ep 69 - The Immortal Debate
Jul 9, 2018 • 74 min
This week Mick and Andy discuss an exciting split round of footy, Origin 3, farcical administration, the international co-op, player movement, barnet talk, trope talk and all the rumour, innuendo and scuttlebutt from around the game. Michael then de…
Ep 68 - Rorke’s Drift, 1914
Jul 3, 2018 • 88 min
Mick and Andy are back to walk through round 16 of the 2018 NRL season plus a huge week in off-field news. Then, on the 114th anniversary of the Third Test between Australia and Great Britain, a History Corner on Rorke’s Drift, the most famous Test …
Ep 67 - Rep Round Revolution
Jun 25, 2018 • 72 min
Mick and Andy discuss in detail the pros and cons of rugby league’s historic Rep Round. A blue wash across the Men’s and Women’s Origin series’, committed Kumuls, a rampaging Mate Ma’a Tonga, and the English lads join the mile high club.
Ep 66 - The Return Of Gavin Willacy
Jun 19, 2018 • 101 min
It’s a special double-length episode as we welcome the return of journalist and author Gavin Willacy to celebrate the paperback release of his instant classic No Helmets Required. We discuss the book, Rugby League in the US, and all the on …
Ep 65 - The RLD Hall Of Fame Class Of 2008
Jun 10, 2018 • 88 min
Mick and Andy recap an Origin for the ages and examine Round 14 of the 2018 NRL season, before enshrining another Hall of Fame class. 2008 proved a particularly loaded year for retiring players, with our shortlist including Matt Geyer, Brett Hodgson…
Ep 64 - Gulliver’s Travels
Jun 4, 2018 • 77 min
Mick and Andy are thrilled to interview Neil Gulliver, passionate General Manager of the York City Knights @37.40, a big origin 1 preview @9.16, ref bashing, signing news, grub talk, and a serious moratorium proposal.
Ep 63 - Origin Fever!
May 30, 2018 • 85 min
Mick and Andy can barely contain their excitement for the new era of origin, team talk, trope talk, Wayne Bennett’s 800th game, player movement, PR, and a magnificent and enthralling History Corner with Michael taking us through issue one of The Rug…
Ep 62 - The Andronicos Effect
May 22, 2018 • 55 min
This week Mick and Andy marvel at a marvellous week of football, we engage in origin talk, player movement, the NRL Hall of Fame, Dogs of bankruptcy, barnet talk and are taken to task by some well thought out emails from listener Nikos Andronicos.
Ep 61 - Bonus Ep - All Time Journeyman 17
May 16, 2018 • 75 min
Andrew sits down with ACT comedian and promoter David Graham for an enthralling trip down memory lane naming their best 80’s / 90’s journeyman 17’s. A lot of beloved rugby league names get a mention. Two formidable 17’s were chosen.0.00 - Int…
Ep 60 - John Sattler’s Jaw
May 14, 2018 • 69 min
Michael provides the most definitive version (after the man himself) of the legendary John Sattler’s horrific 1970 grand final injury. We discuss the NRL’s Indigenous Round, origin talk and much more!
Ep 59 - Straight Between Posts
May 7, 2018 • 85 min
Michael delivers a fantastic history corner on the life and times of the great Frank Hyde, we comment on all the major rugby league news, NRL ladder analysis, trope talk, player movement, prank news, and we continue the never ending RLD Hall of Fame…
Ep 58 - Breaking Curfew
May 2, 2018 • 69 min
This week Mick and Andy discuss the NRL Hall of Fame, Ruan Sims, the Manly basket case, origin, maccas cards, Rugby League PR and engage in an intense HOF discussion about two greats of the game
Ep 57 - Anzac Day
Apr 24, 2018 • 70 min
Mick and Andy discuss the Anzac Day games, player and coach movement, NRL administration, Pacific nations, all the latest barnet talk, and wrap up the RLD Hall of Fame class of 2007.
Ep 56 - RLD Hall of Fame - Class of 2007
Apr 17, 2018 • 80 min
Mick and Andy discuss Buzz vs Greenburg, the international game, trope talk, Israel Folau, all the weekend’s action and the 2007 Hall of Fame class featuring the immortal Andrew Johns.
Episode 55 - Browny’s Blow Up
Apr 9, 2018 • 78 min
Mick and Andy discuss the weekend’s hot and cold teams, Browny vs Bennett, salary cap management, player misbehaviour, trope talk and Michael delivers a brilliant and topical history corner analysing the Ray Price vs Wally Lewis feud from the 1980’s…
Episode 54 - Strategic Pathways
Apr 4, 2018 • 55 min
Mick and Andy discuss the NRL’s strategic planning, women’s NRL, referees, the Tongan national side, and preview every game with all major news for each team.
Episode 53 - An Interview with Ian Heads
Apr 2, 2018 • 66 min
Mick and Andy will be back with a regular episode later in the week. In the meantime, here’s the RLD’s second Ian Heads episode, a 2016 interview covering many aspects of Ian’s career and Rugby League memories.
Episode 52 - The All-Time Hardman 17 w/ Comedian Mick Meredith
Mar 28, 2018 • 59 min
Andrew sits down with Australian comedy legend an old school footy fan Mick Meredith to select their all-time Hardman 17’s. The boys discuss what it takes to be a football hardman, and Mick shares some great footy memories from the 70’s and 80’s.
Episode 51 - Settle Down Tigers
Mar 26, 2018 • 73 min
Mick and Andy discuss the weekend’s hot and cold teams, the Manly salary cap punishment, ref bashing, The Denver test debacle, Footy Show ratings, Immortal talk and the new NRL Hall of Fame, the RLD Hall of Fame selection of pre war pioneers an…
Episode 50 - Dogs of War Mentality
Mar 18, 2018 • 65 min
Mick and Andy review the NRL’s new website, discuss Peter Beattie’s gaffe, the insane board wars at Canterbury, gambling skulduggery, Rugby League tropes and what constitutes a Dogs of War mentality.
Episode 49 - 2006 RLD Hall of Fame
Mar 12, 2018 • 77 min
Mick and Andy discuss all the round 1 news, recap the fantastic first round of football, muse on the bumper round of barnet talk, and debate the talent heavy RLD Hall of Fame class of 2006.
Episode 48 - 2018 Season Preview
Mar 5, 2018 • 103 min
An excited Mick and Andy dissect every squad in detail, discuss off season news, debate the 9th immortal, and offer their unqualified predictions for the 2018 season
Episode 47 - Kevin Ryan Interview
Feb 27, 2018 • 79 min
Legendary St George Dragons hard man Kevin Ryan speaks with Michael and Andrew about his amazing life and career. A winner of 7 premierships in the latter half of the Dragons’ magical run, a test player, dual international, a career barri…
Ep 46: All Time Grub 17
Feb 14, 2018 • 107 min
Andrew and hilarious comedian and rugby league fan Luke Heggie (Check out his stand up here http://bit.ly/2F2RYAL) select their all time grub / scandal teams (from 15 mins 05 secs.) Michael also checks in from fat…
Ep 45 - New York, New York
Jan 24, 2018 • 76 min
RLD speaks to American born Rugby League fan and astute thinker Jim Powers about the proposed New York team (34.30). We also discuss immortal Graeme Langland’s passing, Canterbury board dramas, Toronto Wolfpack and obnoxious fans
Episode 44: When Queensland Came To Sydney
Jan 9, 2018 • 89 min
It was a long time coming, but the move to introduce three new teams into the NSWRL competition was to fundamentally and irreversibly alter Rugby League in Australia. In a History Corner special, we look at the birth of the Broncos, the Knights and …
Episode 43: An interview with Gavin Willacy + Hall of Fame Wrap-Up
Dec 11, 2017 • 76 min
We are excited to be joined this week by author Gavin Willacy, whose book on the American Rugby League team of the 1950s, No Helmets Required, is a must for any serious League fan. Gavin and Michael discuss the book’s gestation and som…
Episode 42: The RLD Hall of Fame Class of 2005
Dec 6, 2017 • 94 min
Mick and Andy return with their World Cup final wrap, contracts news, live barnet talk, and the RLD Hall of Fame Class of 2005.
Episode 41: An Interview With Noel Kelly
Nov 28, 2017 • 93 min
Hooker in the team of the century, three-time Kangaroo tourist and one of the toughest players to ever play the game, Noel Kelly is a Rugby League legend in every sense of the word. Ned sat down with us to talk Kangaroo tours, the state of the moder…
Episode 40 (Minisode): World Cup Quarter Final Recap
Nov 21, 2017 • 36 min
Mick and Andy schedule an unplanned hit-out on a bye week to report on some of the crazy highlights on what is shaping up as potentially the best World Cup ever. Then a look ahead to the semi-finals and an evaluation of the Cup as a whole.
Ep 39 - Churchill On Tour - Part 2
Nov 13, 2017 • 68 min
One of the greatest players in the history of Rugby League, Clive Churchill went on three Kangaroo tours as a player, a fourth as coach and captained Australia in the first World Cup. In the conclusion to this series, we look at the culmination of C…
Ep 38 - Not a Good Look
Nov 6, 2017 • 77 min
Mick and Andy discuss all the Rugby League World Cup action to date, the Cooper Cronk fall out, contract news, the new CBA and other assorted scallywag behaviour.
Episode 37: Churchill On Tour - Part 1 1948-1954
Oct 30, 2017 • 77 min
One of the greatest players in the history of Rugby League, Clive Churchill went on three Kangaroo tours as a player, a fourth as coach and captained Australia in the first World Cup. In the first of two parts, we look at the international career of…
Ep 36 - World Cup Summer Extravaganza
Oct 24, 2017 • 71 min
Mick and Andy are back and excited about the upcoming Rugby League World Cup! We talk World Cup squads, Super League, North American expansion, NRL player movement, and the demise of the legendary Footy Show.
Episode 35 - Grand Final Recap 2017
Oct 3, 2017 • 66 min
Mick and Andy analyse all the on field and off field action from the grand final. This great Storm team’s place in history, E Squared, World Cup news, Super League grand final time, the ‘Million Pound’ game, and some other interesting tid bits in th…
Episode 34: The Best Week Of The Year
Sep 27, 2017 • 95 min
Grand Final week is here at last. Mick and Andy are on board to look at how the Storm and Cowboys got there and how the day will play out. Also on the show is all the week’s Rugby League news from the NRL and beyond, and the conclusion of our 2004 H…
Episode 33: An Interview With Ian Heads
Sep 25, 2017 • 75 min
The doyen of Rugby League writers, the great Ian Heads, joins us in grand final week to discuss his new book on the 1969 grand final, The Great Grand Final Heist, part of a wide-ranging discussion on some of his memories in over half a…
Episode 32 - Sabotaging Your Own Awards
Sep 18, 2017 • 101 min
Mick and Andy analyse all the weekends’ news and finals results, the RLPA player awards, and preview the upcoming preliminary finals. Mick also interviews acclaimed author Andrew Marmont about his fantastic new book Their Finest Hour: …
Episode 31 - Crackerjack Finals!
Sep 12, 2017 • 104 min
Mick and Andy dissect all the amazing football from the first week of NRL finals, ref bashing, pathetic Sydney crowds, and also discuss the 2003 / 2004 RLD Hall of Fame Classes.
Episode 30 - Pranks, Pranks, Pranks
Sep 5, 2017 • 63 min
The final RLD regular season podcast examines round 26 and the resulting top eight, finals projections, player pranks galore, rumours, and teaser for our next RLD Hall of Fame class. *Note: intermittent leaf blower interference from approx. 11 mins …
Episode 29 - Accessories to the Game
Aug 28, 2017 • 75 min
Mick and Andy cover all the latest news and rumours as we approach the final round of the NRL regular season. History Corner (at 44 mins) is an in depth look at the magnificent 1985 Challenge Cup Final between Hull and Wigan. Also featured are…
Episode 28: Steve Mascord
Aug 23, 2017 • 62 min
In a special bonus edition of The Rugby League Digest, Mick and Andy are joined by Steve Mascord, author of the brilliant new book Touchstones, to discuss Rugby League past, present and future. Touchstones available in stores now.
Episode 27: The Sliding Doors of Rugby League
Aug 21, 2017 • 81 min
Mick and Andy are back to dissect all the week’s Rugby League new and gossip. Then, a long overdue History Corner subject: Harry Bath. We honour the Old Fox, whose achievements in Rugby League are unequalled.
Episode 26: We’ll just back-end it mate
Aug 15, 2017 • 84 min
With the Jarryd Hayne situation unravelling at the Gold Coast, Mick and Andy dive in to all the drama at El Dorado, before looking at the rest of the week’s Rugby League news and making a decision on the final slot remaining in the 2002 Hall Of Fame…
Episode 25: Just Learn How to Offload
Aug 8, 2017 • 97 min
In a big week for the NRL, on-field and off, Mick and Andy take you through all the latest in Rugby League news and gossip. Then a look at some great new Rugby League books.
Episode 24: RLD Hall of Fame Class of 2002
Aug 1, 2017 • 92 min
It’s Hall of Fame time again, as the Committee reconvenes to determine the merits of the 2002 class of retiring NRL players. Also on the show is weekend NRL highlights and the usual round up of Rugby League news and gossip.
Episode 21: Laying Some Platform
Jul 10, 2017 • 114 min
On Origin Eve, Mick and Andy are back to look at all the goings on in the world of the NRL, on-field and off. Then, a Dally Messenger special on History Corner (1:03:00) before a critical examination of some fan ideas (1:36:00).
Episode 19: RLD Hall of Fame Class of 2001
Jun 26, 2017 • 104 min
The committee has met and the votes are in- it’s the latest instalment of the Rugby League Digest Hall of Fame, honouring the retiring class of 2001 (from 0:55:20). Also on the show is Mick and Andy’s Origin post mortem (0:07:30) and all the latest …
Episode 18: Never More Ritzy
Jun 20, 2017 • 93 min
Mick and Andy are back to recap Round 15 of the NRL season, before a look at all the latest in player signings and other NRL news (0:15:10). Then it’s a look at the future of the game as we offer our blueprint (0:33:35). This week’s History Corner w…
Episode 17: How Good’s The Modern Drainage?
Jun 12, 2017 • 63 min
Andrew calls in from Rugby League hotbed Bangkok as Michael holds down the fort at home in another big week of NRL. After looking at all the on and off field action from another week in Rugby League, they discuss the ongoing Hall of Fame segments, a…
Episode 16: Too Lairy
Jun 5, 2017 • 99 min
We are officially halfway through the season, so Mick and Andy look at how each team is faring. Also on the show is the latest in NRL news, including the never-ending saga between the NRL and the RLPA, while there is an uprising underway at Belmore….
Episode 15: Death-Riding The Greatest Game Of All
May 29, 2017 • 85 min
Origin is here, so Mick and Andy are on hand to keep you up to date on all the regular tropes, cliches and spin. Then it’s on to the news in a busy week for Rugby League Central. This week’s History Corner takes you through a recreation as old as Ru…
Episode 14: RLD Hall Of Fame Class Of 2000
May 22, 2017 • 117 min
With Origin teams announced, Mick and Andy convene for a special double length episode of The Rugby League Digest. Featured in this week’s episode: all the latest NRL news stories (0:07:00), a full breakdown of the NSW and QLD Origin squads (0:37:45…
Episode 13: He should go to Newcastle
May 16, 2017 • 82 min
With Indigenous Round in the books, Mick and Andy evaluate its success and work through all the week’s NRL news(0:09:45) . Then, History Corner tells the scandalous, tragic tale of Bobby Lulham (0:47:15). Finally a look at the demise of City-Country…
Episode 12: Sober Talk
May 8, 2017 • 83 min
It was the NRL’s weekend horribilis, so Mick and Andy are here to guide you through all the latest NRL drug scandals, and even some on-field action. Episode 12 recaps the rep round, brings you all the latest news and drama (0:6:00), History Corner (…
Episode 11: An Immortal Origin Story
May 1, 2017 • 79 min
Michael and Andrew present another robust examination of all things Rugby League- past, present and future. After a run through of Round 9 of the 2017 NRL season, we cover all the latest Rugby League news (0:09:15), then a special History Corner loo…
Episode 10: RLD Hall of Fame Class of 1999
Apr 25, 2017 • 97 min
We are back with the next induction ceremony for the Rugby League Digest Hall of Fame, this week honouring the retirees of 1999. Hall of Fame talk starts at 47min25s. Before that, Mick and Andy take you through all the big stories in the NRL today, …
Episode 9: Bring back the Pal Superdogs
Apr 18, 2017 • 82 min
With NRL crowds as underwhelming as ever, Andrew and Michael look at ways to improve the situation. Plus, a review of the Fox League channel, and all the latest news and Rugby League drama.
Episode 8: The Podcast of Excellence
Apr 10, 2017 • 92 min
Player movement, salary cap drama and Tim Cleary’s grand northern vision- Mick and Andy process all the latest in NRL news. Then a salute to some of the game’s longest serving players, and an investigation into the game’s seemingly inextricable reli…
Episode 7: Wok in the North and the Western Question
Apr 3, 2017 • 78 min
Mick and Andy are back with all the big talking points from another week of NRL, as well as expansion talk, the latest in League haircuts and a history of Warren Ryan’s Newcastle years.
Episode 6: RLD Hall of Fame Class of ‘98
Mar 28, 2017 • 70 min
It’s The Rugby League Digest night of nights as we induct our inaugural hall of fame class, inducting some of the retiring greats of ‘98. Also on the show is a look at sports science 1950s-style and all the latest in Rugby League news headlines. Rug…
Episode 5: Round 3
Mar 20, 2017 • 62 min
With another week of footy played, we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week, from JT’s sacking to the Gold Coast Bears and the ongoing drama at Manly. Then a look at one of Rugby Union’s most shameful actions, and a Footy Show recap…
Episode 4: The RLD Hall Of Fame
Mar 13, 2017 • 65 min
Mick and Andy are pouring one out for the sad demise of the Rugby League Week. But with the silver lining of the NRL taking on ownership of the Immortals, they discuss the lack of a Hall of Fame and decide to remedy the situation with one of their o…
Episode 3: Round 1
Mar 6, 2017 • 61 min
Footy is back, and Mick and Andy are here to break down all the major happenings- GI’s swollen knee, Hayne’s swollen head and the negative tendencies of all associated with The Greatest Game Of All. Plus the Kicking Tee’s Rise to Power: A Rugby Leag…
Episode 2: Off Season Rankings
Feb 27, 2017 • 85 min
Football is finally back! But before we look ahead to season 2017, your hosts Michael Adams and Andrew Paskin offer a blow by blow analysis of the off-season- all the scandals, signings and rumours which kept rugby league in its rightful place at th…
The Rugby League Digest Episode 1
Feb 19, 2017 • 63 min
Episode 1 of The Rugby League Digest is here! Hosted by Michael Adams and Andrew Paskin, this is a weekly discussion on The Greatest Game Of All. In Episode 1 we introduce ourselves by going on a trip down memory lane with some players past and present.