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The Rugby League Digest

The Rugby League Digest

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The Rugby League Digest

The Rugby League Digest

The Rugby League Digest

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


Latest Episodes

The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-Three - The Last Winfield Cup

This is the final episode of season one of The Super League War. It has been an incredible journey through the year 1995 in rugby league. Fittingly, the end of the Winfield Cup era provided us with an enthralling year on the field culminating with a Super League vs ARL grand final. we discuss the season both on and off the field, a wonderful final series and the careers of some legendary players such as the great Terry Lamb. Thank you for listening, we look forward to season two! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

88 MIN3 w ago
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The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-Three - The Last Winfield Cup

Vale Noel Kelly, 1936-2020

EThe Rugby League Digest joins the Rugby League community in mourning the loss of one of its towering figures, Noel “Ned” Kelly. It was one of the honours of our lives to have the chance to interview Ned at his home back in 2017, and we are re-releasing this interview as a tribute to one of the true greats, and one of the greatest characters. Vale. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

85 MIN3 w ago
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Vale Noel Kelly, 1936-2020

An Interview with Patrick Skene

Michael is joined by Patrick Skene, author of the new book The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina, Pacific Revolution Pioneer. In a wide ranging interview they discuss Olsen’s place in the game, New Zealand and Polynesian history, the process of writing Rugby League books, and much, much more. Patrick’s book is an important and compelling read, and can be purchased now at all good book stores or via www.thebigo.kiwi. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

66 MINMAY 28
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An Interview with Patrick Skene

The Big O: The Life and Time of Olsen Filipaina

This week, the RLD celebrates the release of The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina, a fantastic new book by Patrick Skene. Michael's interview with Patrick will be released later in the week, but to set it up we are replaying Patrick's presentation from last November's Tom Brock conference. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 MINMAY 25
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The Big O: The Life and Time of Olsen Filipaina

The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-Two - The Best Of The Rest

In 1995, international football was in as precarious a position as the game itself, in this episode we analyse the impact of the Super League war on the Rugby League World Cup, a largely ignored Supreme Court decision, international slanging matches, Arthurson vs Lindsay, truces, team mutinies, wasted opportunities to grow the game, the Huddersfield show, Diana Ross, the rise of the minnows, Matthew Ridge's amazing book, the coronation of Brad Fittler and much, much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

76 MINMAY 15
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The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-Two - The Best Of The Rest

The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-One - The Tenth

In this chapter we discuss Super League's tenth franchise which was still undecided after the initial raids did not go to plan, Super League looking at some interesting candidates before settling on the Adelaide Rams, talks with the Crushers causes friction between the Broncos and News Limited, North Sydney hold a club wide honesty session, we examine the origins of the Adelaide franchise, Rod Reddy's peculiar coaching decision, the first court case wiping the Rams out for 1996 and much, much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MINAPR 29
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The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-One - The Tenth

The Super League War: Chapter Twenty - Save Our Saints

In 1995 'Save Our Saints' started as a small group protesting the proposed merger between Easts and St George, eventually growing into a formidable movement numbering in the hundreds. In this episode, we examine the reasons for the failure of this proposed merger, the rise of Nick Politis, Michael's personal recollections of the period, Geoff Carr's tenure as CEO, the ARL getting cold feet and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 MINAPR 16
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The Super League War: Chapter Twenty - Save Our Saints

BONUS EPISODE: Rugby League Docos + the 1985 Challenge Cup Final

In this bonus episode, we go through our favourite listener suggestions for Rugby League documentary subjects, before replaying our discussion on one of the greatest matches in Rugby League history, the 1985 Challenge Cup final between Wigan and Hull. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43 MINAPR 13
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BONUS EPISODE: Rugby League Docos + the 1985 Challenge Cup Final

The Super League War: Chapter Nineteen - George and The Juniors

In this chapter Michael and Andrew discuss South Sydney's decline from powerhouse to paupers, corruption in leagues clubs, the Moffat Royal Commission, the fall of Souths Leagues and the rise of Souths Juniors, Darcy Lawler, the ultimate South Sydney man George Piggins, principles and paradox and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MINAPR 8
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The Super League War: Chapter Nineteen - George and The Juniors

BONUS EPISODE

This is a mini-episode to discuss the RLD's new theme song, how this song relates to rugby league history, media coverage of Super League's 25th anniversary and the RLD's hypothetical rugby league 30 for 30 topics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32 MINAPR 6
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BONUS EPISODE

Latest Episodes

The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-Three - The Last Winfield Cup

This is the final episode of season one of The Super League War. It has been an incredible journey through the year 1995 in rugby league. Fittingly, the end of the Winfield Cup era provided us with an enthralling year on the field culminating with a Super League vs ARL grand final. we discuss the season both on and off the field, a wonderful final series and the careers of some legendary players such as the great Terry Lamb. Thank you for listening, we look forward to season two! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

88 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-Three - The Last Winfield Cup

Vale Noel Kelly, 1936-2020

EThe Rugby League Digest joins the Rugby League community in mourning the loss of one of its towering figures, Noel “Ned” Kelly. It was one of the honours of our lives to have the chance to interview Ned at his home back in 2017, and we are re-releasing this interview as a tribute to one of the true greats, and one of the greatest characters. Vale. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

85 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Vale Noel Kelly, 1936-2020

An Interview with Patrick Skene

Michael is joined by Patrick Skene, author of the new book The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina, Pacific Revolution Pioneer. In a wide ranging interview they discuss Olsen’s place in the game, New Zealand and Polynesian history, the process of writing Rugby League books, and much, much more. Patrick’s book is an important and compelling read, and can be purchased now at all good book stores or via www.thebigo.kiwi. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

66 MINMAY 28
Comments
An Interview with Patrick Skene

The Big O: The Life and Time of Olsen Filipaina

This week, the RLD celebrates the release of The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina, a fantastic new book by Patrick Skene. Michael's interview with Patrick will be released later in the week, but to set it up we are replaying Patrick's presentation from last November's Tom Brock conference. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 MINMAY 25
Comments
The Big O: The Life and Time of Olsen Filipaina

The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-Two - The Best Of The Rest

In 1995, international football was in as precarious a position as the game itself, in this episode we analyse the impact of the Super League war on the Rugby League World Cup, a largely ignored Supreme Court decision, international slanging matches, Arthurson vs Lindsay, truces, team mutinies, wasted opportunities to grow the game, the Huddersfield show, Diana Ross, the rise of the minnows, Matthew Ridge's amazing book, the coronation of Brad Fittler and much, much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

76 MINMAY 15
Comments
The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-Two - The Best Of The Rest

The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-One - The Tenth

In this chapter we discuss Super League's tenth franchise which was still undecided after the initial raids did not go to plan, Super League looking at some interesting candidates before settling on the Adelaide Rams, talks with the Crushers causes friction between the Broncos and News Limited, North Sydney hold a club wide honesty session, we examine the origins of the Adelaide franchise, Rod Reddy's peculiar coaching decision, the first court case wiping the Rams out for 1996 and much, much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MINAPR 29
Comments
The Super League War: Chapter Twenty-One - The Tenth

The Super League War: Chapter Twenty - Save Our Saints

In 1995 'Save Our Saints' started as a small group protesting the proposed merger between Easts and St George, eventually growing into a formidable movement numbering in the hundreds. In this episode, we examine the reasons for the failure of this proposed merger, the rise of Nick Politis, Michael's personal recollections of the period, Geoff Carr's tenure as CEO, the ARL getting cold feet and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 MINAPR 16
Comments
The Super League War: Chapter Twenty - Save Our Saints

BONUS EPISODE: Rugby League Docos + the 1985 Challenge Cup Final

In this bonus episode, we go through our favourite listener suggestions for Rugby League documentary subjects, before replaying our discussion on one of the greatest matches in Rugby League history, the 1985 Challenge Cup final between Wigan and Hull. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43 MINAPR 13
Comments
BONUS EPISODE: Rugby League Docos + the 1985 Challenge Cup Final

The Super League War: Chapter Nineteen - George and The Juniors

In this chapter Michael and Andrew discuss South Sydney's decline from powerhouse to paupers, corruption in leagues clubs, the Moffat Royal Commission, the fall of Souths Leagues and the rise of Souths Juniors, Darcy Lawler, the ultimate South Sydney man George Piggins, principles and paradox and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MINAPR 8
Comments
The Super League War: Chapter Nineteen - George and The Juniors

BONUS EPISODE

This is a mini-episode to discuss the RLD's new theme song, how this song relates to rugby league history, media coverage of Super League's 25th anniversary and the RLD's hypothetical rugby league 30 for 30 topics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32 MINAPR 6
Comments
BONUS EPISODE
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