Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel



  • Just discovered these guys the other day. It's an Australian panel but have top notch analysis, they are fair, constructive and put the 360 clowns to shame. Arguably the best rugby discussion panel going around atm. Check them out.



  • @akan004 thanks I enjoyed that. Some good comments. They were genuine and quite insightful. None of the controversy for controversy sake that you see on TV panel shows.



  • Djuro was the Waratahs' press guy for a while. Kimber is always pretty good value. Good combination



  • I've been listening to the Ruggamatrix podcast for about 7 or 8 years and it's a great in that it offers a different perspective than most podcasts, because of Djuro Sen's media background and the quality of guest he used to get on. A lot of weeks you'd have both Ewen McKenzie and Les Kiss (Aussie who was defense coach of Ireland now Director of Rugby at Ulster). And they'd also get high profile guests in. Unfortunately over the last couple of years it's gotten pretty sporadic, sometimes going months at at time. However, they've been pretty on to it for the last month.

    They haven't had guests on too much lately. However, the three hosts are pretty in-the-know (Mark Cashman is usually on too). They had a guy last week. I can't remember his name but he's the guy who wrote that column that everyone climbed into about Aus ditching Super Rugby and getting back to the grass roots. He was actually really good value, I thought.

    This podcast cares a lot about Australia Rugby, to the point that they're not afraid to put the boot in a little in searching for answers. They care about the sport too, and are often very complimentary about NZ rugby.



  • I saw this and was impressed thought it was good. Are there any suggestions for good New Zealand rugby podcasts?



  • @DMX NZ podcasts never stick around reliably for too long. NZ Herald put a podcast on Soundcloud called 'Out of the Box' with Nigel Yalden and a few other journos/commentators... but it's sporadic.

    On Soundcloud I follow TAB Trackside Radio's The Kick Off... and they occasionally put the rugby shakedown interview with Nisbo or TJ on there: https://soundcloud.com/trackside-radio

    The Front Row Rugby podcast is Australian, but hosted by a couple kiwis.



  • Oh, and if you play Fantasy Rugby, the Fantasy Rugby Draft podcast is pretty reliable.



  • @Milk said in Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel:

    They haven't had guests on too much lately. However, the three hosts are pretty in-the-know (Mark Cashman is usually on too). They had a guy last week. I can't remember his name but he's the guy who wrote that column that everyone climbed into about Aus ditching Super Rugby and getting back to the grass roots. He was actually really good value, I thought.

    Brett Papworth?



  • @NTA

    Yeah, that's the one.





  • Podcast: , episode 1

    Those All Blacks training camps during the SR season sound like a really bad idea. It could seriously affect teams' season.



  • If it helps the ABs play better than 2017, i am all for it.



  • @stargazer From the podcast:

    Apparently there will be three of them, and players will need to attend two. Players involved will not be available to train with their super rugby teams until the captain's run, if their game is in NZ. If they are supposed to tour South Africa, then they will not be available at all.

    Super Rugby coaches are not happy ...



  • Mils and Stevenson both confident about the Blues. Well, I certainly hope that's justified.



  • @mariner4life said in Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel:

    If it helps the ABs play better than 2017, i am all for it.

    They played better in 2016 than in 2017 without training camps during the SR season.



  • I'd like to hear more specifics but it's obvious that Sumo being well sourced has heard of Super Rugby coaches bitching about these camps.



  • If it seriously disrupts team preparation for the NZ derby games, then that will really cheapen the competition.

    Apparently they haven't done this since 2007.



  • @stargazer said in Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel:

    @mariner4life said in Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel:

    If it helps the ABs play better than 2017, i am all for it.

    They played better in 2016 than in 2017 without training camps during the SR season.

    your sentence is meaningless as a reply to mine.

    I am hardly the best person to argue about the impacts of this thought, given i didn't even remember who won the comp last year, and i have zero faith in the Chiefs even making the playoffs.



  • @mariner4life said in Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel:

    @stargazer said in Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel:

    @mariner4life said in Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel:

    If it helps the ABs play better than 2017, i am all for it.

    They played better in 2016 than in 2017 without training camps during the SR season.

    your sentence is meaningless as a reply to mine.

    I am hardly the best person to argue about the impacts of this thought, given i didn't even remember who won the comp last year, and i have zero faith in the Chiefs even making the playoffs.

    This is such a 'MN5' post Mariner....



  • @mariner4life said in Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel:

    @stargazer said in Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel:

    @mariner4life said in Quality Rugby Podcast/Panel:

    If it helps the ABs play better than 2017, i am all for it.

    They played better in 2016 than in 2017 without training camps during the SR season.

    your sentence is meaningless as a reply to mine.

    I am hardly the best person to argue about the impacts of this thought, given i didn't even remember who won the comp last year, and i have zero faith in the Chiefs even making the playoffs.

    Not surprising. Actually there was no Super Rugby tournament last year.