Episodes
It's an exciting week for our very own James Parsons who celebrates his Blues taking out the Super Rugby Aupiki comp. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes beat the Chiefs in a dominant display and the lads talk to an assistant coach of the New Zealand U20 squad that was named last week for the inaugural U20 Rugby Championship. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 04/16/24
Published 04/16/24
The lads chat about the Hurricanes' strong start to the season and how the Chiefs will fare against them in what promises to be the game of the season so far. Hoskins Sotutu and Akira Ioane's form is also analysed and we look at which flyhalf would best suit Scott Robertson's All Blacks. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 04/09/24
The lads have plenty to chat about this week as another round of Super Rugby Pacific brought about some unexpected results and potentially big injury news. In Super Rugby Aupiki, it's finals time and the Blues and Chiefs Manawa have it all to play for. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 04/02/24
The Crusaders dynasty is over, igniting a race for the Super Rugby Pacific crown. The lads react to all the big results from the weekend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/26/24
The lads react to Ireland's Six Nations win this week and analyse key performances with an eye on the next slate of international matchups. Super Rugby Pacific threw some more interesting results our way over the weekend and similarly, Aupiki provided some stellar play. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/19/24
The lads shift their attention to the Six Nations to start this week's episode as big results have added a new dimension to the rugby world's biggest debate. Super Rugby Pacific had its share of big results, so the lads chat about the Reds, Drua and Hurricanes' big wins. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/12/24
The usual crew of James Parsons, Bryn Hall and Ross Karl are back to unpack Super Round in Melbourne's big results, including a hefty loss for the Crusaders and big win for the Chiefs. Referee Ben O'Keeffe is in studio unpacking World Rugby's Shape of the Game forum and Super Rugby Aupiki kicked off in style. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/05/24
The lads are back and reacting to round one of Super Rugby Pacific, with key takeaways from each of the big matchups. We also dive into Six Nations chat, preview Super Rugby Aupiki and interview Moana Pasifika captain James Lay. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/27/24
The Aotearoa Rugby Pod is back for our first episode of 2024, with James Parsons and Ross Karl at the Super Rugby Pacific launch event chatting to various team captains this week. The lads also discuss players and teams to watch this year as well as some chat on the rule changes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/20/24
It's our last episode of the year and we've got awards to hand out! The lads name world players of the year, NZ players of the year, rising talent, veteran of the year, who to look out for in 2024 and a bold prediction for 2024. We also react to the big coaching news out of South Africa and Australia. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 11/07/23
The Springboks are Rugby World Cup champions and the lads are here to analyse just how they did it and why the All Blacks fell short. The big calls in the game get scrutinised and the World Rugby Awards winners get their flowers. The lads also predict what's going down in the decisive final round of WXV 1 action. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 10/31/23
It's time for the big dance, the Rugby World Cup final. The All Blacks and Springboks will play for rugby's ultimate crown and the lads are here to analyse each team's chances. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 10/24/23
Two of the greatest rugby games of all time graced our eyes in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, seeing the All Blacks and South Africa pull through for famous victories. The lads dissect all the action and look ahead to the semi-finals, asking whether England and Argentina can cook up an upset or not. Also, the WXV is on our doorstep and the lads talk to Charmaine McMenamin about the buildup and Super Rugby Aupiki's expansion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 10/17/23
The Rugby World Cup quarter-finals are upon us and the All Blacks are faced with perhaps the biggest task in world rugby: beating Ireland. The lads are here to break down exactly what will need to happen for Ian Foster's team to prevail, and also preview the rest of the mouthwatering slate of games coming up in a monster weekend for rugby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 10/10/23
The lads answer all the big questions after another explosive round of Rugby World Cup action. The All Blacks made a statement with their monstrous win over Italy so are they really back? Should Ian Foster select the same team against Uruguay? Have Manu Samoa and Tonga lived up to the hype? And of course, the lads give their picks for who will win each match in the final round of pool play. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 10/03/23
A huge weekend of Rugby World Cup action has the lads pumped with much to discuss. Ireland's win over South Africa was monumental but how safe are they if the two meet again in the final? Australia's loss to Wales is analysed while the lads lend some perspective to the Eddie Jones saga. Previewing the All Blacks' match with Italy, the lads evaluate the threat that Italy pose and look ahead to the quarter-finals. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 09/26/23
Round three of the Rugby World Cup will deliver multiple box office Tests that could shape the knockout stages moving forward. The lads deep dive into how Ireland vs South Africa and Australia vs Wales could play out while analysing Fiji's big win, England's resurgence and the All Blacks backline. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 09/19/23
The lads dive into the All Blacks' first-ever pool stage loss at a Rugby World Cup, assessing the damage and dissecting the key moments in the match. A huge weekend of results is also analysed, with updated predictions and player of the round nominees. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 09/12/23
The Rugby World Cup is right on our doorstep and the lads have a special guest to give a unique perspective on the tournament. Ben Darwin, former Wallabies prop and GM of Gain Line analytics shares fascinating insights into how factors like cohesion influence the game. The lads all deliver their World Cup predictions for who will qualify from each pool and which player will be player of the tournament. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 09/12/23
The usual suspects are in this week as Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall dissect a historic All Blacks loss at the hands of a powerful Springboks side. Rieko Ioane discusses the fastest All Blacks and his career aspirations. The lads also chat about Fiji's big win and Samoa's shift against Ireland. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/29/23
The Rugby World Cup excitement is building and Jerome Kaino is on board this week to share his thoughts on this year's showpiece as well as insights from winning two World Cups himself. Ofa Tu'ungafasi also joins the lads to share some insights from inside the All Blacks camp and the lads discuss the disciplinary proceedings around the recent red cards. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/28/23
The lads have two special guests this week with Black Fern Amy Rule joining the show to chat WXV and Tamiti Williams on board to share what his first All Blacks campaign has been like. There's plenty of international chat as well with South Africa and Australia squad namings and World Cup warm-ups delivering drama. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/15/23
A big week provides the lads with a dense agenda as they dive into the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup squad as well as unpacking a tense Bledisloe 2 and the rest of the international results. Jordie Barrett is this episode's special guest and he dives into his switch from fullback to the midfield, giving plenty of insight into what's made the transition a success. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/08/23
Ross Karl and Bryn Hall are back this week to dissect the All Blacks' Bledisloe Cup win and discuss what selections we need to see in the next Test. Finlay Christie joins the show to share some insights about the All Blacks coaches and stories from his gymnastics background. The lads also cover all the other hot topics from the weekend's action. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/01/23