Episodes
Gus explains why he believes Luai and Burton are his pick for the Blues halves for Origin Game 2 and why Latrell will be picked. Plus, Women’s Origin is headed for a decider, “that’s not a field goal, that’s a miracle!”. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/11/24
Published 06/11/24
Hear the most comprehensive preview of State of Origin Game 1 with Phil 'Gus' Gould and Mathew Thompson and don't miss the live and exclusive coverage on 9 and 9Now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/04/24
Throughout the 1990’s, Allan Langer and Ricky Stuart engaged in an intense on-field rivalry. The star halfbacks of their respective club and state teams, the pair were virtually always opponents and locked into a perennial tussle to wear the Australian number 7 jersey. On this episode of Stories Of Origin, we explore the battle of Langer and Stuart and how is their relationship after years of on field combat? Hosted by Nine’s NRL Commentator Mathew Thompson.  Produced by 9Podcasts &...
Published 06/02/24
This is a must listen episode.  Gus’ incredibly detailed insight into how key playmakers will impact on State of Origin Game 1 for New South Wales and Queensland. 00:00 - Start 01:30 - Round 12 takeaways 07:00 - Blues bonding schedule  10:50 - Yes No No  Queensland’s mind games are getting old Selwyn Cobbo will struggle to get on the field in Game 1 Debut players are a boost to a team in Origin 24:00 - SOO Queensland 32:00 - SOO NSW 47:00 - Cody Ramsey  47:00 - #AskGus 1:00:00 -...
Published 05/29/24
After a humiliating defeat in the 2000 State of Origin series, Queensland turned to legendary coach Wayne Bennett to restore state pride. Bennett's bold move to select an entirely new Maroons team paid off with a victory in the opening game of the 2001 series. However, the Blues fought back, leveling the series with a dominant performance in game two. With the decider looming, Queensland needed a spark. Enter Allan Langer. In this episode of Stories of Origin, we revisit the dramatic and...
Published 05/26/24
Gus discusses Parramatta’s decision to sack Brad Arthur, expressing his perplexity about the timing. He also shares his thoughts on who should be considered for the coaching role. Plus, Gus delves into Origin discussions, revealing his preferred team lineup, and explains why he believes the Souths will start winning again. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/22/24
Allan Langer’s playing legacy still looms large over the Broncos. The clubs Inaugural halfback in 1988 would become their first premiership captain in ‘92, a title they defended in ‘93. He’d go on to lead a team rated among the greatest club outfits ever assembled to the Super League premiership of ‘97, and in ‘98 they reigned supreme again in a reunited 20 team competition. It’s a career so profound that Langer is immortalised in bronze with his own statue at Lang Park alongside fellow...
Published 05/19/24
Gus believes the Roosters have dodged a bullet after the Fifita backflip, we get an explanation on how third party deals work plus Gus reveals who he would have as the NSW halves pairing.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/15/24
A Rugby League halfback is the beating heart of a football team, part drummer, part lead guitarist, but every seven needs a six.  In the case of Alan Langer, his illustrious wingmen are as much a part of his story as himself.  On this episode of Stories of Origin ‘Alfie’, we shine a light on Langer's leading men, playmaking champions Wally Lewis and Kevin Walters. Hosted by Nine’s NRL Commentator Mathew Thompson. Produced by 9Podcasts & Wide World of Sports.  Presented in partnership...
Published 05/12/24
Gus shares his thoughts on David Fifita and identifies the best team fit for him. Will Dylan Edwards secure a spot in this year's Origin? Plus, Gus reveals the new premiership favourites. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/08/24
Gus unpacks the falling out from the South Sydney-Jason Demetriou situation and throws up a possible option for their next coach. Could Cronulla be the new premiership favourites by the end of the month? Your #AskGus questions and a Round 9 preview, don’t miss Gus’ tips. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/01/24
One of the smallest men to have played the game, ‘Alfie’ rose to become a giant figure of the sport. On episode one of Stories of Origin, Alfie, we go back to where it all began. The sports loving, blue collar Queensland city of Ipswich, which has played a significant part in developing champions of the state. And we explore a truly unique relationship. Alfie’s greatest supporter was actually a fellow number seven that was New South Wales to the core. Hosted by Nine’s NRL Commentator...
Published 04/28/24
Kalyn Ponga and Jamal Fogarty are on the sidelines for an extended period of time - can the Knights and Raiders cope without them?  After Sunday’s tunnel scuffle between Reed Mahoney and Jack Hetherington, it begs the question - Is it time to bring back the biff?  Gus’ high praise for the retiring Dale Finucane.  Plus, the most important day on the Australian calendar is upon us, as Gus previews a massive ANZAC Day round. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/24/24
The news of James Fisher-Harris leaving the Panthers at the end of the year breaks during the podcast and Gus’ phone goes off. Gus says Joey Manu will be back after signing with Japanese Rugby and he explains why there will be a lot of Blues selection surprises for Origin this year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/17/24
Gus’ take on the Bunnies bind, Latrell’s mindset and is Bennett heading back to the burrow? How do the Parramatta Eels adjust without Mitch Moses?  Plus, a huge Round 6 preview of the NRL and your #AskGus questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/10/24
Gus digs into the situation at the Titans with Des’ blow up and how the players react. The latest on the Zac Lomax move and Gus' favourite segment, Yes, No, No, No, No! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/03/24
In this bonus episode of Six Tackles with Gus we go through your WOW rugby league moments plus #AskGus questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/31/24
Following NRL head of football Graham Annesley's admission that the match review committee got it wrong by not charging Penrith centre Taylan May over his head clash with Reece Walsh, Gus questions the whole ‘duty of care’ claims. Plus Gus covers the future of Leichhardt Oval, the Titans without Tino and the NRL casualty ward. Keep an ear out for a Six Tackles bonus episode released later this week! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/27/24
Gus gives us a lesson on the Art of War in the lead up to the Roosters and Rabbitohs clash.  The number of halfbacks being axed so early on in the season, and the hardships of being an NRL halfback.  Plus, Gus weighs into the over the top coverage of Benji, his biggest ‘WOW’ moments after the Xavier Coates try, an extensive preview of Multicultural round, and plenty of your questions with #AskGus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/20/24
Gus shares his best team performance and most impressive player of the opening round of the NRL. Gives us an insight into how the new short drop-out rule will change the game. Plus, your questions with #AskGus and his tips for Round 2 of the NRL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/13/24
Gus details why he backs the idea of the NRL buying the Super League and becoming the EPL of Rugby League. Plus, a split Round 1, review and preview and your questions with #AskGus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/06/24
Gus details the intense pressure players face today to make it in the NRL, predicts Wayne Bennett’s next step and weighs in on the World Club Challenge referees. Plus, part two of Gus’ team by team 2024 season preview including some bold predictions. 01:00 - Gus has a lunch with 88’ Bulldogs team. 05:00 - Gus’ new hat! 08:00 - Broncos win pre-season challenge. 09:00 - Stacey Jones correct choice as NZ coach. 12:00 - Nathan Clearly is the number 1 NRL player, he will break all point...
Published 02/28/24
Phil ‘Gus’ Gould & Mathew Thompson return for Season 8 of Six Tackles with Gus.  Will the Panthers win the Premiership for a fourth year in a row?  Will Vegas be a successful experiment?  Was the Broncos bust up a beat up?  Gus answers all these questions and more. Plus part one of Gus’ epic team by team 2024 preview! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/21/24
Six Tackles with Gus returns for Season 8 on Wednesday Feb 21! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/16/24