Episodes
As we count down to a Golden West Grand Final, Phil Gould and Mat Thompson look back on a brilliant year of Rugby League. Gus reveals his best player of 2022. Plus, more of your questions with #AskGus. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  You know the score. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Call 1800 858 858 or your local state gambling helpline, visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au Odds correct at 11am AEST September 28, 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 09/28/22
The secret to a successful team starts with meticulous planning throughout the week, according to Phil Gould. Gus opens up about the level of planning he believes is required for top-tier footy players, including planning their meals. Mat wants to know what’s on the menu, and if there are leftovers… More of your questions with #AskGus, Six Tackles Trivia and a preview of NRL finals week 3, NRLW round 6. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  You know the score. Stay in...
Published 09/21/22
Published 09/21/22
Last week, Gus said the Roosters couldn’t keep playing this physical for risk of being taken down by injury, wear and tear, or the judiciary. Sin bins aside, as predicted, the Roosters have fallen into their own trap with the Rabbitohs on Sunday.  More of your questions with #AskGus, Six Tackles Trivia and a preview of NRL Finals Week 2, NRLW Round 5. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  You know the score. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Call 1800 858 858 or your...
Published 09/14/22
Gus sees incredible potential in the Roosters side, and is confident they are "capable of winning a premiership", but they can't keep playing this physical, or they'll be brought down by injury, wear and tear, or the judiciary. Six Tackles’ coolest man in league is announced thanks to your votes, plus more questions with #AskGus, Six Tackles Trivia and a preview of NRL Finals Week 1, NRLW Round 4. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  You know the score. Stay in control....
Published 09/07/22
Rugby League is certainly less dangerous than it has been in the past, but Gus argues the way foul play is dealt with today is not appropriate.  “This level of game isn’t for everyone, [...] we shouldn’t try to make it that way.” It’s down to two choices for our coolest men in league, plus more questions with #AskGus, Six Tackles Trivia and a preview of NRL Round 25, NRLW Round 3. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  You know the score. Stay in control. Gamble...
Published 08/31/22
Gus praises the decision to downgrade James Tamou’s contrary conduct charge, unpacks why some teams are still fighting for finals spots, even with the clock ticking. Plus, Coolest Men in League nominees are revealed, plenty more questions with #AskGus, Six Tackles Trivia and a preview of NRL Round 24, NRLW Round 2. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  In the way-back machine, Gus remembers some of the great tries from history: 2015 Broncos v Cowboys Grand Final...
Published 08/24/22
Gus explains why Cameron Ciraldo decided to sign with the Bulldogs as coach for five years. Plus, plenty more questions with #AskGus, Six Tackles Trivia and a preview of NRL Round 23, NRLW Round 1. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  You know the score. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Call 1800 858 858 or your local state gambling helpline, visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au Odds correct at 10am AEST August 17, 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 08/17/22
Gus examines the value of post-match pressers, along with how best to handle them, what's negotiable when it comes to contract signing in light of Papali'i's backflip with the Tigers- and even his personal highlight of the season so far. Plus, plenty more questions with #Askgus, Six Tackles Trivia and a preview of Round 22.Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  You know the score. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Call 1800 858 858 or your local state gambling helpline,...
Published 08/10/22
However much of Gus’s thoughts we’re usually served up, we’re getting even more this week as Gus tackles a whole host of your questions. What was his funniest moment on air? His favourite ground? At the end of the season, does he favour rest or keeping up momentum? Those answers and plenty more are on the way, along with weigh-ins on Klemmer and Carrigan and a preview of Round 21 - and is it true that Gus once knocked Freddy out?Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  You...
Published 08/03/22
The huge questions come thick and fast this week - are there any takeaways from the Manly jersey drama? Could the Dale Finucane decision have serious ramifications? Should we do away with the bunker for games with no finals bearing? And has Kevin Proctor raised the bar when it comes to stupidity?Plus, don’t miss your questions with #AskGus, Six Tackles Trivia and a huge Round 20 preview. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  You know the score. Stay in control. Gamble...
Published 07/27/22
Gus believes it’s not Brad Arthur’s fault the Eels have not won a premiership under his watch. Gus also shares his insights into how coaching development can improve within the NRL. Don’t miss your questions with #AskGus, Six Tackles Trivia and a huge Round 19 preview. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet.  You know the score. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Call 1800 858 858 or your local state gambling helpline, visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au Odds correct at...
Published 07/20/22
It’s never bad for rugby league when Queensland wins, according to Gus, who applauds Origin 3 as “the best theatre the game can offer”. Fine performance from fullbacks had commentators forgetting to do their job, throwing down their headphones to cheer.  Mat pins the Blues’ loss on one man who has recently returned from overseas. And there’s still an exciting 18th round ahead. Don’t miss your questions with #AskGus and Six Tackles Trivia. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at...
Published 07/14/22
We're less than a week out from the decider and Gus dissects one of the biggest Origin games in recent history. With footy finals fever just around the corner, Gus opens up on why it's about to get a whole lot harder for the players and coaches. Plus, Gus shares his insights on how the Top 8 is shaping up as we head into Round 17. Don’t miss your questions with #AskGus and Six Tackles Trivia. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet. Odds correct at 2pm AEST July 6,...
Published 07/06/22
Gus can’t wait for Origin Game 3, he believes the decider will go right down to the wire and will be one of the greatest games in Origin history. Gus also reflects on the incredible skill of Matt Burton, the best player to never play Origin and biggest coaching sprays. Plus, is Gus about to sign a Rugby player for the Bulldogs??? It’s one of the great rounds of NRL, Beanies for Brain Cancer round, Gus shares his tips ahead of Round 16.  Don’t miss your questions with #AskGus and Six Tackles...
Published 06/29/22
The Countdown to Origin 2 is on and Gus says it’s a gamble for Freddy to make seven changes to the New South Wales team. Gus covers Rep Round, the importance of the Under 19s Origin game on the NRL and a full preview of the huge Womens State of Origin clash. Plus, don’t miss your questions with #AskGus. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/22/22
In this episode, Gus explains the day-long meeting Ciraldo had with Wests Tigers and shames the decision-makers who are forcing players to choose between their country of origin or the biggest game on the NRL calendar. Plus, Gus’ Round 15 tips, Six Tackles Trivia and your questions with #Ask Gus. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/15/22
In this episode, Gus breaks down Origin 1. Where the Blues went wrong and how the modern Maroon’s pulled off a miraculous win. Plus, Gus’ Round 14 tips, Origin Game 1 Preview, Six Tackles Trivia and your questions with #Ask Gus. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/09/22
In this episode, Gus re-lives some of the funniest moments with Ray ‘Rabs’ Warren from the Wide World of Sports Commentary box. Plus, Gus’ Round 13 tips, Origin Game 1 Preview, Six Tackles Trivia and your questions with #Ask Gus. Pigs might fly, but Rabbits? That's another matter entirely https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/pigs-might-fly-but-rabbits-thats-another-matter-entirely-20130512-2jg8o.html Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet. See omnystudio.com/listener for...
Published 06/02/22
Here’s the scenario. It’s an origin decider in front of a full house. 12-all - 90 seconds to play. Your state needs a matchwinner! Who stands up? The very best footballers rise in the clutch. On this episode of The Stories of Origin, we talk to the greatest talisman Origin has produced, Jonathan Thurston. He relives his greatest match-winning plays and outlines the extent of his sheer hard work and will to win. Hosted by Mathew Thompson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 05/27/22
It’s Indigenous Round in the NRL and in this episode of Six Tackles with Gus we pay tribute to the incredible contribution Indigenous Rugby League stars have made to the greatest game of all. It’s also Origin time and Gus pleads his case for Matt Burton and Stephen Crichton as centres for the Blues. Plus, Gus’ Round 12 tips, Six Tackles Trivia and your questions with #Ask Gus. Six Tackles with Gus is thanks to our mates at BlueBet See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/25/22
In the first 12 years of modern Origin, QLD won 9 series. NSW needed a circuit breaker. In 1992, they called on a man who, in his first four years as a first-grade coach, had been to three grand finals - for two wins, the first of those in his debut season. Could Phil Gould replicate his club success on rugby league’s greatest stage? On this episode of Stories of Origin, the godfather of NSW rugby league, Phil Gould. Hosted by Mathew Thompson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 05/22/22
Between 2006 and 2013, Queensland enjoyed the greatest winning stretch Origin has ever seen. They won 11 of 12 series - including eight in a row from 2006. But it was a dynasty that almost didn’t happen. And had it gone the other way, some of the state's greatest players may have suffered a premature end to their time in Maroon. This is the story of The Dynasty featuring Darren Lockyer, Greg Inglis, Cameron Smith and Paul Gallen. Hosted by Mathew Thompson. Subscribe to Stories of Origin...
Published 05/20/22
Trent Barrett’s shock departure from the Bulldogs has everyone pointing fingers. The head coach is not the only reason clubs fail - everyone takes responsibility, according to Gus. Catch up on all the wonderful things you may have missed in Magic Round. Hear plans being hatched to conduct the first ever Six Tackles interview, with a “quirky” Roosters diehard named Alan. Your questions answered with #AskGus, and tips for round 11 in this week’s Six Tackles with Gus. See...
Published 05/18/22
Andrew Johns and Cameron Smith are the two best players of their generation. On this episode of Stories of Origin, they sit down together to discuss their remarkable state careers.  Smith played a record 42 origin games for QLD. He was the key player in the Maroons remarkable dynasty. Johns is regarded as the Blues greatest ever player. He is rugby league’s 8th immortal. Hosted by Mathew Thompson. Subscribe to Stories of Origin on Spotify, Apple, Google See omnystudio.com/listener for...
Published 05/15/22