Episodes
Ahead of NRL Round 19 Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss Gus’ new role at the Bulldogs, Tevita Pangai Junior’s expected move to the Panthers that will shake up the premiership and why the Rugby League World Cup can’t go ahead. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/21/21
Ahead of NRL Round 18 Phil Gould and James Bracey forecasts what the rest of the NRL season looks like based out of Qld and the Blues supercoach gives his final take on Origin 3 – write off the Maroons at your own peril!   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/13/21
Ahead of NRL Round 17 Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss the mess that the Dragons have walked into, the crisis bubbling at the Wests Tigers and Mitchell Moses’ selection in the NSW team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/08/21
Ahead of NRL Round 16 Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss Nathan Cleary’s shoulder injury and what it means for the Panthers’ premiership chances as well as the likely halves combination for State of Origin III. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/30/21
In a State of Origin II preview special, Phil Gould and Mat Thompson discuss the tactic Queensland must use if they’re any chance of derailing the runaway NSW train and analyse the way Reece Walsh could impact the result. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/25/21
Ahead of NRL Round 15 Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss Boyd Cordner’s special legacy, the rare talent that could make Reece Walsh irresistible to Queensland and the irony in the NRL’s milking epidemic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/16/21
Ahead of the State of Origin series opener, Phil Gould and James Bracey break down the big issues set to decide the Townsville blockbuster, from the referees to the ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ and the coaching set to play a defining role. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/07/21
Ahead of NRL Round 13 and the start of the State of Origin series, Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss the unique challenge ahead for the Blues with the first two games to be played in enemy territory. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/02/21
Ahead of the NRL’s Indigenous Round, Phil Gould recalls his favourite Bob Fulton yarns from the Super League War and lifts the lid on an incredible long lunch with Ricky Stuart as he weighs in on the Raiders’ latest dramas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/26/21
Following the NRL’s controversial crackdown during Magic Round, Phil Gould airs concerns with the direction the game is headed. He also has some advice for Blues coach Brad Fittler about a key selection for Origin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/19/21
Ahead of the NRL’s Magic Round, Phil Gould gives his support to Michael Maguire’s controversial Wests Tigers team changes and backs Kyle Flanagan to bounce back after the young halfback’s brutal benching. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/12/21
Round 9: Ahead of NRL Round 9 Phil Gould and Mat Thompson discuss the crisis engulfing the Raiders and speculate about who the first big signings for the NRL’s 17th club will be. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/05/21
Ahead of NRL Round 8 Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss the NRL’s proposed conference system, with Gus explaining why such a radical shift for the competition shouldn’t be rushed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/28/21
Ahead of NRL Round 7 Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss the latest NRL sex tape scandal and the big judiciary news, with Latrell Mitchell failing to get his charge downgraded. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/21/21
Ahead of NRL Round 6 Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss Cronulla’s coach saga and the potential for Craig Bellamy to be the icing on the cake for the Sharks as well as all Gus’ tips for the round. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/13/21
Ahead of NRL Round 5 Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss the Warriors’ plans for the newly announced trans-Tasman travel bubble, how the NRL’s new 18th man rule will play out and the player who sparked a shared love from Gus and Craig Bellamy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/07/21
Ahead of NRL Round 4, Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss the merits of the 18th man brought in by the NRL as a concussion substitute and delve into State of Origin eligibility after Jason Taumalolo pushed his case to play for Queensland. Gus also gives all his tips for the Easter weekend of NRL action. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/31/21
Ahead of NRL Round 3, Phil Gould and James Bracey delve into the ongoing Dally M Medal voting controversy, with Gus firing up about the inadequacies of the current system. They also discuss the NRL’s new concussion protocols and Gus gives his tips for Round 3. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/24/21
Ahead of NRL Round 2, Phil Gould and James Bracey look at the case of Panthers player Matt Burton and examine an alternative system that would ensure the development of good young players isn’t stifled by lost years in reserve grade. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/17/21
Ahead of the first game of the NRL season, Phil Gould and James Bracey examine the sacrifices the Warriors are making to keep the competition going, whether players bodies can keep up with the recent rule changes, is rushing teen prodigies into the NRL stifling their development, and of course who are the tips to win in the first round. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/10/21
In the last episode for 2020 Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss how a sellout game at Suncorp Stadium and a poor track record in deciders puts NSW on the back foot for the State of Origin on Wednesday. But a strong bench, dominant forwards and Nathan Cleary's kicking game could see them take out the competition.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/16/20
In this week’s Origin special, Phil Gould and James Bracey break down Queensland’s surprise victory in Game 1 and what changes NSW must make to force a decider. Also up for discussion: the difference between Origin football and club football, Boyd Cordner’s ongoing concussion issues, Brad Fittler’s toughest challenge and the perils of ignoring the Wayne Bennett factor. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/09/20
In this week's episode, Phil Gould tells James Bracey that the ‘game will be won in the first 20 minutes’ ahead of Wednesday night’s game 1 clash at Adelaide Oval. The host breakdown all the crucial matchups from Queensland’s halves combination of Daly Cherry-Evans and Cameron Munster versus NSW’s young guns Nathan Cleary and Luke Keary, the strength of both benches and the return of Wayne Bennett as Maroons coach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/02/20
In this special edition, Phil Gould and James Bracey discuss all things grand final between the Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers from the strengths and vulnerabilities of both sides, how wet weather may affect the game and Cameron Smith’s illustrious career. The host also weigh in on the Dally M Medal debacle. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/20/20
In this week’s instalment, Phil Gould and James Bracey preview the upcoming preliminary finals and the narrow margin between premiership success or season failure. They also discuss all the major headlines leading up to Origin 2020 from the unpredictability of Wayne Bennett, the return of Boyd Cordner and Luke Keary to the impact of Clint Gutherson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/14/20