Episodes
Australia continues its purple patch against Kiwi opposition, landing on the right side of the weekend head-to-head for the second time in as many weeks. This week, Christy Doran and Matt Toomua travel around the world, speaking to Queensland Reds prop Alex Hodgman and former Waratah, now Northampton Saints winger James Ramm about their respective growth as rugby players on both sides of the globe. Christy and Matt also discuss the results from Super Rugby and Super Rugby Women's. Hosts:...
Published 04/22/24
Published 04/22/24
The reduced rounds come to an end this weekend, as the Force face a do-or-die clash with the Crusaders in Perth, the Reds look to get their season back on track against a desperate Highlanders outfit, and the Brumbies look to end an eleven-year drought at Eden Park. That, and an exciting semi-final campaign of Super Rugby Women's awaits! The Roar's Christy Doran and Nick Wasiliev preview the upcoming round, give their picks, and talk about the exciting new signings out west in Kurtley Beale...
Published 04/18/24
The Waratahs are (FINALLY!) back in the winners' circle, all thanks to the sturdy boot of Will Harrison. The Roar's Christy Doran and Matt Toomua sit down with the man himself to talk about that clutch win over the Crusaders, his kicking process, his long journey back from injury, having to be roommates in the Hunter Valley, and more. Christy and Matt also discuss the results from Super Rugby and Super Rugby Women's, plus the latest developments around Wallabies eligibility. Hosts: Christy...
Published 04/15/24
The reduced rounds continue into its second week, as eight sides battle once again to consolidate positions and gain leads. The Waratahs fight for their season in Sydney, the Reds look to get back on track and the Rebels aim to consolidate a finals position. The Roar's Christy Doran and Tony Harper preview the upcoming round, give their picks, and talk about the ugly fallout from the Fijian Drua saga in Melbourne that sees racial allegations and bans handed out to Frank Lomani and Jone...
Published 04/11/24
Moana Pasifika is a team building and looking to craft a proud identity in the islands. This week, Christy Doran and Matt Toomua are joined by Wallaby legend and Moana prop Sekope Kepu to discuss building a team from the ground up, discovering more of his roots, the anniversary of the Waratahs 2014 title, coming full circle with Counties Manukau and more. Christy and Matt also discuss the results from Super Rugby, particularly the pressure on the Waratahs and Michael Hooper's Sevens debut in...
Published 04/09/24
The reduced rounds may be upon us, but Super Rugby Pacific is only heating up! The Waratah-Brumbies rivalry continues in Canberra, the Rebels look to continue their ladder climb with a win over the Drua and the Force look to break a ten-year drought against the Blues. The Roar's Christy Doran and Nick Wasiliev preview the upcoming round, give their picks, and talk about the latest news around the Rebels future, Super Rugby Women's, the Hong Kong Sevens and the new Wallabies assistant...
Published 04/04/24
The Melbourne Rebels this year are facing unique challenges, as the club fights to stay alive. This week, Christy Doran and Matt Toomua are joined by General Manager Nick Stiles to discuss being honest with players, the growth of the group despite the challenges, targeting victories, defeating the Waratahs and more. Christy and Matt also discuss the results from Super Rugby, particularly on the continued slide of the Waratahs and the thrilling Aussie derby played between the Reds and...
Published 04/01/24
Round Six sees the Waratahs and Rebels desperate to return to winning ways, the Force facing a daunting trip to Fiji and a mouthwatering match of the round clash in Brisbane between the Reds and Brumbies The Roar's Christy Doran and Tony Harper preview the upcoming round, give their picks, and talk about the latest news out of Australian rugby. Hosts: Christy Doran & Tony Harper Producer: Nick Wasiliev Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/28/24
Hot off a bumper win over Moana Pasifika, Christy Doran and Matt Toomua are joined this week by Brumbies flanker Luke Reimer to discuss the development of the Canberra side across the 2024 season, the transition of the new coaching staff, debunking Reimer's murky rugby league past, and more. Christy and Matt also discuss the results from Super Rugby, particularly paying note to the challenges faced by the Waratahs and Darren Coleman as the losses continue. Hosts: Christy Doran & Matt...
Published 03/25/24
Round Five is upon us, with Aussie derbies galore and the Rebels and Brumbies set to face overseas opposition on both sides of the ditch. The Roar's Christy Doran and Tony Harper preview the upcoming round, give their picks, and examine the key inclusions and omissions in the team squads. Hosts: Christy Doran & Tony Harper Producer: Nick Wasiliev Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/21/24
One of the great joys of Super Rugby Pacific has been the rise of the Fijian Drua. Christy Doran and Matt Toomua are joined this week by Fijian Drua coach Mick Byrne to discuss the 2024 season, overcoming communication boundaries, transforming Fijian rugby pathways, how much Fiji has got behind the team, how he helped design the Adidas rugby ball, and more. Christy and Matt also discuss the results from Super Rugby and the Six Nations, and the latest news out of Rugby Australia and the...
Published 03/19/24
Round Four sees Australia's teams continue to perform well in Super Rugby Pacific, with the Rebels and Reds entrenched in the top four and the Brumbies getting back to winning ways. The Roar's Christy Doran and Nick Wasiliev preview the upcoming round, give their picks, and examine the key inclusions and omissions in the team squads. Hosts: Christy Doran & Nick Wasiliev Producer: Nick Wasiliev Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/13/24
Super Rugby Pacific has seen surprises aplenty with the Reds upsetting the Chiefs, and the Crusaders 0-3 for the first time since 1996! Christy Doran and Matt Toomua discuss the incredible opening three rounds of the competition, the Wallabies review and recommendations, and more. They are joined this week but Queensland Reds hooker Matt Faessler to discuss their victory over the Chiefs, his journey to Wallaby gold, and who has the best moustache in the Wallaby squad! Hosts: Christy Doran...
Published 03/11/24
Round Three is upon us in Super Rugby Pacific, with surprises galore and a lot of teams desperate to get their seasons back on track. The Roar's Christy Doran and Nick Wasiliev preview the upcoming round, give their picks, and also touch on the latest news regarding the Wallabies 2023 review and the $2.6 million budget blowout. Hosts: Christy Doran & Nick Wasiliev Producer: Nick Wasiliev Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/07/24
Rugby is in our DNA. We are the rugby podcast of The Roar, Australia's biggest sporting debate! We welcome new co-hosts and a new schedule, with Roar Rugby Editor Christy Doran and former Wallaby Matt Toomua taking the reins to chat with a cast of special guests, debating and dissecting the talking points in Super Rugby, the Wallabies and the international game. Also join us for weekly previews during Super Rugby Pacific, instant reactions during Wallabies test matches, breaking news podcasts...
Published 03/05/24
Super Rugby Pacific is on fire following a stellar weekend of cracking games in Super Round. Christy Doran and Matt Toomua discuss the surprise results, the performances of the Australian sides, the future of Super Round in Melbourne, and touch on the performances of the Aussie Sevens. This week, they are joined by 30-capped Wallaby and Melbourne Rebel incumbent Lukhan Salakaia-Loto to discuss their come-from-behind win over the Western Force, his development as a rugby player, what...
Published 03/04/24
Super Round returns to Melbourne this weekend, with a series of fascinating clashes in Super Rugby Pacific. The Roar's Christy Doran and Nick Wasiliev preview the upcoming round, and give their picks for who will launch up the ladder. Hosts: Christy Doran & Nick Wasiliev Producer: Nick Wasiliev Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/29/24
Australia's sides endured mixed results in the first round of Super Rugby Pacific. Christy Doran and Matt Toomua return to discuss the opening round of the competition, the new mouthguards and the Six Nations. They are joined this week by 'Lord' Laurie Fisher, discussing his management of players, the value of finding black and white in the grey game of rugby, his desire to teach the next generation of coaches, and more. Hosts: Christy Doran & Matt Toomua  Guest: Laurie Fisher Producer:...
Published 02/27/24
Preseason ends this weekend with the resumption of Super Rugby Pacific for its third season. The Roar's Christy Doran and Tony Harper kick off a new 'rapid fire' edition of the podcast to preview the opening round of the competition, plus give their thoughts on Stan's documentary, 'The Wallabies - Inside Rugby World Cup 2023'. Host: Christy Doran & Tony Harper Producer: Nick Wasiliev Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/22/24
The Roar Rugby Podcast is back for 2024 with new hosts Christy Doran and former Wallaby Matt Toomua. They're joined by Wallabies No.9 Nic White to talk about the Eddie Jones era, what to expect from new coach Joe Schmidt, and the launch of Super Rugby Pacific. Host: Christy Doran & Matt Toomua Guest: Nic White Producer: Nick Wasiliev Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/19/24
The Roar Rugby Podcast is back for a new season in 2024, with a new year of new beginnings for Australian Rugby., Kicking off in the Sunshine State, The Roar's rugby editor Christy Doran sits down with Queensland Reds head coach Les Kiss, recorded ahead of their first trial against the Western Force. Les discusses his coaching career and transition from the world of rugby league to a grand slam-winning rugby union coach, his experiences in the northern hemisphere, the weird space of being a...
Published 02/05/24
2023 officially comes to a close with the news that Eddie Jones, six weeks after departing the Wallabies, has been formally announced as the new coach of Japan's national side, the Brave Blossoms. Hot off the announcement press conference in Tokyo, Tony Harper and Christy Doran sit down to discuss the press conference, the chaos that was the Wallabies botched World Cup campaign and the many stories that have led to this point, his rugby legacy and the personal impact 2023 may have on him,...
Published 12/14/23
A chaotic year in Australian rugby has culminated in the removal of Hamish McLennan as Chairman, following the earlier departure of Eddie Jones. The Roar's Christy Doran, Tony Harper and Geoff Parkes sit down to dissect the last few weeks leading up to this moment, where McLennan's removal leaves Australian rugby, and what next for Phil Waugh has the new interim Chairman, Daniel Herbert. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 11/20/23
Stan Sport commentator Sean Maloney joins rugby experts Brett McKay and Harry Jones as he literally arrives home in Australia for a comprehensive recap of the Rugby World Cup in France which culminated in the gripping Final on Saturday night. South Africa became the first nation to lift the William Webb Ellis trophy for a fourth time, and the guys pull out all the tournament highlights and the ins and outs of the of the Stan Sport and Nine Network coverage. Hosted on Acast. See...
Published 10/31/23