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Hosted by Andrew Ferguson and League Freak, the podcast covers different Rugby League topics, from the NRL to Super League, and how they relate to the history of the game.

Hosted by Andrew Ferguson and League Freak, the podcast covers different Rugby League topics, from the NRL to Super League, and how they relate to the history of the game.
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Australia

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Hosted by Andrew Ferguson and League Freak, the podcast covers different Rugby League topics, from the NRL to Super League, and how they relate to the history of the game.

Twitter:

@LeagueFreak

Language:

English

Contact:

+61432696761


Episodes

Interview With Matt Attard and How Good Is The Starting Bloc!

5/22/2019
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In this episode Matt Attard joins us once again as we talk about our love for The Starting Bloc, Nathan Cleary playing Origin, DWZ on his way out at Penrith, Mitchell Moses, Clint Gutherson and much, much more! Subscribe to the podcast and give us a five star rating! To ask a question on the podcast simply email podcast@leaguefreak.com Follow Andrew Ferguson and League Freak on Twitter and check out the Fergo and The Freak website.

Duration:01:00:49

Reviewing All 16 NRL Coaching Performances Heading Into State Of Origin

5/20/2019
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On this episode we review the coaching performance of all 16 NRL head coaches. We look at who is doing a great job and who could be doing a whole lot better! We also have a major love-in for The Starting Bloc, who we love, so very much! Make sure you subscribe to the podcast and if you see it posted on Twitter or Facebook give it a RETWEET or a SHARE as they help us so much in spreading the word of this podcasts existence! You can follow Andrew Ferguson and League Freak on their Twitter...

Duration:02:15:32

21st Special: Should NRL Clubs Look At Trent Barrett As A Potential Head Coach?

5/18/2019
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In this episode the boys consider the question, should NRL clubs consider Trent Barrett as a potential head coaching candidate. We go into as much detail as needed in this episode, it is one not to be missed! Trent Barretts coaching record: http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/coaches/trent-barrett/summary.html Make sure you subscribe to the podcast and give us a five star rating. If you take a screen shot showing you've done that and you tweet it to League Freak, he will follow you! You can...

Duration:00:00:59

Promotion And Relegation Does Not Work In British Rugby League

5/16/2019
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On this episode we look at Promotion and Relegation, we lined up Super League against other high profile sporting leagues that use the system, we look at the dramatic changes that would have been made to the NRL if they had promotion and relegation in place and we talk about the damage it does to the British game in general. We also take a quick look at a special subject towards the end of the podcast. Here is the link to see what we will be talking about:...

Duration:01:32:20

Andrew Ferguson Book Launch - The Story Of Rugby League

5/14/2019
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BOOK LAUNCH: In this very special episode Andrew Ferguson talks about his book - The Story Of Rugby League Covering the history of the game in Australia, it is a fantastic read for all Rugby League fans and a brilliant gift idea! You can buy the book directly from the publisher by clicking the link below: http://au.newhollandpublishers.com/the-story-of-rugby-league.html You can also support Andrew and his work through his Patreon account by clicking this link:...

Duration:00:42:21

Brad Arthur Is The Luckiest Coach In NRL History

5/13/2019
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After coaching the Parramatta Eels to a 63 win and 74 loss record at a 46% winning rate, the Eels have reportedly signed Brad Arthur a contract extension. In this episode Andrew and Freaky take a look at this decision. The Eels lack of improvement, their current squad, and alternative coaches the Eels should have looked at. This is one eels fans will feel really great about after they've listened to it! Make sure you subscribe to the podcast and if you see it posted on Twitter or Facebook...

Duration:01:28:34

Andrew and Freaky Select Their State Of Origin Teams

5/13/2019
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Its almost that time of the season again so Andrew and League Freak sit down and name the sides they would select in the 2019 Rugby League State Of Origin series. Who did they select? Who did they leave out? Listen and find out! Make sure you subscribe to the podcast and give us a five star rating. If you take a screen shot showing you've done that and you tweet it to League Freak, he will follow you! You can follow Andrew Ferguson and League Freak on their Twitter pages.

Duration:01:41:03

Is Stephen Kearneys Time Up At The New Zealand Warriors?

5/8/2019
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In this episode we look at Stephen Kearneys coaching record in the NRL. The Warriors haven't had a great season in 2019 so we ask the question, is it time for a coaching change? We talk about who is available, who would be the right type of coach for Warriors, and who they should avoid! If you like this episode make sure you share it around with your friends and subscribe to the podcast! You can follow Andrew Ferguson and League Freak on their Twitter pages. Also make sure to check out the...

Duration:00:53:55

Israel Folau Update, Why Rugby Australia Can't Win, and Why NRL Magic Weekend Is Stupid

5/8/2019
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In this episode we talk about the drawn-out saga involving Israel Folau and Rugby Australia, we discuss why the NRL Magic Weekend is a stupid idea, we talk a little bit about promoting the game in new areas and promoting Rugby League in the bush! Remember to follow Andrew Ferguson and League Freak on their Twitter accounts as well as visiting the Fergo and The Freak website.

Duration:01:06:32

NRL Season Review...So Far...

5/6/2019
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On this episode we go through a review of each and every NRL team now that one third of the season has now been completed. Which teams have struggled, which teams have impressed, who is playing above expectation, who are the dark horses, and who we think are the favourites to face off in the 2019 NRL Grand Final! Make sure you subscribe to the podcast and if you see it posted on Twitter or Facebook give it a RETWEET or a SHARE as they help us so much in spreading the word of this podcasts...

Duration:02:52:53

Interview With Brien Seeney AKA NRLPhysio

5/2/2019
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In this episode we talking to Brien Seeney who runs the NRL Physio twitter account. We discuss NRL injury rates, the treatment of injuries from the past to the modern day, concussion, player equipment, how to deal with injured players on the field during a match and much, much more! Follow Brien on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nrlphysio To ask a question on the podcast simply email podcast@leaguefreak.com Follow Andrew at: https://twitter.com/andrewrlp Follow League Freak at:...

Duration:00:56:11

The Mainstream Media Bubble

5/1/2019
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In this episode we look at the disconnect between what the mainstream media finds interesting and what the majority of Rugby League supporters find interesting. We look at the changing media landscape, the way the reporting of the game has evolved, and talk about how things may change into the future. To ask a question on the podcast simply email podcast@leaguefreak.com Follow Andrew at: https://twitter.com/andrewrlp Follow League Freak at: https://twitter.com/LeagueFreak

Duration:02:06:34

The History Of Salary Cap Cheating In The NRL

4/29/2019
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On this episode we look at the long and varied history of repetitive and systematic cheating of the salary cap rules in the NRL. From the very first season of its existence to the 2019 season. Did your team break the cap? Listen to find out! If you enjoy this episode make sure you subscribe to the podcast and give us a five start rating. As always you can follow Andrew Ferguson and League Freak on Twitter and follow us on Facebook!

Duration:02:06:24

Ben Darwin From Gain Line Analytics On The Importance Of Cohesion In Rugby League

4/26/2019
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Former Wallaby Ben Darwin from Gain Line Analytics joins us to talk about the the use of Rugby League statistics, the importance of cohesion on the outcome of NRL games, as well the affect cohesion has across all sporting codes as well as in the workplace. This was a fascinating discussion and is an episode not to be missed. Make sure you follow Ben on Twitter and visit the Gain Line Analytics website to find out more. If you enjoy this episode make sure you subscribe to the podcast and...

Duration:01:50:10

Looking Back On The 2004 Season, Rule Changes And The NRL's Content Crackdown

4/25/2019
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Journalist Matt Attard joins us once again as we take a look back on the 2004 season, one full of controversy and change, a look at some of the rule changes in the games since then, and the NRL's crackdown on the use of content by independent websites and Youtube channels. League Freak was fired up on this one! If you enjoyed it make sure you subscribe and give us a five star rating! Follow Andrew Ferguson and League Freak on Twitter and check out the Fergo and The Freak website.

Duration:01:53:55

Bankwest Stadium, Eels vs Tigers and The Panthers Struggles

4/22/2019
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The boys talk about the opening of Bankwest Stadium, the Parramatta demolition job against the Wests Tigers, the season long struggles of the Penrith Panthers and then finish up talking about the two weirdest school excursions in Australian history! Make sure you subscribe to the podcast and give us a five star rating. If you take a screen shot showing you've done that and you tweet it to League Freak, he will follow you! You can follow Andrew Ferguson and League Freak on their Twitter...

Duration:01:32:18

Greg Inglis' Retirement and Salary Cap Implications, Eye Gouging, Injured Players And Aging Players In The NRL

4/18/2019
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In this episode we look at Greg Inglis' retirement and the drama surrounding the possible salary cap implications for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Eye Gouging allegations and how they are handled, what should happen when a player is badly injured on the field and play is allowed to continue, and the rising retirement age among NRL players...what is causing that? Make sure you subscribe to the podcast and give us a five star rating. If you take a screen shot showing you've done that and you...

Duration:00:57:07

Israel Folau and the ARL's Hypocrisy, Valentine Holmes Attacks, Greg Inglis' Future and Anthony Mundine's Comments

4/11/2019
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In this episode we talk about Israel Folau's sacking and the virtue signalling surrounding it, the ARL's hypocrisy in shutting down a possible return to Rugby League, the media's attacks on Valentine Holmes, Greg Inglis' future and Anthony Mundine's Anti-Vax comments. This is a stacked episode so make sure you subscribe and give us a five star rating! Remember to follow Andrew Ferguson and League Freak on their Twitter accounts as well as visiting the Fergo and The Freak website.

Duration:01:46:11

The Canterbury Bulldogs And Media Bias With Matt Attard

4/10/2019
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Journalist Matt Attard joins the podcast to talk about the Canterbury Bulldogs, how the clubs 2019 NRL season is shaping up, Dean Pays contract extension, the future of the club, his thoughts on Belmore Sports Ground and how the mainstream media treats the Bulldogs. Subscribe to the podcast and give us a five star rating! To ask a question on the podcast simply email podcast@leaguefreak.com Follow Andrew Ferguson and League Freak on Twitter and check out the Fergo and The Freak website.

Duration:01:54:09

Dennis Tutty, Player Contracts, and Why An NRL Draft Is A Terrible Idea

4/8/2019
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In this weeks episode Andrew Ferguson and League Freak look back at the fight by Dennis Tutty to fight for the rights of players to be able to move between clubs freely, how that lead to the modern day Rugby League contract, failed moves to bring a draft into the NRL, and why an NRL draft would be such a terrible idea by looking at the NFL draft and the NBA draft! Subscribe to the podcast and give us a five star rating! To ask a question on the podcast simply email...

Duration:01:14:33