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A weekly digest of all things Rugby League- past, present and future.A

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English


Episodes

The Super League War - Chapter Eight - Phillip Street - Part One

9/11/2019
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In this chapter we discuss the ARL getting wind of the raid, the key players in the fightback, how Optus Vision money hamstrung the ARL, Packer envoy Graham Richardson, the unbreakable bond between Arthurson and Quayle, Bozo and Gus' influence, and an unholy alliance with the player agents.

Duration:01:13:25

The Super League War - Chapter Seven - Blitzkrieg - Part Two

9/3/2019
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War rooms, whiteboards, private jets, a major hiccup in Brisbane, comic relief in Auckland, in this installment we discuss the Super League recruitment strategies, flaws of the raid, and the great Graham Murray.

Duration:01:03:49

The Super League War - Chapter Seven - Blitzkrieg - Part One

8/29/2019
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This is part one of Chapter Seven: Blitzkrieg. We discuss the disappearance of Star League, analyse Super League's "vision", the signing of key coaches, the machinations of the April Fools Day raids and much more!

Duration:01:04:19

The Super League War: Chapter Six - Never More Ritzy

8/20/2019
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In this instalment, we discuss the ARL's 1995 launch with music superstar Yanni, the ignominy of a supposedly triumphant opening weekend, the efforts of the expansion clubs, and Rupert Murdoch signing off on war!

Duration:00:43:37

The Super League War: Chapter Five - The Halftime Score

8/13/2019
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In this chapter we discuss the impact of the World Sevens on Super League, the legendary meeting of February 6th 1995, Kerry Packer's threats and much, much more!

Duration:00:54:40

The Super League War: Chapter Four - It's On!

8/6/2019
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In this chapter, we discuss the last magnificent Kangaroo Tour, Ken Arthurson's dash back to Sydney for a confronting meeting with News Limited, legendary Kerry Packer reactions and much more!

Duration:00:53:01

Mailbag Episode

7/30/2019
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Michael highlights a number of insightful emails, messages and social media interactions from the loyal RLD community.

Duration:00:49:48

The Super League War: Aren’t You Blokes Interested In Finance?

7/9/2019
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It’s 1994, and there is acrimony in the air. The Brisbane Broncos and the game’s administration are on a collision course. Differing philosophies, petty squabbling and some legitimate grievances lead us to the cusp of the most destructive period in the game’s history!

Duration:01:21:23

The Super League War: Making The Big Game Bigger, Part Two

7/2/2019
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In the final part of this chapter, we examine the gains and missteps of the ARL under Ken Arthurson, who wasted no time in dragging Rugby League into the present after taking over from his close friend Kevin Humphreys. For good and for bad, the path to Super League was in many ways paved by the decisions of the League in the 1980s.

Duration:01:18:26

The Super League War: Making The Big Game Bigger, Part One

6/18/2019
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Michael and Andrew discuss the Kevin Humphreys era of the game, the move into the Winfield Cup era, the state of the game in 1983, and much more!

Duration:00:53:17

The Super League War: A Time For Heroes: Part Four

6/11/2019
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Michael and Andrew analyse the lead up to the grand final, all the memorable on field action, compare some of the all time great backlines, and much more!

Duration:00:58:13

The Super League War: A Time for Heroes, Part Three

6/4/2019
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In the penultimate instalment of our 1994 season recap, we look at the on field fortunes of the eventual grand finalists, Canterbury and Canberra, and go in-depth on a compelling finals series.

Duration:00:50:33

The Super League War: A Time For Heroes, Part Two

5/28/2019
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A prelude to war, rugby league’s much loved 1994 season (part 2).

Duration:01:06:25

The Super League War: A Time For Heroes, Part One

5/21/2019
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Welcome to the first episode of The Rugby League Digest’s in-depth investigation of the Super League War. We begin the saga by taking a deep dive into the season before the war, 1994. An historical high point for the game before it all came crashing down, in this first instalment of our season recap we put the game in context through the Rugby League Week player Q&As, review an impressive batch of footy cards (0:13:00) and recount an Alan Jones-fuelled power struggle at South Sydney...

Duration:01:36:13

The Super League War: Prelude

5/14/2019
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With our all new Super League series beginning next week, we revisit an origin story fundamental to any understanding of the war: the formation of the Brisbane Broncos. From the competing bids to perpetual tension with the NSWRL and QRL, we explore all aspects of the casting of the die that would change Rugby League forever.

Duration:01:31:26

The Super League War: Opening Thoughts

5/7/2019
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The Rugby League Digest is back, and we are extremely excited to announce a new series taking a deep dive into the Super League war. From its origins to reunification and beyond, taking in the view from every angle, this is the definitive account of the saga that changed Rugby League forever. In this opening salvo, Michael and Andrew offer their personal thoughts and recollections on the War, before setting up the season ahead with a replay of our Ken Arthurson History Corner.

Duration:01:08:33

We're Back!

3/10/2019
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The 2019 NRL season is here and with it a brand new season of The Rugby League Digest! Mick and Andy are back to look at the off season from hell, and try to find some positivity among the carnage. Then, a BIG announcement about the future of the show (don’t worry, we are not going anywhere).

Duration:00:58:20

Ep 80 - The 2018 Grand Final Preview

9/26/2018
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Micky and Andy provide the most DEFINITIVE (ie. most recent) grand final preview, and much more!

Duration:01:02:22

Ep 79 - The Rugby League Digest - Hall of Fame Class of 2009

9/17/2018
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Micky and Andy dissect an outstanding hall of fame class from 2009, talk amazing semi finals, idiotic scandals, and much more! 2:43 - NRLW - Roosters vs Broncos 7:20 - NRL - Sharks vs Panthers 15:07 - NRLW - Dragons vs Warriors 18:08 - NRL - Rabbitohs vs Dragons 26:35 - South phone scandal 33:45 - Josh Dugan on the media 38:20 - The Tyrone Peachey saga 41:09 - Bennett domino effect 43:00 - Funny stories of the week 46:54 - Good PR - Fifita 47:44 - 2009 HOF Class

Duration:01:28:22

Ep 77 - Finals fever!

9/3/2018
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Mick and Andy discuss an excellent 2018 regular season. We lament our pre-season predictions, discuss some hilarious and not so funny news stories, preview the mouth-watering upcoming finals series and much, much more! 01:00 - Hots & Colds 10:11 - JT's final game 17:52 - Simon Mannering 300th game 20:10 - Pre-season predictions 29:25 - Salary cap news 35:51 - Denver test 33.44 - Catalans Challenge Cup win 41:33 - York City Knights 42:06 - Cam Smith's testimonial 43:46 - Agent...

Duration:01:14:05