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A podcast featuring Josh, Brendan, The Apprentice & friends talking about sport from Australia and around the globe.




116 - NRL, Masters, Rugby, AFL, Supercoach

No Pies no worries it seems. After Brendan almost got decapitated at work, he's risen from his death bed to record with Big Zacko behind Pies' back. This should be good.... 0:00:00 - NRL 1:05:00 - Masters of Rugby League 1:19:00 - Rugby 1:24:00 - AFL 1:46:00 - Supercoach Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au Twitter - @batsandballspod Brendan - @brendansmith05 Josh - @PiesJosh Zac - @BigZacko Email -...

Duration: 01:54:42

115 - IAAF World Champs, NRL, Rugby, EPL, Tennis, Masters, NFL, AFL, Supercoach

Big Zacko is still in control and seems to be getting the hang of it. This week is a bit of a mixed bag with plenty of random sports talk this week. No Swainy this week, but we still battle our way through some Rugby talk. Plus EPL, Tennis and we preview the next module of Masters of Rugby League at Dragon Dreammasters. Plus the regular NRL, AFL and Supercoach talk. 0:00:00 - Random Talk & IAAF World Championships 0:25:00 - NRL 1:15:00 - Rugby 1:24:00 - EPL 1:28:00 - Tennis 1:35:00 -...

Duration: 02:32:35

114 - NRL, AFL, Supercoach

Quick show tonight but that just means our rant to minute ratio is up. Pies rants about the Daily Telegraph, Big Zacko rants about the footy in general and Brendan has more ref rants. We cover the latest round of AFL and put in our tips for the coming round. And Supercoach is hotting up with AFL finals starting and the last week of the NRL season. 0:00:00 - Daily Telegaph, NRL 0:47:00 - AFL 1:15:00 - Other Sport 1:19:00 - Supercoach Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au Twitter -...

Duration: 01:42:59

113 - Masters of Rugby League, Tour de France, NRL, AFL, Supercoach

Seeing as Pies and Brendan haven't been past 112 before, Big Zacko takes over and runs the show as part of his Second Year Project. Robbo joins us in the studio and Seamus is on the phone to recap the Bats and Balls Cup Masters game. Pies rates the Waratahs food offerings in the latest segment of Masters Chef. Robbo and Zac recap the Tour de France. Plus all the results and tips from the NRL and AFL. And among all the injuries and suspensions, we have to get ready for the Supercoach...

Duration: 02:34:54

112 - NRL, Rugby, Masters of Rugby League, AFL, Supercoach, Tour de France

It's the show before the big Bats and Balls Masters of Rugby League Cup and Brendan drops a bombshell. We get Colbee and Seamus on the line to preview the Masters module. Plus Swainy catches us up with everything going on in the world of Rugby. Plus all your NRL, AFL and Tour de France news. And Brendan and Pies had huge weekends in Supercoach. 0:00:00 - NRL 0:33:00 - Rugby 1:01:00 - Masters of Rugby League 1:35:00 - AFL 2:22:00 - Supercoach 3:04:00 - Tour de France Brought to...

Duration: 03:11:23

111 - NRL, AFL, Tour de France, Supercoach

It's episode 111 and we're podcasting on one leg. Pies is on location deep inside the Blues camp. Brendan and Big Zacko are alone in the studio discussing everything going on in the world of sport. There's plenty on the NRL and AFL including more ladder debate and finals predictions. Plus Big Zacko recaps another crazy week in the Tour de France. And Brendan once again lets us know just how good he is at Supercoach. 0:00:00 - NRL 0:52:00 - AFL 1:22:00 - Tour de France 1:34:00 -...

Duration: 02:12:16

110 - Rugby, NRL, Tour de France, AFL, Supercoach

It's Swainy and Rugby from the top of the show! Followed by NRL talk and Big Zacko has done Pies' homework from a few weeks ago. Plus Tour de France, AFL, and Supercoach talk. 0:00:00 - Rugby 0:26:00 - NRL 1:46:00 - Tour de France 1:56:00 - AFL 2:16:00 - Supercoach Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au Twitter - @batsandballspod Brendan - @brendansmith05 Josh - @PiesJosh Zac - @BigZacko Swainy - @Swainy7 Email -...

Duration: 02:48:28

109 - Tour de France, Masters, NRL, AFL, F1

Masters coach and cycling enthusiast Robbo joins Big Zacko to preview the Tour de France. Colbee calls in to cover the latest Masters of Rugby League module at Toukley and Katoomba. Brendan watched most of the footy and recaps the crazy Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix. Pies went camping and brings nothing to the table this week. 0:00:00 - Masters of Rugby League 0:23:00 - NRL 1:27:00 - AFL 2:02:00 - AFL 2:03:00 - Formula 1 2:18:00 - Tour de France Preview Brought to you by...

Duration: 03:09:46

108 - NRL, Rugby, AFL, Masters, Sports History Conference, Raelene Castle Tom Brock Lecture, Supercoach

Published author and historian Erik Nielsen raises the braininess of the pod this week. The lack of Big Zacko means Swainy goes uninterrupted discussing the troubles at the ARU and we devise a ploy to get him to the Rugby World Cup in 2019. Erik enlightens us to the Australian Society for Sports History Conference and the 19th annual Tom Brock Lecture featuring Raelene Castle. Plus all your NRL, AFL and Supercoach news. 0:00:00 - NRL 0:44:00 - Rugby 1:13:00 - Masters 1:17:00 -...

Duration: 02:50:49

107 - NRL, Rugby, AFL, Masters, Football, Supercoach

Big Zacko is back to his best as we bring in NRL expert Craig to pump up his Panthers and the transition of Matt Moylan from fullback to five eighth and captain. We get Swainy on the line to discuss the Wallabies win over Fiji, the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand and Swainy's debut Super Rugby call #SwainyRWC2019. Plus Big Zacko and Pies recap the NRL Masters event at St Marys over the weekend. 0:00:00 - NRL 1:01:00 - Rugby 1:24:00 - AFL 1:45:00 - Masters and...

Duration: 02:17:42

106 - NRL, AFL, Masters, Supercoach

We had grand plans for a few special guests, but instead, thanks to the Big Wet, we've got Big Zacko. Pretty quick show this week. Just the NRL, AFL and Supercoach with a quick preview of the St Marys NRL Masters day on Saturday. 0:00:00 - NRL 0:46:00 - AFL 1:13:00 - NRL Masters 1:25:00 - Supercoach Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au Twitter - @batsandballspod Brendan - @brendansmith05 Josh - @PiesJosh Zac - @BigZacko Email -...

Duration: 02:08:22

105 - Cabramatta Masters Wrap, NRL, AFL, Supercoach

Pies and Big Zacko are backing up after backing up at the Cabramatta Masters of Rugby League Module. Colbee gets on the phone to wrap it up. Plus we recap the NRL and AFL rounds, give our tips for Origin 1 and the upcoming round of footy and talk a little Formula 1, Cycling and NBA Finals. Plus we're in the chaos that is Supercoach bye rounds. 0:00:00 - NRL 0:46:00 - AFL 1:10:00 - Masters of Rugby League 1:46:30 - The Man Shake 1:52:00 - NBA Finals 2:01:30 - Monaco F1 2:04:40 - Giro...

Duration: 02:40:36

104 - NRL, Masters of Rugby League, Rugby, AFL, Supercoach

Swainy and Colbee on the phone to talk Rugby and Masters respectively. Plus Pies isn't working tomorrow and decides to tie one on at the podcast. Things don't get too out of hand, most of the best stuff happened in the ad breaks and the producer didn't record them. 0:00:00 - NRL 1:08:00 - Masters of Rugby League 1:30:00 - Rugby 1:53:00 - AFL 2:24:00 - Supercoach Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au Twitter - @batsandballspod Brendan - @brendansmith05 Josh - @PiesJosh Zac -...

Duration: 03:11:02

103 - NRL, AFL, Formula 1, Supercoach

Brendan and Josh are left alone again and are now contemplating The Apprentice's position in the team. Spoilers, he's not sacked. Brendan has plenty to say on the NRL plus we recap the latest AFL round and give our tips for next weekend. Plus F1 and Supercoach. 0:00:00 - NRL 1:15:00 - AFL 1:51:00 - Formula 1 2:03:00 - Supercoach Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au Twitter - @batsandballspod Brendan - @brendansmith05 Josh - @PiesJosh Zac - @BigZacko Email -...

Duration: 02:33:09

102 - Glebe Dirty Reds, AFL, V8 Supercars, Cricket, Rep Round, NRL, Supercoach, A-League Grand Final, Eurovision

Glebe Dirty Reds Vice President Mark Paixao joins us to recap the Glebe relaunch and preview the return to Rugby League of the Dirty Reds jersey at Leichhardt. We review the round of upsets in the AFL and in Rep Round. The A-League Grand Final was a cracker. Brendan tells us how good he is at Supercoach and Pies likes a long shot at Eurovision. 0:00:00 - Glebe Dirty Reds 0:20:00 - AFL 0:51:00 - V8 Supercars & Cricket 1:01:00 - Rep Round & NRL Round 10 1:34:00 - Supercoach 1:52:00 -...

Duration: 02:07:22

101 - NRL, Rugby, Masters of Rugby League, AFL, NFL Draft, Supercoach

Robbo has joined us again plus we have Colbee on the line to discuss the last module of Masters of Rugby League at Quakers Hill. Including the first ever Masters Chef 8/10. Shock horror! Brendan has something nice to say about the NRL referees. We sprint through the AFL segment this week, but there's still enough time to hear from Swansational. Plus Big Zacko gives us the big news from the NFL Draft and all the latest from Supercoach. 0:00:00 - NRL 1:15:00 - Rugby 1:38:00 - Masters...

Duration: 03:00:37

100 - NRL, Masters of Rugby League, NFL Draft, AFL, V8 Supercars, EFL Championship

Somehow we cracked the century! Celebrate episode 100 with Brendan, Josh, Colbee, Hunter and Big Zacko via satellite. We catch up on all the latest NRL talk. Colbee previews the Masters of Rugby League module this weekend at Quakers Hill and Merrylands. Big Zacko has been researching the NFL Draft and some potential picks. We recap the AFL round. And Brendan gives us the V8 Supercars and EFL Championship wrap. 0:00:00 - The Century 0:06:15 - NRL 1:27:10 - Masters of Rugby...

Duration: 02:39:00

099 - NRL, AFL, NBA Playoffs, Brighton & Hove Albion Promoted, NFL Draft, Supercoach, Star Wars Episode VIII

The band's back together as we discuss Round 7 of NRL, Round 4 of AFL, the NBA Playoffs have tipped off, Russell Westbrook vs James Harden MVP race, Brighton & Hove Albion promoted to the English Premier League, Big Zacko touches on the NFL Draft, we get stuck into some Batman LEGO and Star Wars Episode VIII talk and finish off with Supercoach. 0:00:00 - NRL 0:57:00 - AFL 1:34:00 - NBA Playoffs 1:50:00 - BHAFC to the EPL 2:15:00 - NFL Draft 2:21:00 - Star Wars 2:30:00 -...

Duration: 03:01:01

098 - Glebe Dirty Reds, AFL, Rugby, NRL, Other Sport, Supercoach

We're joined by Darren Flynn from the first club in Rugby League, the Glebe Dirty Reds to discuss their return to the fold. Swainy returns to discuss the latest developments in Super Rugby as well as Shute Shield and World Sevens. Big Zacko is on location with scoops the size of a McDonalds soft serve, Plus a bunch of other sport including Davis Cup, V8 Supercars and the abandoned Sydney Cup. 0:00:00 - Glebe Dirty Reds 0:22:00 - AFL 0:41:00 - Rugby with Swainy 1:27:00 - NRL 2:04:00...

Duration: 02:39:12

097 - Super Rugby, NRL, AFL, Supercoach, Masters

Swainy joins us for an in depth discussion about the future of Super Rugby, SANZAR and competition. Plus we recap the NRL and AFL rounds and tip next weeks games. Plus get your AFL Supercoach teams right before the rookies rise up. And there's some NRL Supercoach cows you need too. Note: This show was recorded before Tony Romo retired to the announcers box. 0:00:00 - NRL 0:50:00 - AFL 1:08:00 - Rugby with Swainy 1:36:00 - AFL Tips 1:48:00 - Masters of Rugby League 1:51:00 -...

Duration: 02:24:22

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