Author: Nick Wasiliev

Die-hard Brumbies/Country Eagles fan now based in Sydney. Author, anthropologist, musician, second rower. Still trying to make sense of the 21st century. Dropped a debut novel last year...

After a will-they won’t-they saga all season, the Waratahs have decided to let Darren Coleman go. The boys are here to discuss all in this FLASH pod! But was it a good decision? Why do the Waratahs seem to change but get no better? How come the state with the biggest population and the most rugby players in Oz is perpetually disappointing, like pesto pasta writ large and in an out-of-form Super Rugby form?

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This week the two Nicks and Nathan chat the closing rounds of Super Rugby Pacific, the Wallaroos, and team cohesion. We also put together a timeline detailing what we think the next three weeks will look like Chats include: Which player would you bring in to save the Waratahs? Team cohesion and the Western Force Who with ACTUALLY make finals? WARNING: swearing and a wee bit of innuendo. Ya get it. https://youtu.be/B5fYhnx56jc

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The Dropped Kick-Off returns for another week, and this time we’re joined by a Pirate, an Owl and a Brumby in Jack Debreczeni. Nick and Josh sit down to chew the fat with Jack on the Canes victory, learnings from big losses, working with the wider squad, how crucial a clear club identity is, the Lord’s favourite beer, and more. You can now also watch and listen on YouTube. https://youtu.be/_hStJK8dGPM?si=Ifh8TZq0iye9ngSl

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The boys are back in town! The boys being the Tahs and the town being good ol’ Syd-da-ney. Nick, Nathan and Josh are here to talk about the Tahs, Reds, Rebels and more. How good are the Tahs? Will Swinton ever see red? What’s up with the Reds? McReight or McWrong – whats with these judiciary decisions? The Rebels are looking good aren’t they! Should Debreczeni start for the Wallabies? (red hot I know) and should the Waratahs Women swap with the Mens?

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The battle of the Creightons looms this weekend. Nick W and Natho are back on to chat about the upcoming weekend of Super Rugby Pacific, plus dive into the news of the re-signing of Max Jorgensen to Australian rugby while Hoops is set to finally make his debut in Sevens rugby. WARNING: Swear to god, if you pull us up for our language… Episode Code: 5.8

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We’re waiting until the last possible minute to drop our episode this week, and we’re back to the OG crew from 2018! The Two Nicks come together to chew the fat on hot topics, classic GAGR style. They include: Super Round The $2.6 million blowout The 23 Wallabies recommendations Previewing Round Three WARNING: A few coarse words are muttered. If you find s**ts and f**ks offensive, this is not the show for you obviously. Episode Code: 109

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It’s that time of the year where instead of celebrating what should be a fun signature weekend, all rugby podcasters come together to offer their alternatives to Super Round in Melbourne. Nick W, Nick H and Natho sit down to dissect the first weekend of Super Rugby, and preview the much publicised Super Round. WARNING: words may be coarse in nature uponeth this audio podcast. Forgiveth us, for we uth do notuth haveth good grammareth! Episode Code: 108

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A Dropped Kick-Off favourite returns for his yearly appearance on the show, as Nick W and Natho chat with the Wests very own Graham Cooper on the state of all things with the whistle in 2024. Among their chat includes: The new tackle laws The Whistleblowers documentary RWC2023 and the fallout online WARNING: the language be coarsing sometimes. We’re an after dark pod, it would be weird if we didn’t swear.  Episode Code: 107

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Dust off your dodgy internet and spicy hot takes, the Dropped Kick-Off is back for another year. Nick W, Josh and Natho are joined by our Victorian rep Dylan Langes to chat the latest news, the Wallabies new coaching appointments, trials… and the whole situation unfolding at the Melbourne Rebels. WARNING: couple of s&^%s and f@#%s ’cause stuff is depressing in Melbourne right now. Key topics: Joe Schmidt appointed as Wallabies coach The Melbourne Rebels up creek without a paddle Also, we’re launching a new segment for the show this year, if you’re in clubland we want to hear from…

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Happy Christmas everyone. We’re signing off 2023 with a full length remix of our (now defunct) intro music, complete with a guest feature from the one and only Eddie Jones, a man who definitely finished 2023 in a happier and more satisfied place. WARNING: no swear words at all. The kids can listen to this one, wherever and whenever. Put it on for their graduation. Put it on for mood music. Do what you gotta do! Music Credit: Upbeat Funk

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EMERGENCY BROADCAST! Nick W and Natho come off their holidays to talk about the latest in Aussie rugby, cause absolutely nothing at all has happened. Definitely nothing. Among the nothingness includes: Hamish leaving Eddie leaving what the hell does our game look like now what stupid shit we think will happen in the next three weeks  WARNING: Swearing. Ya get it. 

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The Wallabies might be out, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Nick and Natho are joined by GAGR writer Happyman to review the last round of the #RWC2023 pool stages, preview the 2023 Quarter Finals, plus chat a little closer to home with news of centralisation afoot, and the first of a new series of ‘Eddie Watch’, where we discuss what the hell is happening with Eddie now. WARNING: We’re all angry atm, just let the boys swear. 

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