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...

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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The Wallabies World Cup pool games are over as they got the job done against Portugal, winning 34-14. As we sweat on the result of the final match between the Flying Fijians and Os Lobos, Nick and Natho are joined by G&GR stalwart KARL (Kiwi Aussie Rugby Lover) to discuss the Portugal match, the potential outcomes from this coming weekend, and the ugly fallout that awaits Australian rugby upon the squad’s return home.  WARNING: we swear, as usual. At this point if you have an issue, it’s clearly on you.

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When you’ve been knocked down and out, what do you do? You pick yourself up. On Australian rugby’s darkest day, Nick W and Natho come together to discuss the Wallabies loss to Wales and forthcoming departure from the World Cup. We are joined by GAGR legend and writer of the Chewsday Chew, Nutta, for an impassioned call to arms in this moment, right here. This one is for the long suffering Aussie rugby fan. WARNING: we swear a bit. We’ve earnt it. 

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The Wallabies have a massive Fiji-shaped challenge in front of them this weekend, in a critical match of their 2023 Rugby World Cup Campaign. Nick W and Natho are joined by G&GR El Presidente Hoss to discuss where the Wallabies sit, including: Their performance against Georgia What should they change for #AUSvFIJ Where the game will be won and lost Predictions WARNING: it’s #HossOnThePod. Enter at your own risk.

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It’s World Cup week… finally! With travel logistics out of the way, big important man Nathan Williamson speaks from on Lyon as he is joined by less important Nick H and Nick W to lay down the ultimate predictions for the World Cup, including: Our final thoughts on the Wallabies v France The pool placements across the whole competition Our finals predictors …and how cruel it is we’ve been denied the first three-way red card! Tune in! Let us know what you think.

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It’s a new season upon us! For the Wallabies, it couldn’t have started worse. Nick H, Nick W and Natho sit down to dissect the first test of the Eddie era, including: What went wrong against South Africa What next for Argentina The Junior Wallabies The Wallaroos and the Pacific Four The Telegraph World Cup Predictior WARNING: coarse language The Telegraph Rugby World Cup Predictor: LINK HERE

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Super Rugby Pacific has come to an end, with the Crusaders winning their 306th title again. Yawn. Nick W, Nick H and Natho jump on their final pod before we dive into the international season and World Cup, where we talk: The Wallabies RWC squad Junior Wallabies Wallaroos Pacific Four Series Super Rugby Pacific wrap up Should we have a Super Rugby draft? Couple of swears here and there.

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Super Rugby Pacific nears it’s end, and with it our finals chances as all teams bar the Brumbies sustained heavily losses in the final round. Nick H, Nick W and Natho chat the latest, including: The latest player movements Finals predictions Penney going to the Crusaders Phil Waugh being announced as RA’s CEO WARNING: Bit of a sweary one. Nick’s article: https://www.theroar.com.au/2023/06/07/dear-phil-dont-stuff-it-up-an-open-letter-to-ras-new-ceo-and-the-three-priorities-he-must-tackle-straight-away/

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