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...

Yep, this is A world exclusive! Podcast host Nick W sits down with Rugby royalty In Wallabies Head Coach, Eddie Jones, ahead of his World Cup squad announcement among Loads of squad surprises, they discuss: Feelings of coming back to Australia Overall Outlook on the Super Rugby sides why he’s looking to pinch more from League than just players opinions on the new refereeing, the All Blacks and Springboks and much more*

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Eddie Jones is set to announce a Wallabies squad on Sunday, a squad that will be a preview of what potentially could be his World Cup squad. Or not. But it’s OK because we have to preview Eddie Jones’ preview so that when the squad comes out on Sunday two days after this podcast you’ll feel a little more informed to give you and your friends your own preview of Eddie Jones’ preview World Cup squad. In this pod we discuss: How last weekend fared for the Aussie teams. What’s doing with the Tahs and Reds Who will win on…

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Forget grassroots, forget the Shute Shield, even forget Eddie Jones. There’s a NEW rugby messiah in town and his name is Tolu Latu. And in two years Tolu will bringing along his friend Joseph Sua’ali’i, who is really good and has scored a couple of tries. In this pod we’ll talk about: That price tag of $1.6m. What he’ll bring to the game. Whether he’s worth it, and Which NRL figure resembles what Star Wars character and why it’s Gus Gould and the Emperor.

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Super Rugby is underway, with several Aussie sides coming out the other side of Super Round in a promising position. Nick H, Natho, Nick W and Josh sit down to chat about the opening fortnight, including: The performance of the Aussie Rugby sides in the opening rounds. Whether the concept of Super Round is working. Who is on Eddie’s radar. Latest transfers, sanctions and Wallabies coaching appointments Give it a listen and let us know what you think. WARNING: couple of naughty words and naughty sexual innuendos included.

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The cavalry are called in for the penultimate episode of the year, as the two Nicks, Natho and Josh, come to chat the Wallabies result against Ireland, where the heck they’re at on this tour, the injuries, what a successful result against Wales looks like, and who might be in the squad. Warning: few swears here and there.

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Nick and Natho reconvene to talk about one of the most tumultuous periods in Australian rugby in recent times, touching on the highs of the Rugby World Cup and winning the Hong Kong Sevens, to the lows of the Wallabies tour and their first loss to Italy. Comes with a preview of tomorrow’s game against Ireland. WARNING: Contains a lot of swears. THE HOT TOPICS The success of the Rugby World Cup The Hong Kong Sevens win Wallabies vs Italy – what happened? Some of the worst Twitter hottakes we’ve seen Preview vs. Ireland and thoughts on the squad

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Nick W calls up Nath, who’s deep in rugby coverage in NZ, to talk about the first two Wallaroos games of the Rugby World Cup, the Australia A series and the Wallabies spring tour squad announcement! WARNING: Occasional naughty word The Hot Topics The Wallaroos opening matches and #RWC2021Predictions for the last pool games  (#AUSvWAL)The Australia A SeriesWallabies spring tour squad announcement

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The Dropped Kick-Off returns, and this time we a debut! Nick H, Natho and Josh Murphy, coach of the Bathurst Bulldogs Women’s team jump on to talk the Wallabies win over the Springboks, the improved performance of the Wallaroos, our Sevens success, the Puma miracle in Christchurch, and more. WARNING: occasional coarse language. Rugby chat is ok though. 

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