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...

The Dropped Kick-Off is back with our first interview of the year! This week, the two Nicks sit down with Paul Tait to discuss Los Pumas, the struggles Argentine rugby has had over the last few years, what Michael Cheika can bring to the team, Americas Rugby in general and more. NOTE: we encountered some audio issues with Paul, so the sound quality is occasionally variable. Paul Tait: AmericasOval on Twitter Paul Tait on Americas Rugby News Paul Tait has been covering the sport in South America since 2007. He is a former player, coach, and referee, and an author…

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The Dropped Kick-Off is back to talk Super Rugby Pacific and the Super W, and this week we’re bringing the cavalry. Nick W hosts Nick H, Natho, Jack and Dylan for a chat on the last two rounds, with a D&M from Dylan on where to next for the Rebels. WARNING: Coarse language The Hot Topics Thoughts on the last fortnight? Do we think we’ll go better against the Kiwis this year? Are the Fijiana favourites to win the Super W? Predictions for the weekend

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Yes, your increasingly occasional podcast is back! This week, Nick and Natho sit down to mull over the first fortnight of Super Rugby Pacific, preview the Super W, talk third tier (yet again), and more! WARNING: Occasional coarse language and other shenanigans. Wayne Smith’s SMH Article: Read here. Nick’s Twitter Rant: Read Here Super W on 9Go: https://tvguide.9now.com.au/program/super-w/371263/ The Hot Topics Super Rugby Pacific: Who has impressed and who hasn’t?Horan v Cheika: is there any argument to the Wallabies bolters?What is our preview for Super W?What are our thoughts on the rumoured club comp as a third tier?Predictions for this…

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Nick, Natho and Dylan are back once again for another episode of The Dropped Kick-Off, as we dissect another tough weekend for the Wallabies against England. We talk where the game was won and lost, where we can go next to against the Welsh, the announcement of the draw for Super Rugby Pacific, and more. WARNING: coarse language The Hot Topics: Thoughts on the Wallabies-England match.What is one key issue Rennie has to address regarding this team?What are we most keen to see going into the Wales game?Other stuff that caught our attention this week.Preview for the weekend. #gethossonthepod

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The Wallabies have won five on the trot for the first time since 2015! Nick W, Natho, Jack and Dylan return to chew the fat on the Wallabies win over Japan, our thoughts on the upcoming European tour, and our thoughts on the All Blacks demolition of the USA, and what it means for the game. WARNING: coarse language The Hot Topics: Thoughts on the game? Positives from the Wallabies?Looking forward to the Spring Tour, what match up are you most excited about?Who would you add to the Wallabies squad? Thoughts on AB v USA? Is there point to these…

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The Rugby Championship is wrapped up, so the Two Nicks, Jack and Car Park CEO & Chair of the Christmas Club Natho come together to answer your questions WARNING: coarse language Q&A VII: GAGR – Reds Revival – There’s talk of Kurtley Beale putting his hand up for the Spring Tour (#justno), as well as possible selection of Tolu Latu, Rory Arnold, and Will Skelton. How many “imported” players are too many? Will this affect the development of the younger Wallabies?Twitter – HuwTindall – Don’t want to get ahead of ourselves but what experiments do you want to see on…

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Turns out the boys don’t know shit about rugby. The two Nicks, Nathan and Jack are back this week to talk about that incredible Wallabies win over the Springboks, the return of Quade Cooper, and what is lined up next for this weekend at Suncorp Stadium. WARNING: moderate coarse language The Hot Topics: So… Quade Cooper? What else excited us about the Wallabies performance? Where will we need to improve this weekend to beat the Boks again? So… who is the best team in the world? Predictions for the weekend. Green And Gold Rugby · The Dropped Kick-Off 30 -…

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The boys are up and about this morning, because apparently an EarthQuade warning has been announced. We sit down to chat the potential return of Quade Cooper, Bledisloe III, our chances against the Boks and more. WARNING: coarse language. Don’t play this one with the kids around. The Hot Topics: So…. that squad selection? What matchup get us excited for this weekend? Thoughts on Bledisloe III? Is the red card becoming overused in rugby?Predictions for the weekend Green And Gold Rugby · The Dropped Kick-off 29 – EarthQuade Warning

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Blissful Ignorance…. led to a frustratingly predictable result. The Dropped Kick-Off boys are back to talk about the Eden Park blackout, where the Wallabies sit going into the Rugby Championship, Giteau’s Law shenanigans, the latest news from Western Sydney and more. WARNING: coarse language The Hot Topics: 1. name one thing or moment that you think sums up the game 2. is there any good to take into Perth Test and Rugby Championship? 3. will the Giteau law solve our issues? 4. does Penrith being kicked out have anything to do with the wallabies sucking? 5. Other news? Green And…

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Nick W, Nick H, Natho and Jacko are back to talk the end of the Lions Series, Bledisloe I and the Rugby Championship. WARNING: Coarse language 1. Did we play better or did the All Blacks go to sleep? 2. Does the Wallabies have a problem with kickers? 3. Kerevi is back. Who’d you get under the revised Giteau law? 4. The Lions series: did game three resurrect the series? 5. Predictions for the weekend. Green And Gold Rugby · The Dropped Kick-Off 26 – Blissful Ignorance

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Yep, two podcasts in one month, whoulda thought? Nick W, Jack and Nick H jump on to talk about the Bledisloe Cup, the Olympics Sevens performance, and the shitshow that is Rassiegate. WARNING: mild coarse language 1. How do we feel about the Bledisloe? 2. Quade coming back – what does it mean? 3. Tokyo Sevens – why are we so shit and how are Fiji so so good 4. Lions Series- what are thoughts on the series and on Rassiegate? 5. What other rugby has caught our attention this month? Green And Gold Rugby · The Dropped Kick-Off 25 – Knee’den…

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Nick W, Natho, Jack and Nick H return to pay some long overdue rent, with the Dropped Kick-Off finally returning to discuss the France series, the Lions Tour, the Bledisloe, The Sevens teams in Tokyo, the Wallaroos and more. WARNING: Occasional coarse langauge The Hot Topics 1. Our thoughts on the France series. 2. thoughts on the Koroibete card? 3. What is one thing that gives us confidence going into the Bledisloe? 4. Can the Wallaroos grab their first win over the Black Ferns? 5. How do we think the Sevens teams will go in Tokyo? Green And Gold Rugby…

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The Dropped Kick-Off is back for another week of audience Q&A, as Nick, Natho and Jack sit down  to answer your Twitter questions and discuss the hot topics in Aussie rugby, including the Super Rugby AU Grand Final, looking ahead to the Trans-Tasman competition, and talk a new sweet-tooth sponsorship. The Hot Topics Nick – The final: what stood out for us? Huw Tindall – Keep the AU comp next year or go back to full TT round robin home/away? Rugby Fixation Podcast – Following the success of Super Rugby AU, how important is it for the Aus sides to pick…

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