In The Clear NRL Podcast

Boys willing to get behind the Blues for Origin one

An episode of In The Clear NRL Podcast

By Mitchell Vleeskens
The weekly In the Clear NRL podcast, produced by Australian Community Media, covers all the high and lows of every pass, kick and try from the weekend’s games.

Hosted by Chris Boulous and Matt Lawrence, with guests from across the ACM network, the team covers all the hot topics, previews every game and gives their tips for each week.
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The Panthers made the wrong call on Anthony Griffin
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22:55
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‘Panthers need to lift to be contenders’
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20:49
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Technology and rugby league don’t mix
There is no need to go to the NRL Bunker for this one – In the Clear NRL Podcast co-host Chris Boulous thinks technology needs to be removed from rugby league.
32:16
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John Sutton is the best player to never play Origin
In the Clear NRL podcast co-hosts Chris Boulous and Matt Lawrence have slammed the decision to award outgoing Queensland captain the Wally Lewis Medal for player of the series.
24:10
July 18, 2018
‘Billy Slater didn’t deserve the player of the series’
In The Clear NRL Podcast co-hosts Chris Boulous and Matt Lawrence have slammed the decision to award outgoing Queensland captain the Wally Lewis Medal for player of the series.
22:43
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Breaking down the Canberra Raiders
Chris and the boys break down all the Round 17 games and take an in-depth look at the Canberra Raiders' record under Ricky Stuart.
22:48
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‘The women’s game has taken great strides’
The women’s game is on the rise and not slowing down anytime soon according to In The Clear NRL Podcast co-hosts Chris Boulous and Matt Lawrence.
27:51
June 27, 2018
'Matt Prior is the safe choice’
Matt Prior has been rewarded for three seasons of consistency with selection in the Blues’ team for State of Origin II.
29:53
June 20, 2018
‘Peter Wallace should be a role model for all NRL players’
Peter Wallace should be remembered as one of the toughest and reliable footballers according to Hawkesbury Gazette journalist Krystyna Pollard.
16:09
June 13, 2018
Don’t write off the Queenslanders
While not willing to completely write off a Maroons outfit minus three of its heavyweights, the In The Clear NRL Podcast lads will be backing the Blues to bag State Of Origin game one.
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Boys willing to get behind the Blues for Origin one
While not willing to completely write off a Maroons outfit minus three of its heavyweights, the In The Clear NRL Podcast lads will be backing the Blues to bag State Of Origin game one.
32:42
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Insiders tip Broncos to bounce Bennett for Bellamy
So what's the upshot of Storm coach Craig Bellamy heading up the east coast to take the reins of the Broncos? And how will NSW not win State of Origin I? Just two of the topics discussed during our Round 12 In The Clear NRL Podcast.
40:54
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‘Cameron Smith is the greatest’
The round 11 edition of the In The Clear NRL Podcast was dedicated to the representative football retirement of Queensland and Australian hooker Cameron Smith.
41:37
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NSW should have 10 debutants for game one
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23:42
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Anzac Day is the ‘best day on the NRL calendar’
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18:10
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Jack deserves his chance to climb the origin beanstalk
If Jack de Belin doesn't get a call up for the 2018 NSW Origin squad, In The Clear Podcast regular Matt Lawrence has declared he'll be calling for an official inquiry.
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April 18, 2018
Braised Bennett and a side order of roast rabbit please!
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April 11, 2018
Take heed NRL powers that be: you’re killing our game
Another week and sadly, not a great deal of quality league to discuss. Such is the way of NRL season 2018. Something's gotta give say the lads during our Round 5 In The Clear NRL Podcast.
33:42
April 4, 2018
Whistle-blowing party poopers, deft Dragons and rank Raiders
Referees ruining matches; Dragons wrecking their opposition; Raiders imploding ... just a sample of the carnage discussed during our Round 4 In The Clear NRL Podcast.
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March 28, 2018
Can Benji lead the Tigers to another successful season
The Wests Tigers are thriving on the back of a composed Benji Marshall says In The Clear boys.
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March 21, 2018
The most anticipated round of the year and Panthers under the microscope
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Two teams are out of the finals, but can't seem to take the blame. Why is this whinging culture so prevalent? In The Clear discusses.
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