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the.rugby.gods_podcast

By John Keenan
An independent rugby podcast focused on Super Rugby, Internationals and New Zealand Provincial.

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Se.2-Ep.34: The XV Article - Pacific Pathway
John reads through an article and gives some of his opinions on it from ‘The XV.’ https://www.thexv.rugby/2021/04/18/pacific-pathway/ Author: Gregor Paul.  Note: this is a subscription based website. https://www.thexv.rugby/about-us/ About The XV “The XV is a new home for premium rugby content. We are a subscription-based platform delivering the highest quality rugby content from award-winning journalists, opinionated pundits, leading coaches, data analysts and importantly, the biggest stars in the game. The first month is completely FREE so you can see what we have to offer. The more subscribers that join this initiative, the more we can invest back into meaningful journalism that matters, and the more stories we will deliver to you each month. We hope you can join us.” Note: the.rugby.gods_podcast is not affiliated with The XV.  
43:54
April 22, 2021
Se.2-Ep.33: Apr. 17 - Apr. 18 The Japanese Top League and Major League Rugby
John looks around the professional rugby world in Japan and North America. Japanese Top League http://en.rugby-japan.jp/schedule/result/ Major League Rugby Western Conference: 1. Los Angeles, 2. Austin.  Eastern Conference: 1. New York, 2. New Orleans.  https://www.majorleague.rugby/schedules/
25:54
April 20, 2021
Se.2-Ep.32: Apr. 16 - Apr. 18 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.8 & Super Rugby AU Rd.9 (Review)
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.8 Highlanders (W) v Blues https://www.allblacks.com/news/highlanders-keep-final-hopes-alive/ Chiefs (W) v Crusaders https://www.allblacks.com/news/chiefs-stun-crusaders-win-fourth-in-a-row/ Super Rugby AU Rd.9 Force (W) v Waratahs, Rebels v Brumbies (W) https://super.rugby/superrugby/
23:41
April 19, 2021
Se.2-Ep.31: Apr. 16 - Apr. 18 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.8 & Super Rugby AU Rd.9 (Preview)
John gives some thoughts on the Super Rugby games this weekend. Friday: - HIG v BLU (Blues) Saturday: - CHI v CRU (Chiefs) - FOR v WAR (Force) Sunday: - REB v BRU (Rebels) https://super.rugby/superrugby/fixtures/
15:36
April 16, 2021
Se.2-Ep.30: Apr. 10 - Apr. 11 The Japanese Top League and Major League Rugby
John looks around the professional rugby world in Japan and North America. Japanese Top League http://en.rugby-japan.jp/schedule/result/ Major League Rugby https://www.majorleague.rugby/schedules/
22:54
April 13, 2021
Se.2-Ep.29: Apr. 09 - Apr. 11 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.7 & Super Rugby AU Rd.8 (Review)
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.7 Highlanders v Chiefs (W) https://www.allblacks.com/news/golden-point-thriller-in-dunedin/ Hurricanes v Crusaders (W) https://www.allblacks.com/news/havili-the-hero-in-crusaders-golden-point-victory/ Super Rugby AU Rd.8 Rebels v Force (W), Reds (W) v Brumbies https://super.rugby/superrugby/
52:27
April 12, 2021
Se.2-Ep.28: Apr. 09 - Apr. 11 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.7 & Super Rugby AU Rd.8 (Preview)
John gives some thoughts on the Super Rugby games this weekend. Friday: - REB v FOR (Rebels +10) Saturday: - HIG v CHI (Highlanders +3) - RED v BRU (Reds +4) Sunday: - HUR v CRU (Crusaders +15) https://super.rugby/superrugby/fixtures/
41:41
April 8, 2021
Se.2-Ep.27: Apr. 03 - Apr. 04 The Japanese Top League and Major League Rugby
John looks around the professional rugby world in Japan and North America. Japanese Top League http://en.rugby-japan.jp/schedule/result/ Major League Rugby https://www.majorleague.rugby/schedules/
22:20
April 8, 2021
Se.2-Ep.26: Apr. 02 - Apr. 03 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.6 & Super Rugby AU Rd.7 (Review)
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.6 Crusaders v Highlanders (W) https://www.allblacks.com/news/highlanders-pull-off-massive-upset-in-christchurch/ Blues (W) v Hurricanes  https://www.allblacks.com/news/blues-get-the-job-done-at-eden-park/ Super Rugby AU Rd.7 Waratahs v Brumbies (W), Rebels v Reds (W) https://super.rugby/superrugby/
56:39
April 6, 2021
Se.2-Ep.25: Apr. 02 - Apr. 03 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.6 & Super Rugby AU Rd.7 (Preview)
John gives some thoughts on the Super Rugby games this weekend. Friday: - CRU v HIG (Crusaders +19) - WAR v BRU (Brumbies +21) Saturday: - BLU v HUR (Hurricanes +2) - REB v RED (Reds +5) https://super.rugby/superrugby/fixtures/
47:02
April 1, 2021
Se.2-Ep.24: Mar. 26 - Mar. 28 The Six Nations, The Japanese Top League and Major League Rugby
John looks around the professional rugby world in Europe, Japan and North America. Six Nations https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/fixtures/ Japanese Top League http://en.rugby-japan.jp/schedule/result/ Major League Rugby https://www.majorleague.rugby/schedules/
29:16
April 1, 2021
Se.2-Ep.23: Mar. 26 - Mar. 27 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.5 & Super Rugby AU Rd.6 (Review)
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.5 Highlanders v Hurricanes (W) https://www.allblacks.com/news/barrett-smashes-record-as-hurricanes-defeat-highlanders-2/ Chiefs (W) v Blues https://www.allblacks.com/news/gallagher-chiefs-win-absolute-thriller-in-hamilton/ Super Rugby AU Rd.6 Brumbies (W) v Force, Waratahs v Reds (W) https://super.rugby/superrugby/
53:54
March 30, 2021
Se.2-Ep.22: Mar. 26 - Mar. 28 The Six Nations FRA v SCO, The Japanese Top League Rd.5 and Major League Rugby Rd.2
John looks around the professional rugby world in Europe, Japan and North America. Six Nations: FRA v SCO, France +9 https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/fixtures/ Japanese Top League Rd.5 http://en.rugby-japan.jp/schedule/result/ Major League Rugby Rd.2 https://www.majorleague.rugby/schedules/
19:35
March 25, 2021
Se.2-Ep.21: Mar. 26 - Mar. 27 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.5 & Super Rugby AU Rd.6 (Preview)
John gives some thoughts on the Super Rugby games this weekend.  Friday: - HIG v HUR (Hurricanes +5) - BRU v FOR (Brumbies +14) Saturday: - CHI v BLU (Blues +5) - WAR v RED (Reds +14) https://super.rugby/superrugby/fixtures/
29:44
March 25, 2021
Se.2-Ep.20: Mar. 20 - Mar. 21 The Six Nations, The Japanese Top League and Major League Rugby
John looks around the professional rugby world in Europe, Japan and North America.  Six Nations https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/fixtures/ Japanese Top League http://en.rugby-japan.jp/schedule/result/ Major League Rugby https://www.majorleague.rugby/schedules/
19:03
March 23, 2021
Se.2-Ep.19: Mar. 19 - Mar. 21 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.4 & Super Rugby AU Rd.5 (Review)
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.4 Hurricanes v Chiefs (W) https://www.allblacks.com/news/chiefs-break-drought-in-stunning-style/ Blues v Crusaders (W) https://www.allblacks.com/news/crusaders-simply-too-good-for-blues/ Super Rugby AU Rd.5 Rebels (W) v Waratahs, Reds (W) v Force https://super.rugby/superrugby/
48:57
March 23, 2021
Se.2-Ep.18: Mar. 19 - Mar. 21 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.4 & Super Rugby AU Rd.5 (Preview)
John gives some quick thoughts on the games this weekend: REB v WAR (Rebels +9) HUR v CHI (Hurricanes +5) RED v FOR (Reds +11) BLU v CRU (Blues +5) https://super.rugby/superrugby/fixtures/ Six Nations ‘21, Rd.5 (Update) Picks: Scotland +25, Ireland +3, France +8
45:45
March 19, 2021
Se.2-Ep.17: Mar. 13 - Mar. 14 The Six Nations, The Japanese Top League
John looks around the professional rugby world in Europe and Japan. Six Nations https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/fixtures/ Japanese Top League http://en.rugby-japan.jp/schedule/result/
22:33
March 18, 2021
Se.2-Ep.16: Mar. 12 - Mar. 14 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.3 & Super Rugby AU Rd.4 (Review)
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.3 Crusaders (W) v Chiefs https://www.allblacks.com/news/crusaders-turn-it-on-against-luckless-chiefs/ Blues (W) v Highlanders https://www.allblacks.com/news/blues-primed-for-crusaders-litmus-test/ Super Rugby AU Rd.4 Force v Rebels (W), Brumbies v Reds (W) https://super.rugby/superrugby/
52:12
March 18, 2021
Se.2-Ep.15: Mar. 12 - Mar. 14 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.3 & Super Rugby AU Rd.4 (Preview)
John gives some quick thoughts on the games this weekend: FOR v REB (Force +3) CRU v CHI (Crusaders +12) BRU v RED (Reds +3) BLU v HIG (Blues +6) https://super.rugby/superrugby/fixtures/ Six Nations ‘21, Rd.4 (Update) Picks: Wales +20, France +8, Scotland +5
28:08
March 12, 2021
Se.2-Ep.14: The Six Nations ‘21, Rd.4, Mar. 13-14
A brief overview of the 3 games in round 4 of the Six Nations 2021. John’s picks: Wales +15, France +10, Scotland +5. https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/fixtures/
15:39
March 10, 2021
Se.2-Ep.13: Private Equity Investment in New Zealand Rugby Pt.2
John reads through 2 articles and shares a few thoughts on Private Equity & Investment in New Zealand Rugby. Private Equity in NZR (follow up) https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/300221124/nz-rugby-get-465-million-private-investment-offer-from-us-company-report Private Investment in NZ Super Rugby  https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/300243462/unshackled-new-zealand-rugby-puts-perpetual-licences-on-the-table-for-franchises
32:17
March 10, 2021
Se.2-Ep.12: Mar. 05 - Mar. 07 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.2 & Super Rugby AU Rd.3 | The Japanese Top League
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.2 Chiefs v Highlanders (W) https://www.allblacks.com/news/jona-nareki-guides-highlanders-to-first-win/ Crusaders (W) v Hurricanes https://www.allblacks.com/news/crusaders-make-hurricanes-pay-in-christchurch/ Super Rugby AU Rd.3 Waratahs v Force (W), Brumbies (W) v Rebels https://super.rugby/superrugby/ The Japanese Top League Rd.3 Suntory (W), Kobe (W), Red Hurricanes (W), Wild Knights (W) http://en.rugby-japan.jp/topleague/
47:45
March 8, 2021
Se.2-Ep.11: Mar. 05 - Mar. 07 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.2 & Super Rugby AU Rd.3 (Preview)
John gives some quick thoughts on the games this weekend: CHI v HIG (Highlanders +3) WAR v FOR (Force +9) BRU v REB (Brumbies +12) CRU v HUR (Crusaders +10) https://super.rugby/superrugby/fixtures/
14:06
March 5, 2021
Se.2-Ep.10: Feb. 26 - Feb. 28 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.1 & Super Rugby AU Rd.2 | The Japanese Top League, The Six Nations
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.1 Highlanders v Crusaders (W) https://www.allblacks.com/news/clinical-crusaders-see-off-highlanders-challenge/ Hurricanes v Blues (W) https://www.allblacks.com/news/blues-power-past-hurricanes-in-wellington/ Super Rugby AU Rd.2 Reds (W) v Rebels, Brumbies (W) v Waratahs https://super.rugby/superrugby/ The Japanese Top League Rd.2 Kobe (W), Wild Knights (W), Suntory (W), Red Hurricanes (W) http://en.rugby-japan.jp/topleague/ The Six Nations Rd.3 Italy v Ireland (W), Wales (W) v England, France v Scotland (NR) https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/fixtures/
54:42
March 3, 2021
Se.2-Ep.9: Feb. 26 - Feb. 28 Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.1 & Super Rugby AU Rd.2 (Preview)
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd. 1 - Highlanders v Crusaders @Dunedin (CRU +5) Key Players: HIG - J Dickson, C Garden-Bachop, F Fakatava / CRU - C Grace, W Jordan, C Fihaki  - Hurricanes v Blues @Wellington (HUR +5) Key Players: HUR - A Aumua, J Barrett, S Rayasi / BLU - H Sotutu, C Clarke, O Tu’ungafasi Super Rugby AU Rd. 2 - Reds v Rebels @Brisbane (RED +14) Key Players: RED - J O’Connor, F McReight / REB - M Toomua, R Hodge - Brumbies v Waratahs @Canberra (BRU +16) Key Players: BRU - M Hansen, C Neville / WAR - J Maddocks, C Tizzano https://super.rugby/superrugby/fixtures/
31:25
February 25, 2021
Se.2-Ep.8: Super Rugby Aotearoa’s top 5 burning questions for 2021
The.rugby.gods_podcast talks about 5 questions for Super Rugby Aotearoa in 2021. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/300237022/super-rugby-burning-questions-who-will-be-missed-most-barrett-or-perenara Opinion: Richard Knowler, Robert van Royen, Marc Hinton and Joseph Pearson. 1. Who is the biggest loss to their team while running around in Japan this season: TJ Perenara (Hurricanes) or Beauden Barrett (Blues)?  A. TJ Perenara 2. Already we’ve seen controversy with the captain’s challenge system in the pre-season, is it really a necessary addition? A. Not necessary, but a worthwhile addition.   3. Should the Chiefs roll with Damian McKenzie at 10 or 15 this season? A. They should roll deep with DMac @10! 4. What can we expect from Liam Squire's return to the Highlanders this year? A. He’ll go well, but with limited game time and no ABs recall.  5. Who makes the final and who wins? A. BLU v CRU @Eden Park, CRU to win the final. 
30:54
February 24, 2021
Se.2-Ep.7: The Six Nations, The Japanese Top League, Super Rugby AU & Aotearoa
John looks around the professional rugby world in Europe and Japan as well as Australia and New Zealand. Six Nations https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/fixtures/ Japanese Top League http://en.rugby-japan.jp/schedule/result/ Super Rugby AU / Aotearoa  https://super.rugby/superrugby/
41:57
February 23, 2021
Se.2-Ep.6: The Six Nations ‘21, Rd.2, Feb. 13-14
A brief overview of the 3 games in round 2 of the Six Nations 2021 with a look at a few players likely to make key contributions. Also a review of results from round 1. John’s picks: England +26, Scotland +5, France +11. https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/fixtures/ Join Helston Park Challenge, my Six Nations Predictor league on @Superbru! You can find my pool here: https://www.superbru.com/sixnations/pool.php?p=12300821 or by downloading the Superbru app and searching for the pool with code: dintbogs
34:58
February 12, 2021
Se.2-Ep.5: The Six Nations ‘21, Rd.1, Feb. 6-7
A brief overview of the 3 games in round 1 of the Six Nations 2021 with a look at each team’s spine - 2-8-9-10-15 and a few other players likely to make key contributions. John’s picks: France +15, England +10, Ireland +5.  https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/fixtures/ Join Helston Park Challenge, my Six Nations Predictor league on @Superbru! You can find my pool here: https://www.superbru.com/sixnations/pool.php?p=12300821 or by downloading the Superbru app and searching for the pool with code: dintbogs
22:18
February 5, 2021
Se.2-Ep.4: The Super Rugby AU 2021 Squads & The Jaguares
John takes a look at the comings and goings of the Australian Super Rugby clubs before the 2021 season and also has a look at the Jaguares, the club’s disbanding and where their players have moved on to in the world.  The Super Rugby AU Squads  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2020%E2%80%9321_Super_Rugby_AU_transfers The Jaguares  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2020%E2%80%9321_Super_Rugby_transfers
01:27:08
January 28, 2021
Se.2-Ep.3: Private Equity Investment in New Zealand Rugby
John reads through the article and shares a few thoughts on Private Equity in New Zealand Rugby.  Explainer: What private equity investment would mean for New Zealand Rugby Paul Cully 07:27, Jan 20 2021 “New Zealand Rugby has been exploring the possibility of private equity investment for at least 12 months. Global giants Silver Lake and CVC are thought to be among those keen to enter a partnership with NZ Rugby, although senior sources played down a UK report suggesting that a Silver Lake deal could be done imminently. But what is private equity, how does it work and what would it mean for NZ Rugby? Stuff spoke to Colin McKinnon, the executive director of NZ Private Capital, to get a clearer understanding of how the industry operates, and why NZ Rugby is open to investment.”
29:60
January 22, 2021
Se.2-Ep.2: New Zealand's top 10 rugby burning questions for 2021
The.rugby.gods_podcast talks about 10 questions for New Zealand Rugby in 2021. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/opinion/123615674/new-zealands-top-10-rugby-burning-questions-for-2021 Opinion: Aaron Goile, Paul Cully, Robert van Royen, Richard Knowler and Marc Hinton.  Pt. 1 1. Has Sam Cane been justified as the right choice as All Blacks captain? 2. What does All Blacks coach Ian Foster need to have his contract extended past this year? - https://anchor.fm/the-rugby-gods-podcast/episodes/The-All-Blacks-Season-2020-eno4qf 3. If Foster does re-sign, what should Scott Robertson do? 4. The ABs backline presents big conundrums – chiefly the positional switches of Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett and Rieko Ioane, and where to fit Will Jordan. How should the backs look? 5. Who is one uncapped player who will play a test for the All Blacks in 2021? Pt. 2 6. It’s a unique year for Super Rugby. What’s your Aotearoa finishing order, who beats who in the final, and do the Aussies cut it in the trans-Tasman comp? - https://anchor.fm/the-rugby-gods-podcast/episodes/The-Super-Rugby-Aotearoa-2021-Squads-eo2reg 7. The women’s World Cup takes place in NZ in 2021. Which player is going to light it up? 8. NZR want to give the Mitre 10 Cup a shake up of sorts. What should they do? - https://anchor.fm/the-rugby-gods-podcast/episodes/The-Mitre-10-Cup-Format-Status-Quo-or-North---South-Pools-eocvio 9. You get to play lawmaker, what tweak to the book have you got to improve the game? 10. What are you most excited about for the 2021 season?
01:14:56
January 13, 2021
Se.2-Ep.1: Super Rugby, Six Nations, Top League & Major League Rugby: the.rugby.gods_podcast Jan. - Jun. 2021
Pt.1 This podcast gives an overview of the competitions that will be followed in the first 6 months of 2021.  Pt.2 Super Rugby - Super Rugby AU, Aotearoa & Trans-Tasman https://super.rugby/superrugby/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Super_Rugby_AU_season https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Super_Rugby_Aotearoa_season https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Rugby_Trans-Tasman Pt.3 Six Nations - Match of the Round: Rd.1 - 5 https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Six_Nations_Championship Pt.4 Top League - Red & White Conferences https://www.top-league.jp/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Top_League Pt.5 Major League Rugby  - Western & Eastern Conferences https://www.majorleague.rugby/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Major_League_Rugby_season
01:06:15
January 4, 2021
The Mitre 10 Cup Format: Status Quo or North - South Pools?
A look at the Mitre 10 Cup after 10 seasons and the pros and cons of changing the format.  Current: Premiership (A) / Championship (B) vs. Proposed: North (BLU CHI) / South (HUR CRU HIG) Pools. John suggests using the current model for Super Rugby as it expands to 12-14 teams.  https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/300179992/new-zealand-rugby-needs-more-time-to-decide-on-future-of-mitre-10-cup
22:27
December 31, 2020
The Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 Squads
John takes a look at all five New Zealand Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 squads.  Pt. 1 The Blues | Pt. 2 The Chiefs | Pt. 3 The Crusaders | Pt. 4 The Highlanders | Pt. 5 The Hurricanes  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2020%E2%80%9321_Super_Rugby_Aotearoa_transfers
01:30:26
December 27, 2020
The Hurricanes 2021 - Super Rugby
John takes a look at the 2021 Hurricanes squad named in Dec. ‘20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2020%E2%80%9321_Super_Rugby_Aotearoa_transfers
17:49
December 25, 2020
The Highlanders 2021 - Super Rugby
John takes a look at the 2021 Highlanders squad named in Dec. ‘20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2020%E2%80%9321_Super_Rugby_Aotearoa_transfers
20:32
December 24, 2020
The Crusaders 2021 - Super Rugby
John takes a look at the 2021 Crusaders squad named in Dec. ‘20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2020%E2%80%9321_Super_Rugby_Aotearoa_transfers
17:47
December 23, 2020
The Chiefs 2021 - Super Rugby
John takes a look at the 2021 Chiefs squad named in Dec. ‘20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2020%E2%80%9321_Super_Rugby_Aotearoa_transfers
20:53
December 22, 2020
The Blues 2021 - Super Rugby
John takes a look at the 2021 Blues squad named in Dec. ‘20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2020%E2%80%9321_Super_Rugby_Aotearoa_transfers
18:37
December 21, 2020
The All Blacks Season 2020
A look at the Bledisloe Cup and Tri Nations tests for 2020. Some positives and negatives: Backs: + C Clarke & W Jordan | - S Reece. Forwards: + H Sotutu & D Coles | - S Barrett. P6: W3 D1 L2 Bledisloe Cup Winners (2-1-1), Tri Nations Champions (2-0-2).
33:60
December 13, 2020
December Check In
Mitre 10 Cup - Championship: Hawkes Bay (W) v Northland - Premiership: Auckland v Tasman (W) Tri Nations (Rugby) Super Rugby ‘21: NZ Squads
20:01
December 9, 2020
Mitre 10 Cup, Brief Check In - Finals: 27 Nov. - 28 Nov.
Brief recap of Rd.10 and the semifinals, predictions for the finals weekend.  Championship: Hawkes Bay +20 Premiership: Auckland +10
15:58
November 25, 2020
Mitre 10 Cup, Rd.9 Review: 06 Nov. - 08 Nov., Rd.10 Preview: 13 Nov. - 15 Nov.
Pt. 1 Mitre 10 Cup Rd. 9 review and predictions, Rd. 10 preview and picks. https://www.allblacks.com/news/everything-still-to-play-for-in-the-mitre-10-cup/ https://www.provincial.rugby/provincial-rugbynewsyear/mitre-10-cup-standings/
36:46
November 11, 2020
Mitre 10 Cup, Rd.8 Review: 30 Oct. - 01 Nov., Rd.9 Preview: 06 Nov. - 08 Nov.
Pt. 1 Mitre 10 Cup Rd. 8 review and predictions, Rd. 9 preview and picks. Pt. 2 Brief sign off: recap of picks, featured article and standings.  https://www.allblacks.com/news/auckland-back-on-top-of-the-premiership/ https://www.provincial.rugby/provincial-rugbynewsyear/mitre-10-cup-standings/
39:19
November 2, 2020
Blue Sky Thinking: Super Rugby ‘21, 10 team model based on The Mitre 10 Cup
Join me as I work through a thought experiment and what I’d like to see happen in Oceania rugby for 2021 and beyond.  YouTube podcasts dealing with similar ideas: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkEGfQZpZhAWCJsvmEcck1QZqPWW9NRvY
47:40
October 28, 2020
Mitre 10 Cup, Rd.7 Review: 23 Oct. - 25 Oct., Rd.8 Preview: 30 Oct. - 01 Nov.
Pt. 1 Mitre 10 Cup Rd. 7 review and predictions, Rd. 8 preview and picks. https://www.allblacks.com/news/waikato-go-to-the-top-of-the-table/ https://www.provincial.rugby/provincial-rugbynewsyear/mitre-10-cup-standings/
51:29
October 26, 2020
Mitre 10 Cup, Rd.6 Review: 16 Oct. - 18 Oct., Rd.7 Preview: 23 Oct. - 25 Oct.
Pt. 1 Mitre 10 Cup Rd. 6 review and predictions, Rd. 7 preview and picks. https://www.allblacks.com/news/auckland-back-on-top-in-the-premiership/ https://www.provincial.rugby/provincial-rugbynewsyear/mitre-10-cup-standings/
59:51
October 19, 2020
Bledisloe Cup 2, Preview: 18 Oct.
All Blacks v Australia, Auckland, 18 Oct. ‘20. A view from an Australian angle, a fairly brief check in. https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/bledisloe-cup/bledisloe-cup-ii-wallabies-vs-all-blacks-australia-v-new-zealand-teams-news-squads-injuries-kick-off-time/news-story/a1fd0cf3bb136636add7f3ca712bed13 John’s pick: All Blacks +13 (second time lucky.)
33:59
October 16, 2020
Mitre 10 Cup, Rd.5 Review: 09 Oct. - 11 Oct., Rd.6 Preview: 16 Oct. - 18 Oct.
Pt. 1 Mitre 10 Cup Rd. 5 review and predictions, Rd. 6 preview and picks. https://www.allblacks.com/news/mitre-10-cup-playoff-race-tightens-up/ https://www.provincial.rugby/provincial-rugbynewsyear/mitre-10-cup-standings/
43:07
October 12, 2020
Bledisloe Cup 1, Preview: 11 Oct.
All Blacks v Australia, Wellington, 11 Oct. ’20. https://www.allblacks.com/news/bledisloe-cup-first-test-preview/
27:33
October 10, 2020
Mitre 10 Cup, Rd.4 Review: 02 Oct. - 04 Oct., Rd.5 Preview: 09 Oct. - 11 Oct. & Bledisloe Cup 1
Pt. 1 Mitre 10 Cup Rd. 4 review and predictions, Rd. 5 preview and picks. https://www.allblacks.com/news/ranfurly-shield-roundabout-continues/ https://www.provincial.rugby/provincial-rugbynewsyear/mitre-10-cup-standings/ Pt. 2 Bledisloe Cup 1: All Blacks vs. Australia, Wellington. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/300123099/the-five-big-selection-calls-facing-ian-foster-ahead-of-all-blacks-first-test-of-2020
01:13:01
October 5, 2020
Mitre 10 Cup, Rd.3 Review: 25 Sep. - 27 Sep., Rd.4 Preview: 02 Oct. - 04 Oct.
Pt. 1 Mitre 10 Cup Rd. 3 review and predictions, Rd. 4 preview and picks. https://www.allblacks.com/news/the-upsets-continue-in-the-mitre-10-cup/ https://www.provincial.rugby/provincial-rugbynewsyear/mitre-10-cup-standings/
36:01
September 28, 2020
Mitre 10 Cup, Rd.2 Review: 18 Sep. - 20 Sep., Rd.3 Preview: 25 Sep. - 27 Sep. & Super Rugby AU Final
Pt. 1 Super Rugby AU Final, Brumbies v Reds match review. Pt. 2 Mitre 10 Cup Rd. 2 review and predictions, Rd. 3 preview and picks. 
01:07:13
September 21, 2020
Mitre 10 Cup, Rd.1 Review: 11 Sep. - 13 Sep., Rd.2 Preview: 18 Sep. - 20 Sep. & Super Rugby AU
Pt. 1 Super Rugby AU, Reds v Rebels match review.  Pt. 2 Mitre 10 Cup Rd. 1 review and predictions, Rd. 2 preview and picks. 
38:18
September 14, 2020
North South Review, All Blacks Squad 2020, Mitre 10 Cup, Preview: Rd. 1
Pt. 1 Review of the North South match in Wellington, Sep. 5.  Pt. 2 All Blacks squad, 2020  https://www.allblacks.com/news/all-blacks-squad-named-for-2020-investec-rugby-championship/ Pt. 3 Overview of the Mitre 10 Cup and Preview of Rd.1, Sep. 11 - Sep. 13.
01:08:33
September 7, 2020
North South Match, Preview: Who’s going to win it?!?
A detailed look at the teams and individual match ups.  A breakdown of the sections within the teams: tight 5, loose forwards, halves, midfield, back 3 and reserves.  Finish with a prediction - winner and margin. 
01:04:25
September 3, 2020
SR AU Rd.8-9, Review: 21 Aug. - 29 Aug. A North South All Blacks team.
Recap of Super Rugby AU rounds 8 & 9. John’s North - South All Blacks team based on initial squads, mid Aug.
45:38
August 31, 2020
SR AU Rd.8, Preview: 21 Aug. - 22 Aug. The North v South Match.
A preview of the games in Super Rugby AU & the squads for the North v South match.
43:40
August 21, 2020
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.10, SR AU Rd.7, Review: 14 Aug. - 15 Aug.
Super Rugby Review of the 3 games played. Deep dive: pt. 2 HIG v HUR, pt. 3 Super Rugby 2021.
01:06:05
August 17, 2020
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.9, SR AU Rd.6, Review: 07 Aug. - 09 Aug.
Super Rugby Review of the 4 games played. Deep dive: pt. 2 HUR v CHI, pt. 3 CRU v HIG.
01:22:53
August 10, 2020
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.9, SR AU Rd.6, Preview
A preview of the games in Super Rugby Aotearoa & AU.
25:01
August 7, 2020
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.8, SR AU Rd.5, Review: 31 Jul. - 02 Aug.
Super Rugby Review of the 4 games played. Deep dive: pt. 2 CHI v CRU, pt. 3 HIG v BLU.
01:26:60
August 3, 2020
Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.8, SR AU Rd.5, Preview
A preview of the games in Super Rugby Aotearoa & AU.
24:09
July 31, 2020