Skip to main content
The COUNTER RUCK

The COUNTER RUCK

By The WesWes Network
Stacey Tereanu hosts the WesWes Network crew and special guests in this discussion podcast about all things Rugby Union. We breakdown the Super Rugby competition through the Rocky Soliola Cup Fantasy Rugby League and also cover New Zealands domestic competition and Rugby international tests for the Pacific Island nations and the All Blacks.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Stitcher Logo

Stitcher

ep.27 STUFF NZ's MOST INFLUENTIAL RUGBY PLAYER, GOLDEN POINTS, AUCKLAND RUGBY REVOLT
Stacey is joined with The Pitch podcast host Joey Nanai and they discuss Stuff NZ's list for the most influential Rugby Player in the world.  The boys review the weekend's Super Rugby matches which resulted in 2 golden point wins to the Chiefs and Crusaders.  They also talk about Auckland Rugby in turmoil as some key players set to move to different unions and touch on the potential Silver Lake deal with the NZR.  All this and more including TAB predictions on this weeks edition of the Counter Ruck 
37:38
April 12, 2021
ep.26 NEW HIGHLANDERS UPSET CRUSADERS, BLUES BACK TO WINNING, NEW ALL BLACK CAPTAIN?
Stacey is joined by Joey Nanai of the Pitch podcast and discusses the weekend's Super Rugby matches.  The new Highlanders team defeats the Crusaders in an upset win after six Highlanders players are stood down for breaching team protocols.  All Black Captain Sam Cane is injured and so the boys give a prediction to the new Captain who will indeed stand-in for the injured Cane.  The Blues are back to their winning ways after a narrow match against the Hurricanes at Eden Park and finally, the boys discuss the Jonah Lomu Rugby video game.  All this and TAB predictions in this action-packed podcast episode.
42:15
April 5, 2021
ep.25 CHIEFS BREAK DROUGHT, CRUSADERS BLUES RIVALRY IS ALIVE
Roger is the happiest person on the podcast today as the weekend saw his beloved Chiefs win their first game of the season and of any Super Rugby Aotearoa season.  On the other side of the fence Stace is drowning his sorrows on the Blues losing to the Crusaders in their most anticipated match of the season.  The boys also discuss Super Rugby Australia, Club Rugby and touch abit on the 6 Nations.  the WesWes Medal is also on the podcast.
46:51
March 22, 2021
ep.24 CRUSADERS & BLUES ON FIRE, CHIEFS WOES
Stace is here again with Roger to talk Rugby Union and of course the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.  The boys recap the weekends Round 3 matches the Chiefs losing their straight 11th match to the defending champion Crusaders and the powerful Blues beating the Highlanders setting up the much anticipated top of the table clash between the two Super Rugby titans the Crusaders and Blues this Sunday afternoon at the Garden of Eden.
42:34
March 15, 2021
ep.23 CHIEFS LOSE, RUGBY FANTASY DRAFT, G.O.A.T.
Stace is joined by Back of the 135 co-host Cam and discuss the Highlanders comeback win against the Chiefs who suffer their 10th consecutive loss.  The boys dive into the Rocky Soliola Cup which is the name of their rugby fantasy league and discuss how their fantasy teams are doing and what players to watch out for.  Finally, the boys figure out if there is in fact a G.O.A.T. of all Rugby Union, is it Dan Carter?
56:29
March 8, 2021
ep.22 SUPER RUGBY AOTEAROA 2021 ROUND 1 REVIEW
Stace is joined by the uso Sale and discuss Round 1 of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season.  Sale gives his predictions for the champion and wooden spooner for this year and the boys put on more bets on the TAB for this weekends Round 2 matches.
45:18
March 1, 2021
ep.21: SUPER RUGBY AOTEAROA 2021 PREVIEW, NEW RULES, PREDICTIONS
The Counter Ruck is back for the 2021 Rugby season.  Stace and Roger are in the WesWes Studios for this episode as they talk about each of the New Zealand Super Rugby Franchises and their chances in winning the Tū Kōtahi Aotearoa trophy.  They also discuss the new Super Rugby rules introduced this year which are the Goal Line Drop-Out and Captains Referral.  Also on the episode the boys talk about a new segment on the podcast and predictions for the year....  
01:52:29
February 21, 2021
ep.20 ALL BLACKS HAVE REVENGE, TASMAN MAKOS WIN
Stace, Roger, Joey and Sale jump on the final Counter Ruck episode for the year 2020.  The boys talk about the weekends match between the All Blacks and Argentina with the All Blacks coming away with a win.  The boys look at the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final between Tasman Makos and Auckland....Thats it for 2020, The Counter Ruck will be back next year for the start of the Super Rugby Season, God Bless and Merry Christmas...safe holidays.
01:24:28
November 30, 2020
ep019: MITRE 10 CUP FINALS, TRI NATIONS, SAM CANE COMMENTS
Stace, Roger and Joey review the weekends Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals matches and preview this weekends finals and make their TAB predictions.  They discuss the end of the Tri-Nations competition for 2020 and talk about the recent Sam Cane comments causing controversy. 
01:33:46
November 23, 2020
ep.018 ARGENTINA MAKE HISTORY, MITRE 10 CUP SEMIS PREVIEW, KANALOA LEGAL ACTION
Stacey and Joey break down the weekends Tri-Nations match between the All Blacks and Argentina, The Mitre 10 Cup heads into finals footy and they give an update on the Kanaloa Rugby vs New Zealand Rugby debacle. 
51:06
November 16, 2020
ep.017 ALL BLACKS LOSE, ARGENTINA, KANALOA v MOANA PASIFIKA
Stace, Roger and Joey discuss the Wallabies win against the All Blacks in the weekend.  Argentina is next up to face the All Blacks and Wallabies for the Tri-Nations Cup and the boys talk about the latest with the Kalanoa and Moana Pasifika Rugby Teams
01:42:09
November 9, 2020
ep.016 THIRD BLEDISLOE MATCH, AUCKLAND, CANTERBURY, ALUN WYN JONES
Stace, Joey, Roger, Sale and Danny review the All Blacks victory over the Wallabies in the weekend to retain the Bledisloe Cup, they discuss why Auckland Rugby is at the top of the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership table and Canterbury is at the bottom, and the boys also question Stacey's choice for the 3rd all-time greatest Lock in the history of Rugby....Alyn Wyn Jones.
01:23:52
November 2, 2020
ep.015 GREAT NIUEAN RUGBY PLAYERS, BLEDISLOE MATCH 2nd TEST, TAB PICKS
Stacey, Joey and Roger are on video call to chat about the greatest Rugby players of Niue descent, they talk about the 2nd Bledisloe Test between the All Blacks and Wallabies, then they give there picks for Mitre 10 Cup winners this weekend.
44:44
October 19, 2020
ep.014 PACIFIC ISLAND BID DENIED, SUPER CLUB RUGBY U21 CHAMPIONSHIP
Stace, Roger, Sale and Joey discuss the recent Pacific Island Super Rugby Team bid rejected by New Zealand Rugby and they also talk about the new Auckland Super Club Rugby Under 21 Championship which kicked off Thursday last week.
01:00:16
October 12, 2020
ep.013 THE BLEDISLOE CUP FIRST TEST 2020
Stace is joined by Roger and Sale as they breakdown the 1st Bledisloe test match between the All Blacks and the Wallabies.  The match ended as a 16 all draw and the Counter Ruck boys give their opinions on the game.
48:51
October 12, 2020
ep.012 MAORI LANGUAGE WEEK, RANFURLY SHIELD, PASIFIKA RUGBY BID
Stace and Roger bring you their opinions and insight into the weeks latest Rugby news and topics.  Because its Maori Language week they give mention to the great Maori All Blacks, they discuss the Australian Super Rugby final, Taranaki winning the Ranfurly Shield, The Pasifika Rugby bid and Stacey's TAB Account tip of the week for the upcoming Round 3 Mitre 10 Cup matches.
58:44
September 21, 2020
ep.011 NORTH vs SOUTH, ALL BLACKS & MITRE 10 CUP
Stace, Roger and Joey talk about the recent naming of the 2020 All Black squad, they talk about the North vs South match last week and make predictions of the upcoming New Zealand domestic rugby competition The Mitre 10 Cup.
01:50:36
September 10, 2020
ep.010 SUPER RUGBY AOTEAROA 2020 REVIEW
Stace, Danz, Sale and cAMz talk about the each of the 5 New Zealand teams in the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.
01:19:08
August 19, 2020
ep.009 HURRICANES v CHIEFS, CRUSADERS v HIGHLANDERS
Stace, Joey, Roger, cAMz and fact checker Eyez talk about the weekends matches and preview the last round of the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition nest week.  For the closing of Cook Island Language Week here in New Zealand we discuss who our greatest All Black of Cook Island Descent.
01:11:56
August 11, 2020
ep.008 CHIEFS v CRUSADERS, HIGHLANDERS v BLUES
Stace, Roger, Joey and cAMz discuss the recent Lawrence Dallaglio Times news article outlining his all time best Number 7's in world rugby.  The boys talk about the 6 Nations expanding their competition to include Japan and Fiji.  The boys also review the weekends Super Rugby Aotearoa matches and preview next weeks matches.
01:32:21
August 4, 2020
ep.007 CRUSADERS v HURRICANES, BLUES v CHIEFS
Stacey, Joey, cAMz and Sale talk about the weekends matches Hurricanes upset the Crusaders at home and the Blues come through a tough outing with a win against the Chiefs.  The boys also talk about the new Super Rugby format options and the Kanaloa Rugby team in Hawaii bidding for the USA MLR competition.
01:19:11
July 27, 2020
ep.006 HURRICANES vs BLUES, CHIEFS vs HIGHLANDERS
Its Round 6 of the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.  The Huricanes beat the Blues and the Highlanders beat the Chiefs in a great comeback.
54:54
July 21, 2020
ep.005 HIGHLANDERS vs CRUSADERS, HURRICANES vs CHIEFS
Stacey, Joey, Roger and Cameron discuss the players poll on the current All Blacks coaching staff, Beauden Barrett's million dollar deal, Australian Super Rugby and Round 4 of the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.
01:11:14
July 6, 2020
ep.004 BLUES v HIGHLANDERS, CRUSADERS v CHIEFS with SALE KERESOMA
We Review the weekends games and discuss the North vs South Island Rugby match and the potential All Blacks vs Kangaroos match.  Joining us in the studio we have special guest Sale Keresoma from Toln Apparel
01:00:26
June 29, 2020
ep.003 BLUES v CHIEFS, HURRICANES v CRUSADERS with RAY NIUIA
On the panel today we are joined by Blues Hooker and Samoa International Ray Niuia.  We talk round 2 of the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition and the matches between the Blues and the Chiefs, then the Hurricanes vs the Crusaders.
01:13:35
June 22, 2020
ep.002 HIGHLANDERS V CHIEFS, BLUES V HURRICANES
We review Round 1 of the 2020 Super Rugby Aotearoa competition matches between the Highlanders and Chiefs, then we review the match between Blues and Hurricanes
01:04:34
June 16, 2020
ep.001 2020 SUPER RUGBY AOTEAROA PREVIEW
From the Back of the 135 and the WesWes Network we present the COUNTER RUCK podcast hosted by Stacey Tereanu and featuring a rotating panel of Rugby Union fans and former players.  Each episode we discuss the sport of Rugby from The Super Rugby competition to the Mitre 10 Cup and International tests.  On this first Premiere episode Stacey, Roger, Joey and Cameron discuss the upcoming Super Rugby Aotearoa season after the Covid-19 lockdown and review each of the New Zealand Super Rugby Franchises the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders.
02:10:16
June 6, 2020