This week join Scotty, Mils, and special guest James McOnie as they get real about the impact of Israel Folau's statements, talk about the losing streak Australian teams are on against our own, and give a special shout out to the Highlanders' forwards.
Mils is back from Hong Kong this week and joins Scotty to talk Israel Folau, Tomás Lavanini, how the Sharks have figured out how to beat any kiwi team, and Mils the oracle gives you his winning picks for upcoming super rugby clashes.
While Mils is partying in Hong Kong at the Sevens, James McOnie joins Scotty to talk what the Blues can learn from the Chiefs, the place of maths in rugby, and The Smiths make James' heart soar.
Scotty Stevenson is joined by Simon Porter, CEO of CSM, New Zealand's largest sports agency. In a rare feat for the Short Ball, the boys get serious and discuss the ethics of scouting young players and how local clubs are able to compete against the money giants of the northern hemisphere.
Mils and Scotty join you again in the podcast studio to talk Highlanders spirit, Hurricances power, and find out who the boys think is the best rugby player in the world.
This week Mils and Scotty discuss one giant Stormer, a pricey pair of ripped jeans, and would Mils punch Aaron Smith?
Scotty and Mils talk to Bryce Lawrence, the manager of New Zealand's rugby referees about dangerous tackles, how the New Zealand referees are faring in Super Rugby so far, and ask the age old question: Is rugby getting too soft?
Sumo's back, baby. And dives right back into the rugby world with Mils as they navigate the tricky waters of whether or not refs should be penalising more accidental head contact. Plus, will the Blues ever get out of their slump to become a winning team?
James and Mils hit your ears again this week while Scotty's away in South Korea. But we won't let Sumo get away that easily, he joins the pod over the phone with a mouth full of kimchi to discuss the Blues lineup for their clash against the Highlanders and some of the winter olympiucs action. Plus, what has Fergie, of Black Eyed Peas fame, done now?
Scotty is still in PyeongChang so once again James McOnie joins Mils at the mic. They talk to Bundee Aki about the Irish rugby atmosphere, how the Blues are shaping up as a potential team to beat this super rugby season, and who does James think could be the first 'hybrid' All Black?