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Season 3 - Episode 22 - What will the 11 changes to the ABs squad mean this weekend?

Scotty and Mils are back with more commentary on the week in rugby. They chat about the red card awarded to Benjamin Fall on Saturday, was it fair? Their thoughts on the 11 changes made to the All Blacks team facing France this weekend. And they look around the world at the international competitions, who do the boys think will take out the AU vs. IRE series?


Season 3 - Episode 21 - Were the French robbed on the weekend?

Scotty and Mils are back, but in a shiny new studio this time. They get Ali Williams on the phone to discuss Saturday's test, talk the newfound fire in the Aussies, and discuss how the ABs are looking as we get closer to the second French test in Wellington this weekend.


Season 3 - Episode 20 - “You can never count a French team out”

Mils and Scotty join you from the rickety podcast studio one last time before The Short Ball gets a shiny new home.

This week they're here to discuss the past week in Super Rugby, including whether the Blues can rebuild their reputation and another loss for the Hurricanes. 

Producer Alice lets you in on the best vegetarian McDonald's order, and they of course focus their gaze on what they're expecting in the upcoming French test this Saturday at Eden Park.


Season 3 - Episode 19 - Isa Naciwa on loyalty and how he knew it was time to hang up the boots

Scotty and Mils are joined this week by Isa Naciwa, all the way from Ireland, to talk his recent retirement and the legacy he's leaving on the game.

They also discuss the Springbok's latest captaincy decision with Siya Kolisi, and how this may show the beginning of a new wave for South African rugby, and address claims that Mils the Oracle may not be the all-seeing-eye we so hoped he was.



Season 3 - Episode 18 - Black Ferns’ contracts a step in the right direction

Scotty, Mils, and producer Alice are joined by Aaron Lloyd to talk about the laws of rugby, before the boys get on the phone with Hannah Porter to celebrate the recent Black Ferns' contracts, and Mils the oracle gives his thoughts on the big clash this weekend between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes. 


Season 3 - Episode 17 - The ABs selection will be announced on Sunday morning, so who’s taking number 8?

Scotty and Mils are joined by Niall Williams all the way from Canada to discuss their huge win over Australia, the boys also talk to Stephen Hoiles about his recent comment that Aussie rugby needs to get 'better at cheating', and there's a KFC bet placed on producer Alice's All Blacks' picks.


Season 3 - Episode 16 - Who’s the most important returning player, Sonny Bill or TJ Perenara?

Mils and Scotty are here again this week to talk about the Highlander's poor performance last weekend, Scotty comes to terms with being another year older, the boys show their support for Hurricanes winger Ben Lam, and discuss the Aussie super rugby sides with Jay Staunton. 


Season 3 - Episode 15 - New Zealand Rugby needs more dancing

Scotty and Mils are reunited to talk the week in super rugby. Joined by Alice the Short Ball Producer, listen in as they chat about the Blues, the Jaguares, a savoury donut, and a cow that peed on a bar. 


Season 3 - Episode 14 - It’s time for a New Zealand women’s Super Rugby tournament

Scotty is alone in the studio today while Mils is at home in Invercargill, instead he is joined by recently rugby retired Dan Bowden, New Zealand Black Fern fullback Selica Winiata, and Australian commentator Andrew Swain over the phone.


Season 3 - Episode 13 - Folau is creating a divide within the sport

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.