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Episode 60

This week Mils and Scotty talk to Taranaki assistant coach Paul Tito who is taking the Bulls to the Mitre 10 Cup semi finals against tasman. the boys also debate whether the competition can fairly be called a 3rd tier development league; the controversia 'storm week'; shoudl they bring back a promotion relegation game and does it need a draft? They also tick of the upcoming games in the semi-finals.

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Episode 59

This week Mils and Scotty revel in the nail-biting test on the weekend between the All Blacks and the Springboks. They talk to All Black prop forward Wyatt Crockett about the match and also chat with Kurt Baker, NZ 7s player and Commonwealth gold medalist, about the Mitre 10 Cup match this week between his Manawatu Turbos and Taranaki for the Ranfurly Shield. 

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Episode 58

On this week's podcast Scotty and Mils chat about what it's like to play in All Black-friendly Cape Town, Stephen 'Beaver' Donald stops by for a chat, plus a wrap of what's happening in the Mitre 10 Cup.

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Episode 57

This episode Mils and Scotty chat to Derren Witcombe, coach of the Taniwha; preview the big clashes in this weekend's Mitre 10 Cup; make their predictions for the All Blacks vs Argentina game and muse on where the next Rugby World Cup should be held.

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Episode 56

Scotty and Mils give an honest review of South Africa's shocking performance over the weekend then call in Andrew Mehrtens for his take on the game. A take which may or may not have been delivered while he was on the toilet. More importantly, a comprehensive analysis of the Mitre 10 Cup team mascots is undertaken but most certainly not completed.

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Episode 55

Scotty and Mils get back into the groove by gushing over the latest star to come out of New Zealand, Vaea Fifita, and wonder is it time for some of the workload to be taken off Beauden Barrett? Also, New coach of the Māori All Blacks Clayton McMillan discusses the challenges of picking his side at late notice after All Blacks squads are announced.

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Episode 54

It's congratulations on the Short Ball as Mils is a new father and Scotty wins an oyster dinner in a bet. There's a discussion about Austraia's Western Force appealling the decision to be kicked out of Super Rugby, sports writer and commentator Brett McKay gives Mils and Scotty the run down on on what's happening over the ditch and the boys look forward to the Argentina/All Blacks showdown. 

 

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Episode 53

On this ep Mils and Scotty and with a crayfish dinner look ahead to this week's games and make their picks. They also discuss the Black Ferns' stunning win at the World Cup and the future of New Zealand women's rugby. 

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Episode 52

Scotty and Mils call in Jaybor Staunton, the voice of Queensland club rugby, to try figure out just how the Wallabies were so terrible last weekend and look ahead to the second Bledisloe test in Dunedin. Do the green and yellow stand a chance with the likes of Ryan Crotty playing the house down? Plus, the boys wrap up a week of quality Mitre 10 cup rugby and discuss what the Black Ferns will have to do to topple England in the World Cup final. And when will New Zealand sort itself out and establish competitions for the huge number of women rugby players? All that and more on the Short Ball.

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Episode 51

Scotty and Mils prepare for the upcoming Bledisoe Cup series by calling in former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles to find out whether the men in yellow have a chance against an All Blacks side out to prove their dominance after a disappointing Lions series. Mils makes his picks for the first round of the ITM cup and Scotty tries to find the meaning behind Steve Hansen starring in a movie about biscuits and the apocalypse. 

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