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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mils and Scotty mull over what was an exciting Super Rugby final with the Crusaders vanquishing the Lions in Johannesburg. The Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is our guest and he talsk abotut the game, the future for the Crusaders, dancing and that red card.
Scotty and Mils are right into Super Rugby Finals week here on the Rugby Pass Podcast. They size up the Crusaders/Lions match and disect the latest rugby news.
Scotty Stevenson and Mils Muliaina assess the Super Rugby quarterfinals and make their picks on who will win the semis this weekend. Can the Hurricanes topple the Lions with defensive liability Jordie Barrett at centre? Scotty doesn't think so. Plus, they're call Marty F*cken Banks who is still in bed nursing a hangover after playing his last game for the Highlanders on Saturday.
Scotty Stevenson and Mils Muliaina are joined via satellite by former All Black Rueben Thorne as they get ready for a stellar Southern clash between the Crusaders and the Highlanders. The boys pick which rules of play they'd throw out and Scotty reveals that Richie McCaw has admitted to cheating at the breakdown. All this and more on The Short Ball, the Rugby Pass podcast.