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.
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.
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?