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The Rugby League Digest

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A weekly digest of all things Rugby League- past, present and future.

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A weekly digest of all things Rugby League- past, present and future.

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Rank #1: The Super League War: Chapter Six - Never More Ritzy

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In this instalment, we discuss the ARL's 1995 launch with music superstar Yanni, the ignominy of a supposedly triumphant opening weekend, the efforts of the expansion clubs, and Rupert Murdoch signing off on war!

Aug 20 2019
43 mins
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Rank #2: The Super League War: Chapter Five - The Halftime Score

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In this chapter we discuss the impact of the World Sevens on Super League, the legendary meeting of February 6th 1995, Kerry Packer's threats and much, much more!

Aug 13 2019
54 mins
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Rank #3: The Super League War: Chapter Four - It's On!

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In this chapter, we discuss the last magnificent Kangaroo Tour, Ken Arthurson's dash back to Sydney for a confronting meeting with News Limited, legendary Kerry Packer reactions and much more!

Aug 06 2019
53 mins
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Rank #4: Mailbag Episode

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Michael highlights a number of insightful emails, messages and social media interactions from the loyal RLD community.  

Jul 30 2019
49 mins
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Rank #5: The Super League War: Aren’t You Blokes Interested In Finance?

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It’s 1994, and there is acrimony in the air. The Brisbane Broncos and the game’s administration are on a collision course. Differing philosophies, petty squabbling and some legitimate grievances lead us to the cusp of the most destructive period in the game’s history! 

Jul 09 2019
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #6: The Super League War: Making The Big Game Bigger, Part Two

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In the final part of this chapter, we examine the gains and missteps of the ARL under Ken Arthurson, who wasted no time in dragging Rugby League into the present after taking over from his close friend Kevin Humphreys. For good and for bad, the path to Super League was in many ways paved by the decisions of the League in the 1980s.

Jul 02 2019
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #7: The Super League War: Making The Big Game Bigger, Part One

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Michael and Andrew discuss the Kevin Humphreys era of the game, the move into the Winfield Cup era, the state of the game in 1983, and much more!

Jun 18 2019
53 mins
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Rank #8: The Super League War: A Time For Heroes: Part Four

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Michael and Andrew analyse the lead up to the grand final, all the memorable on field action, compare some of the all time great backlines, and much more!

Jun 11 2019
58 mins
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Rank #9: The Super League War: A Time for Heroes, Part Three

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In the penultimate instalment of our 1994 season recap, we look at the on field fortunes of the eventual grand finalists, Canterbury and Canberra, and go in-depth on a compelling finals series.

Jun 04 2019
50 mins
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Rank #10: The Super League War: A Time For Heroes, Part Two

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A prelude to war, rugby league’s much loved 1994 season (part 2).

May 28 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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