The Big Don't Argue

A forearm to the face of mediocre sports podcasting

Joe and Chris tackle the week's Australian and International sports news. Focusing mainly on rugby league (with the assistance of our resident hard man Adrian) but also covering rugby union, AFL, football and cricket, the show is one part insight, two parts historical and pop cultural ramble and all parts passionate sports opinion. Imagine if Caesar crossed the Rubicon only to be poleaxed by Jason Taumalolo…that’s what we're about.

With Adrian off pirate hunting, Joe is left at the mercy of one of God's rarest and most repugnant abominations: a satisfied Parramatta Eels fan. Thankfully Chris keeps his gloating to a minimum as the BDA team whip through an intriguing opening round of league results, which featured biblical rain and a truly titanic performance from one J Taumalolo.

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The lads emerge from their fallout shelter after the nuclear winter of the NRL off season. We review all 16 teams and pick a likely top 8 for the 2019 season (carefully notated by Adrian on a Post It note).

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Take a walk down the Green carpet for the 2018 Goannas (formerly the Lomus), including the coveted Big Don't Argue of the year, as well as the usual awards for best player, coach, signing, try, grub, loafer, cat and off-field boof. The lads also belatedly review the 2018 NRL Grand Final.

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With Adrian stuck in transit, Joe and Chris shoulder charge the most Fekiest of finals games, Sharks v Storm and Souths v Roosters. The lads tear a rotator cuff debating the intricacies of Billy the Kid's upcoming tribunal appearance and review the Roosters dominance of the so-called Pride of the League. We also take a look at the NRL Women's semi finals and the big dance next week.

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Joe and Chris hit up the two incredibly close NRL elimination finals, both decided by field goals (or in Adam Reynolds' case, three of them). We review all the heroic plays such as Fifita and Kikau's barnstorming runs, Tyson Frizell's masterful pickpocketing, as well as the coach-killers - Waqa Blake and Hunt each throwing (or more accurately, running) away their teams' chances at the 2018 premiership. We also consider Crichton 2.0 (but with a more appropriate haircut) Cameron Murray and his timely blossoming at the top level. The squad also takes a captain's run at the grudge matches next week, as well as covering the latest round of the NRL Womens' competition.

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