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The Rugby Wrap

Author: Mitch Hardy, Heath Tessmann and Mick Colliss

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A podcast about all things Western Force and the game we love.
36 Episodes
Kyle Godwin, one of the nicest guys in rugby, waxes lyrical about his career, the Force and whether the moon boot he's wearing is the same one Sam Wykes drank out of. Plus the Mail Bag and plenty more.  
Western Force skipper Ian Prior previews game one and answers the all important question: Are the imports good blokes? Plus the Mail Bag and plenty more.
New RugbyWA CEO, Nathan Charles, waxes lyrical about the future of rugby in WA while Mitch Hardy reminisces about the time he was outsprinted by a front rower.
Former Argentine and Wallaby prop 'Topo' Rodriguez explains why the Argentinians will beat Australia; why the cow needs to be fed before it's milked and what he's doing for female rugby players.  Plus we go through a bumper mailbag  that covers everything from the NRL and a new rugby documentary to what Tess wore to Reds training.
The team picks at the carcass of Bledisloe 3, reminds everyone what a good bloke Ben Mowen is, and reluctantly discusses Gordon's win in the Shute Shield.
The Rugby Wrappers wrap up Super Rugby AU in their final show of the season. But they'll be back, along with world rugby's richest tea giveaway, when the Rugby Championship gets underway. 
Former SANZAR, Welsh and NZRU CEO David Moffett on why Australia shouldn't try to play like the All Blacks, what he'd do if he was in charge of RA and why rugby could one day be played with only 13 a side. One of the game's great thinkers.
Tim Sampson talks about the challenges and the positives of spending 9 weeks on the road to play Super Rugby AU. 
Why do some players stay away from rugby after they retire? James Holbeck talks about the challenges facing players as they transition away from professional rugby and the importance of being part of a club.
Is the USA the sleeping giant of world rugby? See what new LA Giltinis coach Darren Coleman has to say, while Nick Jooste enjoys tea time with Tess.
Great to check in with Richard Tombs @gunsoutfortombsy as he continues his recovery while Michael Blucher lifts the lid on schoolboy rugby scholarships. Five star hotels before games is just one of many surprising revelations.
Long serving @Eastwoodrugby clubman 'Horrie' Dickie talks about club life and lighting fires on the TG Milner field hill, while Western Force lock Jeremy Thrush sits in as a special guest.
Tatafu Polota-Nau talks King Lear, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and rugby in the West.
Wallaroo's coach Dwayne Nestor shares his passion for women's rugby while local Perth product Jackson Pugh talks about his pathway to the Force during Tea Time with Tess. Also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and iheartradio. For information about The Art of Rugby coaching community, go to
Former Test referee Stuart Dickinson shares his thoughts and some stories while Force S&C coach Spencer Goggin enjoys Tea Time with Tess.
Former UWA, Force and now Melbourne Rebels player, Dicky Hardwick, discusses the challenges facing the Rebels during the Covid crisis; we review the Force v Tahs match; while Dom Hardman enjoys Tea Time with Tess.
Van Humphries discusses week one of Super Rugby AU and the Force's match against the Waratahs.
Fox Sports commentator and ex Wallaby Greg Martin discusses rugby's broadcast future while the retiring Chris Alcock enjoys Tea Time with Tess.
Former Wallaby Barry Honan explains the need for simple law changes to re-engage the fans while Western Force speedster Marcel Brache enjoys Tea Time with Tess. Also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and iheartradio.
Coaches Rob Barugh and Alex Stajka discuss school and club rugby; we catch up with new recruit Jono Lance; and Kane Koteka enjoys Tea Time with Tess.
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