Rugby Rewind

39 Episodes

By: Rugby Rewind

Join us for a bit of New Zealand-style rugby banter as we discuss some classic old matches, chat to a few professional players, preview/review the latest action from the rugby world, test your knowledge with some quizzes and much more.

Episode 39 - Ranking every Super Rugby team and more (Rugby Tier Lists)

Join us as we meet in person for our first live recorded episode in the lovely city of Dunedin! Today we jump on the Tier List bandwagon and debate what Super Rugby Teams deserve a place in the "S" (GOAT) tier and which teams deserve the lowly D tier. Then listen as we come up with the ultimate goalkickers tier list! Will the Iceman be classified as world class? Will Reece Hodge's thighs get him above a C tier? Find out now!

Episode 38 - Phil Burleigh

Former Bay of Plenty Steamer, Highlander and one cap Scottish international Phil Burleigh joins us on the podcast. He shares some great tales from his days battling away with Shirley Boys to making the move up to Chiefs country where he earnt his Super Rugby debut, before going on to play for the Highlanders despite travelling down south with the Chiefs squad. Find out what went wrong with the Highlanders 2013 season and what sort of influence the likes of Ma'a Nonu, Andrew Hore, Fumiaki Tanaka and James Haskell had on the squad on and off the field. All this...

Episode 37 - End of Year Awards

With 2022 coming to a close it's time to take a look back at the big games, standout players and memorable moments from throughout the year. Join us for the 2022 Rugby Rewind awards to find out who takes home our world player of the year, black ferns player of the year, game of the year, controversy of the year and many more.

Episode 36 - Chiefs 2013 Season Review

Join us as we rewind back a decade to a couple years Chiefs fans won't be forgetting any time soon; their back to back Super Rugby titles in 2012/2013. We dive back into their 2013 campaign from start to finish; including the squad, every fixture along the way and of course that iconic grand final against the Brumbies. You'll be sure to have a hit of nostalgia at a few of the scorelines and lesser remembered players from each team that pop up along the way.

Episode 35 - Can we remember every Super Rugby final? (Sporcle Rugby Quizzes)

Can we remember every Super Rugby final? Join us as we jump back into another quiz episode. This time we have jumped onto Sporcle to have a go at naming every All Black to score 100+ points as well as recalling every Super Rugby final. Have a listen and play along with us! We'd love to know how you got on.

Episode 34 - France vs New Zealand 2007 RWC Quarter Final

15 years down the line and it's still a match that haunts many Kiwis; but what exactly went wrong during the All Blacks Quarter Final vs France and the 2007 World Cup as a whole? Join Toby and I as we take a look back at the match, the players involved, the big names that probably should have been involved and of course the infamous forward pass. Be sure to let us know your memories of the match and the aftermath.

Episode 33 - Who wants to be a millionaire? Rugby Edition

Test your knowledge alongside us and have a crack at winning some of the finest virtual currency you could imagine in "Who wants to be a millionaire? Rugby edition". Will Toby or Ben manage to make their way through all 15 questions? Or will they crash out early doors leaving you to take home the victory? Have a listen and play along to find out!

Episode 32 - A-Z of the best things in Rugby (Part 2)

Jesse once again joins us as we put together part 2 of the A-Z of the best things in rugby, this time covering the latter half of the alphabet. Despite there being a few difficult letters their are quality suggestions throughout, with many of the final choices coming down to the wire. Which iconic Dan Carter moment makes the cut? How many memorable matches are in the mix? And which letter did we have our only unanimous decision on? Tune in to find out and be sure to let us know what would make your list!

Episode 31 - Ben Castle

Ben Castle joins us to share some fantastic yarns from his life before, during and after pro rugby. From schoolboy rugby memories, to Dunedin club rugby to Simms Davison convincing the Bay of Plenty coach to bring him up north where he was chucked straight in the deep end by rooming with a few Steamers legends (who certainly made him earn his stripes). Get the behind the scenes of the Steamers iconic Ranfurly Shield victory and the 3 day bender that ensued as well as what it was like to run out against the British and Irish Lions. Find out...

Episode 30 - Ryan Nicholas

Ryan Nicholas joins us on the podcast to chat about his journey into rugby and beyond. Tune in to hear his memories of juggling life as a scarfie whilst breaking into one of the best Otago sides in history, what it was like being a part of the Highlanders sides of the early 2000's and whether or not an All Black call up was ever on the cards. All that before we delve into his career over in the land of the rising sun, how special it was to return to New Zealand to play in a World Cup...

Episode 29 - Higher or Lower & Guess Who part 2

Today on the pod we try our hands at another Higher or Lower & Guess Who! Listen along and see if you can have a stab at which stadium has a larger capacity; Carisbrook or Forsyth Barr, Twickenham or Stade de France? Or test your knowledge on a few southern hemisphere players and their international caps. All this rounded out by us having another crack at guessing a player from their career path. Let us know how you went!

Episode 28 - NPC Battler XV's

Join us as we look into the battlers of NPC past and present to create a line up of players with less than 20 super rugby caps. Who will make the side? Find out now

Episode 27 - A-Z of the best things in Rugby (Part 1)

Join us as we host a Rugby A-Z list of our favorite things rugby related! We are lucky to be joined by listener Jan and our mate Hugh as we chat about stadiums, players and iconic rugby moments before voting on which one takes out each letter! Will long range drop goals take out L? Does Ian Foster get a mention? Find out now!

Episode 26 - Scott Waldrom

Scott Waldrom joins us to share some fantastic yarns. From being outshone by his bigger built younger brother and toiling away in a bang average St Pats 1st XV to pulling on a black jersey, this man has done a lot in rugby. He shares countless stories of his off field antics, from making jackass videos, to pranking Justin Marshall and even what the worst place to visit on the World Sevens circuit was. As well as this we chat about plenty of on field highlights and lowlights such as a Ranfurly Shield triumph, how tough it was to...

Episode 25 - Return to International Rugby

Join us as we discuss the recent weekend's games of International Rugby! We discuss all matches over the weekend, with even the minnow nations getting a chat!. Listen in to hear our analysis of New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, England, South Africa and Wales performances and more!

Episode 24 - Super Rugby Pacific Final & All Blacks Team Review

It's that time of year again; the Super Rugby season is done and dusted, the Crusaders have inevitably been crowned champs and the All Blacks squad has been named. However, a few spots in the team are looking a bit different this time around, with a few surprise packages in the mix and some big names not making the cut. Listen in to us and returning guest Jesse as we have a quick chat about the Super Rugby Pacific Final before diving into each selection in the first All Black squad of the year.

Episode 23 - North American vs South American XV

Join us as we go a little niche and create a favourite 23 player squad from both the North American and South American continents! Listen in to find out about some of the key players in Canada's 1991 Quarter-Final RWC surprise, along with players from some of the lesser-known South American rugby countries like Columbia and Paraguay! Will the Argies dominate the South American front row? Find out now.

Episode 22 - All Blacks Ireland Series Squad Predictions

Join us as we discuss our All Blacks selections for the upcoming Ireland series in New Zealand! Will the selectors stick to the well-known names, or will they take a punt on the many super rugby standouts? Who wins the battle for the famous 10 jersey, which hooker gets a seat on the pine and what will the midfield look like? Listen in to get our thoughts!

Episode 21 - Rugby World Cup Legend Theuns Kotzé

We're lucky enough to be joined by Namibia's all time top points scorer and the man best known for kicking 3 drop goals in the opening 15 minutes of his World Cup debut; Theuns Kotzé. Join us as Theuns talks growing up in South Africa, playing for their U20's alongside superstars such as Frans Steyn (and letting us know who has the bigger boot) before going on to represent Namibia at the 2011 and 2015 World Cup's. You'll be bound to enjoy all the behind the scenes details of qualifying, the build up and playing in rugby's biggest event. Theuns provides some g...

Episode 20 - Pointless Quiz Super Rugby Edition ft. The Black Jersey

We're back for another round of the pointless quiz; this time around testing our knowledge of Super Rugby over the years. We're stoked to have Max from the Black Jersey joining us for a second time, as well as our first South African guest; David putting his knowledge to the test. Will Toby hold on to his pointless quiz crown or will one of the newcomers take the victory? Have a listen and play alongside us to find out! And let us know how you went!

Episode 19 - Super Rugby Mid-Season Review

Join us for a mid-season Super Rugby review and grading of each side. Have a listen as we go over how each side has been tracking so far, what and who has surprised us and disappointed us thus far and how we think the Australian sides will fare up against the Kiwi ones.

Episode 18 - 2015 Super Rugby Final ft. The Legend of Marty Banks

We're joined by Alex Malcolm, better known as the Legend of Marty Banks as we take a look back at a legendary performance from Marty Banks and co which saw the Highlanders take home the 2015 Super Rugby title over the much fancied Hurricanes. Have a listen to hear some of the unique places Alex and Toby found themselves watching this match back in the day, our takes on whether or not Elliot Dixon managed to dot that ball down and to take a trip back down memory lane which I'm sure Landers fans will reminisce about for years to come.

Episode 17 - Barbarians Dream Teams ft. Will Owen

We're joined by one half of the Squidge Rugby World Cup retrospective; Will Owen as we each have a crack at putting together our own dream Barbarians line up. We take a look at which young guns would provide great entertainment on the field, which old heads we'd love to see have one last hurrah and of course who'd be the life of the party off the field. Let us know on the Rugby Rewind Podcast Instagram which other players you'd love to see pull on a Baabaa's strip.

Episode 16 - Josh Reeves / Brazil vs Māori All Blacks 2018

We're joined by Brazil's all time top points scorer Josh Reeves as we take a look at just how he went from struggling for game time in the Shirley Boys 1st XV to playing international footy for one of rugby's up and coming nation's. We dive into all the details surrounding their match against the Māori All Blacks back in 2018, and just how special it was to be facing his country of birth in front of a 35,000 strong crowd. You'll be bound to learn a thing or two tuning into this one.

Episode 15 - Rugby Higher or Lower and Guess Who

Have a listen and play along with us as we put a rugby twist on a couple classic games; guess who and higher or lower. See if you can guess which of the 2 players has more international caps, points or whatever it may be before listening in to a players career path line by line and seeing if you can figure out who it is. Let us know how you went and whether you'd be keen for another gameshow like episode in the future?

Episode 14 - Waikato vs Wellington 2006 Air New Zealand Cup Final ft. The Black Jersey

Join us and special guest Max (aka The Black Jersey) as we take a dive back into the most star studded NPC game ever; the 2006 Air New Zealand Cup Final between Waikato and Wellington. It's a provincial game like no other, as 22 past, present or future All Blacks in the starting lineups makes it read more like a Super Rugby match. For all the quality on display there are still a lot of shenanigans to talk about though; from the mid 2000's sponsors, lively Hamilton crowd, mouthiness of Byron Kelleher and even who would come out on top in a...

Episode 13 - Super Rugby Pacific 2022 Fantasy Draft

Join us as we each have a stab at creating our own Super Rugby Pacific Fantasy teams for 2022! For this episode we welcome Chris, our first international guest who provides some great picks. Find out who takes Beauden, Richie and the other heavy hitters first!

Episode 12 - Dan Bowden / Crusaders vs Highlanders 2008 Super Rugby

We're joined by the man who ran the cutter for the Highlanders, Crusaders, Blues and a whole multitude of other sides across a 12 year career; Dan Bowden. We take a look back at the Highlanders 26-14 victory over their rivals, the Crusaders back in 2008; their first win in Christchurch since Super Rugby's inaugural season. We also hear a variety of behind the scenes details along the way such as Craig Newby's surprising long range kicking ability and what happens when you mix a bunch of Highlanders, a court session, a ride on lawnmower and a duck pond. All of this...

Episode 11 - Underrated or Overrated?

Join us and guests Otto and Hugh as we chat about some famous rugby names and other such things in order to decide whether we think they are overrated or underrated. Is Beauden Barrett overhyped? Is Jonny Wilkinson a one game wonder? Are Weet-bix really the superfood of the All Blacks? Find out what we think this episode!

Episode 10 - Lachie Munro / Reds vs Blues 2011 Super Rugby Semi-Final

We are joined by former Blues and Northland utility back Lachie Munro this week. Join us as we chat about how he went from downing pints at the Auckland races to making his Super Rugby debut an hour later, before going on to start on the left wing against the Reds at a sold out Suncorp stadium for the 2011 Super Rugby semi-final 2 years later. Lachie recalls "the worst game of his life" and what was going through his head during that iconic Quade Cooper fend. We even have time to sneak in a few listeners questions such as whether a...

Episode 9 - Super Rugby Pacific 2022 Team Preview

Join us as we take a look at each of the Super Rugby Pacific 2022 Teams. This exciting new season features two brand new teams and in this episode we discuss a forward and back to watch from each team, along with key players and biggest gains and losses.

Episode 8 - Brumbies vs Crusaders Super 12 2004 Final

Join us as we review one of the all time classic Super Rugby finals - the 2004 clash between the Crusaders and Brumbies. This high scoring affair featured some of the finest talent both New Zealand and Australia had to offer and it certainly didn't disappoint. Listen as we discuss the classic Larkham and Gregan pairing, a young, inform Richie McCaw, an iconic Ben Blair performance for all the wrong reasons and more!

Episode 7 - Pointless Quiz International Rugby Edition

Join us for a special episode of the podcast featuring guests Max and Jesse! In this episode Ben hosts a game show with 10 difficult international rugby questions where the most niche answer scores the least points! The winner is the person at the end with the lowest score. Listen in and play along with us to see how you would have gone!

Episode 6 - Argentina vs Ireland 2007 RWC

Join us as we discuss the 2007 pool D game between Argentina and Ireland. The 2007 era Argentina side took many fans by surprise and showed incredible talent and capability in finishing the tournament with a bronze medal. Amongst the gameplay we also discuss funny moments and a comically bias commentary team. Listen now!

Episode 5 - Rugby World Cup Legend XV

Tune in as we discuss our respective favorite Rugby World Cup legends in our own curated XV's! We chat about some well known names and some not so well known... In this episode we can only have a max of 2 players from each RWC country, so its sure to be a good listen with a great range of featured countries!

Episode 4 - Waratahs vs Crusaders Super Rugby 2014 Final

Join us as we discuss the famous 2014 Super Rugby final clash between the Waratahs and Crusaders. We talk about Michael Cheika's antics, along with minute by minute discussion of the tense battle, fantastic running and maybe even a clutch goal kick or two.

Episode 3 - Super Rugby Battler XV

Join us as we each share our version of a Super Rugby "Battler XV". Essentially we each bring a Battler XV team consisting of Super Rugby players from NZ, AUS and SA and only those with minimal international experience. Hear us chat about each our our choices (or more like favorites..) and see if we have both picked any of the same players!

Episode 2 - Canterbury vs Southland 2011 NPC (Ranfurly Shield)

Join us for our second episode as we take a look back at the classic Canterbury vs Southland Ranfurly Shield challenge game from 2011's NPC season. In this week's episode we will discuss the Southland Stags fans, famous names and an impressive Canterbury team that is oozing with talent. Can the southern battlers overthrow the northern neighbors and claim the shield?

Episode 1 - New Zealand vs Australia RWC 2011 Semi-Final

Join us for the first ever episode as we take a look back at one of the iconic games from the Rugby World Cup 2011 which saw New Zealand take on Australia in the semi-final. We take a look back at a few horror moments from Quade Cooper, an iconic try and some surprisingly average kicks at goal.