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Beyond The Sidelines
14 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
From Referee to Politician - Tim Mander
This week Angus travelled to Everton Park to interview former top-grade rugby league referee and now Liberal National Party (LNP) politician, Tim Mander. Tim had plenty to say about his career as a referee, where he officiated both the 2004 and 2005 grand finals. Tim also gave his opinion on the new NRL rule changes and the importance of community sport amid the coronavirus pandemic. Make sure you check it out this Friday at 6pm on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram!!! #sport #podcast #rugbyleague #referee #politics
69 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Episode 52 - Year In Review: 52 Eps in the Books
We've done it Faithful! One year in the books. We've had plenty of laughs, plenty of highlights, and we want to thank anyone who's supported us along the way. If you've listened to every minutes of every episode, or if you've just liked the odd post, thank you. This week, we looked back on what we've done with the BTS podcast, talking about some of our highlights. But of course, there was plenty of sport to be talked about too so tune in, for another episode of the BTS podcast! This will be the last regularly scheduled episode, but we'll be back. For now, keep active with us on our socials.
57 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Episode 51 - The AFL is Coming to Queensland
New Episode out now!! But first things first, thoughts are with everyone Victoria - stay safe. But the return to lockdown will see all Vic AFL clubs head up to the Sunshine State, in what will be will be an incredibly unique period for the sport. Once again, it's nothing new, the full contingent of CJ, Gusman and 'Finn' discussed this very topic, as well as the State of the NRL with COVID set to affect it somewhat. We do also have AN ANNOUNCEMENT!! Tune into the ep to find out exactly what that is. 1 more Ep before the one year mark, so thank you to everyone who has supported us through this little project. We've had a lot of fun so far!
43 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Episode 50 - Will Super Rugby AU Reignite Australia's Union Flame?
New EP OUT NOW!!! We're raising the bat Faithful - that's our half century! Been a lot of fun getting to this point so we hope you've enjoyed the ride. This week, the 3 armchair experts in CJ, Gusman and Finn discussed week 1 of Super Rugby AU - mainly, if Rugby Australia is going enough to reignite the passion for the code Down Under. Let us know your opinions in the comments!
62 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Episode 49 - The Significance of Hosting the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
History, Faithful! History! For the first time ever, the world game is coming Down Under with Australia and New Zealand set to co-host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. But what does this mean? Why should we care? The world are coming to our shores Faithful, it's up to us to embrace it and help put on one hell of a show! Also, bit of a weird one this week. We recorded twice. Yes we love it, but technical issues meant we had to. SO, Gus was here for take 1 but not take 2. Get your BTS fix with Finn and Campbell, but we do have a live cross from Gus for something new so dont worry - you'll still getting the full contingent. If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines
49 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Episode 48 - Kangaroos vs All Blacks - Who Wins?
A story that's been dominating the headlines this week is the possibility of an exhibition game of hybrid rugby between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand All Blacks! This week, Campbell played the role of mediator as he kept the passionate arguments of both Gus and Finn to a friendly exchange. How would a hybrid game even work? We did a bit of reading up, bit of study in the Uni off-season if you will, so tune in to find out. Who’s winning and why Faithful? If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines
53 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Episode 47 - Can Australian sports benefit from a draft?
Do you think Australian sports could benefit from a draft? Who would be the number one pick in the NRL draft? This week, the full contingent of armchair experts were joined by the glorious orange walls of the UQ radio studio, as we debated the idea of a Draft in Aussie sports. The AFL has one, so why can’t the NRL? Why can’t Rugby? Might be more of a need than a want going off recent results too... You'll just have to listen to find out! If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines
62 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Ep 46 - Touk Miller
This week the boys were joined by Gold Coast Suns Vice Captain, Touk Miller! Touk is leading the front and creating change at the Suns with his dynamic play and excellent off-field qualities. We spoke about the historical culture issues at the Suns and what he and the team are doing to change it. If you're as happy as we are that footy's back, you'll have to watch this episode! If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines Special thanks to Touk Miller for joining us on the show
70 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Episode 45 - What Rugby AU and the AFL can learn from the NRL
What's a new rule your favourite sport could implement to spice things up? This week, we outlined some of the innovative new ways the NRL has adapted the rules and implemented new ones to satisfy the demands of the fans and grow the game. We thought we'd give our takes on these changes and have a punt of what some of our other favourite codes could do to spice things up a little. Should the AFL bring back the NAB cup 10-point Supergoals? Does Rugby AU need to rethink their whole strategy? You'll just have to listen to find out! If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines
75 minutes | May 29, 2020
Episode 44 - GOATS
In the wake of Netflix releasing the final few episodes of 'The Last Dance', which took a deep dive into the career of arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, we thought it was the perfect time to have a deep dive of our own into who they think are some of the greatest sports players of all time! We covered AFL, NRL, Australian Rugby Union, and Australian Cricket. Hear our takes on who the best of the best are! If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines
58 minutes | May 22, 2020
Episode 43 - Tate McDermott
This week, the boys were joined by one of Rugby Australia's prized prospects, Tate McDermott! The Queensland Reds Halfback has flourished in his playmaking role, fastly becoming one of the best attacking threats in the nation. We spoke to him about how the Reds are tracking in Corona, what the team needs to work on, and what Wallabies coach, Dave Rennie, has told him he needs to work on to take the next step! If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines Special thanks to Tate McDermott for joining us on the show
48 minutes | May 15, 2020
Episode 42 - Code Hoppers
This week we're switching things up and talking about our favourite Code Hoppers! Everyone from Sonny Bill Williams to Brad Thorn! We'll also give you an insight as to who we'd love to see do the old career switcheroo, including Brodie Grundy having a crack at the NBL to the household name that is Ronnie O'Sullivan taking up Curling..... okay maybe that one was just Finn TRYING to be funny, emphasis on the trying part of that.... But why not hear the rest of the athletes we spoke about, some you may not know, some you may have forgotten but you'll only find out by clicking play on the episode! If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines
60 minutes | May 8, 2020
Episode 41 - Cal Sinclair
For this mother's day week episode, the boys were joined by Sydney Swans Ruckman, Cal Sinclair, and maybe even his mum in the background giving BT a run for his money with the commentary! The host of conversations with Cal and versatile bloods big man has made his name as a dynamic forward/ruckman hybrid whilst being the Sydney Swans 2018 most improved player. A late bloomer, Cal was drafted in his early 20s after making his way around the lower tiers such as the VFL and WAFL to be taken by the West Coast Eagles in the Rookie Draft! Cal got the nod to play in the 2015 Grand Final where his then West Coast eagles got played off the park by the Hawks dynasty. If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines Special thanks to Cal Sinclair for joining us on the show
57 minutes | May 1, 2020
Episode 40 - Rhyan Grant
Our guest for Episode 40 surely has the best mullet in Australian sport?! If not the best, it’s definitely up there. Don’t worry, we definitely spoke to Rhyan about his unique hairstyle, what he's doing to pass the time in iso, what it's like to play for the Socceroos, and win A-League titles! Oh yeah and a fair bit of football too. Don't worry! If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines Special thanks to Rhyan Grant for joining us on the show
16 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
EXTRA TIME - Will sport return in 2020?
Welcome to another edition of the Extra Time segement of the 'Beyond The Sidelines' podcast! This is a chance where we get to go into more depth on topics that we don't usually cover in our regular scheduled episodes. This week Beyond The Sidelines league expert Angus Brien discusses whether sport will return in 2020? Lot's of sporting codes are planning to restart their domestic competitions, this ET will discuss whether these attempts will go ahead and whether we will see a return to sport this year. Particular focus is on the NRL at this stage with the code making a bold attempt to restart their competiton on May 28. If you want to stay up to date with the latest sports news with Beyond the Sidelines, make sure you check us out on Facebook and Instagram at: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines/ https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/
52 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Episode 39 - Harry Wilson
This week we're joined by Queensland Reds rugby player Harry Wilson. We will be discussing Harry’s career, including his professional career with the Queensland Reds and how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the Super Rugby season. We also spoke about his experience with the Junior Wallabies and his future Wallabies aspirations! If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines Special thanks to Harry Wilson for joining us on the show
33 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
EXTRA TIME - NFL Draft Mock: Top 10 Picks
It's been a while since we've posted one of these but we thought it was a fitting time to do so. With the NFL draft kicking off on Friday morning, we thought we'd outline who we think will be the top 10 draft picks and why. Of course, the NFL draft always provides it's fair share of surprises but we thought we'd give it our best shot! Let us know who you want your team to take.
51 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Episode 38 - Payne Haas
This week we are joined by the Brisbane Broncos prop forward Payne Haas. Payne is one of the Broncos best forwards and best players (so good that he almost won the Dally M in 2019). We talked to him about his career, how coronavirus is impacting the NRL, and what he thinks may happen in the future for rugby league. If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines Special thanks to Payne Haas for joining us on the show
55 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Episode 37 - Justin Cridland
Why hello there faithful! This week we are joined by UQ Rebels, North Queensland Cowboys Touch and Australian Touch Superstar Justin Cridland! Justin was last year’s captain of the UQ Rebels touch team, and recently represented Australia at the Federation of International Touch World Cup in Malaysia. His team remained undefeated throughout the competition, beating New Zealand in the final to take out the mixed open World Cup. Cridland’s most recent achievement is winning the NRL touch premiership with the Cowboys in August. Justin also won the UQ Sport Sportsman of the Year! If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines Special thanks to Justin Cridland for joining us on the show
74 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Episode 36 - Stephen Moore
While the boys are socially isolating this week, they were blessed to be joined by former Wallabies Captain, Stephen Moore. We discussed his Super Rugby career with the Queensland Reds and ACT Brumbies, his international career as Australian Wallabies captain especially leading the underestimated 2015 side to the Rugby World Cup Final, and plenty of other fascinating stories from his career, including meeting the Queen. We also spoke about the current state of rugby in Australia and how it can move forward. What is the best model for the future? Could we see the end of Super Rugby? You'll just have to find out in the episode! If you haven't already, make sure you check us out on social media. We just hit 2k followers on Insta so a huge thank you to everyone for supporting us so far, we really appreciate it. If you haven't followed us yet........ What're you waiting for? Go do it! https://www.instagram.com/_beyondthesidelines_/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSidelines Special thanks to Stephen Moore for joining us on the show.
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