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The biggest challenge facing the All Blacks in their first test against Ireland | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The biggest challenge facing the All Blacks in their first test against Ireland | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

On this week's Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Tony Johnson, James Parsons and Bryn Hall preview the first test between the All Blacks and Ireland, chat to our Super Rugby Pacific Dream Team winner and discuss the other upcoming test series.

The biggest challenge facing the All Blacks in their first test against Ireland | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

On this week's Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Tony Johnson, James Parsons and Bryn Hall preview the first test between the All Blacks and Ireland, chat to our Super Rugby Pacific Dream Team winner and discuss the other upcoming test series.

How the Super Rugby Pacific final has impacted upcoming All Blacks selections | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Jeff McTainsh, James Parsons and Joe Wheeler review the Super Rugby Pacific final, dissect what that means for Ireland's upcoming tour of New Zealand, and preview the star-studded Pacific Nations Cup.

Reacting to the All Blacks squad and who wins the Blues vs Crusaders final? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall react to the latest All Blacks squad announcement, review the Super Rugby Pacific semi-finals and make their picks for the Blues vs Crusaders final.

Picking our All Blacks squads for July's test series against Ireland | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall name their All Blacks squads for next month's test series against Ireland, look ahead to World Rugby's other July test series and preview the Super Rugby Pacific semi-finals.

Why Super Rugby Pacific's eight-team playoff structure shouldn't be changed | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

In this week's episode of the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall preview the Super Rugby Pacific quarter-finals, debate the league's playoff structure and assess the new-look, star-studded Tonga squad.

Predicting the make-up of the first-ever Super Rugby Pacific playoffs | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall discuss what the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs could look like as the competition heads into its final round of the regular season.

The key to stopping the Blues as the All Blacks halfback race heats up | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall discuss how the Blues can stopped in Super Rugby Pacific, offer insight into the All Blacks halfback race, and weigh in on a hypothetical scrum law change.

Which players are in the running to start for the All Blacks this season? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall breakdown the key All Blacks selection issues as Super Rugby Pacific nears its closing stages of the regular season.

Why Super Rugby Pacific isn't where it needs to be yet despite shock upset wins | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall discuss why Super Rugby Pacific isn't quite to the standard it needs to be at yet, despite the rapid resurgence of Australian sides over the weekend.

What it was like as a Super Rugby Pacific player at the inaugural Super Round | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall discuss whether the Australian teams have made ground on Kiwi sides in Super Rugby Pacific, while Scott Robertson drops in for a surprise guest appearance.

What the All Blacks squad could look like halfway through Super Rugby Pacific | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall make their picks for some positions of the upcoming All Blacks squad, dissect the latest round of action and preview the upcoming Super Round in Melbourne.

Why rolling maul tries aren't as bad as they're being made out to be | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall explain why rolling maul tries shouldn't be so harshly criticised, dissect the last round of Super Rugby Pacific and preview the huge clash between the Blues and Crusaders.

Dan Carter reveals the key to success for the All Blacks at next year's World Cup | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons are joined by All Blacks legend Dan Carter to discuss his upcoming Kickathon, his take on the current All Blacks side and how they can challenge for next year's World Cup.

Why the Brumbies are the team to beat in Super Rugby Pacific | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Jeff McTainsh, Bryn Hall and James Parsons explain why the Brumbies are the team to beat in Super Rugby Pacific, debate where Will Jordan will play for the All Blacks and discuss THAT Moana Pasifika win.

How Super Rugby Aupiki can change women's rugby in New Zealand for the better | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons are joined by Black Ferns star Chelsea Semple to discuss her title-winning campaign in the inaugural Super Rugby Aupiki season.

What it's like being the only non-Fijian player at the Fijian Drua | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons are joined by Fijian Drua recruit Baden Kerr to discuss what it's like being part of the new Super Rugby Pacific franchise after retiring to become a real estate agent.

Is this the best uncapped player in New Zealand rugby right now? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons dissect the latest round of Super Rugby Pacific, preview the brand-new Super Rugby Aupiki, and discuss who wins in the penultimate round of the Six Nations.

Was Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's Blues debut the best cross-code debut of all-time? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons assess Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's first match for the Blues, pick their Super Rugby Pacific Dream Teams, and explain why Stuart Hogg's and Finn Russell's criticism is unjustified.

Los Pumas star Pablo Matera opens up on move to Crusaders | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

In the latest episode of the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons interview Los Pumas star Pablo Matera about his move to the Crusaders, review the first round of Super Rugby Pacific and look ahead to the Six Nations.

Picking the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific champions and the Kiwi take on the Six Nations | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

In the first episode of 2022, the Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons preview the Super Rugby Pacific season, provide an update from the Queenstown bubble and unpack the latest Six Nations action.

The winners and losers of the 2021 All Blacks season | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons review the 2021 All Blacks and international season, discuss World Rugby's eligibility law change, and preview next season.

Reviewing the season-ending All Blacks loss to France and the Foster vs Robertson debate | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons analyse how the All Blacks lost to France, discuss whether NZR's decision to extend Ian Foster contract was the right one, and review next year's Super Rugby Pacific squads.

Has Foster done enough for a contract extension? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The panel of Jeff McTainsh, Bryn Hall and James Parsons chat through all the action from the second Bledisloe Cup test, the Springboks win over Los Pumas and what to expect from Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's professional rugby union debut.

Who would win between the All Blacks and Springboks? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The panel of Jeff McTainsh, Bryn Hall and James Parsons chat through all the action from the first Bledisloe Cup test, the Springboks series victory over the Lions and who impressed in round one of the New Zealand NPC.

The New Zealand take on the Springboks victory over the British & Irish Lions in Test 2 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Bryn Hall, James Parsons and Ross Karl chat through all the action from the second test of the Lions Series in South Africa. They also look ahead to the weekend's rugby in New Zealand applaud the sevens teams performances at Tokyo 2020.

TJ Perenara's All Blacks return, Rieko Ioane off the bench, and THAT Wallabies red card | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

This week’s panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons dissect the All Blacks’ second test win over Fiji, analyse Ian Foster’s Rugby Championship squad and discuss Marika Koroibete’s controversial red card against France.

Wallabies season preview with Will Genia | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Legendary halfback Will Genia joins the podcast to give his perspective on what the Wallabies squad will look like going into the series against France and beyond.

The winners and losers of Ian Foster's first All Blacks squad of 2021 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel chat through the first All Blacks squad named for next month’s test series against Tonga and Fiji, and there is no shortage of talking points about the side.

Who takes out Super Rugby Trans Tasman? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

With Bryn Hall out this week, James Parsons and Ross Karl are joined by former Highlanders lock and Sky Sport analyst Joey Wheeler to preview the Super Rugby Trans Tasman final between the Highlanders and the Blues.

What can be done by World Rugby to level the playing field? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall discuss the All Blacks win over Tonga, the Māori All Blacks two tests against Samoa and assess the performance of the Springboks over Georgia.

Will the All Blacks tinker with their line-up after first Fiji test? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The panel talk through all the action from an exciting context between the All Blacks and Fiji and look ahead to test two. They also discuss test one between Australia and France and theorize whether the Lions tour still has a chance.

The Chiefs are on fire and is TJ Perenara going to the Roosters? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall talk about all the action and news from the week of rugby in New Zealand and across the world.

The Chiefs win a game, the Crusaders can't lose and what happened to Wales? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The crew from the Aotearoa Rugby Pod chat through the top of the table Super Rugby Aotearoa clash between the Blues and Crusaders, the Chiefs first win in over a year and take a look up north at what's going on in the Six Nations.

Savea's heroics, Havili plays his way into AB's and how can Springboks prep for Lions? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod chat over all the big talking points from Super Rugby Aotearoa from the two golden point games won by the Chiefs and Crusaders.

The Lions tour will go ahead, how will the Springboks prepare? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The crew of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall talk about the Lions tour, the Scottish win over the French and all the action from another dramatic week of Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Goal line drop outs, Hurricanes halfbacks and who can knock off the Crusaders? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod | S2E1

Ross Karl is joined by Bryn Hall and James Parsons to look ahead to season 2021 of Super Rugby Aotearoa which kicks off this weekend.

Reflecting on North vs South | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Ross Karl is joined by Brad Weber and Josh Ioane for this weeks episode of the Aotearoa Rugby Pod as they look back on the epic encounter that was the North vs South match in Wellington.

Why didn't the All Blacks take a drop goal? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel discuss the ending of the first Bledisloe test where neither team took a drop goal attempt when presented with the opportunity, with a particular focus on New Zealand's strategy.

'There is nothing scarier for other international teams than a wounded All Black side'

All Blacks Brad Weber & Josh Ioane discuss the selections in the latest All Black squad on this week's Aotearoa Rugby Pod and what they mean for the Springboks and England.

Josh Ioane on missing out on the All Blacks and that kick for Will Jordan

Josh Ioane talks about that kick for Will Jordan in the North vs South game and how he scores his tries and his own reaction to missing out on the All Blacks squad.

"Unbelievable Ability" What Makes Will Jordan So Dangerous | Aotearoa Rugby Pod | RugbyPass

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod discuss the performance of super sub Will Jordan in the All Blacks 38-0 win over the Pumas in their final Tri-Nations match.

How the All Blacks beat the Pumas | Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Ep 21

Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall analyse the draw between Argentina and the Wallabies, discussing what the All Blacks might be able to take out of it and apply in order to beat the Pumas in their final Tri-Nations match.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 2

Ross Karl is joined by Super Rugby players from across Aotearoa/New Zealand as they discuss the current comp and all the goings-on around it.

All Blacks Press Conference | Dane Coles and Anton Lienert-Brown

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles and midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown spoke to media via zoom on Monday after their 24-22 loss to the Wallabies in Brisbane in Bledisloe 4.

Australian Vintage Wines Moment To Savour | Aotearoa Rugby Pod Ep 20 | Ledesma And the emotion of Los Pumas

The panel of the Aotearoa Rugby Pod discuss their Australian Vintage Wine Moment To Savour from the Tri-Nations/Rugby Championship match between Los Pumas and the All Blacks.

Healthspan Elite Performance of the Week | Bledisloe 4 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons and Bryn Hall share their picks for the Healthspan Elite Performance of the week from the fourth Bledisloe Cup test between the All Blacks and the Wallabies in Brisbane.

'He's pretty ruthless around performance' - How Rennie will use the 'Chiefs mana' blueprint to change the Wallabies

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel discuss what they like about the new Wallabies squad and share insight what they know about Dave Rennie's methods.

Why All Blacks like Ma'a Nonu and Dan Carter can keep getting contracts as they near age 40

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod discuss how All Blacks like Ma'a Nonu and Dan Carter have been able to extend their careers well past where the previous generation retired, as Nonu heads to France for a second stint with Toulon.

Healthspan Elite Performance of the Week | Bledisloe Cup 2 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Ross Karl asks panelists James Parsons and Bryn Hall who they felt were their top performers in the 27-7 victory for the All Blacks over the Wallabies at Eden Park on the 18th of October 2020.

Rieko Ioane's first test as an All Blacks centre showed he can make the move to 13 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel discuss Rieko Ioane's first test as an All Blacks centre and why he can make the move to 13 despite his try-scoring blunder.

Who makes the SRA form All Blacks XV? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Ross Karl is joined by James Parsons and Brad Weber as they discuss some of the contentious selections in the RugbyPass SRA form XV.

'I'd give my right arm to play for the All Blacks' - NZ stars weigh in on All Blacks opting out of The Rugby Championship

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel with James Parsons and Bryn hall discuss the upcoming Rugby Championship and the sacrifices players will have to make to make to play in Australia.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Mindset, meditation and much more

Host Ross Karl is joined by James Parsons and Bryn Hall as they discuss everything rugby in New Zealand.

Healthspan Elite Performance of the Week | Bledisloe Cup | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod discuss who they have picked for the Healthspan Elite Performance of the Week from the first Bledisloe test between the All Blacks and the Wallabies.

Richie Mo'unga bosses the Wallabies | Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 18

Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall chat through all the key moments from Bledisloe 3, look north to the six nations and even get a bit of Harbour chat in (of course).

Healthspan Elite Performance of the Week | How Richie Mo'unga Bossed The Wallabies In Bledisloe 3

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel discuss who they have picked for the Healthspan Elite Performance of the Week following the third Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney Australia.

Red cards, TJ Perenara and the Wallabies back three | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall sit down and dissect all the key moments from Bledisloe 4. Did Hodge bring something unique? Will TJ Perenara start the next game? Were the Wallabies outside backs that good? All will be answered.

Kirifi in but no Boshier? | Episode 17 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons discuss the selection of Du'Plessis Kirifi over Lachlan Boshier and how the Wallabies will use the comments made by the NZ media that they don't have 'hard men.'

Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 Announced | The Breakdown | Ep 42

The crew from Sky Sport NZ's The Breakdown look back at Bledisloe 4 and reveal the draw for the domestic Super Rugby competition in 2021.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 1

Long-time NZ rugby journalist Ross Karl is joined by two players each week to discuss the ins and outs of the great game in New Zealand.

Healthspan Elite Performance of the Week | The Player Who Tackled The All Blacks Out Of The Game For Argentina | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons and Sky Sport rugby commentator Jeff McTainsh share their picks for the Healthspan Elite Performance of the week from the win for Argentina over the All Blacks in the 2020 Rugby Championship.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 14 | Bledisloe Cup preview show

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod with Blues hooker James Parsons and Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall discuss everything All Blacks as they head into the first Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies.

'One of the best lineout options I've ever thrown to' - The Blues duo who could quickly become the anchors of the All Blacks set-piece

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod discuss the All Blacks lineout heading into the first Bledisloe test, and why Hoskins Sotutu and Patrick Tuipulotu could quickly become key for the All Blacks in that department.

A toast to Argentina | Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Ep 20

Ross Karl and James Parsons are joined by Sky Sports rugby commentator Jeff McTainsh to discuss the fall out from the All Blacks first ever loss to Argentina. Were the Pumas that good or did the All Blacks have a shocker? All will be answered.

The dark horse combination to be Rennie's first Wallabies halves pairing

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod discuss the re-appointment of Michael Hooper as captain and debate who is the front seat to become Rennie's first Wallaby halves pairing.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 3

Ross Karl is joined by Bryn Hall and Brad Weber in this installment of our weekly show discussing all things New Zealand rugby.

'That was what the semi-final was' -The secret sauce the Wallabies need to beat the All Blacks

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod discuss the key to beating the All Blacks and the area of the game that they have used better than the Wallabies in recent years.

What makes Sam Cane so good? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

On this weeks episode host Ross Karl is joined by James Parsons of the Blues and Bryn Hall of the Crusaders. They discuss the stocks in the locking position, Aaron Smith's dive and make the case for Sam Cane from a players perspective.

New Zealand Rugby's Biggest 'Skux' Revealed | Aotearora Rugby Pod | RugbyPass

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod reveal who is New Zealand Rugby's biggest 'Skux' as they give out the ManScaped 'Skux of the Year' Award on this week's episode. Head to www.manscaped.com and use the code: RUGBY to get 20% off + free shipping.

Itoje in Super Rugby? Yes, please! | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Ross Karl is joined by James Parsons of the Blues and Bryn Hall of the Crusaders to discuss all the action from Rd9 of Super Rugby Aotearoa and all the chat around the game in NZ.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 16 | Caleb Clarke Appreciation Day

Ross Karl is joined by James Parsons and Bryn Hall as they analyse all the key moments from the All Blacks 27-7 victory over the Wallabies at Eden Park in Bledisloe 2.

Will the Crusaders contingent be too much for the North? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons and Bryn Hall are joined by Southland Stags captain Tony Lamborn as they discuss all the news from the week of rugby in New Zealand.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 15 | Rieko Ioane at 13, no drop goals and where the All Blacks must go now

Episode 15 of The Aotearoa Rugby Pod with Blues hooker James Parsons, Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall and host Ross Karl review everything from the first Bledisloe Cup test between the All Blacks and the Wallabies.

Finding a seat on the All Blacks bus | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Ross Karl is joined by Josh Ioane of the Highlanders and James Parsons of the Blues as they touch on why it's important to run for the bus after a meeting when you're in the All Blacks.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod | How to beat the Crusaders

Ross Karl is joined by Brad Weber from the Chiefs and James Parsons from the Blues this week as they reflect on another tight week in Super Rugby Aotearoa and look ahead to another big round of games.

What are the expectations for this All Blacks side going into The Rugby Championship

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel with James Parsons and Bryn Hall discuss what to expect from this All Blacks side heading into The Rugby Championship in the midst of a disrupted 2020 season coming off the back of a World Cup loss.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Every week throughout the NZ rugby season, a selection of the nation’s top rugby stars join the show to discuss the major developments in the game. Nothing is off-limits as current players such as James Parsons, Bryn Hall, Brad Weber and Josh Ioane discuss everything from All Blacks selection to the top weekly performances.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod is New Zealand's premier rugby podcast, covering the global game with a fresh Kiwi spin.

With many of the weekly guests actively representing New Zealand sides, Aotearoa Rugby Pod gives listeners an intimate and unfiltered look into the way rugby operates in NZ.

If you’ve ever wondered who the most competitive player at the Crusaders is, which All Black is the most obsessed with their looks, or which northern superstars Kiwi players want to see involved in Super Rugby Pacific, the only rugby podcast with the inside intel is the Aotearoa Rugby Pod.

Whether you’re a casual rugby supporter, interested in the latest wide-arching developments in the game, or you’re a rugby tragic on the search for some in-depth discussion and analysis about our great game, the Aotearoa Rugby Pod will whet your appetite.

Aotearoa Rugby Pod launched in the throes of New Zealand’s March 2020 lockdown and has now cemented itself as one of the top weekly sports shows in the country and the only NZ rugby podcast with new episodes released regularly throughout the season.

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