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Brett McKay

Brett McKay is an Australian sportswriter, broadcaster, commentator, and is one half of The 8-9 Combo Rugby Podcast. Brett covered rugby for Australian sports website The Roar for more than 15 years, has sat on Test Match and Super Rugby sidelines as a commentator for ABC Sport for more than a decade, and is a regular radio pundit for stations in Australia and New Zealand.

18 Articles
FEATURE
Opinion

Flood of back three talent highlights Australia’s folly in pursuing league stars

A glut of back-three talent has exposed Australia's short-sighted policy in luring Joseph Suaali’i from league.

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
14 May 2024, 15:00
FEATURE
Opinion

Brumbies and Reds primed to fly Aussie flag furthest

ACT and Queensland look well equipped to go deep into the Super Rugby Pacific Finals, but the other three sides face a rocky home …

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
08 May 2024, 7:05
FEATURE
Opinion

The case for keeping the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby Pacific

The future of the Victoria-based franchise have dominated the headlines in Australia but does winding them up make sense?

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
02 May 2024, 5:41
FEATURE
Opinion

Disciplinary verdicts as puzzling as ever – even when consistent to a fault

Arguments of inconsistency in SANZAAR's judicial process are mostly superficial, but it is still prone to some puzzling verdicts.

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
25 Apr 2024, 15:58
FEATURE
Opinion

How are Australian sides faring in Super Rugby Pacific?

Who's trending up? Who's performing as expected? And who still has work to do?

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
16 Apr 2024, 9:41
FEATURE
Opinion

Brumbies must nail new defensive system to take next step

Five straight wins have propelled ACT into contention but key areas of their game need work if they are to progress to a SRP final…

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
09 Apr 2024, 15:15
FEATURE
Analysis

The Waratahs, self-inflicted pressure, and the crippling weight of expectation

With the winds of change blowing through Australian rugby, the current fortunes of the Waratahs are causing furrowed brows

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
03 Apr 2024, 10:43
FEATURE
Analysis

Will forgotten Wallabies fit the Joe Schmidt model?

Who has credit in the bank and who has a case to build for the new Australia head coach?

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
26 Mar 2024, 16:34
FEATURE
Analysis

Who should Andy Farrell bring Down Under?

The Six Nations offered Wallabies fans a glimpse of how the Lions will arm themselves.

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
20 Mar 2024, 14:01
FEATURE
Opinion

2.6 million reasons why Wallabies review had to be released

Rugby Australia had no choice but to release the findings of their 2023 review, but will the lessons be heeded?

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
13 Mar 2024, 5:26
FEATURE
Opinion

Where next for Super Rugby Pacific's 'Super Round'?

With Melbourne's three-year hosting deal now up, should the concept stay in Victoria or move elsewhere?

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
06 Mar 2024, 10:23
FEATURE
Opinion

Open-minded Schmidt takes hands-on approach to Australia challenge

Joe Schmidt has been doing due diligence on the Wallabies even before he officially starts in the role.

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
29 Feb 2024, 10:01
FEATURE
Analysis

Three seasons in and Super Rugby Pacific is still trying to find its feet

With uncertainty swirling around the future of some franchises, the onus is on consolidating the tournament and winning new fans

Brett McKay
Brett McKay
21 Feb 2024, 5:02
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