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    Beamsy and Britt - It's time to go Grace

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 45:53


    Welcome to the ABC's brand new maiden cricket podcast hosted by Kristen Beams and Brittany Carter, where you'll get your Women's Big Bash fix every Thursday. This week we contemplate the WBBL's future and question how it can safeguard itself from being overrun by the other short-format women's competitions popping up around the world. Beamsy gives her predictions for the summer ahead - Which WBBL team is the frontrunner to lift the trophy? Which player is the one to watch? Before we catch up with Brisbane Heat hard-hitter Grace Harris to hear about her resurgence back into the Aussie T20 line-up.

    Rachael Haynes on retirement and playing cricket as a mum

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 11:04


    Rachael Haynes on retirement and playing cricket as a mum

    Michael Cheika: I felt weird celebrating a Wallabies loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 22:50


    Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika spoke to ABC Sport ahead of his debut as Lebanon coach in the Rugby League World Cup and an appearance on "Australian Story." 

    ‘We Still Have Very Traditional Looking Sports': Kieren Perkins Thinks He Would Have Failed if Sport Looks the Same in 10 Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022


    Head of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Kieren Perkins joined Karen Tighe on Summer Grandstand following his National Press Club speech where he outlined ASC's new strategic vision. 

    ‘I'm Not Going to Run Before I Can Walk': Dwight Yorke Is Not Getting Ahead of Himself After the Australia Cup Victory

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022


    Macarthur FC manager Dwight Yorke joins Matt Clinch on Summer Grandstand ahead of Macarthur's A-League opener to talk about his coaching philosophy and why he joined the Bulls.

    'It Would Be Pretty Heartbreaking': Cam Smith hopes he'll be invited back to the Masters at Augusta

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022


    Before the opening round of the LIV Bangkok event. Matt Clinch from Summer Grandstand spoke to Australian Golfer Cam Smith about his reasons for joining LIV Golf and how hard he really partied after the Open win.

    Sport and Spice - Travis Smyth on joining LIV golf and dealing with the criticism

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 57:30


    Aussie golfer Travis Smyth played a few events on the LIV Tour this year and chats about his motivation, the criticism he copped online and how Rugby League goalposts led him to golf. Aussie golfer Travis Smyth played a few events on the LIV Tour this year and chats about his motivation, the criticism he copped online and how Rugby League goalposts led him to golf. We'll also highlight the best bits on and off field from the Grand Finals last weekend and it's the last show of the season so prepare for some scientifically backed claims about the power of Sport & Spice.

    Marc Leishman: 'I'm excited for what the future is going to hold for it'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022


    Australian golfer Marc Leishman joined Matt Clinch on Summer Grandstand, talking about life on the LIV Tour and his plans for the upcoming summer of Australian golf.

    Bec Goddard: Often your job as the coach is to be a dealer in hope

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022


    Hawthorn AFLW Coach Bec Goddard joins Matt Clinch following her side's three-point win over West Coast.

    Dean Vickerman: Baynes will be a great asset to our league

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022


    Melbourne United Coach Dean Vickerman joins Matt Clinch ahead of their opening clash with the Breakers

    Andrew McDonald: To discover more about ourselves will be the goal for the next 5 games

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022


    The head Australian Men's cricket coach Andrew McDonald joins Matt Clinch to discuss Australia's build-up to the T20 World Cup, what they learnt from the tour of India and Cam Green's potential role for the years to come.

    Nicho Hynes: I didn't think I'd ever be sitting in a room full of people fighting for a Dally M

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022


    NRL star Nicho Hynes joins Andrew Moore after winning the Dally M Medal on Wednesday night.

    Cameron Ling: It's a long way back for Sydney

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022


    Geelong Premiership captain Cameron Ling joins Matt Clinch to discuss the Cats 2022 flag, Joel Selwood's retirement and how Sydney can bounce back from a massive loss on footballs biggest day.

    Brad Scott: I think it's healthy the board had a debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022


    Newly appointed Essendon coach Brad Scott joins Matt Clinch on Summer Grandstand to discuss his decision to join the Bombers, how he plans to rebuild the club and his reaction to board member Kevin Sheedy's lack of support.

    Sport and Spice - Grand Finals everywhere we look

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 51:12


    There's Grand Final devastation, anticipation, the 50th Koori Knockout plus Marlee went to the Dally M awards and the only after party that mattered. Oh and how do you feel about players missing their child's birth for a footy game?

    Sunday AFL: The Greatest Team Of All

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 55:00


    Geelong are the Premiers of Season 2022 after an emphatic 81 point drubbing of Sydney in front of over one hundred thousand fans at the MCG. Corbin Middlemas, Brett Deledio and Marc Murphy pull apart what went so right for the Cats, and so wrong for the Swans on the last Saturday in September.

    Sport and Spice - Will Hayward and G Flip talk the AFL Grand Final

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


    Two elite performers at the top of their game join us ahead of their big dance - Sydney Swans forward Will Hayward and musician G Flip.

    Corbin & Ben - Woodpecker Lips

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 55:00


    Corbin & Ben reflect on the Hawthorn news from yesterday, play hot news/not news and Brett Deledio previews this weekend's AFL Grand Final. The final weekend preview of the year. 

    Corbin & Ben - Be Like Marc

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 55:00


    Corbin & Ben reflect on the Brownlow medal with a themed flesh-it-out or throw-it-out... After being shouted out by Patrick Cripps in his winner's speech, Marc Murphy joins the show. Overrated and underrated. 

    Brownlow medallist Patrick Cripps: "It's a massive honour"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 5:07


    Carlton skipper Patrick Cripps joins Aaron Bryans after becoming the 6th Blues player to win a Brownlow medal; revealing the impact of Michael Voss' arrival as head coach and why he won't change his contested game style despite nearly being ineligible to win the award due to a near suspension.

    Corbin & Ben - Sports Illustrated curse

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 48:40


    Corbin & Ben play flesh it out/throw it out, Marc Murphy joins for his segment and lifts the lid on Brendan Fevola's Brownlow medal night saga. Brett Deledio recounts his race-against-time to be fit for the 2019 AFL GF. All the other segments like hot news/not news and overrated/underrated. 

    Sunday AFL: 'I got a coffee before the game yesterday and got cheered out of the cafe'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022


    The Sydney Swans will take on Geelong in next week's Grand Final after hanging on to record a thrilling 1 point victory over Collingwood. All Australian Co-Captain Callum Mills joins Corbin Middlemas, Brett Deledio and Marc Murphy to discuss the nail biting Preliminary Final victory, and how the upcoming week looks for the Swans in their quest for the 2022 Premiership.

    The Lead: 'There's definitely a bit of optimism among the group'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022


    Geelong secured their place in the 2022 Grand Final with a thumping 71 point demolition of the Brisbane Lions at the MCG Friday night. Cats defender Jake Kolodjashnij joins Matt Clinch, Adam Ramanauskas and Cameron Ling as his side aims to break an 11 year premiership drought. The team also previews the clash between the Pies and the Swans, and discuss the big news topics of Preliminary Final weekend.

    Sport and Spice - Jasmin Strange's NRLW debut was no fluke

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 53:14


    With basically her first touch in the NRLW on the weekend, Jasmin Strange scored a try and exploded with joy after overcoming some of the lowest moments in her life to get there.

    Corbin & Ben - Má Sorte

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 55:00


    Corbin & Ben play hot news / not news discussing James Hird's job interview at Essendon, Luke Jackson's non-specific trade request and more. Brett Deledio previews the preliminary finals and talks the angst of waiting out a trade period.

    Corbin & Ben - The Takeover

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 55:00


    Corbin & Ben review the semi-finals, should Berry go for eye-gouging? Who is the best story remaining in the finals? Marc Murphy in his regular slot Mad Mondays with Murph. 

    Payten: We thought our fitness would hold up and it did

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 6:10


    North Queensland coach Todd Payten is a relieved man after his team's thrilling Golden Point win over Cronulla. He can give his players a much needed rest rather than have to pick them up to play another game next weekend. But the success was borne out of the hard work they had done on their fitness in the off season. He told Andrew Moore and team that he thinks Jason Taumalolo and Scott Drinkwater's performances were the best he's seen from them. 

    Sunday AFL: 'We're excited for what's to come'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022


    The Magpies booked themselves a flight to Sydney following their 20 point victory over Fremantle at the MCG. Collingwood defender Nathan Murphy joins Corbin Middlemas, Brett Deledio and Marc Murphy to discuss the win, and the plans for this week ahead of their Preliminary Final clash with the Swans.

    The Lead: 'I think anything is possible with this group'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022


    Brisbane will meet Geelong in Friday night's Preliminary Final after a remarkable 13 point upset win over Melbourne, ending the Demons 2022 campaign. Lions Ruckman Darcy Fort joins Matt Clinch, Cameron Ling and Adam Ramanauskas as the team look back on the key moments of the match, and look ahead to tonight's clash between Collingwood and Fremantle at the MCG.

    Sport and Spice - Hypothermia, sharks and crocs with Bonnie Hancock

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 58:32


    After 254 days, Bonnie Hancock completed a full lap of Australia on a surf ski paddle and has more than a few tales to tell.

    Corbin & Ben - Speed Wobbles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 50:00


    Corbin & Ben preview week two of the AFL Finals and play hot news / not news. Brett Deledio joins in his regular slot. NFL, cricket and the US Open plus the weekend preview. 

    Corbin & Ben - Snowball effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 55:00


    Corbin & Ben discuss the great first week of the finals, the best performances, the arc and more. Marc Murphy joins for his regular Monday segment. Can Nick Kyrgios win the US Open? the ODIs and overrated/underrated.

    Campbell-Gillard: Mitch Moses hasn't stopped going on about it

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 5:41


    Parramatta front rower Reagan Campbell-Gillard was outstanding in his team's vital win over Melbourne. The win clinched a top 4 finish and secured the Eels a qualifying final against Western Sydney rivals Penrith. Campbell-Gillard told Andrew Moore and team about facing his former team and how team-mate Mitch Moses won't stop going on about his big hit on the Storm's Jesse Bromwich

    Sunday AFL: 'Nice to wake up this morning heading into another Preliminary Final'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022


    Geelong found a way to get over the top of Collingwood by a goal in front of over 90 000 fans at the MCG Saturday. Midfielder Cam Guthrie joins Corbin Middlemas, Brett Deledio and Marc Murphy after the Cats made their way into another Preliminary Final. And Fremantle defender Hayden Young joins the team after the Dockers came from 41 points behind to topple the Bulldogs.

    The Lead: 'We understand why we've let ourselves down the last two times'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022


    Melbourne's premiership defence suffered a minor setback when Sydney pulled off a 22 point upset win Friday night at the MCG. Matt Clinch, Adam Ramanauskas and Cameron Ling look back on the key moments from the match, and Brisbane Assistant Coach Cameron Bruce joins the team following the Lions stunning 2 point victory eliminating Richmond on Thursday night.

    Sport and Spice - Double shakas with Steph Gilmore and Jack Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022


    Ahead of the WSL Finals, surfing royalty drops by with seven time champ Steph Gilmore and new local star Jack Robinson.

    Corbin & Ben - More mystique than magic

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 55:00


    Corbin & Ben with their top-line thought on each of the finals, everything else in hot news / not news. Brett Deledio joins with the final preview of the finals including which team, coach and player enters under the most pressure. Serena, Cam Smith and the Aussie T20 WC squad. 

    Corbin & Ben - Policy on the run

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 55:00


    Corbin & Ben discuss the AFL finals launch, Essendon's change of tune around the coach they need, highs and lows of week one of AFLW and Dani Laidley's 60 Minutes story. Marc Murphy in his regular Mad Monday with Murph segment. Oscar Piastri, ODI cricket and overrated/underrated.  

    Yeo: Some boys will definitely get a rest next week

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 5:55


    Isaah Yeo was delighted to lift the JJ  Giltinan in front of the Panthers fans and the club's old boys. He's also very happy that with a tough final round trip to the Cowboys coming up some of the Minor Premiership winners will be able to put their feet up. He also told Andrew Moore and the team that Jerome Luai's impressive return showed how hard he's worked on his rehab and that he expects the same when Nathan Cleary gets back from suspension.

    Sunday AFL: Finals Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022


    Corbin Middlemas, Brett Deledio and Marc Murphy look ahead to the first week of the AFL Finals Series with their early predictions of who'll win and why, and analyse Round 1 AFLW action during bye weekend.

    The Lead: 'It's just all about unity going forward'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022


    After another week of turmoil at The Hangar, the Bombers are hoping for a positive result in the inaugural AFLW match tonight at Docklands. Essendon GM of Football Josh Mahoney joins Matt Clinch, Adam Ramanauskas and Cameron Ling to discuss all things Essendon, Hawthorn Director Katie Hudson gives us the Hawks perspective of their historic AFLW debut, and Richmond Club Advisor Neil Balme looks ahead to their first final against Brisbane.

    Sport and Spice - Alana Barba: From hair pulling to AFLW crowd pulling

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 56:08


    Alana Barba was told by her parents she couldn't play footy as a youngster after having her hair pulled by the boys. Now she's a VFLW premiership winner and about to line up for one of the four new teams in the AFLW, Essendon. We also discuss one of the grossest sports snacks ever witnessed, sledging, referee abuse and the 'good bloke' rule.

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