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Intro – 0:00
Footy Smiles feat. Big T – 2:00
Joey Grima – 46:20
Reviews, News & Previews – 1:13:04
Another loaded episode of The Tip Sheet kicks off with a great look into the hidden bright side of the NRL as The Biggest Tiger aka Big T joins the show. Big T, who runs Footy Smiles alongside a good friend JB, tells Sixties and Forty20 about the inspiration behind their initiative and just how far reaching the impact of rugby league stars has been over recent years.
Another weekly installment with Joey Grima follows as he helps the boys unpack an action laden weekend. On top of a mixed bag in the junior representatives, we saw our first action in the Jersey Flegg and the NSW Cup and Joey helps fill in all the blanks as we start to get to know the extended senior rosters. The chat ends with Grima extending a fantastic invitation to listeners (and commenters on TCT who can post a question in this blog) to tweet any mechanical or tactical footy questions they have to @EelsTCT with the hashtag #AskJoey.
From then on out it is all Sixties and Forty20 as the duo complete the full sweep of game reviews and go over some big breaking news for the Eels. Peter Badel reveals on Twitter that the blue & gold have lured blockbusting prop forward Wiremu Greig from the Cowboys. Greig, a 21-year-old powerhouse prop, joins the Eels on a 2-year deal and in a further boost for Parra, he is expected to join the club this season.
The episode is capped off with all the previews from the action coming this long weekend. The headline act naturally is the Easter Monday battle against the Wests Tigers with a fearsome Parramatta line-up named. The return of Ryan Matterson leaves the Eels near full-strength while Bryce Cartwright’s recovery from a fractured jaw adds plenty of spice and intrigue to the NSW Cup curtain raiser on Monday.