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The Tip Sheet – 2022 Ep 95: RLWC Quarter Finals & Spiro’s Gong

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The Tip Sheet can now proudly boast about its award winning staff after Spiro’s deserved gong at the Australia Commercial Radio Awards! Spiro cleaned up the Best Newcomer Off-Air for his sensational work producing the Ben Fordham Live Show and Wide World Of Sports and the boys take a moment to celebrate the achievement.

As for the footy, we are into the business end of the World Cup. The pool stages are over and the quarter finals are upon us. Sixties, Spiro and Forty20 break down the final standing in each of the pools and what lies ahead in sudden death footy. The panel share their surprise teams and players of the tournament thus far and how the RLWC could still offer something more to the minnows with a lower bracket championship.

The Women’s RLWC is also underway and with the first round of results in the books The Tip Sheet looks at how all teams fared – including a check in on Parra’s superstars Simaima Taufa and Kennedy Cherrington.

The Wests Tigers have been active in the media and in recruitment which has caught the eye of Sixties. From their courting of John Bateman to their link to Mitchell Moses, the boys discuss their public recruitment drive which includes in a surprising piece of information from Spiro.

Shane Flanagan’s decision to join Manly as an assistant coach and Forty’s Rookie Watch Part 1 round out the episode as the preseason gets ready to ramp up next week!

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14 thoughts on “The Tip Sheet – 2022 Ep 95: RLWC Quarter Finals & Spiro’s Gong

      1. Brett Allen

        They’ve signed for the Bulldogs NSWRLW for 2023. The Dogs are launching a bid for an NRLW team in 2024.

        1. sixties

          They have to sign somewhere and the Eels don’t have a team at that level. I don’t rule anything out but I wouldn’t jump to that conclusion.

          1. John Eel

            Should the Eels have a team in the Harvey Norman competition?

            I feel if it is possible it would be a option for the pathways and keeping the best girls at the club.

          2. Brett Allen

            Why have we got an NRLW side but not an NSWRLW side ?
            Not particularly sustainable. Why as a club do we insist on doing things arse backwards ?

          3. sixties

            None of the NSW Clubs this year in the NRLW fielded a team in the Harvey Norman. Parra also have three catchment teams in that comp – Wenty, Mounties and Cabra.
            The NRLW from all clubs are scattered throughout the HN comp teams. I think we need to simply get the pathways right – ie, getting the Gale girls into one of the three catchment teams.

  1. John Eel

    Thanks for another great podcast.

    Congratulations to Spiro on his award. I think he got Ben Fordham attention when he was on 2GB for work experience. He really made an impression on Ben.

  2. John Eel

    I read in the ST that the Eels have signed Doorey from the Dogs. He is a good young signing for us who was previously in the Eels pathways system.

    Given that the Dogs have Cap issues, I can’t imagine he was on big money therefore not going to give them a whole lot of Cap relief.

      1. adz4parra

        I caught up with the coach of one of the premier rugby league schools in early 2020 and asked him which of his more recent players had a long NRL career ahead of them – he said Matt Doorey.

        I’d never heard of him, nor seen him play, but some months later, and he scored a try on debut for the Bulldogs. Had some good games in 2021 before his injury. He looked short on confidence and fitness in the few NSW Cup games I saw of his this year.

        Was he an absolute stand out as a junior?

        1. sixties

          Yes. He was a member of the Eels Harold Matts squad that won everything and he was the one poached from that team by the Dogs. He then went in to Australian schoolboys representation, interestingly alongside Zac Cini & Luca Moretti.

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