Ryan O’Connell and Brett McKay are slumming it with the abundant catering and free beer in the ivory tower for Episode 15 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

In this episode, Brett reveals why he missed seeing Bledisloe I live, Ryan is still waiting for Jason ‘Dufney’ Dufner to answer his question, and the boys launch into their best Geoff Toovey impersonations.

Episode 15 talking points:
– Bledisloe I wrap-up and post-mortem, and where it went right for the All Blacks and wrong for the Wallabies;
– The new trend in the NRL for compassionate releases form contracts, and Geoff Toovey wants an investigation;
– The lottery of the Australian middle order ahead of the Fifth Ashes Test;
– And this week’s Splash & Dash, featuring Teahupo’o and the Australian Boomers and Opals

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The Crowd Says (14)

  • Columnist

    August 21st 2013 @ 8:25am
    Geoff Parkes said | August 21st 2013 @ 8:25am | ! Report

    Brett, sorry you were otherwise occupied on Sat night – although we did arrange for the leftover canapés to be posted down to you – have they arrived yet?

    Ryan, you’ll find Tahiti is located just near Kazkazakhstan. Probably not a bad place for Tooves to take a much needed spell. A couple of years would be about right.

    • Columnist

      August 21st 2013 @ 9:38am
      Brett McKay said | August 21st 2013 @ 9:38am | ! Report

      No, Allanthus, I can’t say they have. Though if the delivery boy is who I think it is, I’m not sure I’d accept it anyway. 😛

    • Columnist

      August 21st 2013 @ 10:48am
      Ryan O'Connell said | August 21st 2013 @ 10:48am | ! Report

      Haha! You’re right! Tooves should save himself the $10k each time, and just go on holidays.

  • Roar Guru

    August 21st 2013 @ 3:44pm
    Will Sinclair said | August 21st 2013 @ 3:44pm | ! Report

    Brett – can’t believe you missed the game for an anniversary!

    I got married on a Friday to avoid a clash with the Cox Plate (and then went to the races the day after the wedding), so it’s fair to say my wife knows where my priorities lie.

    • Columnist

      August 21st 2013 @ 4:42pm
      Geoff Parkes said | August 21st 2013 @ 4:42pm | ! Report

      Too right Will, the longest lasting marriages are where you set low expectations right up front, so that they’re never disappointed in you.

      My brother got married on a Sat afternoon in rugby season, the date, early wedding and reception time deliberately arranged by my sister-in-law so as to provide maximum annoyance and discomfort to my father, who was coaching the local senior side at the time.

      The one mistake she made was to have the reception at the rugby club, with the lure of the game outside proving too strong for my dad and a few others. Although he hadn’t been able to prepare the side and watch the game, someone yelled out that it was halftime, he got up right in the middle of the speeches, walked out onto the ground, ripped into the team in his usual style, then walked back in and sat down again at the head table as if nothing had happened.

      • Roar Guru

        August 21st 2013 @ 4:56pm
        Will Sinclair said | August 21st 2013 @ 4:56pm | ! Report

        That’s brilliant Allanthus!

        My brother-in-law is getting married this year on Derby Day, which is unfortunate (obviously).

        • August 21st 2013 @ 7:38pm
          Allanthus said | August 21st 2013 @ 7:38pm | ! Report

          It’s always unfortunate to miss a family wedding Will

      • August 21st 2013 @ 5:17pm
        RebelRanger said | August 21st 2013 @ 5:17pm | ! Report

        What a story. Made my day.

      • Columnist

        August 21st 2013 @ 5:20pm
        Ryan O'Connell said | August 21st 2013 @ 5:20pm | ! Report

        That is awesome.

    • Columnist

      August 21st 2013 @ 5:13pm
      Brett McKay said | August 21st 2013 @ 5:13pm | ! Report

      Will, it’s not even the first time I’ve inadvertantly buggered up big events. I got married in September 2000, and in attempting to find a window avoiding the Olympics, NRL GF, Bledisloes, etc, I confirmed and booked everything before realising we were getting married on AFL GF day. Wasn’t popular with many interstate travelers!

      • Columnist

        August 21st 2013 @ 5:20pm
        Ryan O'Connell said | August 21st 2013 @ 5:20pm | ! Report

        That is not awesome.

      • Roar Guru

        August 22nd 2013 @ 8:41am
        Will Sinclair said | August 22nd 2013 @ 8:41am | ! Report

        The safest day to get married is Christmas Day.

        There is no sport on Christmas Day. Other than that… it’s always a struggle.

        • August 22nd 2013 @ 8:46am
          mushi said | August 22nd 2013 @ 8:46am | ! Report

          Plus Myer and DJ’s will make sure you never forget the anniversary!

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