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Lachie Whitfield, the MCG pitch debacle and where both rugby codes will be in ten years

9th December, 2019
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AFL contract news, drama in the cricket and a look ahead to next decade for both rugby codes headlines Episode 68 of The Roar’s Game of Codes podcast.

We start in the AFL on the news that Greater Western Sydney star Lachie Whitfield has signed a monster seven-year extension with the club. We’re joined by Roar AFL expert and editor Stirling Coates to make an early call on whether the deal is worth it, plus look at who might get squeezed out at the Giants as a result.

It’s over to cricket next with Roar expert and editor Scott Pryde as we wrap up the weekend’s WBBL finals, before looking at just what the hell’s going on with the MCG pitch.

Then, we continue our new series of segments on where Australia’s most popular sports will be ten years and today, it’s both rugby codes.

We’re joined by Roar rugby league expert AJ Mithen to look at where the NRL goes in ten years, before rugby union expert Geoff Parkes hops on to look at where the XV-a-side code ends up at the end of the next decade.

You can listen to the entire episode in the player above, and be sure head to subscribe and review on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever else you get your podcasts.