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Hosted by Andrew Ferguson and League Freak, the podcast covers different Rugby League topics, from the NRL to Super League, and how they relate to the history of the game.
 
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In this episode we review the Storms big win over the Parramatta Eels, we talk about whinging old idiots that hate life, and by extension Rugby League, Paul McGregor getting one last shot to redeem his ailing coaching career after the previous six last shot, Benji Marshall goes around for one more season, a lil Greg Inglis wishful thinking, a m ...…
 
In this episode we take a look at the South Sydney Rabbitohs victory over the Manly Sea Eagles. There will be a lot said in the media about this contest, but we cut through all the rubbish and give our opinion on what was a great contest that was decided by teams playing their guts out! We then take up a suggestion given to us by a reader, and ...…
 
In this episode we do a preview of both finals games for week two! We talk about the ridiculous overturning of Shane Flanagans suspension and how that doesn't line up with other players who have been banned, we throw in a little Wests Tigers talk and look at the Brisbane Broncos clear out! To take the OFFICIAL Fergo and The Freak 2019 NRL Fan P ...…
 
In this episode we discuss Sam Burgess' comments about the match review committee and the NRL judiciary. We talk about the ramifications of his comments, we look at his record over the 2019 NRL season, we talk about the systems in place, and why the current system is by far and away the best one Rugby League has ever had in place. We then look ...…
 
In todays episode we talk about the Brisbane Broncos being out the night before their record breaking loss, Darius Boyd being attacked in the media for earning money the Broncos owe to him, Elliott Whiteheads bloody gash and what we would do with $150 million. To take the OFFICIAL Fergo and The Freak 2019 NRL Fan Poll CLICK HERE If you enjoy ou ...…
 
In this episode we discuss the apology by Shane Flanagan to the NRL and the ARL Commission as he tried to get his ban overturned. We look at the terrible circumstances regarding the Swinton Lions abandoning moved to change their name to the Manchester Lions. We then go through the results of the 2019 Sydney Daily Telegraph fans poll! To take th ...…
 
I this fresh episode of Fergo and The Freak we review all four NRL Finals matches, from the Eels recording setting win over the Broncos, to the Bunnies inept performance against the Roosters. To take the OFFICIAL Fergo and The Freak 2019 NRL Fan Poll CLICK HERE If you enjoy our podcast make sure you go to your podcasting app and give us a five ...…
 
In this episode we look at the first four games of the 2019 NRL Finals series. We look at some of the ins and outs, we tell you whop we expect to win, and we have a quick look at who might be playing who next week! To take the OFFICIAL Fergo and The Freak 2019 NRL Fan Poll CLICK HERE If you enjoy our podcast make sure you go to your podcasting ...…
 
In this episode we talk about Hudson Young and his guilty verdict at the judiciary for eye gouging, we then talk about Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and his not guilty verdict for contact with a players head and we talk about Sam Burgess suspension for hair pulling. We then make our very first correction about an error we made in a previous episode, ...…
 
On this Mad Monday edition of Fergo and The Freak we talk about Phil Goulds review of the St George/Illawarra Dragons, agreeing with Phil Rothfield, the Wests Tigers securing that all important 9th place on the ladder, Tongan Rugby League in CRISIS, who is worse than Matthew Elliott at coaching, and Brookvale Oval.....THE GROUND IS SOUR! This i ...…
 
In this episode the boys look at Souths impressive, brutal win over the Roosters, they look at possible players movements involving Issac Luke, Semi Radradra and Valentine Holmes. We then talk about the supposed architect of expansion clubs in John Ribot, discuss Phil Gould suggestion to trial 12 players per side, and then...we have something s ...…
 
In this episode we fire up about Golden Point in NRL matches, Graham Annesley constantly needing to justify his job publicly, we go through all the stupid suggestions for how Golden Point should be changed, and we talk about being sick and tired of the NFL being used as some great example to everything Rugby League does. We then look at Paul Cr ...…
 
In this episode we talk about Paul McGregor and his time being up at the Dragons and talk that Shane Flanagan might have his life ban over-turned after less than a year. We then talk about Paul Kent arguing with himself, Phil Gould attacking the NRL over comments made by the head of Channel 9 sport, and the look at the squad Great Britain shoul ...…
 
In this episode we look at the request by Channel 9 to move one club from Sydney up to Brisbane ahead of the next broadcasting deal. We then look at the reaction from Fox Sports, Cronulla Sharks supporters, as well as Jack and Rose who were on the Titanic as it sank. This episode is all about TV rights. We hope you enjoy it! To take the OFFICIA ...…
 
In this episode we got through the questions asked of NRL CEO Todd Greenberg on Twitter by Rugby League supporters ahead of his appearance on Fox Sports show "The Fan". This podcast takes min a whole lot of topics! To take the OFFICIAL Fergo and The Freak 2019 NRL Fan Poll CLICK HERE If you enjoy our podcast make sure you go to your podcasting ...…
 
I this episode the boys fire up about media attacks on the Newcastle Knights, they talk about the motivations behind those attacks, they look at the job Nathan Brown did to help rebuild the clubs after Wayne Bennett's departure, and they discuss what state he has left the club in. They then talk about the controversial flags that were banned fr ...…
 
In our 69th episode we are joined by Fergo and The Freak super fan Nadine, who gives us her top ten sexiest Rugby League players. We then announce Arabella's top ten sexiest players, compare the two lists, and then Andrew and League Freak go through a list of the best names in Rugby League history. We do talk some Rugby League in this episode, ...…
 
In this episode we talk about Nathan Brown and the Newcastle Knights situation, we look at referees and the culture of blame within sport, we bag the hell out of Rugby League "journalists", we discuss what really killed the Penrith Panthers 2019 season, we look at Paul Green and whether he should get punted, as well as the disgusting acts the S ...…
 
In this episode we watch the 2019 Challenge Cup Final live between St Helens and Warrington with a very special guest in The Starting Bloc's co-host Boogie Bumper. We talk about the game as well as everything else in the world, especially Nazi's. We then get a special report at the end of the podcast from a real life St Helens supporter whop ca ...…
 
In this episode the boys talk about all the things that have killed the great game of Rugby League. Its a big, big list! To take the OFFICIAL Fergo and The Freak 2019 NRL Fan Poll CLICK HERE If you enjoy our podcast make sure you go to your podcasting app and give us a five star rating. Also, give us a great review, it all helps us to spread th ...…
 
In this episode Andrew and Freaky name their NRL and Super League teams of the decade! They boys also talk about the NEW Rugby League Patreon champion and give a teaser to upcoming episodes. To take the OFFICIAL Fergo and The Freak 2019 NRL Fan Poll CLICK HERE If you enjoy our podcast make sure you go to your podcasting app and give us a five s ...…
 
In this episode a slightly inebriated League Freak laments what he considers to be the end of the Panthers 2019 season, the boys talk about refereeing and the history of referees, the tone deaf NRL, their favourite Rugby League podcasts, The Wests Tigers and the clubs immediate future and Rugby League Project. To take the OFFICIAL Fergo and The ...…
 
In todays episode we talk about refereeing in the NRL and what we think of the standard of refereeing. We also talk about the constant media attacks on the referees, players, and the game in general. To take the OFFICIAL Fergo and The Freak 2019 NRL Fan Poll CLICK HERE If you enjoy our podcast make sure you go to your podcasting app and give us ...…
 
Today we complete the 2019 NRL Fans poll on NRL.com. We got through each question, give our answers, and then tell you all the results. Spoiler Alert: We were not impressed with most of the results! You can take the poll by CLICKING HERE To take the OFFICIAL Fergo and The Freak 2019 NRL Fan Poll CLICK HERE If you enjoy our podcast make sure you ...…
 
Today we look at the run in to the finals for all off the teams that are still in with a shot at the last two places. We discuss who we think will make it, and who will miss out. We then talk about Josh McGuire's issues, Robbie Farah's injury, and then we look at the Gold Coast Titans vs St Helens. If you enjoy our podcast make sure you go to y ...…
 
In this episode we look at the 2019 NRL Hall Of Fame nominees. We talk about the selection process, how we believe it should be changed, who we think should be select, and who should not even be considered. We then look at the Rugby League Immortals. We talk about the Immortals concept, how we would change it, and Andrew lists the players he wo ...…
 
In this episode we do a deep dive into Trent Barretts coaching career at the Manly Sea Eagles. We question why he thinks he deserves another chance to coach an NRL club. We give our thoughts on his time at the Sea Eagles, and then we try to sell him as a coach to a club who needs someone to take over their head job. We then look at upcoming int ...…
 
In this episode we talk about the worst clubs in the NRL and how bad their coaches are. We look at the Matt Moylan concussion incident. We then answer some of your questions from Twitter! We would love your feedback on this episode so if you have anything to say just email us at podcast@leaguefreak.com You can also follow Andrew Ferguson and Th ...…
 
In this episode we talk about alternative venues for the NRL Grand Final. What would be the best place for the match if it needs to be moved outside of Sydney? We throw up a couple of outside possibilities with many thanks to the great leader. We then go on to talk about a better way to have entertained the world at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, an ...…
 
In this episode we look at the latest round of questions put forward to Paul Kent on #NRL 360. You know, the ones he never answers! We look through #AskKenty and discuss the questions people had while having a few laughs along the way! We would love your feedback on this episode so if you have anything to say just email us at podcast@leaguefrea ...…
 
Today we talk to NRL referee Kasey Badger about the life of an NRL official. We talk about the refereeing schedule, what a week for an NRL referee looks like, the travel demands, and just general questions we had about refereeing. This was one of our favourite episodes to record. Kasey was an amazing guest and we will be having her back in the ...…
 
In this episode we look at all of the breaking news from around the Rugby League world, including player signings, a possible retirement, coaching moves and a million shoutouts! We would love your feedback on this episode so if you have anything to say just email us at podcast@leaguefreak.com You can also follow Andrew Ferguson and The Glorious ...…
 
In this episode we discuss the impact Robbie Farah has made on the Wests Tigers club. We look at the teams record when he plays, and when he doesn't play. We also look at the Wests Tigers club in general, its management, the coaching changes over the years, the mistakes that have been made, and how it all effects the clubs future. This is a pod ...…
 
In today's episodes we look at the best young players in the world that are 32 years old or under. We put them into a team, talk about how good they are now, and the future they could have if they continue to improve. We then look at the best players that are 23 and under from 2019. It was one of Rugby Leagues great moments in time in terms of ...…
 
in this episode we go ballistic on the ARL Commission and the double standards it is showing with regards to Mark Coyne and his troubles in Singapore, we take aim at England as they decide Blake Austin is a Pom after a few months of good form, we look at the potential Gold Coast Titans relocation and the issues Sam Burgess has with his shoulder ...…
 
We hit you right in the ears with our NRL two thirds of the way through the season...ah...season review. We review every single team in the NRL in great depth and talk about how we expect each team to finish the NRL season. Give us feedback! Tell us what you think of your team. Rate, like, retweet and subscribe! We would love your feedback on t ...…
 
In this episode we talk about the end of Paul McGregors time as the coach of the St George/Illawarra Dragons. The Dragons are terrible and its time for a change. We also look at the sacking of Garth Brennan and who the candidates are to replace him. We then have a quick talk about the 300 game milestones reach by Gavin Cooper and Benji Marshall ...…
 
This is our LIVE pre-game show leading into State Of Origin 3 for 2019. We talk about a whole range of very interesting subjects that are sure to tickle your fancy...or something else! We would love your feedback on this episode so if you have anything to say just email us at podcast@leaguefreak.com You can also follow Andrew Ferguson and The G ...…
 
This is our State Of Origin 3 preview show! We talk about the big decider and then we look at some of the latest news from the NRL and Super League! Remember to catch us in the hour leading up to Origin kickoff when we broadcast our live show on Twitter and Periscope! We would love your feedback on this episode so if you have anything to say ju ...…
 
In this weirdo episode we watch the the second half of the Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters match. We talk a lot of footy and we do a little commentary. Then we just decided to watch TV! We took a look at what was on and had a chat about it all! Its a bit different, but see what you think about it! We would love your feedback on this episode so ...…
 
In a very special episode we talk with Alan Pearce, a Neurophysiologists and Associate Professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Alan is the Research Manager at the Australian Sports Brain Bank Victoria. We talk about Concussion and CTE, the effects on sportspeople who are suffering from brain trauma, the way CTE is diagnosed and the ongoi ...…
 
In the very first episode of Fergo and The Freak we talk about the history of international Rugby League, the driving forces behind change, the impact Australia has on driving the game forward, and changes we would like to see made to the international game going forward. Follow Andrew at https://twitter.com/andrewrlp Follow League Freak at htt ...…
 
In this episode we talk about the selection Mitchell Pearce for game 3 in the NSW State Of Origin side, Tim Simona gets the green light for a redemption story, Tariq Sims and his wife's opinion on the judiciary, George Burgess and his eye gouging ban, the George Hotel in sunny and glorious Huddersfield, the Rugby League museum at NRL HQ in Sydn ...…
 
On todays episode we talk about retro footy, how the NRL retro rounds should actually look, we list the three best Great Britain player we have ever seen play the game, we talk about Kangaroo Tours, old school referees, old school commentators and much, much more! This was an awesome chat and we are already looking to have James join us again i ...…
 
In this episode we look at the Queensland State Of Origin team for game 3 in 2019 in Sydney, then we go through all the mid-season player movement in the NRL and talk about player movement rumours for this season and beyond. Its a packed episode! We would love your feedback on this episode so if you have anything to say just email us at podcast ...…
 
In this episode The Glorious League Freak is named as the NRL CEO. He lays out his grand plan on the very first day in the job. He hires some people. He fires some people. He kicks in a few doors, forces through a few take overs and much, much more! He also does a live, on air consultation with a member of the Rugby League community...Mrs Fergo ...…
 
In this fantastic episode Andrew Ferguson and The Glorious League Freak sit down and discuss the incredible opinion, analysis and breaking news that was splashed across the Daily Telegraph on this fine day! We talk about concussion in Rugby League, player loyalty, Rugby League's great demise in Perth, as well as a heap of talk about the Wests T ...…
 
In this episode we answer questions from #AskKenty that have been sent in to NRL 360. Paul Kent doesn't answer too many questions, but we get stuck right into them! We also have a very special question via email, we compare players to cars, and towards the end we do our very first bit of editing due to a technical issue! We are real producers n ...…
 
In this episode super guru Andrew Ferguson and Rugby League expert League Freak give their unparalleled thoughts and opinions of the incredible win by New South Wales in State Of Origin 2! Who played well, who played poorly, the amazing, recording breaking crowd, and who may not be there for game 3 in Sydney. This was a great episode full of go ...…
 
In the second ever Fergo and The Freak live show we answer questions put forward by Andrews Mum, we look at the #AskKenty on Twitter, we gave a million shout-outs to followers who retweeted the live show and we pushed with all our might to encourage the conception of a child this very evening. We would love your feedback on this episode so if y ...…
 
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