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Brett McKay
Late blooming sports writer and pundit
Late blooming sports writer and pundit


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Win a ball!

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More ramblings and the odd good point from +Ryan O'Connell and myself, on the Cheap Seats Podcast... #sportstalk   #JoshReynolds   #NRL   #Wallabies   #AFL  

#AskTheCheapSeats  - big news coming soon, so fire your questions in...

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I've absolutely loved putting together these long-form profiles for #TheCoaches  series on +ESPN Scrum, and I was thrilled to get the opportunity to speak with Wallabies coach, Ewen McKenzie in the lead-in to the first Bledisloe Test, this Saturday night..  #Wallabies   #EwenMcKenzie   #profile  

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The last Super Rugby #Scrum5  column of the year, and we've saved the best for last on +ESPNscrum...

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What a cracking start to the 2014 Finals Series; two absolute, knock-down belters of Qualifying Finals played with pace, physicality, precision, and passion. I said this after the second game in Durban was done, but it’s worth saying again: if the remaining three finals matches are even half as good as the two this weekend just gone, we’ll have been seriously spoiled... #SuperRugby   #scrum5  +ESPN Scrum 

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You can also hear the full audio of my Laurie Fisher interview here, where you’ll also hear extended answers, as well as other questions about the challenge of moving to the other side of the world and the impact on two 18 year-old kids who have just left school; the Reds’ stats of 2011 that worked for the Brumbies on Fisher’s return; the impact of  improved fitness in the Waratahs this season; the transition from teaching to coaching, and why it’s a good background for a rugby coach, and some extra thoughts on some other great players he coached...

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In the latest of my ESPNscrum series this year profiling the best clipboard-holders in the game, I was lucky enough to speak to Brumbies Director of Rugby, Laurie Fisher, ahead of their Qualifying Final against the Chiefs in Canberra this Saturday night..

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Yet more #CheapSeatsPod gold with +Ryan O'Connell 

Episode 45: Please sign here

In this episode, Ryan concedes he may have been wrong about LeBron James, while Brett signs his first-ever autograph in freezing conditions on the sideline.
Episode 45 talking points:
- #AskTheCheapSeats: a dose of "Double Digger";
- Rugby: the Brumbies, Chiefs and Highlanders take the three wildcard spots in the Super Rugby finals series;
- NRL: the game is rocked by the occurrence of a contested scrum, while Wayne Bennett will leave Newcastle and take his Darius with him;
- Token wraps include AFL commentator Brian Taylor's foot-in-mouth condition and the high-flying Sydney Swans, and Germany winning their fourth World Cup, and
- Brett's tweet of the week and Ryan's bricks-and-mortar certainty for the coming weekend.
Get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod and use the tag #AskTheCheapSeats.
And stay cheap.

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This is outstanding....
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