The Grapple Podcast Thursdays on Sport 101.5 2017-09-28

Segment 1 (a): Our NRL GF edition tonight and start with our 1st special guest live on line - Frank Ponissi, Football Director at the Melbourne Storm
Segment 2:

·       Dally M’s

·       Cronulla are considering making an offer for star Titans fullback Jarryd Hayne.

·       Canterbury premiership-winning forward Dean Pay is reportedly firming to take over as Bulldogs NRL coach.  

·       Prime Minister’s 13

·       Jillaroos

·       Q-Cup GF review

·       310 rugby league players from 17 teams converged on Cairns last weekend for the annual Tassell u/14’s Trophy Challenge with 44 games played across the two days. Kawana Dolphins (Sunshine Coast), Centrals Black (Townsville) Ormeau Shearers (Gold Coast) and Kangaroos Blue (Cairns) progressed to the semi finals with Kawana Dolphins proving too good in the final beating Kangaroos Blue from Cairns 28-12.

Player of the Carnival: Jake Egan (Mt Isa Wanderers No 13); Player of the Final: Oska Boyd (Kawana Dolphins No 9)

Segment 3: Greg McCallum

o   Weekend will also see the 47th NSW Rugby League Koori Knockout at Leichhardt Oval. Known as one of the largest gatherings of Indigenous peoples in the world, the Koori Knockout is rugby league at its best, with more than 100 teams across the men's, women's and junior tournaments competing for the top prize. The four-day carnival is a real modern-day corroboree that not only focusses on rugby league, but celebrates family, community and local Aboriginal culture..

o   Retiring players

o   U/20’s GF- preview

o   State Championship game - Penrith Panthers v PNG Hunters ANZ Stadium at 2.40pm- preview

o   AFL GF predictions

o   NRL GRAND FINAL PREVIEW- winner, game score and player of the GF

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