The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta and Paul Dalligan talk with special guest Professor Allan Pearce about the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia’s (RCPA) position statement on CTE and repeated traumatic brain injuries and their 5 point call to action points. Paul Dalligan comments on Australia’s loss to New Zealand in the Pacific Cup and the influx of players to the Canterbury Bulldogs. The Gelding reviews the One Day cricket World Cup and previews the finals between Australia and South Africa and India playing New Zealand. The Professor and Coutta discuss the AFLW finals matches being played this weekend and the Gelding gives his tips for Benalla and Ararat races.
The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta and Paul Dalligan discuss rushed citizenship for Olympic athletes and if that is a good thing, Gina Rinehart’s involvement with swimming and netball and whether she is a sponsor or an ‘owner’ given the level of her sponsorship. The AFLW needs an average of 3,500 spectators per game if the AFL is to give them 12 rounds plus finals in 2024 and the panel look at the appropriateness of such a pre-condition. The Gelding reviews the cricket One Day World Cup so far and Paul Dalligan says the Rugby League Pacific Championships has been good for showcasing the game in Samoa, New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji and the Cook Islands.