Rugby World Cup 2015 Podcast with Toutai Kefu
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Podcast Ep 178: Rugby World Cup 2015 Podcast – Toutai Kefu

Podcast Ep 178: Rugby World Cup 2015 Podcast – Toutai Kefu

Episode 178 of the Green and Gold Rugby Podcast, sees us continue in our highly popular Rugby World Cup 2015 Podcasts. Following hot on the heels of Simon Poidevin last week, this week we focus on the Number 8 position. When it came for looking for a guest for this episode, the choice was easy. How could you go past the great man, Toutai Kefu? Kefu who made his Wallaby debut during one of the lowest points in Australian Rugby but who would go on to feature in so many of our most significant moments. None moreso than that 1999 Rugby World Cup win.

We talk to Toutai about the culture within that great Wallaby team, and the build up that culminated in their crowning as Rugby World Cup Champions. Oh and don’t worry, we talk about his infamous dust-up with Trevor Brennan of Ireland, but the focus is definitely on his on-field exploits. Once we cover off on 1999, the focus shifts to 2015 and whether the Wallabies can replicate his own team’s success and just who Toutai would pick as the Wallaby #8.

These Rugby World Cup 2015 Podcasts with our Wallaby World Cup winning legends have proven to be a highly popular set of shows.  This is based on our listeners’ love of hearing from these former legends of the game about their own experiences, but also to gain their perspective on the current game.Well the Queensland Rugby Union have come on board as a sponsor of this podcast series as a way to promote their Reds Long Lunch which will happen on 16 July this year.

With World Cup luminaries such as Ben Tune, David Campese and Bobby Skinstad all appearing, plus two of the best rugby brains ever in Sir Graham Henry and Bob Dwyer, this is sure to be a remarkable event. If you’ve loved the podcasts, then this event is right up your alley. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the Reds Long Lunch picture below.

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Will and Timmy join me once Toutai departs as we discuss the nuts and bolts of Weeks 16 &17 of the Super Rugby season. Once again we have five burning questions, covering off all the key rugby issues of the week. Listen to the episode for our thoughts, and let us know yours in the comments section below.

  1. Will their ill-discipline be the down fall of the Waratahs’ 2015 title hopes?
  2. Is Michael Foley’s job at the Western Force under pressure moving forward?
  3. Should the ARU be coughing up funds to help bail Quade Cooper out of his Toulon agreement and keep him in Oz?
  4. Will the Australian Under 20’s team progress to the semi-finals of this year’s Junior World Cup in Italy?
  5. What’s your suggesting for the name of the new Japanese Super Rugby team for the 2016 season?

Be sure to leave a comment below to give us your thoughts on these five burning questions and click on the link above to get more information on the Reds Long Lunch. Enjoy the show.

For those looking for our previous Rugby World Cup 2015 Podcasts they can be found here:

  • RobC

    wow. Gonna listen to this one asap. Havent had the chance to catch up on the last couple. Thanks Reg!

  • Jack

    Lyons, Hoiles, Palu and a host of others have tried since, but in reality the Wallabies have been lacking a decent ball running number 8 since this man left. He was my favourite player to watch in his day, and this was a great listen.

    Agree with him on Ita Vaea. I haven’t watched a lot of Brumbies football this year but what I have seen has indicated he has the tools to get the job done.

    • Pedro

      Yeah he’s a bit Green but when you’re ready you’re ready. I’m getting sick of hearing how you don’t blood players on a world cup year it’s bollocks. Six of the seven WCs have been won by southern hemisphere teams, if you’re good enough to play the rugby championship your good enough for the WC.

  • skip

    I first saw him play in a city vs country curtain raiser to a test in Ballymore in 95 and he had Wallaby written all over him even then.

  • The Rant

    I’m a busy guy and haven’t commented on GAGR for what feels like an age – But Jesus you blokes deserve a hand for getting all these wallabies to join the podcasts and have all of them speaking so genuinely and openly like you’d hope they would with their rugby mates off air. The following group banter is, as always, an enjoyable way to pass the time. Cheers and Keep it up!!

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