The brothers react to the Barbarians match against England, the Hurricanes win over the Bulls, and discuss recent news from America. Ethan does not care as much as Jake about the USA Eagles coaching change, but his love for rugby comes through in his reaction to the news of a new competition forming in America.
Conventional Wisdom--at least according to Jake--held that the Munster v Saracens semi-final was a kick-fest that lacked flair. Ethan's reaction showed the power of being unaware of Conventional Wisdom. This episode is more evidence that Ethan isn't getting sucked into off-field story lines and what can happen when all a fan pays attention to is what happens on the pitch for 80 minutes.
The brothers take a (slightly delayed) look at the Super Rugby final in this episode, as well as talking about the Olympics. That Olympic talk was a bit painful for Jake, but Ethan found some positives in the viewing experience. As an added bonus, this conversation also revealed that Jake forgot his nephews' birthday. Nice.
Ethan's crush on Beauden Barrett gets a little stronger as the brothers discuss the Super Rugby semifinal, looming Olympics, and the PRO Rugby season conclusion. The brothers were again in the same room for this recording, and Jake managed not to storm out when Ethan admitted he'd forgotten there would be rugby in the Olympics.
Progress is being made in converting Ethan to a rugby fan. Watching Super Rugby did not improve his perspective on PRO Rugby, though.