Cracking the Codes
  • (ABC News)
25 episodes
Every Saturday afternoon on ABC Local Radio Debbie Spillane is cracking the codes, we bring you the latest from the four "footy" codes NRL, AFL, Rugby and Soccer


Cracking The Codes: March 22
2014 Mar 2249m 11s
Debbie Spillane talks NRL with Mat Head, talks to Western Sydney Wanderers captain Michael Beauchamp about what's been happening in the A-League, checks in on the Sheffield Shield final at Manuka Oval and hears from one of the Essendon star David Zaharakis about his side's win against North Melbourne. She also heard from Waratahs coach Michael Cheika about his team's win over Melbourne Rebels.
Cracking the Codes: October 5
2013 Oct 0545m 8s
Debbie Spillane is joined to preview the NRL grand final by ABC League Coach Mat Head. They also look ahead to the Gold Coast Sevens and the Wallabies Rugby Championship game in Argentina with sevens international Con Foley. With the A-League just around the corner SBS TV presenter Lucy Zelic comes on for a chat and News Limited AFL journo Neil Cordy talks about the Big Buddy brouhaha.
Cracking the Codes: September 21
2013 Sep 2149m 28s
Debbie Spillane and Quentin Hull review the codes with Mat Head looking at Manly’s win over the Sharks, Clint Wheeldon looking ahead to the Fremantle v Sydney Preliminary Final and David Davutovic talking about the 2 Australians who were in Champions League Action this week.
Cracking the Codes: September 14
2013 Sep 1449m 27s
On Cracking the Codes, Debbie Spillane is joined by Mat Head to talk about the Rabbitohs' finals win over the Storm. She speaks to Craig Bolton to preview the Sydney v Carlton semi-final at the Olympic Stadium. She is joined by John Wellbourne to talk about the Rugby Championship match between Australia and Argentina in Perth, and lastly she has a chat with Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond about the Jets' match with Sydney FC.
Cracking the Codes: September 7
2013 Sep 0749m 28s
Debbie Spillane tackles all four football codes with the help of Mat Head who looks at the Roosters taking out the minor Premiership and how the rest of the eight will shape up over the weekend. Former Wallaby John Roe assesses Australia’s chances against South Africa in the Rugby Championship match in Brisbane, Kelli Underwood checks in from the boundary at Kardinia Park ahead of the AFL qualifying final between Geelong and Fremantle and Andy Harper looks ahead to the Socceroos international against Brazil.
Cracking the Codes: August 31
2013 Aug 3149m 28s
Debbie is joined by Warren Boland to look back at the Friday night NRL games and how the rest of the weekend will pan out. Quentin Hull joins us from Kardinia Park ahead of Geelong’s game with Brisbane to see who will snatch the last finals spot freed up by the removal of Essendon, Greg Growden talks Rugby Union and Central Coast Mariners Coach Graham Arnold talks about extending his contract with the club.
Cracking the Codes: August 24
2013 Aug 2449m 9s
Debbie Spillane is joined by Rugby League expert Matt Logue as AFL commentator Alister Nicholson looks back at Collingwood's comfortable win over West Coast and previews the rest of the weekend's action. Tim Gavel talks up the hopes of the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup and new Western Sydney Wanderers signing Brendan Santalab comes on for a chat from Kings School in Parramatta.
Cracking the Codes: August 17
2013 Aug 1749m 15s
Debbie Spillane is joined by former Wallaby Ross Reynolds in looking ahead to the Bledisloe Cup match. Peter Walsh looks at the Hawks' big win over Collingwood in the AFL. Mat Head talks NRL and Mark Bosnich previews the kick off to the English Premier League.
Cracking the codes: August 10
2013 Aug 1049m 13s
Australian Super Rugby player of the year Michael Hooper and Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey join Grandstand panelists Mat Head, Russell Barwick and Debbie Spillane to discuss this week's news in rugby union, NRL, AFL and football.
Cracking the Codes: August 3
2013 Aug 0349m 27s
Debbie Spillane serves up your footy fix with rugby guru Tim Gavel and his opposite number NZ Radio Sport's Nigel Yalden chew the fat ahead of the Super Rugby grand final between the Chiefs and the Brumbies. Mat Head looks at all things NRL, Clint Wheeldon talks AFL and Western Sydney Wanderers chairman Lyall Gorman tells us about the tricky dilemma of having too many members and how to fit their fans in to Parramatta Stadium.