The days are slightly shorter. The weather is slightly cooler. People are chatting shit about Cameron Smith again … Rugby League is back. On the eve of the 2021 NRL season, Complex enlisted four of Australian hip-hop’s foremost fans of the greatest game of all to discuss the upcoming 25 rounds, State Of Origin, the finals, and more.

Joining us at this rugby league round table are Triple J Hip-Hop Show host Hau, the country’s most notable Canberra Raiders fan. Pistol Pete & Enzo, the south-west Sydney rap duo who came up playing in the Parramatta Eels juniors comp and are currently working on an EP that blends street talk with rugby league references, and Lisi, a former center who grew up in NSW and now watches Origin from his QLD home.

The following has been edited for clarity and length, but we kept the hottest takes in there for you.

This content is presented by New Era, who have just released an official range of NRL caps and beanies, including the popular 9FORTY A-Frame snapback, for all teams. Shop the new collection here.