On The Ropes: episode guide

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The Fire

Episode 1
Wed, Nov 28, 2018 (8:35)
Written by Tamara Asmar
Directed by Shannon Murphy

Aspiring trainer Amirah Al Amir deceives her boxing champion father, Sami Al Amir, in order to secure her female athlete Jess Connor a pro debut fight. Fearing for Jess's safety, Sami intervenes and stops the fight, despite Amirah's continued reassurance that she has it under control. In his haste, Sami hits an official, threatening his boxing licence and livelihood.

Note: Layla's parents' house was also used as a location for the comedy Street Smart.


  • Nicole Chamoun as Amirah Al-Amir
  • Igal Naor as Sami Al-Amir
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes as Jess O'Connor
  • Louis Hunter as Lachy
  • Tyler De Nawi as Hayder Al-Amir
  • Claude Jabbour as Tariq Al-Amir
  • Neveen Hanna as Layla
  • Jack Thompson as Strick
  • Priscilla Doueihy as Amal
  • Setareh Naghoni as Ranya
  • Otis Dhanji as Iggy
  • Bozana Diab as Mina
  • Wendy Strehlow as Gloria
  • Majeda Beatty as Aysha
  • Zoe Jensen as Caro
  • Mishelle Macatangay as Luli
  • Maha Wilson as Kannika
  • Michael Denkha as Ahmad
  • Kobie Duncan as Jimmy Richards
  • Eliana Dona as Sabeen
  • Marlee Barber as Jacinda 'Jinx' Katz
  • Nader Hamdan as Ben
  • Garth Wood as Scott
  • Alissar Gazal as Cyrine
  • Laurence Coy as Alan
  • Sam O'Sullivan as Tom
  • Kevin Hogan as Ref #1 Mick
  • Wayne Douglas as Ref #2
  • Johnny Lahoud as Omar
  • Jye Lane Taylor as Max Sands
  • Madeline Marie Dona as Nada
  • James White as Announcer
  • Bianca "Bam Bam" Elmir as Jess Boxing Double
  • Mike Duncan as Lunavich
  • Aaron McQuillan as Andrew Mullins
  • Alana Mansour as Hadeel
  • Jayme-Jo Massoud as Girl 1
  • Dillon Gauci as Sammi's Boxer
  • Hassan Hamden as Sammi's Boxer
  • Paul Nasari as Sami's Boxer
  • Steve Rados as Samm's Boxer
  • Lenny Zappa as Sami's Boxer
  • Nassim "Normie" Daghel as MMA Fighter
  • Oscar Doane as Boxer #1