Episodes
With Lawrence away on his Cycle Slam, Steve Cording and Evening Standard rugby correspondent, Nick Purewal, are joined by Harlequins’ tighthead prop, Will Collier, to chat about Quins' momentous victory in Bordeaux and how the team will be preparing for their Investec Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse. Will also gives his opinion on whether the World Rugby laws around scrums should change, what he thinks of his fellow front row team mates and shares his thoughts on the upcoming Big...
Published 04/16/24
Lawrence and Steve are joined by former London Irish player, Henry Arundell, who tells us about his new life with Racing 92, what he’s learnt so far from French rugby and what it’s really like having Siya Kolisi as a team mate. Plus Red Roses captain, Marlie Packer, joins from England's training ground as she delivers the latest news from camp ahead of this weekend’s Women’s Six Nations game against Scotland. And in our feature, 'Grow the Game with QBE Business Insurance’, Marlie talks about...
Published 04/09/24
Lawrence and Steve review the drama of the Easter weekend Premiership action including the 100 minute game at Kingston Park, the 7 min yellow card at The Stoop and another win for 'under the radar’ Bristol Bears, as Lawrence shares his predictions for the end of season Top 4.  Plus Marlie Packer is back to give us the inside scoop on all things Red Roses, including Jamie George’s visit to camp and the single thing she believes would help elevate the women’s games even further in our new...
Published 04/02/24
Lawrence Dallaglio, Steve Cording and Evening Standard rugby correspondent, Nick Purewal, assess the return of the Premiership as the clubs face 'The Run-In’ to the end of the season.  In light of comments from an incident at The Showdown between Saracens and Harlequins, Lawrence explains the relationship between broadcasters and TMOs, and reveals where he’d place Owen Farrell in the list of Saracens greatest ever players. Plus the guys discuss whether Zach Mercer's continued standout...
Published 03/27/24
Lawrence and Steve welcome former Saracens and England lock, George Kruis, to the studio for a chat as they round up the end of the Six Nations and look ahead to the return of the Premiership, with special focus on The Showdown between Saracens and Harlequins. George explains his role as line out consultant to the England team, why he feels the team’s future is so bright, and what drives the culture at his former club, Saracens. He also talks about his business fourfive.com and what he’s...
Published 03/19/24
Lawrence and Steve are joined by former Leinster and Ireland centre Gordon D’Arcy, as they review Saturday’s Six Nations Round 4 contest at Twickenham. Gordon shares his insight into where England most disrupted Ireland’s game plan, which of the men in white had the biggest impact on the field and how the Ireland team will now be preparing against Scotland in a bid to retain the championship title.  Steve shares the good and the bad of his match day experience at Twickenham, and asks Lawrence...
Published 03/12/24
Lawrence and Steve are joined by Ben Kay as they look ahead to Round 4 of the Six Nations, with a specific focus on Saturday's England v Ireland game at Twickenham. Ben offers his assessment on the tournament to date, shares which players he considers have the ‘stardust’ that England need, and reveals his opinion on how England should be approaching the game.  Plus Lawrence explains how it works when teams practice their attack and questions whether Steve Borthwick has been trying to change...
Published 03/06/24
Lawrence and Steve are joined by Harlequins’ winger, Cadan Murley, as they discuss the results from Round 3 of the Six Nations.    Cadan chats about his recent experience with the England A team, his on-going conversations with Steve Borthwick, and what he thinks about the drinking culture at Twickenham Stadium. He also confirms which team mate he clean bowled in a game of cricket last week, and shares his hopes for the upcoming Big Summer Kick Off against Northampton Saints. For tickets...
Published 02/27/24
Lawrence Dallaglio and Steve Cording are joined by former Scotland captain, John Barclay, as they look ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations games with a special focus on the Calcutta Cup fixture at Murrayfield on Saturday.    John offers his thoughts on Scotland’s campaign so far, how he believes they’ll handle England’s blitz defence and which players he’d select for their starting back row line up. He also shares his memories of Scotland’s famous win in 2018, including where he was when the...
Published 02/20/24
Lawrence is joined by former Wales player, Shane Williams, who holds the record as top try scorer for his country, and Evening Standard rugby correspondent, Nick Purewal.  Lol, Shane and Nick analyse Round 2 of the Six Nations and discuss England’s progress, the pros and cons of the blitz defence, what’s making Ireland so unstoppable and whether or not there should be any fallow weeks in the Six Nations championship. Shane also recalls his time being coached by Warren Gatland and Shaun...
Published 02/14/24
Lawrence, Steve and special guest, Jiffy, deliver their analysis of the opening weekend of the Six Nations before looking ahead to Round 2. Jiffy shares his thoughts on key players for Wales as they head to Twickenham and recalls his own feelings about playing at England HQ. He also offers his insights into why Ireland are looking unbeatable and how Andy Farrell’s time playing rugby league has influenced their style of play.    The trio also pay tribute to the Welsh rugby legend, Barry...
Published 02/07/24
Lawrence and Steve are joined by former Leicester, England and British and Irish Lions player, Ben Kay, as they look ahead to the start of the Six Nations.    Ben and Lawrence select their choices for England’s starting XV against Italy and also chat about the strengths of each of the nations, before making their predictions for who will win the championship.    They also discuss the latest from the Premiership and which teams have the most to gain from the upcoming break in fixtures whilst...
Published 01/31/24
Lawrence Dallaglio and Steve Cording review the weekend’s rugby action from the Investec Champions Cup and look ahead to the return of the Premiership. And with the new Netflix series, Six Nations: Full Contact, about to launch the pair are joined by Evening Standard rugby correspondent, Nick Purewal, who offers his insight into how the players have reacted to being a part of the documentary and what the exposure might bring to the game. Nick also delivers the latest news on how Jamie George...
Published 01/24/24
Lawrence and Steve bring you all the latest rugby news from the Investec Champions Cup, discussing the highlights from the weekend’s games before looking ahead to the match-ups and possible outcomes from Round 4. Plus are the rumours around a move to France for Owen Farrell causing problems for the team’s on field performance? And will current champions, La Rochelle, be able to do enough to earn a place in the Round of 16? The guys are also joined by Evening Standard rugby correspondent, Nick...
Published 01/17/24
In the final episode this year, Lawrence and Steve get festive with a chat about Christmases past and present, reminiscing on family traditions, and their best ever presents as children.   Lol also tells us what he really thinks about South African clubs being part of the European Champions Cup, as the pair chat through the weekend’s European Champions Cup action.    Plus the Evening Standard’s Nick Purewal joins the chaps to talk about hybrid player contracts, changes in the Home Nations...
Published 12/20/23
With Sarra away and Lawrence on his sick bed, Steve Cording hosts a one-to-one chat with Bath Rugby’s Assistant Coach, Lee Blackett.  Lee shares his thoughts on the opening round of the European Champions Cup including why he was frustrated by Bath’s performance despite their win over Ulster. He also chat about the current squad, revealing which special qualities he believes Finn Russell has brought to the squad, and discussing the future of the recently named RPA Under 23 Most Valuable...
Published 12/13/23
T/W This episode includes themes of mental health, self-harm and suicide. For support on any of the topics discussed, you can follow the links below to organisations who can help.  At a time when high profile players and officials are taking a break from international duties to protect and prioritise their mental health, Lawrence, Sarra and Steve welcome Simon Trower onto the podcast to discuss some of the issues surrounding this topic. Simon is the founder of the charity Brave Mind and...
Published 12/06/23
Lawrence, Sarra and Steve are joined in the studio by life-long Harlequins’ fan and Michelin star chef, Michel Roux Jr.  Michel chats about his experiences at The Stoop, who he supports when it comes to ‘Le Crunch’ and what meal he thinks epitomises the game of rugby. He also reveals how running transformed his mental health and why it’s now time to close the doors on his world famous, family restaurant, Le Gavroche. Plus Lawrence and Michel go head-to-head in a food vs rugby quick fire quiz...
Published 11/29/23
Lawrence sits down for a one-to-one chat with former England captain, Martin Johnson, as they mark the 20th anniversary of lifting the Webb Ellis Cup in Australia.    Taking the chance to reminisce, Lol and Johnno recall the why the game that made them most nervous was actually in the pool stages of the tournament, how they convinced Sir Clive Woodward to change the training programme mid-way through the campaign and what winning the World Cup has meant to them on a personal level.    And as...
Published 11/22/23
Lawrence Dallaglio, Sarra Elgan and the Evening Standard’s Steve Cording are joined by Red Roses' captain, Marlie Packer, to chat about the exciting changes in women’s rugby. Marlie talks about the newly established Premiership Women’s Rugby and how it will help shape the domestic game, why the new TV broadcast deal will help inspire the next generation and what it is about the women’s game that she believes can be more entertaining than the men’s. Marlie also shares what it was like to...
Published 11/15/23
Lawrence, Sarra and Steve are joined by Rugby World Cup final referee Wayne Barnes. The recently retired official hits out at the abuse that he has received on social media since the final in Paris and urges the Government and rugby’s authorities to take action against the perpetrators. In a wide-ranging interview, Barnes also looks back on his time as a referee, reliving the early years of his career, sharing his most embarrassing moment, and revealing where he keeps his whistles. He also...
Published 11/08/23
Lawrence, Sarra and Steve take one last look at the Rugby World Cup. They’re joined by former Springbok and World Cup winner, Bobby Skinstad, who shares his views on South Africa’s performance, Sam Cane’s red card and what another World Cup win means for the future of the game in his home nation. He also reveals about what he really thought of Lawrence when they were opponents, reflects on his experiences of playing both with and against Rassie Erasmus and tells us what he thinks the...
Published 11/01/23
Recorded in front of a live audience at Samsung King’s Cross, Lawrence Dallaglio, Sarra Elgan and Steve Cording are joined by former Wasps and England player, James Haskell.   They review England’s performance in the semi-final and Lawrence tells us if he still stands by his post-match comments about who really won South Africa that game.   James reveals which players he’d like to see stepping up into a new look England team, the part of the game he’d happily see scrapped and what his mum...
Published 10/25/23
Lawrence Dallaglio, Sarra Elgan and Steve Cording are joined by Irish rugby legend, Brian O’Driscoll, as they reflect on the end of Ireland’s World Cup dreams and look ahead to the semi-finals in Paris.   Brian also shares what Johnny Sexton leaves as a legacy for Irish rugby, offers analysis on the Springboks strengths and reveals the rugby law he only discovered on Sunday!   The team also chat about charges downs, Rassie Erasmus’s curious social media habits and who should start as...
Published 10/18/23