Episodes
With the Lions series now in full swing, Christina, Ryan and Max are joined by former England and Lions front row Matt Stevens all the way from South Africa to review the first test and look forward to round two on Saturday. Matt gives us some incredible insight on the scrum battle between the two squads and also chats about playing alongside Mako and Maro at Saracens. We hear about his unlikely selection for his second Lions series as well as celebrating the with Prince Harry and William in...
Published 07/28/21
It's test week, so we have former British & Irish Lion Jamie Roberts, Scotland's Ryan Wilson and England's Mike Brown on the Pod this week to preview the biggest game of the year between the Boks and Lions. What will the starting XV look like? What do the guys make of the Springbok team and their preparation? Where will the game be won and lost? All that and lots more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/21/21
We're joined by Bristol's finest this week, Max Lahiff, to chat viral interviews, punch-ups and riding the monorail. Ryan, Zeebs and Max give their take on the Lions performance, the debate at 10, AWJ's miraculous recovery and the brutal physicality of the Springboks. Zeebs also gives his best pal White Chocolate a call in South Africa to give him some good news. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/16/21
Christina is joined by regulars Ryan Wilson and Simon Zebo as well as special guest, Irish Sevens Olympian, former Munster man and Love Island champion Greg O'Shea. We discuss the latest from the Lions camp and hear about how the players are dealing with the tough conditions in South Africa, review both warm-up games and discuss the Lions 10-12 axis and back row debates. Greg O'Shea tells us about his incredible journey to finally reach the Olympics with the Irish Sevens squad via Munster,...
Published 07/07/21
Christina and Jamie Roberts are joined by the most exciting player in World Rugby at the moment. Fresh off the back of a European and domestic double, Cheslin Kolbe joins us to relive that 50-metre dropkick in the final, preview the upcoming Lions Tour to South Africa and talk to us about his journey and the challenges he faced to reach the pinnacle of the game and winning The Rugby World Cup for The Springboks. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/30/21
Ryan, Zebo and Christina are joined this week by Mike Brown and Tomasso Allan to review a phenomenal weekend of Rugby where Harlequins pulled off the greatest comeback in Premiership History and Benneton pulled off a massive upset to win the Rainbow Cup against the Bulls. We also hear from Zebo on his disappointment in the Top 14 and look forward to Lions first game against Japan this weekend. Lots more as usual, so enjoy and please share!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 06/23/21
We're back with Simon, Jamie and Christina ahead of the final few weeks of domestic rugby and looking forward to the Lions kicking off their tour against Japan next week. The guys discuss the new version of the Pro14 and whether South African teams should be entering the European Champions Cup. The guys also give some insight into the crazy world of French team owners and some of the unusual motivation techniques they use involving tigers. We also add some players to the RugbyPass Lions...
Published 06/16/21
New panellist Jack Nowell joins Ryan Christina this week to give us an update on his return from injury and look forward to the premiership semi finals. Ryan revels in a big win against Pro14 champions Leinster and Jack gives us the full story on his initiation to the England squad. We're also joined by Freddy Burns fresh off his recent trip to Japan and looking forward to returning to the Premiershipnext season.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/09/21
Springbok legend Bryan Habana joins Christina and Jamie Roberts this week to preview the upcoming Lions Tour. Bryan tells us which Lion player he would swap into the Springboks and who South Africans would be most intimated by in the Lions squad. Bryan names his starting XV for the first test for SA - both him and Jamie make their predictions - discuss how the coin toss in the first test in 2009 spooked Paul O’Connell and the lions and gave SA the psychological Edge – explain how the brutal...
Published 06/02/21
As well as reviewing the European Champion finals, Scotland and soon to be Gloucester fly-half Adam Hastings joins Ryan, Simon and Christina on the show this week to chat about growing up with one of the most famous names in Scottish rugby, playing and learning from Finn Russell, why he's moving to the Premiership, favourite nights out with Ryan, nicknames and whether he actually shaves his legs.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/26/21
Former All Black and current Toulouse hardman Jerome Kaino joins us this week to preview his European Champions Cup Final in Twickenham and give us some insight into how Toulouse are plotting to win a 5th European title against La Rochelle this weekend. Kaino also relives his incredible All Black career, including facing two Lions Tours. He talks us through his favourite memories, toughest battles, the infamous drawn series in 2017 and lots more.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...
Published 05/20/21
Three times Lions tourist, Jeremy Guscott joins the panel this week to review the squad announcement and look back on the highlights of his three tours to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. We get the guys thoughts on the current squad, who has been hard done by and who they see lining out in the first test match. Jerry gives us an insight into how players found out they were in the squad on previous tours before live squad announcements on YouTube. He also relives a key try versus...
Published 05/12/21
Springbok legend Jean de Villiers joins Christina, Jamie Roberts and Ryan Wilson to preview a massive week where the Lions squad will finally be announced. As well as wrapping up a weekend of European action with Jamie and Ryan, JDV gives us an update on the Springboks, how South Africa is preparing for the tour as well as his take on the squad and who he thinks should line out for the British & Irish Lions. He also looks back on his stellar career and reminisces about some of his...
Published 05/05/21
Christina, Dylan and Zebo are joined this week by England’s Shaunagh Brown and England Sevens speedster Dan Norton. The panel covers the RFU’s review into Eddie Jones and England’s Six Nations performance, professionalism in the women’s game, the upcoming Lions squad announcement, Zebo’s return to Munster and the tumultuous England Sevens programme.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/28/21
Christina, Ryan and Jamie are joined by two guests this week. Mike Brown gives us his side of the story on his departure from Quins and how he felt let down by the process after 16 years of service to the club. He also explains what's changed at Quins in terms of performance and how the players have taken control. We're then joined by England's Maggie Alphonsi to preview the final round of the Women's Six Nations and hear her incredible story of overcoming hurdles to become one of the most...
Published 04/21/21
We're joined by Wallabies legend Kurtley Beale this week to chat about his journey from schoolboy sensation in Sydney to playing for Racing92 in Paris alongside Finn Russel and Zebo. We review all the Champions Cup action from the weekend, including a last minute kick which knocked Racing 92 out of the competition. Kurtley also gives us an Australian perspective on the upcoming Lions Tour and also relives that infamous slip in the second test against the Lions. Lots more as usual, so enjoy...
Published 04/14/21
Joining us all the way from Las Vegas, former England captain Chris Robshaw gives Jamie and Christina an update ahead of his first game in the MLR with San Diego Legion. We cover his stellar career for Quins and England, including the challenging fallout from England's unsuccessful home World Cup and just how hard this affected him. Chris tells us about his experiences working with both Stuart Lancaster and Eddie Jones, and gives us his thoughts on the current England squad and how Eddie will...
Published 04/07/21
Welsh and British and Irish Lions legend Mike Philips joins us this week from Dubai with Christina and Ryan Wilson to review the final weekend of the Six Nations. Ryan gives us the inside story on how he went from training with Glasgow to earning a last-minute call-up and earning his 50th cap in Scotland's historic win in Paris. Mike Philips also relives some of his career highlights from his 99 caps, including that Lions tour to South Africa, a few Welsh Grand Slams and some of the memorable...
Published 03/31/21
England's Jack Nowell joins Christina, Jamie Roberts and Simon Zebo this week to recap an incredible weekend of Six Nations action. We cover the frantic final few minutes in Paris, Ireland’s return to form in Dublin and what the future holds for Eddie Jones’ England. We also pick our Lions starting XV based on current form and Jack relives some of his career highlights and challenges from playing with a broken foot, bursting his appendix before the World Cup, touring with the Lions and...
Published 03/24/21
Former British and Irish Lion and World Cup winner Neil Back joins Christina, Dyland Hartley and Ryan Wilson this week to review all the Six Nations action and also take a trip down memory lane. We cover England's performance against France, Scotland's disappointing result versus Ireland, Wales' grand slam chances and what to do with Italy. Neil Back relives some of his greatest memories including a World Cup win in Syndey and his Lions Tours, as well as some of his more controversial moments...
Published 03/17/21
We're joined by Scottish royalty this week as Finn Russell, aka 'White Chocolate', comes on for a chat with old mates Simon Zebo and Ryan Wilson. The guys preview the Scotland v Ireland game with Finn and Zeebs putting a little forfeit on who might win. Finn gives us the inside scoop on how things are going in the Scottish camp, his relationship with Gregor since their fall out, who's impressed him the most in the squad and his thoughts on England's campaign so far. We also hear about life at...
Published 03/10/21
Christina, Dylan and Jamie are joined by Welsh and British & Irish Lion back-row Dan Lydiate this week to review all the Guinness Six Nations action, including the controversial match between Wales and England v Cardiff. The guys disagree on some of the refereeing decisions and Jamie sees a path to an unexpected Grand Slam for Wales. We also cover the fallout from the French team's Covid blunder and what it should mean for the French team and tournament. Dan relives his favourite Lions...
Published 03/03/21
We're joined by refereeing royalty this week as Nigel Owens is on the panel with Christina, Simon Zebo and Ryan Wilson to make sense of the flurry of red cards from the weekend's action. Nigel gives us an incredible insight into the decision process of referees before looking back at his career highlights, regrets and plenty of stories stretching out over his past 33 years of refereeing. Some incredible stores from the Welshman as he gives his take on some of his famous one-liners, toughest...
Published 02/24/21
After another cracking weekend of Six Nations action, Christina is joined by Jamie Roberts and Ryan Wilson to review all the action. We cover the Wales v Scotland game and get the lads reaction to another Welsh win against 14 men. We look at the England game and whether the referee got things wrong. Jamie gives his take on whether Conor Murray and Sexton are still the answer for Ireland. Lots more including some chat about the most intimidating players the lads have played with or against,...
Published 02/17/21
We're back to review Scotland's historic Calcutta Cup win with Ryan Wilson and the nonplussed Dylan Hartley. We discuss England's form and whether Billy Vunipola is fit for purpose or just not fit. The guys give us their using heroes from the round and also give their take on Peter O'Mahony's red card and the fall out from Billy Burns missed kick. We're also joined by Dove Men+Care ambassadors Jamie Ritchie and George North to discuss their big wins over the weekend and their upcoming fixture...
Published 02/11/21