Episodes
ACC Head G Lane joins James McOnie for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this week's episode, the fellas give an insight into what Jordie Barrett can expect after signing for Leinster (0:00), TJ Perenara joins Julian Savea as the joint top scorer of Super Rugby (19:31) and the top issues of the week are addressed in 'The Front Row' (37:29). Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/16/24
Jame McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this week's episode, the fellas discuss the best rugby atmosphere they've experienced, how Caleb Clarke doesn't like his nickname bestowed upon him and wrap up the weekend that was! Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/09/24
Published 04/09/24
James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this episode, “Captain Caveman” Sam Whitelock calls an end to his rugby career as he realises the South of France is more enjoyable, is Pa Bear Hansen an undercover singer and the ‘Tight Five’ goes over all the big moments of the weekend! Plus, the ‘TAB Good Punt’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/03/24
ACC Head G Lane joins James McOnie for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this episode, what it's like to play in a Speedway, the Drua beat the Waratahs in Overtime and all the tough questions of Super Rugby Pacific are answered in The Tight Five! Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/26/24
James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this episode, the Crusaders are now 0-4 but surely it can't get any worse, is it too early to name any AB bolters and what's with all the missed forward passes this Super Rugby season? Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/19/24
James McOnie joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this episode, a wrap of the latest round of Super Rugby Pacific featuring another upset as the Crusaders were beaten by the mighty Fijian Drua, then all the big questions are answered in the 'Tight 5'. Plus, they look ahead to this weekend with a preview of the big games! Finally, the 'TAB Good Punt'. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/12/24
ACC Head G Lane joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this episode, a wrap of the Super Weekend with a surprising upset as the Crusaders were beaten by the Waratahs (0:00), then all the big questions of the round are answered in the 'Tight 5' (28:05). Plus, they look ahead to this weekend with a preview of the big games! Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/05/24
In this week’s episode, James McOnie joins Tony Lyall to review the opening round of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific on The Champagne Rugby Pod!From the terrible haircuts popping up all over the competition to commentator slip-ups thanks to Jeff Wilson...Also, a special interview with All Black, Crusader & Great NZer Braydon Ennor with an EXCLUSIVE scoop on his return to code!Plus, the 'TAB Game Day Good Punt'. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/27/24
The Champagne Rugby Pod is back for 2024!In this week's episode, James McOnie joins Tony Lyall to preview the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season as only the Champagne Rugby Pod can... From Jabba The Hutt with Cum Gutters, to Bruce Springsteen, to Jason Gunn and the aggressive feedback to the ACC's commentary debut on the NZR+ app... Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/20/24
A final RWC 2023 update from James McOnie live from Paris/London including what he thinks comes next for the All Blacks and the world of rugby... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/01/23
Manaia Stewart joins Tony Lyall for the final episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod for 2023! In this episode, with the mass exodus ahead the fellas discuss who's left in the All Blacks, why don't we replace cards with bear spray and the Eddie Jones nightmare is finally over for Australia! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/31/23
Miss any of the coverage of the All Blacks Semi-Final match of RWC 2023 against Argentina? Please enjoy the highlights/lowlights of the ACC's coverage... Don't forget we're covering EVERY All Blacks match of RWC 2023 LIVE & FREE on iHeartradio & Radio Hauraki. See the full schedule HERE! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/25/23
Manaia Stewart joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this episode, has Wanye Barnes finally righted his wrongs, did Richie Mo'unga rob Will Jordan of being the RWC Top Try Scorer and is Fozzie playing "Guess Who" with team selections? Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/24/23
Sam Smith joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod. In this episode, who else nearly had a heart attack watching the All Blacks against Ireland, Fiji almost upset England, and a preview of the Semi-Finals this weekend! Plus, the 'TAB Good Punt'. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/17/23
Miss any of the coverage of the All Blacks Quarter-Final match of RWC 2023 against Ireland? Please enjoy the highlights/lowlights of the ACC's coverage... Don't forget we're covering EVERY All Blacks match of RWC 2023 LIVE & FREE on iHeartradio & Radio Hauraki. See the full schedule HERE! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/17/23
Miss any of the coverage of the All Blacks fourth match of RWC 2023 against Uruguay? Please enjoy the highlights/lowlights of the ACC's coverage... Don't forget we're covering EVERY All Blacks match of RWC 2023 LIVE & FREE on iHeartradio & Radio Hauraki. See the full schedule HERE! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/11/23
Sam Smith joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this episode, James McOnie live from Paris, a recap of the last weekend of pool Play including history is made as Portugal upset Fiji by 1 point which knocks out the Aussies!Plus, a preview of the Quarter Finals! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/10/23
Sam Smith joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this episode, does Ardie Savea get pedicures, Sam Whitelock becomes the most capped All Black of all time and a full recap/preview of the games this week!   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/04/23
Miss any of the coverage of the All Blacks third match of RWC 2023 against Italy? Please enjoy the highlights/lowlights of the ACC's coverage... Don't forget we're covering EVERY All Blacks match of RWC 2023 LIVE & FREE on iHeartradio & Radio Hauraki. See the full schedule HERE! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/03/23
Sam Smith joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this episode, where in France is James McOnie this week? The guys debate if rugby should bring back kicking players to death and all the latest Rugby World Cup recaps and predictions! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/26/23
Miss any of the coverage of the All Blacks second match of RWC 2023 against Namibia? Please enjoy the highlights/lowlights of the ACC's coverage... Don't forget we're covering EVERY All Blacks match of RWC 2023 LIVE & FREE on iHeartradio & Radio Hauraki. See the full schedule HERE! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/19/23
Sam Smith joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod! In this episode, the boys cross to France to hear what James McOnie is getting up to and debate if Eddie Jones finally reached the end of his tenure... Plus, an in-depth look into all the games from the second week of the Rugby World Cup!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/18/23
Sam Smith joins Tony Lyall for another episode of the Champagne Rugby Pod. In this episode, the guys put all the World Cup games thus far under the microscope, and share their thoughts on the future of the All Blacks in this tournament...  Plus, all the tournament Pool Play Predictions you need to know!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/15/23
Miss any of the coverage of the All Blacks opening match of RWC 2023 against the French? Please enjoy the highlights/lowlights of the ACC's coverage... Don't forget we're covering EVERY All Blacks match of RWC 2023 LIVE & FREE on iHeartradio & Radio Hauraki. See the full schedule HERE! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/12/23