Episodes
The King of the South (of France) joins the boys to talk through the ton of tries which lit up a weekend of European action. Blair / Smaug gives an insight into the pre match hysteria, the half time roasting and the post match celebrations at the home of the Kings of Europe. Rugby is great and none more so than when underdogs get their day. Very few people saw that Quins win coming, least of all Mystic Max and The Oryancle Wilson. There is time though for Ryan (Jonny) Wilkinson to highlight...
Published 04/15/24
Published 04/15/24
‘Fresh’ from a hard Day (& night) in Hong Kong, Ryan catches up with a player widely regarded as one of the very best in the world of Women’s Rugby Sevens; Charlotte Caslick. They talk through all things Sevens; from the fastest players to the best venues, and of course the wild weekends in Hong Kong. We hear about her personal journey - from how she got into the sport via a serious injury to dishing the dirt on her room mates. Plus, with Ryan’s eyes firmly opened to what the Sevens...
Published 04/11/24
European knock out rugby is back and the big boys deliver as Bordeaux Blitz a Fazless Saracens while La Rochelle somehow survive the Stormers onslaught. Are Northampton contenders according to the boys? It’s worth noting that Ryan joins us from Hong Kong having had an almighty time at the Sevens. Fair to say anxiety levels are high after partying with all the stars. How will he take the fact that Max thinks we’re recording on another day….  We hear all about the amazing Hong Kong Sevens,...
Published 04/10/24
This week the boys break down another howler in the Prem…. Sin Bins optional between Harlequins and Bath. Regardless what a match! This Is Rugby! The guys revel in a great win for Bristol. The only unbeaten side in the Prem since the end of the 6 Nations. (2 games…) It is tight at the top for the Play Offs with the lads rounding up all the action. Similar story in the URC, although Ryan reckons the top 3 are locked up, but there’s still space at the top table. Our darlings Benetton back in...
Published 04/01/24
Club rugby is back and so are the big talking points. Ryan and Max get their heads around a bizarre big game call as Quins and Sarries clashed at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  What about the Bears mauling the Saints, Max takes us into Bristol’s mindset around that statement win. We round up all the action and hot takes as the business end of the URC/Prem crank into gear. We also discuss the latest transfer rumours, giving away some tantalising big goss from within the rugby inner sanctum...
Published 03/27/24
The curtain has come down on the greatest six nations of all time (in Max’s words) Ireland worthy winners, although Ryan will no doubt infuriate some of our Irish friends with his take. But what about the others? Max is thrilled with England’s resurgence. They backed it up in Lyon, but there’s definitely some disagreement between the boys as to where France are. One thinks they’re back and the other thinks they need Dupont back!  Ryan takes his time with a sobering assessment of Scotland's...
Published 03/18/24
Wow…. That was unexpected. Italy put paid to the Fans Grand Slam much to the chagrin of Ryan. And Despite his best efforts at the art of filibustering, the outlandish predictions of Mystic Wils finally catch up with him...Scotland to win by 14 points...AT LEAST!  Back by very popular demand Simon Zebo is given his right to reply to his own predictions...but is the humble pie on his menu? We catch up with Italy winger Monty Ioane to hear all about the emotion at the Stadio Olimpico. How did...
Published 03/12/24
We’re delighted to be joined by Ireland, Lions and Munster star Simon Zebo. He gives the boys the keys to the kingdom with his take on how England can beat Ireland. Only 3 things need to happen….  He gives us an insight into what makes Jack Crowley tick and what makes Joe McCarthy such an irresistible force.  The real question is “are Ireland better now than they were during last year’s grand slam” and Zeebs is pretty sure of his answer. He explains to the Philistines just why Andy Farrell...
Published 03/06/24
“Humble in Victory, Gracious in Defeat” does not apply to Ryan Wilson ever. Disgraceful post-France, his humility following Scotlands resounding win over England is something to behold. Max remains admirably calm in the face of Ryan’s gloating and can’t help but wax lyrical over Big Duane VDM… We also catch up with Italy Captain, Michele Lamaro, and those heartbreaking last seconds when the win against France was in their hands. He tells us what went through their heads and the atmosphere...
Published 02/27/24
The boys are back to talk Darts, Dublin and Domestic duties, as Max finally completes his incredibly protracted house move....somehow thanks largely to his cutting loose with a hand saw...which gives Ryan an idea!  Also in this episode, recorded at the start of the week but unfortunately delayed due to technical reasons, the boys dish out some now not so hot takes on recalls for Manu Tuilagi, Harry Randall & Hamish Watson😬, while also giving some much more relevant opinions on actual...
Published 02/22/24
Sacré Bleu Ryan is angry. He is still seething at Saturday’s result. Having spent the week in Dubai, had his return flight cancelled and arrived for all his work at Murrayfield at the last minute he can’t quite fathom what’s happened. Unfortunately for Max, Ryan is going through the 6 stages of grief…. He’s done denial but can’t get past anger. Which is funny. Max meanwhile is the eternal optimist seeing the good in England’s narrow win over Wales (something which irritates Ryan...
Published 02/12/24
The Maul or Nothing Boys get the inside scoop on that most astonishing of matches between Wales and Scotland. Sione takes us through those suffocating moments as the game looked to be slipping away…. What was being said, who stood up, what goes through your mind when the noise is deafening and what was Gregor Townsends reaction to the unfolding events. We also hear about the post match reaction in the changing room and their approach as they turn their attention to the France game.  We also...
Published 02/06/24
The boys break down a ridiculous round of rugby as the Six Nations kicked off with a bang. A record breaking Ireland pulverising France in Marseille Was that the finest ever Irish performance in the six nations or were DuPont-less France a little bit Bleu….  Ryan enjoyed all the hospitality at Wales vs Scotland and even managed to enjoy 1 half of rugby as Wales almost pulled off the unspeakable comeback to end all comebacks. Seen schmoozing with all the big Wales stars, how did Ryan...
Published 02/05/24
In this second part of their chat, Ben tells the boys all about life at Sarries; including life under the tough love leadership of Captain Faz, the infamous get right sessions and having to pretend to be our very own Ryan Wilson…and just how unpopular that made him! We also hear about Ben’s hopes for the Six Nations, his captaincy aspirations and just what did go down between Farrell and Arundell in that World Cup training session… 
Published 02/01/24
It’s finally here… The Maul or Nothing Six Nations Mega Preview Fest 2024. The boys break down each team, who to look out for, what the big talking points are and most importantly they answer the conundrums currently flying around one of the most intriguing Six Nations for years. With the raft of retirements, unavailabilities, 5 new captains and question marks over most of the fly halves (bar Finn “Messi” Russell) the boys do the hard work by answering all those queries for you. They gaze...
Published 01/30/24
It’s finally here, after months of ghosting and self reflection from Max, it turns out his friendship with Ben Earl is real and the ultimate gaslighting was merely an illusion.  It’s a bumper episode with Ben Earl as he talks us through his time playing at Bristol with Max, the ups and downs and a particular man of the match performance which was all the sweeter for how it came to be in the first place.  Ben takes us through his World Cup experience and putting all the pressure on himself...
Published 01/24/24
It’s a tough one this week…. Max reflects on Bristol's European exit, which has the boys googling therapy dogs…. Luckily Ryan spent the weekend working at Gloucester, he tries to persuade Zach Mercer to apply for Scottish citizenship but breaks his dry January on the town with Adam Hastings, Leone Nakarawa and Niko Matawalu. The Saints show their champions credentials… which Smith do you prefer though for the Six Nations, Finn or Marcus. Speaking of Finns, Ryan’s pal is the new Co captain of...
Published 01/22/24
We catch up with Toulouse’s latest star signing, the back three sensation that is Blair Kinghorn.  We find out that he thought he was off to Toulon and all about his first taste of French team showers and how he measured up.  He also talks us through the manic pre match warm up with Antoine Dupont. It’s intense but it might not be quite what you think…. We get an insight into the real Blair Kinghorn as he enters Max’s Minds of Moria quizzing. It gets weird but then again Max and Blair are...
Published 01/17/24
In this BONUS EP the boys give their instant reaction to the huge news that LRZ is headed to the NFL....or at least to the NFL's International Player Pathway in the hope of making it big in the NFL and securing the success and mega wealth that comes with it!
Published 01/16/24
It’s a Champions Cup Special as the boys breakdown all the main talking points from the weekend's action. Thing is…. They’re pissed off! Despite his New Year’s resolution to be happier there’s a proper stress test of Max’s willpower when he’s handed a (ludicrous in our unbiased eyes) yellow card against the mighty Bulls. Even worse is he’s been reprimanded for wearing his Gryffindor scrum cap… but who grassed him up to World Rugby??? Meanwhile Ryan has been jousting and jabbing anyone and...
Published 01/15/24
With the New Year come the inevitable resolutions which Ryan has bafflingly decided to stick to. Some good drills, poo pills (it’s almost exactly what it sounds like) and a very big one… but can he last until Feb? In fact can he last the week with the boys together again. Max promises to be happier, with some philosophical musings around the need for it. On the rugby front Max’s chassis gets some serious air time after Bristol’s long awaited win away at Sale and the boys break down the...
Published 01/09/24
It’s all about Bath as the boys put on a Christmas extravaganza. 14KG’s of Turkey meat and Finn proving he’s made at least 2 friends during his time at Bath (exact amount) We sit down with Finn Russell, Ollie Lawrence and Cameron Redpath to hear all about their Christmas quirks, the socials during festive periods and life as a rugby player at this joyful time. And we hear what makes up the typical Christmas day in the Wilson, Lahiff, Russell, Lawrence and Redpath households. Bonus footage...
Published 12/21/23
Hot off the press, the boys round up the latest Champions Cup action including overanalysing Max’s display against Bordeaux on and off the field…. Pontificating on whether a testimonial means Courtney Lawes can’t play for England in the Six Nations despite his ridiculously good form.  They’re full of praise for ice man Mannie Libbok but less so for Zander Fagerson!  There’s also a big transfer section this week including Eddie Jones’ Japanese jaunt and the Hybrid contract situation in...
Published 12/18/23
The boys are back in Bristol sitting down with Adam Hastings for a costume, frolic filled Christmas special. They discuss fabulous Christmas gifts, the time Ryan and Hasto fell asleep in a club… with Ryan’s parents…and the randomness of writing off your car… Getting stuck  into this weeks theme of Tours, we hear about onsens, shavings, Argentine dive bars / super clubs and who are the best (and worst) room mates... And like all good Christmas parties it naturally finishes with a silly game...
Published 12/13/23