Episodes
Stephen Jones, Alex Lowe and Owen Slot are back following the first weekend of the new Gallagher Premiership season. They have pod regular Mark Evans alongside them to dissect the opening weekend, including big wins for Saracens and Leicester. Plus, Stephen and Owen give their final thoughts on the Lions Tour now the dust has settled on the lacklustre series.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/20/21
Stephen Jones and Owen Slot end their South African odyssey with the help of Stuart Barnes as they review the final Test defeat for the Lions and take a look back at the longest and most challenging of seasons.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/08/21
Owen Slot and Stephen Jones are joined by former Springbok coach Gary Gold to preview the decisive final Test between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/06/21
Stuart Barnes is joined by Lawrence Dallaglio and Owen Slot to pick through the bones of defeat to South Africa for the British & Irish Lions in the second Test in Cape Town.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/02/21
Owen Slot and Stephen Jones are joined from their Cape Town base by Jonny Fordham of The Sun to preview the second Test between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions. Plus, the identity of the mysterious Jaco Johan is finally revealed...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/29/21
Stephen Jones and Owen Slot celebrate the British & Irish Lions winning the first Test against South Africa with the help of Stuart Barnes and former Lions captain Sam Warburton.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/25/21
The Ruck's courageous Cape Town cohort, Owen Slot and Stephen Jones, are joined by Alex Lowe - the man who knew the Lions team for the first Test against the Springboks before anyone else and broke the news exclusively in The Times.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/22/21
Stuart Barnes is joined by the South African Ruck contingent in Cape Town, Stephen Jones and Owen Slot, to pick their definitive starting XV for the first Test between the British & Irish Lions and the Springboks   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/19/21
The only rugby podcast actually on tour in South Africa continues its intrepid trek as Owen Slot and Stephen Jones review the Lions loss against South Africa A whilst local journalist Brenden Nel casts his eye over the Springboks.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/15/21
The Ruck's tour of South Africa moves from the high veldt to the coast as the Lions prepare for their toughest match of the trip to date against South Africa A. Alex Lowe, Stuart Barnes and our intrepid tourists Owen Slot and Stephen Jones discuss the victory against the Sharks (again), a call-up for Marcus Smith and Covid chaos in the Springbok camp.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/12/21
The Ruck has arrived on tour as Stephen Jones leads from the front in Johannesburg, where he's joined by rugby photographer Dave Rogers and Jonny Fordham of The Sun. They discuss a chaotic start to the trip, Covid outbreaks in the camp and who's caught the selectors' eye so far on tour.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/08/21
Alex Lowe is joined by Owen Slot, Stuart Barnes and rugby broadcaster Ali Eykyn to discuss the British & Irish Lions' first tour match in South Africa as well as England's victory at Twickenham against the USA.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/05/21
Lawrence Dallaglio is joined by Alex Lowe and Owen Slot as well as former Harlequins CEO Mark Evans and Michael Lynagh, who watched his son Louis score twice in the Gallagher Premiership Final. Plus, the latest on the Lions, who landed in South Africa to news of a Tier 4 lockdown.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/28/21
Stephen Jones is joined by Owen Slot and Adam Hathaway to discuss Harlequins' great escape at Ashton Gate, the latest crop of players called up by Eddie Jones, what the Lions might look like against Japan as well as preview the Premiership Final. To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/21/21
Alan Dymock speaks to Nate Ebner, a three-time NFL Super Bowl winner with the New England Patriots, who began his career as a promising rugby player and has returned to the sport to compete at the Tokyo Olympics for the USA sevens team. Ebner is also a co-owner of a Major League Rugby franchise and discusses the pathway between rugby and American Football plus the similarities (or otherwise) between the sports.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/17/21
Lawrence Dallaglio is joined by Stuart Barnes, Owen Slot and Stephen Jones to review the final weekend of the Gallagher Premiership regular season, Saracens putting a cricket score on Ealing and Eddie Jones surprising everyone by picking players on form...To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/14/21
Alex Lowe, Lawrence Dallaglio and Stephen Jones are joined by Wasps and England star Jack Willis to discuss miracle comebacks in Brentford, touchline spats at Welford Road and who should make the England squad for the summer Tests. To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/07/21
Stephen Jones, Owen Slot and Adam Hathaway celebrate a first Premier 15s title for Harlequins Women, get the lowdown on the latest Covid issues in South Africa ahead of the Lions tour and polish their crystal balls now we know who has qualified for the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals. To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...
Published 05/31/21
Owen Slot and Chris Jones are joined by former France international and TV pundit Benjamin Kayser to discuss double European success for the French clubs at Twickenham, the state of the game on the other side of the Channel and whether a hybrid form of amateurism could be rugby's future. To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for privacy...
Published 05/24/21
Stephen Jones and Lawrence Dallaglio are joined by Lions legends John Taylor and David Duckham to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 tour victory in New Zealand. To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/17/21
Stephen Jones is joined by Lawrence Dallaglio, Owen Slot and former BBC rugby presenter and current RFU committee member John Inverdale to discuss an astonishing weekend in the Premiership, England's potential future at half-back and that stamp from Mike Brown. To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/10/21
After Warren Gatland announced his 37-player squad for the Lions Tour of South Africa, The Times team of Stephen Jones, Owen Slot, Alex Lowe and Stuart Barnes give their verdict. To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/06/21
Owen Slot is chairman of selectors as Lawrence Dallaglio, Alex Lowe and Peter O'Reilly pick their definitive Lions squad ahead of Warren Gatland's official announcement on Thursday. To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/03/21
Stephen Jones is joined by Lawrence Dallaglio, Stuart Barnes and Alex Lowe to discuss England's victory in the Women's Six Nations Final, the RFU's Eddie Jones review, the disappearance of Darren Childs at Premiership Rugby plus all the latest action as a potential Lions squad starts to take shape. To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for...
Published 04/26/21
Lawrence Dallaglio is joined by Stephen Jones, Adam Hathaway and England scrum half Leanne Riley to discuss the latest on the Lions Tour, preview the final weekend of the Women's Six Nations and assess how the play-off positions will shake down in the Gallagher Premiership. To enjoy more of our award-winning sports journalism, get a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times today and get one month free - thetimes.co.uk/theruck   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 04/19/21