Reviews
Enough is enough……..so boring, dull and predictable. Please Times, it’s time to refresh the format and ditch the old and redundant “expert”.
Coffeekid KJ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/20/21
Just listen to half of today’s podcast and had to turn it of because of Steven Jones!!He slated everything about the springboks on this tour it’s a bit much.I’m a neutral supporter and I see both sides of the story with this tour. Stevens views are not what you call constructive,it’s just nasty....Read full review »
DKD 1980 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/08/21
A show for true rugby fans!
BigRob233 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/05/21
This podcast is more a self congratulatory fest with journalists who think journalism is the most important thing on earth. It’s a podcast for people who enjoys dinosaurs talking about newspapers.
bjornxv via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/31/21
There are very few quality serious rugby podcasts out there. Most seem to prefer taking the route of using ex-players and trying to be funny, cool or matey. They try and entertain rather than inform and without exception, they fail dismally. The Ruck was one of the last serious rugby comment...Read full review »
Aixbectiveconnachtfan via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 07/30/21
Get rid of Stephen Jones and this becomes a decent podcast. Keep him in and it will continue to be an unbearable mess.
Stephen Jones is the problem via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/30/21
The midweek episode of 29th is absolutely appalling. Three great journalists trying to score points off each other regarding dress sense, drinking, IT skills, travel guides, hotel room, it just did not stop. 51 minutes of podcasts and they discussed 5 minutes of Lions rugby. That’s it from me,...Read full review »
nick garbutt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/29/21
I have tried so hard to continue to listen. I just don’t find it engaging at all any more. It sounds like Statler and Waldorf form the muppet show have been given a podcast! On a serious note, I think the childish delight exhibited at their circumnavigation of the alcohol sale ban in SA is in...Read full review »
EdDnumde via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/25/21
Just cover the f ing tour. You’re supposed to be JOURNALISTS. We don’t want to hear about your “contraband” stories and your grandad, veiled efforts to be with (rather ironically) “the times”. You’re lucky to be there watching
Johno in London via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/22/21
Awful structure to the squad selection. Not even sure you talked about centre partnerships and they are one of the most discussed selections in current media!
Santico via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/21/21
Superb podcast. Terrific opinions through a great mix of journos. Dallaglio the ex-pro who has been there and done it and Stephen Jones who grips you with everything he says. Whether you agree with him or not, at least he says it as it is so you know as a listener what his actual thoughts are -...Read full review »
Steed Azza via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/13/21
Alex Lowe and Owen Slot are good journalists struggling manfully to get out from under the raging ego of Stephen Jones, a faux controversialist who brooks no argument about anything because in his mind he knows the lot. Dallaglio is aural walllaper, the others who drift in and out now and then...Read full review »
The Cotswolder via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/02/21
Absolute drivel, just like their writing. Stephen Jones in particular with his bias and xenophobic nonsense needs to do everyone a favour and keep his click bait contrarian opinions to himself. It’s embarrassing really, verbal diarrhoea. Lawrence the only guy who is relevant and knows what he’s...Read full review »
Davexyzhgufds via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/21
... and I would leave 0 if I was allowed to. I used to read the Sunday Times purely for their rugby coverage, I then subscribed to the iPad edition for the same reason. And I would eagerly await each episode of this podcast to hear the pundits thoughts and comments. I have found Stephen Jones’s...Read full review »
otherviewsareavailable via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/21
Just listened to the episode post Lions squad announcement. I have rated one star because there isn’t a “no stars” option. Jones is ridiculous. Slot is so one eyed in his attitude to English players it’s laughable. The least said about Lowe the better. When Barnes is the voice of reason you...Read full review »
Stephen Jones Sunday Times via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/10/21
Miserable moan fest lions squad episode. Just so unrelentingly negative. Instant switch off.
£8plrty via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/07/21
JC
Really enjoy Lawrence in the Chair. He is excellent: measured and intelligent. Mark Evans is also brilliant (could he be on with Lawrence weekly). The journalists, though, are very poor. I would let them get on with their day job and just use guests. Please fix the sound.
Toro64uk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/02/21
I love the podcast but the sound quality again this week (29 March) was absolutely awful
Crauste via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/01/21
Love the knowledge and passion of those on the podcast, but this is aimed at an English audience. Wales barely got a mention for their 6Ns win and Scotland were mentioned in passing, despite a historic win. No analysis of France and where it went wrong, except to compare them to, guess who, the...Read full review »
PodcastandCar via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/21
Brilliant pod but Useless sound quality again. Completely muffled
Mr JBU via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/21
Love the insight from Sam & Lawrence in particular Find myself adopting the “Brian Moore” approach to anything Stephen Jones says - ie fast forwarding until he stops talking. Times - please get rid of this clown. What must the ex players make of him? Best six nations ever?! Clickbait of the...Read full review »
ConorQQ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/21
Good podcast if you are predominately interested in English rugby
1967 Jack via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/28/21
Great pod, however it’s to England focused, it’s frustrating! More Sam Warbs please.
Ardhef via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/21
.... if you are Welsh or English then this podcast series will be right up your street! If you want a balanced and even coverage of all 6 forget it. Listen to S. Jones tell you why Wales were not lucky & are the next NZ...or why England are being led over a cliff by another Jones... can’t...Read full review »
Islacbc via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/25/21
When Sam Warburton is on the podcast, it is awesome, as he brings up to date insights on the game and players. When he isn’t, there is too much pontificating and lazy stereotyping from Stephen Jones. Time to refresh the team.
ricenchips via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/24/21
Please listen to your review from January Jonesy, Wales are on the ropes, Wales are in the wilderness for the next 5 years. Imagine not having the foresight to see that a new coach was forging a battle plan for the important games and not just the ad hoc Autumn internationals! The Phoenix from...Read full review »
Chakason via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/19/21
I used to like this Podcast. Now alas the constant moaning from Barnes and Jones make it very painful listen to. Suggest Lawrence Dallaglio find new co hosts and send the others home to moan in their slippers.!
the mooseman via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/09/21
Great pod today the mix of former captains in the media and journalist handled the controversial decisions really well and the game in general. Trying to think of an England captain at forward. Launchbury when fit maybe
Pantywal via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/01/21
This is starting to feel stale. Same personalities whose opinions are just sooooo predictable. Same stories just being regurgitated. It needs an injection of fresh ideas and new faces. Give us more coverage of premiership matches, France and Pro 14. News from down under please.
a in gx via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/16/21
Worth listening to but not really a patch on the Pod or flats and shanks. I think the key difference is that those podcasts supplement the insights with humour and don’t take themselves too seriously. The Times lads provide great insights, but seem to take themselves very seriously and attempts...Read full review »
Jon Turko via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/21
England England England. Honestly I’ve listened to 10 mins and you’ve spent more time on The Chiefs And Buccaneers game than on Scotland. Please introduce some better balance! I’m not sure it would have been 10 mins on Scotland first if they had lost.
Marj Knight via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/10/21
Great show this week, make Sam Warburton a regular.👍
WakkaF1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/05/21
Utter drivel, especially for the self important S. Jones
Nathan Jones Dublin via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/25/21
I listen to two Rugby podcasts, including this one, because they’re not afraid to tell it as it is. Most of the panel are not ex-players, so they don’t hold back with honest opinions and credit to Lol, who as an ex-player, doesn’t mince his words either. Stephen Jones is a gem who makes me laugh....Read full review »
Lucky Londoner via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/19/21
Mr Jones once again in touch with the facts about Pat Lam, who of course did play for the All Blacks (as he was born and raised in NZ) after he played for Manu Samoa in the 1991 World Cup (in the embarrassing hammering by Sydney in 1992) but this was before professionalism.
Trolltrade via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/14/21
I am a middle aged white male from a middle class family and I have to make a stand here. Please hear me out. I generally admire your views and opinions of our fine game. Whilst I may not always agree, I listen intently. However I have to remove this pod from my list and advise others to do so....Read full review »
Awebb41 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/20
On Pablo Matera “his internet history wasn’t great” said Owen Slot flippantly. It’s okay though he nominated Ugo. Unbelivable.
D-sgrace via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/28/20
I just can’t keep listening to the endless negativity about the teams, coaches and rules of the game. Not helpful to anyone and deeply unpleasant to listen to.
aemmartell via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 11/24/20
These old timers (especially Jones) are often out of touch with the modern game and always find something to complain about modern rugby.
mattydee1tothe2tothe3tothe4 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/17/20
Like listening to your old racist Grandad. So negative and arrogant. Terrible pundit. Such a shame as the rest of the hosts are fantastic, well informed and balanced in their opinions.
shaney1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/16/20
Afraid it was unlistenable this week..
ipesky via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/12/20
How can ANY decision maker listen to Stephen Jones on this Pod and think his continued presence is acceptable. Slot and Dallaglio are fantastic but Jones really drags the whole shown down. Such a shame.
BluesDan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/20
Love the pod but the sound is shocking!! Sounds like you guys are underwater Maybe time to invest in some decent sound equipment
GLDubbya!! via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/10/20
Shocking this week, almost amateurish. Totally spoilt the pod. Come on, do you not check these before they are released.
wq0pco via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/20
Please buy some microphones, some great insight but the sound was especially poor this week, it was a real effort to try and understand what was being said. Always enjoy Adam Hathaway’s input.
Chessormess via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/20
It’s a podcast and you rely on the audio. It’s been terrible for weeks. Get it sorted
Shang64 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/09/20
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