It's the final episode of the season but it won't be long before the start of the next and we go out with a bang...from more info on what's unravelling at Gloucester to Goodey's experience with Mike Ford. Plus, we get the inside track and some startling stats on the salary cap reduction and the game's financial struggles with Leicester Head of Elite Performance Recruitment Jan McGinity and we say sayonara to friend of the show Freddie Burns. All that plus another hilarious riddle for Jim to...
Published 06/10/20
Northampton and Wales fly half Dan Biggar joins Big Jim and Goodey to discuss being compared to Michael Jordan, his relationship with referees, working under Chris Boyd, Wales' transition, steering clear of social media and much more. Plus, Jim tries to solve another hilarious riddle!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/02/20
We're in for a treat this week as the man, the myth, the legend...Shaun Edwards joins us! He chats all things France, his relationship with Warren Gatland, the one moment in his coaching career that will haunt him forever, a possible return to the Premiership and much more. Oh, and he's got a bit of a French lesson for us too! We also discuss World Rugby's recommendations for how the game should adapt post Coronavirus and Jim has another taxing riddle to solve...   See acast.com/privacy for...
Published 05/27/20
Bristol Bears Director of Rugby Pat Lam joins Big Jim and Goodey to discuss how he's leading his troops through the Coronavirus crisis, how the club wants to keep the marquee player rule in the Premiership and how he thinks the league can grow and prosper. Plus, Goodey spills the beans on why Johan Ackermann has left Gloucester, we discuss Lord Myners' salary cap review, there's a Quarantine Quiz, Jim's stumped by another riddle and much more...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...
Published 05/19/20
We're back with another instalment as Big Jim grows increasingly frustrated with lockdown and Goodey looks forward to the potential return of Pablo and the nanny! The Premiership's marquee player rule, the possibility of non contact rugby being brought in and England's kit deal with Umbro are up for debate among other things and we're joined by giant Fijian wing and future Leicester Tiger Nemani Nadolo for a candid chat on his career, recent struggles and looking forward to moving to the East...
Published 05/12/20
Fresh from seeing off the challenge of Gus Pichot and winning a second term as World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont joins Jim and Goodey to discuss how the past four years have gone and his plans for the next four years, including the Nations Championship. Plus, we discuss Premiership breakaway rumours, the possibility of rugby returning and there's another hotly contested quiz...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/05/20
We're back to dissect all of the latest rugby drama with an open cloth, including the latest on the Leicester players' unhappiness at the handling of the pay cuts and Goodey and Jim launch a defence of the RPA. We also discuss the World Rugby Chairman election and, after Gus Pichot's appearance on the show last week, a certain Sir Bill Beaumont is conspicuous by his absence!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/29/20
Published 04/29/20
The man who could be running the sport next month joins us this week as Agustin Pichot discusses taking on Sir Bill Beaumont in the race to become World Rugby Chairman, the voting system involved, the global season, his frustration with the pace of change over the last four years, the new mindset he thinks is necessary to take rugby forward and much more. Plus, Jim's flummoxed by another riddle, there's another donation made to the NHS after the Quarantine Quiz and we check in with friend of...
Published 04/21/20
It's all showbiz this week as Big Jim and Goodey are joined by MasterChef host and massive rugby fan Gregg Wallace, we hear from former Love Island star and Ireland sevens international Greg O'Shea and are serenaded by the dulcet tones of USA international Paul Lasike (although we may have ruined it by singing along)! All that plus we discuss Agustin Pichot's shot at becoming World Rugby chairman and where the game goes from here... For information regarding your data privacy, visit...
Published 04/15/20
We're joined by RPA CEO Damian Hopley to talk us through the latest on the discussions behind the scenes surrounding the pay cuts and furloughing of players and he is predicting seismic changes in the sport in the wake of Coronavirus. Goodey discusses his 40th birthday celebrations, we have another quarantine quiz and a riddle and we answer some of your social media questions... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 04/07/20
Big Jim and Goodey are back and joined by Italy international George Biagi, who updates us on how Coronavirus is affecting his country but also has a positive story to tell. And, friend of the show Freddie Burns gives his view on the pay cuts in the Premiership and his disappointment at the way things have panned out for him at Bath. All that plus a quarantine quiz, another riddle for Jim to solve and much more... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 03/31/20
We're all locked down and coming to you via the wonders of video calling, complete with Jim's kids making an appearance in the background! Premiership Rugby CEO Darren Childs joins us to discuss what the likelihood is that the season will be completed and tells us they want to be first to get back up and running whenever possible. We also discuss the 25% pay cuts being imposed by many clubs across the league and have some juicy rumours and a bit of a laugh as well... For information...
Published 03/24/20
Big Jim and Goodey discuss the devastating impact of Coronavirus on rugby and society in general and we hear from Guinness PRO14 Tournament Director David Jordan on what the next steps are for the suspended leagues. We also catch up with Scotland's star back row Jamie Ritchie to find out about the late postponement of their game against Wales. And, something you never thought you'd hear on The Rugby Pod...Wales' number one fan Carol Vorderman brings some much needed joy at a difficult time...
Published 03/17/20
Big Jim and Goodey are joined in the studio by Darren Cave and there's one thing dominating the agenda...Joe Marler getting a handful of Alun Wyn Jones and the reaction to it. We also discuss Scotland's epic win over France, Mohamed Haouas' red mist and hear some good stories on France coach Fabien Galthié from former Scotland international Johnnie Beattie. All that plus an update on where the Six Nations is at in the midst of Coronavirus concerns and much more... For information regarding...
Published 03/10/20
Big Jim and Goodey are back and joined by the Hair Bear himself Adam Jones to discuss lids, Quins' scrum, a refereeing howler and all things England v Wales. Plus, we talk about the impact of Coronavirus and the Six Nations' possible move to satellite TV as well as analysing all the Premiership action and dropping a few big rumours... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 03/03/20
Big Jim and Goodey are back after a big weekend to round up all the Guinness Six Nations and Premiership action, discussing shenanigans at the breakdown in England v Ireland and shellackings in the Premiership as Saracens, Northampton and Leicester all had their pants pulled down! We also talk Biggar's berating of the referee and the quality of officiating in general and we hear from Brad Shields on life in Cov, coming back from injury and his quest to get back into Eddie's England squad... ...
Published 02/25/20
Big Jim and Goodey are joined in the studio by former Ireland international Darren Cave to preview England v Ireland as the Guinness Six Nations returns. They also discuss a massive game for Gregor Townsend and an acid test for France in Cardiff, while Goodey attempts to explain what's gone on at Wasps and we find out Dai Young's been in Dubes! All that plus the guys give their take on the Championship funding cuts and we hear from Alex Lozowski on his England exile... For information...
Published 02/18/20
Jim's had a traumatic weekend but he's made it into the studio to discuss Ellis Genge's interview with a beer about sausages and Finn Russell's newspaper spread and ongoing bust-up with Gregor Townsend! We're joined by injured England winger Jack Nowell to talk Storm Ciara and the Calcutta Cup, as well as Eddie Jones, Henry Slade's breath and owning his own pub. And, we analyse Ireland v Wales, France v Italy, South Africa joining the Six Nations and throw a few rumours out there for good...
Published 02/11/20
Goodey's eating humble pie after talking up England's chances of a Grand Slam and is admitting his concern ahead of the coming weekend, Eddie's team selection comes in for heavy criticism and the man who captained Scotland to victory over England at Murrayfield two years ago, John Barclay, joins us to look ahead to this year's Calcutta Cup clash. All that, plus analysis of Ireland v Scotland, Wales v Italy and much more... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 02/04/20
We gather up a host of familiar faces to discuss the home nations' chances in the upcoming Six Nations, while Big Jim and Goodey have tales to tell from an interesting Burns Night event and an appearance with a TOWIE star! All that plus some huge rumours, more Saracens fallout, refereeing controversies and much more... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 01/28/20
It's an epic as the big showdown between Goodey and Brendan Venter is on. We dissect the news of Saracens' relegation and all the fallout with an open cloth, Jim opens up on how he's been hurt by it and we try to get to the bottom of why the truth still hasn't come out. Plus, we round up all of the action from Round 6 of the Champions Cup and discuss the Six Nations squads, including having a chat with new Ireland fly half Billy Burns... For information regarding your data privacy, visit...
Published 01/21/20
Big Jim and Goodey are joined in the studio by Ulster legend Darren Cave to round up the Champions Cup action and look ahead to the final round, while Jim is predicting that central contracts are round the corner for England! Saracens' man of the match Richard Wigglesworth joins us to talk siege mentality, playing with the kids and transitioning into coaching, Wales legend James Hook chats retirement and becoming the next JK Rowling and former Scotland star Rob Wainwright discusses bar brawls...
Published 01/14/20
Happy New Year...we're back for the first episode of 2020 and Jim's had a torrid Christmas with the kids but made up for it with a special night at JK Rowling's New Year's Eve party! We discuss Nigel Wray's legacy at Saracens, Ed Griffiths' return and whether players might be leaving sooner rather than later. Plus, Wales fly half Gareth Anscombe joins us to chat about his injury issues, Ospreys' woes and a new business venture that might just help Goodey... For information regarding your...
Published 01/07/20
Jim's left it late but the Christmas song is finally here and it's worth the wait! We speak to Ellis Genge about his interview that went viral at the weekend, his plans to volunteer at a soup kitchen this Christmas and Leicester's struggles. And, Exeter's star man Jonny Hill joins us and opens up about some of his team-mates. All that plus Secret Santa, social media questions, rumours and more... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 12/24/19