Episodes
We're joined by European Rugby's head honcho Simon Halliday to find out the plan for concluding this season's Champions Cup, how disappointed he was with the French government and what big plans are afoot for the competition in the coming years, as well as whether he sees the Lions tour going ahead and how all of the various tournaments have a knock-on effect on one another. We also discuss Ealing Trailblazers making the most of the limelight, Kyle Sinckler's ban and Eddie's England squad,...
Published 01/19/21
Big Jim and Goodey are back to dissect all the fallout from European rugby being suspended with an open cloth and debate whether it's the right decision and why the Premiership isn't being brought forward to fill the void. We also discuss whether the Six Nations will go ahead, catch up with one of the players of the Premiership season so far in Newcastle Falcons' Gary Graham and Jim makes hard work of a new riddle for the new year...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/13/21
We all need a bit of positivity and inspiration in our lives right now and we're back to kick off the New Year with a man who can inspire us all, the legend that is Doddie Weir. He gives us the lowdown on Doddie Aid and how we can all get involved in January among other things and we also hear from Duncan Weir after he got rid of the Afro and raised a lot of money for Acorns Hospice. The Scotland fly half discusses ring fencing, Duhan van der Merwe's move to Worcester and a potential move...
Published 01/05/21
We react to the news of a familiar looking pool draw for the 2023 World Cup and round up the opening round of Champions Cup action, while Big Jim opens up about his own experiences of concussion and dementia in light of the news that hit the headlines this week. We chat to legal and medical experts about whether any litigation could be successful, what changes are needed in the sport and what the state of play is as things stand. All that, plus the rumour mill is back with a couple of big...
Published 12/15/20
We discuss all the Autumn Nations Cup action as England beat France but Eddie Jones isn't happy and we're joined by former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan for a debate on both Ireland and Scotland after he called the Scots "deluded" at the weekend and wasn't happy with Stuart Hogg's post-match comments. He also gives us his view on where the game is at right now and talks about the possibility of getting back into coaching as well. And, we round up the Premiership action and look ahead to...
Published 12/08/20
Big Jim's calmed down after an incident at the weekend and he and Goodey are putting the world to rights and coming up with a plan to solve all rugby's ills, as well as not holding back about Romain Poite's performance! We discuss Billy Vunipola's place in the England team, dissect all the Autumn Nations Cup and Premiership action with an open cloth and look ahead to England v France this weekend with the help of former France hooker and current pundit of the moment Benjamin Kayser. Plus,...
Published 12/01/20
Big Jim is back and opens up about an incredibly tough week for him, he and Goodey disagree about the England v Ireland game and we check in with Nemani Nadolo as he continues too isolate in his hotel room to find out if we're going to see Fiji in action on the final weekend of the Autumn Nations Cup. All that, plus we discuss Scotland v France, more pressure on Pivac, all the Premiership action, Geordan Murphy's departure from Leicester, whether Steve Borthwick is a robot and much more......
Published 11/24/20
We're joined by Ireland and British & Irish Lions legend Sean O'Brien to look ahead to Ireland's game against England at Twickenham and the Lions tour to South Africa in the summer, as well as catch up with how he's getting on at London Irish after a horrible time with injury. And, Freddie Burns is standing in for Big Jim all the way from Japan chatting about everything from manscaping to cats on leads to language problems and filling us in on his brother's Ireland debut as well. We chat...
Published 11/17/20
Big Jim and Goodey are joined by David Humphreys to discuss what happened at the end of his time at Gloucester and how he's ended up working with Georgia as they prepare to face England at Twickenham this weekend. We look ahead to the Autumn Nations Cup in depth, dissect the two red cards for Australia and New Zealand with an open cloth, Jim questions another big name in the Ireland team and Goodey has an interesting view on the situation with Wales and who might be waiting in the wings if...
Published 11/10/20
Big Jim and Goodey are here to dissect the final weekend of the Six Nations with an open cloth, we hear from legendary Scotland & Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan on how this Scotland side compares with those gone by and how many Scots will get into Warren Gatland's Lions squad next year and Jim has some question marks over two of the biggest names in the Northern Hemisphere in Alun Wyn Jones and Johnny Sexton! Plus, we catch up with former France full back Scott Spedding and Jim has another...
Published 11/04/20
We're joined by Exeter Chiefs legend Gareth Steenson, who hasn't slept for three days after celebrating finishing his career by becoming a European and Premiership champion. Big Jim and Goodey fill you in on the Barbarians' antics and possible repercussions, we chat to British & Irish Lion Stephen Ferris about Ireland's chances of winning the Six Nations this weekend and much more...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/27/20
Champions Cup winner Stuart Hogg joins us to talk about the spirit, culture and confidence at the Chiefs and what happened on the bus after the best European Cup final ever! He fills us in on that photo with Finn and all things Scotland ahead of the autumn and how he's taking things from Exeter into the international setup. Plus, Goodey tells us what's going on at Wasps with all the uncertainty over the Premiership final, we hear from Jimmy Gopperth on what's changed under Lee Blackett and we...
Published 10/20/20
We're joined by Wasps head coach Lee Blackett to find out just how he's managed to take them from 10th place to the Premiership final in half a season and Jim is issuing a formal apology and jumping on board the Wasps bandwagon! We also hear from Exeter's Gareth Steenson, discuss friend of the show John Cooney's Ireland omission, Australia v New Zealand, the Champions Cup final and Jim attempts to solve another riddle...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/13/20
Big Jim and Goodey dissect the Sale saga with an open cloth to get to the bottom of what's gone on and we focus on the positives too as Bristol fly half Callum Sheedy joins us to celebrate the Bears making the play-offs for the first time since 2007. He talks us through the club's journey from double Championship play-off heartache to Premiership play-offs and European final, as well as discussing the possibility of playing international rugby this autumn and who that might be for! Plus,...
Published 10/06/20
It's the end of an era and the changing of the guard as Big Jim reflects emotionally on Saracens' defeat and everything that comes with it, while we speak to Exeter chairman and CEO Tony Rowe about the remarkable journey that has taken them from the lower leagues to the European Cup final in double quick time and the massive issues facing clubs and what the government need to do to help. Plus, we look ahead to the start of a new PRO14 season and the conclusion of the Premiership regular...
Published 09/29/20
We're joined by not one but two man of the match winners from the weekend's Champions Cup quarter-finals as Mike Rhodes and Jacques Vermeulen come aboard. Goodey celebrates Saracens' success, Big Jim's making a comeback and claims he's on the Lions' radar, we look ahead and predict the outcome of the European semi-finals, there's another riddle for Jim to solve and much more...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/22/20
Owen Farrell's red card and Goodey's involvement in the fallout take centre stage but Big Jim's been biding his time before having his say and you don't want to miss his take on the incident! We also discuss Ian Madigan's cojones, both PRO14 semi-finals, all the Premiership action, news of another job for Eddie Jones and much more. Plus, we chat to the Premiership's in-form winger Ruaridh McConnochie about texting Eddie on the regular, life with England and Bath's resurgence.   See...
Published 09/08/20
The rugby keeps coming thick and fast and Big Jim and Goodey discuss all the Premiership action, including the instances of first teams taking on the bin juice and the worst lid the league has ever seen! There's also a look ahead to the Guinness PRO14 semi-finals and talk of South Africa joining the upcoming Eight Nations. Plus, we chat to England back row in waiting Jack Willis and Captain Carol Vorderman is back to make Jim sweat with another challenging riddle...   See acast.com/privacy...
Published 09/02/20
Big Jim and Goodey are back to dissect the busiest of weeks in the Premiership and Scott Robertson's bid to be a coach on the Lions tour. Saints and England back rower Lewis Ludlam joins us to discuss his rapid rise from Rotherham to the World Cup, captaining Northampton, Black Lives Matter and much more. We hear from referee JP Doyle on why he was made redundant by the RFU. And Carol Vorderman is back with another rock hard riddle for Jim!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 08/25/20
Ulster and Ireland scrum half John Cooney joins us to look ahead to the restart of the Guinness PRO14 season and the Cooney for the Lions campaign starts here! Big Jim struggles with another riddle, despite some help from a high profile, supremely intelligent tutor who is taking over posing the brainteasers from now on. Plus, we dissect all the Premiership action and discuss Rugby Against Racism, Dylan Hartley's views on Eddie Jones and much more...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...
Published 08/18/20
The wait is finally over. We're back for the bigger and better Season 5! Big Jim and Goodey are delighted to be back and talking everything from toilet training to Take That as well as catching up on all the major rugby stories of recent weeks, including more fallout from Gloucester, Manu Tuilagi's move to Sale, the RFU's sevens funding cut and player welfare with a full year of rugby ahead! And, we catch up with Sale owner Simon Orange to find out how the club has gone from working on a real...
Published 08/12/20
The wait is finally over. We're back for the bigger and better Season 5! Big Jim and Goodey are delighted to be back and talking everything from toilet training to Take That as well as catching up on all the major rugby stories of recent weeks, including more fallout from Gloucester, Manu Tuilagi's move to Sale, the RFU's sevens funding cut and player welfare with a full year of rugby ahead! And, we catch up with Sale owner Simon Orange to find out how the club has gone from working on a real...
Published 08/12/20
The wait is finally over. We're back for the bigger and better Season 5! Big Jim and Goodey are delighted to be back and talking everything from toilet training to Take That as well as catching up on all the major rugby stories of recent weeks, including more fallout from Gloucester, Manu Tuilagi's move to Sale, the RFU's sevens funding cut and player welfare with a full year of rugby ahead! And, we catch up with Sale owner Simon Orange to find out how the club has gone from working on a real...
Published 08/12/20
The wait is finally over. We're back for the bigger and better Season 5! Big Jim and Goodey are delighted to be back and talking everything from toilet training to Take That as well as catching up on all the major rugby stories of recent weeks, including more fallout from Gloucester, Manu Tuilagi's move to Sale, the RFU's sevens funding cut and player welfare with a full year of rugby ahead! And, we catch up with Sale owner Simon Orange to find out how the club has gone from working on a real...
Published 08/12/20
The wait is finally over. We're back for the bigger and better Season 5! Big Jim and Goodey are delighted to be back and talking everything from toilet training to Take That as well as catching up on all the major rugby stories of recent weeks, including more fallout from Gloucester, Manu Tuilagi's move to Sale, the RFU's sevens funding cut and player welfare with a full year of rugby ahead! And, we catch up with Sale owner Simon Orange to find out how the club has gone from working on a real...
Published 08/12/20