Episodes
Can Christmas come too early? The lads get stuck into some high-brow debates about the festive period, as well as analysing who has the best and worst Movember tash. We’re joined by everyone's favourite French ref and Goodey's mate, Matthieu Raynal to chat about the World Cup, making mistakes, and reffing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell. We'll also be analysing the latest in the Premiership & URC, including more pain for Bristol & Gloucester fans and a big Leinster/Munster clash at the...
Published 11/28/23
We’re joined this week by Scotland skipper Jamie Ritchie to chat about his World Cup campaign, his painful injury, who was tougher between Ireland and the Springboks, and what next for him personally and for Scotland. We’ll also be looking at some huge news in Sevens as Dupont and Hooper announce their switch for the Olympics, and we'll be dissecting all the action from derby weekend in the Premiership, talking about a massive win for Connacht in the URC, and wishing Jim a very belated happy...
Published 11/21/23
It’s been a few weeks but the pain is still palpable - Ireland’s powerhouse prop Andrew Porter joins the lads to discuss the agony of another quarter final exit for the men in green, blood boiling officials' decisions and the arrival of a World Cup Winning Coach to Leinster. Plus Big Jim returns from his short hiatus and Andy Rowe has some big news… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/14/23
With the World Cup done and dusted, we’ve called in England’s most capped men’s international of all time Ben Youngs to talk us through his RWC campaign. We get the inside track on England’s World Cup camp, their run to the bronze medal, as well as looking back on Youngsy’s incredible international career. We also chat about the bunker system and take a look at all the latest Premiership action.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/07/23
After seven weeks of drama, highs & lows, and some incredible entertainment, we have our Rugby World Cup champions. The lads look back at the final between the Springboks and All Blacks and give their take on where this Bok team and their coaches rank in the history of the sport. We look at the main decisions and talking points from the game. We're also joined by Wales and Sarries centre Nick Tompkins to reveal what went on in the Welsh World Cup camp and some of Gatland's secrets. He...
Published 10/31/23
After a heroic night in Paris from both teams, we’ll be chatting about a valiant but heart-breaking semi-final exit for England against South Africa and all the major talking points from the game, including scrums, referee decisions, substitutes, Rassie losing his head, the beef between the players, and where ultimately the game was won and lost. We'll also chat about a procession for the All Blacks against Argentina and look ahead to an all-southern hemisphere final in the company of World...
Published 10/24/23
Two contrasting semi-finals, with a heartbreaking 1-point loss for England against the Springboks in Paris on Saturday, and an All Blacks demolition job against Argentina in the Friday evening semi-final. We hear from all the coaches and captains as they reflect on both games and the major talking points and controversies from each, and they look forward to the finals next weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/23/23
How about one of the best rugby weekends of all-time?! A win for England and a semi-final to look forward to, but heart-breaking defeats for Wales, Ireland and France. We’ll be analysing the two epic quarter-finals in Paris in detail, including where Ireland fell short, what was said between the All Blacks and Ireland on the pitch post-game, and how Rassie and Jacques masterminded another Springbok knockout win. We'll also be looking at the other quarter-finals and what we can expect for the...
Published 10/17/23
The semi-finals have been decided so we hear from the coaches and captains after an incredible weekend of heroics and heartbreak. First up we hear from Andy Farrell and Johnny Sexton on where the game was lost and what next for this Ireland squad. Ian Foster and Sam Cane give their take on the extra motivation the All Blacks had for this game, and how they managed to knock the number one team in the world off their throne. We also hear from Warren Gatland after their loss to Argentina in...
Published 10/16/23
After all of Jim's positive chat, it was a sad case of all fart and no poo for Scotland as they went down to an impressive Ireland in their do-or-die game. We get the lads reaction and where to next. We’ll be chatting about that historic win for Portugal, the lucky escape for England & looking ahead to some mouth-watering quarter-finals. Goodey gives us a tasty bit of gossip from the England camp, plus we’re chatting to former Wales winger Alex Cuthbert about their World Cup and chances,...
Published 10/10/23
After the final round of the group stages, we hear from Andy Farrell & Johnny Sexton following their ruthless victory over Scotland. We also hear from a disappointed Gregor Townsend and Warren Gatland & Steve Borthwick look to the challenges ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/09/23
It's the final round of pool matches and the guys preview a huge showdown in Paris as Scotland prepares to try and achieve the incredible and knock out the number one team in the World. Goodey is all in on Ireland, whilst Jim maps out Scotland's potential route to victory. The lads also look at the other pool deciders and whether we might see any potential upsets as Italy looks to bounce back from an All black humbling, how England will line up against Samoa, and Argentina and Japan face off...
Published 10/03/23
The lads are pumped after one of the all-time great pool games between the Boks and Irish in Paris. We breakdown the game, where it was won and lost and where to next for both teams. We also take a look at Wales' massive win against the Wallabies and how impressive Gatland's squad looks going into the quarter-finals. Goodey goes in hard on Eddie Jones after a woeful campaign for the Wallabies and his toxic environment, and Jim gives his take on Scotland's performance against Tonga and how...
Published 09/26/23
We hear from Eddie Jones straight after Wales' victory as he answers questions on his position as head coach, the Wallabies performance, and whether he has been interviewing for the Japan head coach role whilst in camp. We hear from Warren Gatland after their impressive win and just how far Wales have come since the controversy and WRU challenges of a few months ago. Jacques Nienaber & Siya Kolisi give their thoughts on the game against Ireland, including their kicking shortcomings as...
Published 09/25/23
The lads are fresh off their World Cup cruise and back in London and Paris after another quality weekend of Rugby World Cup action. The lads will be chatting about a historic win for Fiji, impressive performances from underdogs Portugal and Uruguay, another victory for England and Ireland, the return of Owen Farrell and looking ahead to the massive clashes next weekend between South Africa & Ireland and Wales versus Australia.  This epiosde is brought to you in partnership with Asahi...
Published 09/19/23
We hear from Eddie Jones and Steve Borthwick after round two of the Rugby World Cup. What went wrong for Eddie and the Wallabies against Fiji, and what next for England after a scrappy bonus point win against Japan (Getting better every day!!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 09/18/23
We’re delighted to be joined by former Wallabies legend and World Cup winner Stephen Larkham for the final episode of our Beyond Expected Series. We hear about his iconic drop kick that helped win the World Cup for the Wallabies, his stellar career as a player and a coach, who makes his Kanpai XV, and lots more from one of Australia's most decorated players. The Beyond Expected Series is brought to you by Asahi Super Dry, the official beer of the Rugby World Cup. Learn more about your ad...
Published 09/14/23
And we are off! We’ll be rounding up everything from an epic opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup, including England's win against Argentina, and Scotland's loss against the Boks. From the opening ceremony to a huge win for England and then the thriller to bring the curtain down on Sunday night. Plus, we’ll be chatting to Springboks legend Victor Matfield about the Boks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 09/12/23
After round one, we hear from Steve Borthwick and Courtney Lawes after England's huge win against Argentina and George Ford's kicking masterclass. We also hear from Gregor Townsend and Jamie Ritchie after their disappointing first outing against the Springboks and where to next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 09/11/23
Welcome to the fourth episode of The Rugby Pod Beyond Expected Series, presented by Asahi Super Dry, the official beer of Rugby World Cup 2023. This week, we’re delighted to be joined by a man who was involved in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history when Japan shocked the rugby World and beat South Africa. We'll hear how he came to be in Japan, captaining his team to a home quarter-final, and how he thinks Japan will do in France this year and beyond.  In this series we’ll be talking...
Published 09/07/23
It’s finally here so we’ll be looking ahead to the much anticipated start of the 2023 World Cup in France. We’ll look at all the home nations’ chances and analyse what might happen in the big games this opening weekend. So, settle back, enjoy, and make sure you’re subscribed on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 09/05/23
We’re joined today by Argentina’s All-Time Leading Point Scorer. A World Rugby Hall of Famer who played a key role in securing the Puma’s 3rd Place finish at the Rugby World Cup in 07 and who will be hoping to play a key part in helping steer Michael Cheika’s Argentina to Rugby World Cup Glory in France this year, including their first game against England. We hear about what makes Argentina such a special team to play for, why they perform so well at World Cups, what it was like having...
Published 08/31/23
With only ten days to go until RWC 2023 kicks off, we’ll be looking back at the final round of action in the Summer Nations Series and picking the bones out of a record win for a mighty-looking Springboks against New Zealand. We'll also look back at a proud and historic day for Fiji at Twickenham, a dark one for England fans, and where to next for both teams. Plus, we’ll be chatting to legendary All Blacks scrum-half Aaron Smith about their preparations for the tournament and leading the...
Published 08/30/23
We’re delighted to be joined by a man who famously dismantled a Wallaby scrum in 2007 to help England reach the unlikeliest of World Cup finals, former England front row Andrew Sheridan. Sheri is a man mountain and one of the toughest front rowers to ever play the game. He's also one of the nicest. We hear about his journey from back row to front row and how he changed the game for props. We also chat about what happened behind the scenes during England's infamous 2007 Rugby World Cup, what...
Published 08/24/23
Another week, and another red. We’ll be taking a look at all the implications of Ireland's win over England in Dublin for both teams. We'll also run the rule over a scary Springbok performance in Cardiff as they put an inexperienced Welsh side to the sword. Plus, we’ll be chatting to Italy’s Paolo Odogwu about his journey to the World Cup with Italy and what's been happening in their World Cup camp.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 08/22/23