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The Rugby Pod

English, Sports, 8 seasons, 371 episodes, 2 days 29 minutes
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The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode & Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe. Think pub chat, but with two of the biggest characters in the game. The guys chat through everything from tour stories to what really goes on behind the scenes in the World of Rugby. We also cover all the latest news, but with plenty of laughs, opinions and without taking ourselves too seriously. We're made for fans, by fans & we're always looking to engage with our audience, so if you have a funny story, a question or opinion, get in touch through Twitter or Facebook. Enjoy!
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England & South Africa React to Thriller RWC Semi Final, and Ian Foster Responds to All Blacks Critics after Big Win

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
23/10/202323 minutes 58 seconds
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Borthwick Takes Shot at Doubters, Sexton & Farrell on Small Margins, All Blacks on Extra Motivation and Kolisi & Nienaber on Epic QF - RWC Best of the Press

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 Marseille. Steve Borthwick and Owen Farrell take shots at England’s doubters as they look forward to a semi-final against the Springboks, and Siya Kolisi and Jacques Nienaber respond to Dupont’s criticism of the referee and reflect on one of the all-time great quarter-final wins against the hosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/202331 minutes 26 seconds
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Ruthless Ireland with Sexton & Farrell while Gatland & Borthwick look to Challenges Ahead - RWC Best of the Press

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
09/10/202325 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 10 - The Pressure is on! Pool Deciders & A Laughing Fijian is a Dangerous Fijian with Head Coach Simon Raiwalui

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 in another straight knock-out game. Plus we're joined by one of our favourite guests of the season in Fiji head coach Simon Raiwalui as he gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Fiji as they look set the create history against Portugal and go all the way in the World Cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/20231 hour 7 minutes 17 seconds
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Incredibly Tense Interview with Eddie Jones, Warren Gatland on Wales Win, Nienaber & Kolisi on Springbok Fixes, Sexton and Farrell on Ireland Victory - RWC Best Of The Press

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 well as the Irish breakdown and what needs fixing. We also hear from Andy Farrell and Johnny Sexton about their brutal battle, some special treatment from PSDT, and the epic support from Irish fans at Stade de France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/202324 minutes 6 seconds
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Eddie Jones & Steve Borthwick - Rugby World Cup Press Conferences

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
18/09/202311 minutes 20 seconds
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Stephen Larkham - Australia's Greatest Drop Kick | Beyond Expected Series | Episode 5

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 choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/202334 minutes 24 seconds
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Rugby World Cup Best of the Press - Steve Borthwick & Gregor Townsend

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
11/09/20239 minutes 28 seconds
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Michael Leitch - The Biggest Upset in Rugby World Cup History | Beyond Expected Series | Episode 4

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 to legends of the game, as they tell stories from their career: the unexpected moments on the pitch, friendships and post-match beers shared off the pitch.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/202327 minutes 44 seconds
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Felipe Contepomi - The Argentinian Maestro | Beyond Expected Series | Episode 3

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 Maradona in the dressing room, as well as his time at Leinster and relationship with Johnny Sexton and O'Driscoll. The Rugby Pod Beyond Expected Series, presented by Asahi Super Dry, official beer of Rugby World Cup 2023. Throughout this series, we’ll be talking to legends of the game, as they recount stories from their career: the unexpected moments that happened on the pitch, and the surprising connections, friendships and post-match beers shared off the pitch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
31/08/202337 minutes 49 seconds
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Stephen 'Beaver' Donald - Public Enemy No.1 to All Blacks Legend | Beyond Expected Series | Episode 1

Beaver is a New Zealand legend, but that wasn't always the case. We hear his incredible story firsthand, from the low of being blamed for a loss to the Wallabies pre-World Cup, to the high of getting a late call-up to the All Blacks and kicking the winning points at a home Rugby World Cup final and earning cult status. His story is the stuff of dreams and we hear it from the man himself. The Rugby Pod Beyond Expected Series, presented by Asahi Super Dry, official beer of Rugby World Cup 2023. Throughout this series, we’ll be talking to legends of the game, as they recount stories from their career: the unexpected moments that happened on the pitch, and the surprising connections, friendships and post-match beers shared off the pitch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/202340 minutes 23 seconds
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Bonus Interview - Sam Vesty enters The Andy Goode Suite

Sam Vesty played over 150 times for Leicester during one of the club's most successful periods, including winning a Premiership title in 2007. He also played for Bath before moving into coaching, where he's had successful stints at Worcester, England, and most recently Northampton Saints. We hear about his career on and off the pitch, his attacking coaching philosophy, and some of the hard lessons he learned on the famous Leicester Team bus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/202341 minutes 3 seconds
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Bonus Interview - Andrew Brace enters The Andy Goode Suite

Bracey enters the Andy Goode suite this week to chat about his remarkable journey from international player, to becoming one of the top international referees in World Rugby. He chats with Goodey about the highs and lows of his career both on and off the pitch. We hear about the challenges he faced after a controversial call in an England v France game, what he learned from the experience, what he thinks needs to change in the game, and ultimately how passionate and dedicated he is about his trade. He's a quality referee, and a top lad too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/202354 minutes 7 seconds
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Bonus Interview - Wales Attack Coach Alex King enters the Andy Goode Suite

Ahead of the Six Nations kicking off this weekend, Goodey sat down with the new Wales attack coach and former England, Wasps and Clermont out half, Alex King, to reminisce about his career and look forward to his new role under Warren Gatland. The lads chat about facing off against each other in the premiership, Alex's move into coaching in France and what Welsh fans can expect from their new coaching ticket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/202339 minutes 7 seconds
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Jiffy - Jonathan Davies chats with Jim Hamilton

We're joined by Welsh royalty this week with former dual code Welsh international, and now pundit, Jonathan Davies joining us to chat about his stellar career, life after rugby and being one of the ost recognized voices in rugby. From playing in the very first Rugby World Cup, to ducking for cover on a pitch in Papua New Guinea with cans of tear gas flying over his head, Jiffy has had a hell of a career. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/202257 minutes
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Back from the Brink - Rhys Thomas chats with Jim Hamilton

In April 2012, former Welsh prop Rhys Thomas retired from rugby following a heart attack during training. In this chat, Rhys tells Jim the crazy story of what led him to that point, including his struggles with alcohol, drugs, addiction and mental health. We hear about the challenges he faced, how close he came to death on several occasions, and how he eventually overcame his deamons. His story is inspiring and an important message during the month of Movember. It's a hell of a story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/20221 hour 22 minutes 46 seconds
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Rugby Players Association - Christian Day chats with Jim Hamilton

Christian Day is Head of Player Affairs for the Rugby Players Association. He joined the RPA after 17 seasons as a professional rugby player, including stints at Sale, Stade Francais and Saints. The RPA is the representative body of professional rugby players in England, and represents more than 800 male and female current rugby players. In this chat, Jim asks Christian about some of the work RPA does as well as the challenges the union faces and some of the criticism the RPA receives from current players. It's a candid chat and gives an insight into what the RPA is trying to achieve, how it goes about it, and what the future holds for the game and players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/202253 minutes 25 seconds
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From Outside Centre to Love Islander - Jay Younger chats with Jim Hamilton

Something a bit different this week as Jim sits down with reality star and former rugby player and now fan, Jay Younger. Jay was working as an investment analyst when he was approached and cast to be on Love Island 2022. In this chat, we hear how we went from playing rugby and competing at national level in the 400 meters, to being involved in one of the most-watched reality T.V shows of all time. Jay tells us what really happens behind the scenes at Love Island, how contrived the show felt, and how he felt manipulated by producers to fit their narrative. We also hear about his relationships with other contestants and the pressure he felt coming out of the villa. There are lots of parallels between Jim and Jay's experiences being in the spotlight. It's a really interesting chat between two men at the top of their game, enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/20221 hour 17 minutes 44 seconds
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Man of Steel - Sam Tomkins chats to Jim Hamilton

Sam Tomkins is a rugby league legend, having won the coveted 'Man of Steel' award twice, as well as three Super League Grand Finals. He's the current captain of England going into the Rugby League World Cup. In this chat, Sam talks about his stellar career and what molded him into one of the all-time greats. We also hear some cross-over stories about Shaun Edwards' coaching, Sam filling in Chris Ashton, and why Owen Farrell could have been the greatest League player in the last ten years. Lots more great chat from a genuinely top lad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/202248 minutes 33 seconds
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The Youngs Brothers - Ben & Tom Youngs chat with Jim Hamilton

We're joined by two Leicester Tigers legends in Tom and Ben Youngs. The brothers have been one club men, having spent their entire careers at Tigers. They represented England and the British and Irish Lions, with Ben also becoming England's most capped men's player of all time in 2022. In this chat ahead of their testimonial in London, the lads open up on their careers, their highs and lows on and off the pitch, and some of their favourite memories. Leicester legends, the pair of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/20221 hour 11 minutes 35 seconds
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Media Mogul meets Media GOAT - David Flatman chats with Jim Hamilton

The chat the rugby world has been waiting for. Two heavyweights give their opinions on the game they love. David Flatman has become one of the most respected voices in rugby since his retirement ten years ago. In this wide-ranging chat, the lads give their opinion on some of the most topical issues facing our sport. We get two very different perspectives at times, amongst plenty of laughs and memories, from two of the most engaging characters in rugby. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/20221 hour 22 minutes 24 seconds
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Brian Mujati - Classic Rugby Pod Sessions

Brian Mujati was one of the most sought-after props in World Rugby. Born in Zimbabwe, Brian's life story is incredible, with a career that spanned playing professionally in South Africa for the Springboks, before playing club rugby in England, Wales and France. We hear about his journey, his successes, as well as his struggles both on and off the pitch in this engaging chat. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/202249 minutes 50 seconds
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Deano on Worcester and Welsh Regions - Dean Ryan chats with Jim Hamilton

Following the recent media storm around Worcester's financial situation, Big Jim chats to former Worcester Director of Rugby Dean Ryan to get his thoughts on the precarious position the club finds itself in. With his current role as DoR at The Dragons, Dean explains how the Welsh Regions are building towards a move away from the WRU and how they hope to fare in the URC this season. As one of England's most successful coaches, Dean also gives his opinion on who Eddie Jones' successor should be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/202251 minutes 32 seconds
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Andy Powell - Classic Rugby Pod Sessions

In this episode, we chatted to Welsh legend Andy Powell about his career, his high points, low points, and plenty of big nights out in between. Powelly is one of rugby's biggest characters on and off the pitch and he tells some incredible stories involving playing for Gats, playing against Bakkies Botha, and playing with the likes of Mike Phillips. We also hear about him flipping Pizza tucks and of course the full story unedited story behind the golf buggy. Enjoy, he tells a hell of a yarn! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/202240 minutes 14 seconds
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The Fight of his Life - Ed Slater & Sam Raven chat with Jim Hamilton

In July 2022, Gloucester and former Leicester second row Ed Slater was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 34 and forced to retire from professional rugby. In this episode, Jim and Gloucester Team Manager and good friend, Sam Raven, chat with Ed about coming to terms with the life-changing diagnosis and the impact it's had on him, his family, and friends. It's an emotional and inspiring chat, but one filled with plenty of laughs as the guys also reflect on their recent 350-mile charity cycle which raised over 300k for MND charities and research. We wish Ed all the very best and you can support Ed and follow him on his journey via Instagram @4edfundraising or Twitter: @edslater Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/20221 hour 13 minutes 17 seconds
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Joe Marler - Classic Rugby Pod Sessions

In the very first episode of Rugby Pod sessions, Andy Rowe interviewed Joe Marler during one of his preseasons at Quins and found out a bit more about the England and British and Irish Lions prop. From how he got into rugby, all the way to the "pinnacle" of his career, sitting on the wet tarmac in Wellington Harbour eating a late-night snack, we got an insight into one of the biggest characters in the modern game. We also hear a few cracking stories from the Lions Tour and the mid-week Veg, including sinking pints with Rory Best, an awkward match review session with George Kruis, and an expensive game of credit card roulette. Enjoy!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/202243 minutes 14 seconds
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Concussion - Professor Bill Ribbans chats with Jim Hamilton

Dr. Bill Ribbans is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Trauma Consultant, and one of the highest regarded specialists in sports medicine. He has treated some of the world's best sports stars, including Michael Schumacher, Usain bolt, Jessica Ennis and countless rugby players. He is now at the forefront of concussion research and debate in rugby, working with Progressive Rugby to help advance the safety of the sport for all involved. In this chat, Bill and Jim discuss some very sensitive topics with the aim of better understanding the challenges around concussion in our sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/20221 hour 13 minutes 1 second
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The Man with the Pen - Simon Cohen chats with Jim Hamilton

In this episode, Jim chats to the person who signed his first major professional contract, Simon Cohen. Between 2005 and 2020, Simon was head of operations for Leicester, before moving on to become their CEO for eight years. During this time, he helped Leicester become one of the most successful clubs in the game, winning four premiership titles during his time at the club and helping identify and produce some of England's greatest ever players (as well as Scotland's finest brawler). Jim and Simon chat about the growth of the game during that period, where they see the game going, as well as reminisce on some of their glory days at Tigers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/202251 minutes 59 seconds
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The Rise & Fall of Max Guazzini - Rugby's Greatest Ever Owner - Rugby Pod Stories

This is the incredible true story of Max Guazzini, the former flamboyant French owner of Stade Français, who spent over €30 million and took the team from the 4th division to five-time champions of France before fraud and bankruptcy threatened it all. Naked calendars, hot tubs with Madonna, audacious kits, gladiatorial pre-match entertainment, tragic suicide, and fallouts, we speak to the players who experienced the amazing and tumultuous journey firsthand, including James Haskell, Ben Keyser, and Ollie Phillips. We also track down Max himself to hear his side of the remarkable story. If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends and let us know on social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/202253 minutes 41 seconds
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Razor - Scott Robertson chats with Jim Hamilton

In this episode, Jim's joined by one of the most successful and popular coaches in the game, Crusaders Head coach, Scott 'Razor' Robertson. During this chat, it's easy to see why Razor is held in such high regard both in New Zealand and throughout the game. We hear about his coaching philosophy, how he gets the best out of his players, his international ambitions for the future, his Rugby World Cup goals, his relationship with Eddie Jones and Ronan O'Gara, and of course, the art of breakdance. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/202243 minutes 40 seconds
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A Wall Street Shark - Marco Masotti chats with Jim Hamilton

In this episode, Jim travels to the bright lights of New York City to interview the new owner of The Sharks, Marco Masotti. Marco's successful background and experience in private equity and law give him a great perspective on why more people are looking to invest in rugby and why the future is potentially very bright for the sport. He talks about his investment in The Sharks and the potential for The URC. He also gives his thoughts on what teams, unions, administrators and players need to do to help the game evolve and compete on a global scale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/202249 minutes 50 seconds
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Ref's Call - Luke Pearce Chats with Jim Hamilton

One of the best refs in the game sits down with Jim this week to give us an unprecedented look into what it's like being an elite rugby referee in the professional era. We get a fascinating insight into what goes on behind the scenes both personally and professionally for the man in the middle. Luke opens up on the pressures of being a referee as well as the good and bad that comes with the job, including training, being assessed, dealing with social media, ref socials and of course the engagement with fans and players. We all know refs have a tough job, but this episode really puts it into perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/20221 hour 24 minutes 36 seconds
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Drew Mitchell - Chats with Jim Hamilton

With England on tour in Australia, we take the opportunity to check in with Jim's good mate and former Wallaby legend Drew Mitchell. The lads chat about the series so far, Eddie Jones, the state of the game in Australia, Drew's time in France, and what rugby can do to help raise its profile around the world. cvKVmXWHa7SY4Dha0N1x Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/20221 hour 6 minutes 52 seconds
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Rugby Pod Stories - Poisoned - 1995 World Cup Final

Welcome to Rugby Pod Stories. In this new short series, we explore some of the most iconic moments in the history of rugby by speaking to the people who were there. In this first episode, we explore what happened to the New Zealand team ahead of the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final in South Africa, with first-hand accounts from players, coaches, doctors, media managers and journalists. Were the All Blacks poisoned ahead of the final? What effect did this have on the team? And if they were deliberately poisoned, who could have been responsible? We look at some of the possible scenarios by speaking to the main protagonists from both sides. If you enjoy this episode, please let us know on social media or share it with friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/202248 minutes 2 seconds
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The Youngest Coach - Roddy Grant chats to Jim Hamilton

Roddy Grant played 138 times for Edinburgh before moving into coaching for the club. In 2019 he moved to Ulster where he is now their forwards coach and the youngest coach in the URC. In this epiosde, Jim and Roddy chat about where their careers overlapped and where they diverged. He also gives some insight into his mentality and techniques as a coach, including the importance of judo, loyalty, and how to measure success. We also hear about his upbringing in Botswana, his Scottish career and becoming an Iron man. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/20221 hour 5 minutes
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Conditioning a Champion - James Parkes chats with Jim Hamilton

After a successful playing career at Gloucester and Saracens, James Parkes went on to become a key cog in Exeter's success story. He was lead coach for Strength and Conditioning under Rob Baxter for 9 years and helped Exeter become one of the most successful teams in premiership history. James and Jim chat through their overlapping careers and journeys, what helped make Exeter so successful over the last ten years and what's next both personally and professionally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/202256 minutes 43 seconds
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The Championship - Ben Gulliver chats with Jim Hamilton

In this episode, Jim chats with a fellow Covskin and a Championship stalwart Ben Gulliver about his career and life playing in the second tier of English rugby. Ben played over 300 times in the championship and experienced the highs of playing alongside his hero, Zinzan Brooke, to the lows of having to undergo 21 operations. The guys chat through the challenges the league faces in terms of funding and supporting players, but also the importance of the competition whilst taking a trip down memory lane when their careers overlapped. Ben is also a big supporter of the women's game and talks about how he sees it evolving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/20221 hour 5 minutes 40 seconds
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Life After Rugby - Welsh Legend Shane Williams chats with Jim Hamilton

We're joined by one of the all-time greats in Shane Williams to chat about his transition to life after rugby. It's Mental Health Awareness Week, so this episode takes an intimate look into the lives of Shane and Jim as they struggled with certain aspects of life after rugby. They discuss the highs of their careers and professional rugby, and what tools helped them cope and come to terms with some of the lows and challenges that they faced and that many people face on a daily basis like loneliness, anxiety and finding the right support network. To find out more about any of the topics discussed on this podcast, visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/202242 minutes 13 seconds
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The Future of the Game - Mark Evans Chats to Jim Hamilton

Former CEO of Harlequins, Saracens, Melbourne Storm and Global Rapid Rugby, Mark Evans sits down with me to give his take on everything from how to grow the game, ring-fencing, salary caps, a global season and what rugby union can learn from other successful sports leagues and teams around the world. It's a great chat with someone who has been at the very top of the game, with a huge amount of experience. Enjoy and if you find it interesting, please give it a share! Cheers. Big Jim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/20221 hour 3 minutes 4 seconds
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Team Bramilton - Kelly Brown chats with Jim Hamilton

Welcome to some extra podcast interviews with Big Jim. In this episode, Jim chats with one of his best mates and former Scotland and Sarries back-row Kelly Brown about their life on and off the pitch. In this new series, we'll be chatting with a mix of current and former players, coaches, decision-makers, influencers and interesting characters throughout the game. Hope you enjoy and let us know who you would like to hear from. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/202255 minutes 16 seconds
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Saracens' New Chairman - Neil Golding chats with Jim Hamilton

We’ve got something a bit different for you this week. Jim sits down with new Saracens head honcho and Chairman, Neil Golding to hear about what’s changed at the club after what was arguably the biggest scandal in the history of rugby. Neil’s running the show at Saracens now, so it’s great to hear from someone at the very top of the game about salary caps, player development and where he sees the game going. Hopefully, this is something we’ll do more of going forward, so if you enjoy it, share it, or let us know who you’d like to hear from next. #PodPodPod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/202149 minutes 4 seconds
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The Lions, the Springboks and the Epic Tour of 1997 - John Bentley Interview

As a bonus episode ahead of the first Lions test, Andy Rowe chats with Lions legend John Bentley about the most iconic Lions Tour of all time. Bentos gives us a first-hand account of what really happened in 1997. To read the full story, get your hands on probably the greatest rugby book of all time This Is Your Everest: The Lions, the Springboks and the Epic Tour of 1997 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/202133 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 31 - Lancaster & LRZ

We're joined by Leinster coach Stuart Lancaster fresh from winning a fourth straight PRO14 title to talk everything from England to life in Dublin, the Irish conveyor belt of talent and much more. And, we catch up with man of the moment Louis Rees-Zammit to chat Six Nations title-winning celebrations, his first glass of Prosecco, the influence of Paul Scholes and going from youth rugby to being in everyone's Lions squad in no time at all. Big Jim and Goodey pick their British & Irish Lions XV, we analyse Scotland's first win in Paris since 1999, look back at the Premiership and preview the Champions Cup as well.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/20211 hour 27 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 30 - Tadhg Beirne & England's Triple Spoon

We're joined by one of the stars of the Six Nations Tadhg Beirne to discuss Ireland's demolition of England, their progress under Andy Farrell, Lions prospects, the Guinness PRO14 final this weekend, being blanked by Jim in Dublin and much more. Plus, there's a full debrief of England's first Triple Spoon since 1976, we dissect France's incredible win over Wales with an open cloth and look ahead to whether Scotland can stop them winning the title this weekend. All that and a bit of Premiership chat thrown in to boot...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/20211 hour 13 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 29 - Big Bruce's Announcement, Scott Quinnell & Jim's Reverse Jinx

Big Jim and Goodey are back with big news to share! We're also joined by possibly the only man to forecast a Welsh Grand Slam this year, Wales and British & Irish Lions legend Scott Quinnell, who forces Jim to eat humble pie after he thought they'd be battling it out with Italy for the wooden spoon. We build up to Wales' Grand Slam game in Paris, dissect the best half of rugby in recent years at Twickenham, take a look at the latest Premiership action and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/20211 hour 12 minutes 52 seconds
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Episode 28 - Crunch Time For Fabien & Eddie

Big Jim and Goodey are back and are joined by France legend and former Les Bleus head coach Philippe Saint-Andre to talk about the saga surrounding Fabien Galthie and what shape the team are in ahead of Le Crunch against England at Twickenham. We also discuss what changes we might see from Eddie Jones and how big a game it is for the England boss. Plus, Jim's confident ahead of Scotland's clash with Ireland, there's all the latest on the Lions tour, we look at all of the latest Premiership action and, of course, pay tribute to the mighty Cornish Pirates!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/20211 hour 15 minutes 38 seconds
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Episode 27 - Oh My Fabien & A Welsh Apology

Big Jim has a sincere apology to make to the nation of Wales as there's praise for them as well as criticism of Pascal Gauzere's performance in Cardiff. We discuss England's ill-discipline, whether Owen Farrell should continue as captain, if Maro Itoje's Lions captaincy credentials have been damaged and just how bad the situation is at the moment in terms of abuse on social media. We also talk Wafflegate, Fabien Galthie's bubble bursting and what that could mean for the tournament. Plus, we speak to Zach Mercer about being ignored by Eddie Jones despite starring in the Premiership and why he's chosen to make the move to Montpellier...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/20211 hour 15 minutes 7 seconds
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Episode 26 - Reffin' Hell & The Riddler Returns

We're joined by the most experienced referee in the game Wayne Barnes to discuss the five sendings off in the Premiership at the weekend, as well as a host of other issues in the game at the moment, and to chat about whether he's still expecting to travel to Paris this weekend to take charge of France v Scotland. There's also much discussion on France's Covid outbreak, Eddie Jones' selection policy and whether Wales or England will come out on top in Cardiff. Plus, Carol Vorderman's back in full Wales attire to put Jim to the test once more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/20211 hour 18 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 25 - No Zammit, No Party!

Big Jim and Goodey are back to dissect everything from Scotland's false dawn and Fagerson's red card to the chicken's running jump and Farrell's worst game in an England shirt. We also chat formidable France, Shaun Edwards' dancing, Ireland's issues, Premiership ring-fencing and much more. Plus, there's a formal apology to the nation of Wales and we're very nearly joined by man of the moment Louis Rees-Zammit...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/20211 hour 8 minutes 36 seconds
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Episode 24 - The Scottish Slam Is On

Big Jim's back from his trip to Twickenham with tales to tell and is revelling in Scotland's dominance in the Calcutta Cup. We discuss what needs to change for England and hear from Ben Youngs, Luke Cowan-Dickie and debutant Beno Obano on where it all went wrong. Peter O'Mahony's red card, Billy Burns' error, Johnny Williams' tackle, Antoine Dupont's brilliance, what to do about Italy, all the Premiership action and more is also dissected with an open cloth and Goodey is feasting on humble pie...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/20211 hour 16 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 23 - John Mitchell & Calcutta Cup Fever

Fresh from signing a new deal, England defence coach John Mitchell joins us to fill us in on how preparations for the Six Nations have gone and look ahead to the Calcutta Cup. We discuss whether this is finally Scotland's year, if Ireland can mount a serious challenge and what constitutes success for Wayne Pivac and Wales. And, Goodey's recording from his emperor bed as he recovers from an operation and wonders whether the painkillers caused him to imagine Wasps taking 50 at home to Quins...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/20211 hour 13 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 22 - Drama Quins & Paolo Odogwu

Big Jim and Goodey are back with the inside scoop on all the drama that happened at Quins with Paul Gustard leaving the club and we catch up with England's new star Paolo Odogwu to talk Eddie Jones, the Italian alternative, Cov, clothing lines, building a brand and much more. Plus, we dissect the Six Nations squads, share some juicy rumours and Jim goes full Scottish for Burns night...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/20211 hour 13 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 21 - Europe's Head Honcho & The Trailblazers

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, train confusion, the rumour mill and Big Jim has an animal-themed riddle to solve...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/20211 hour 22 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 20 - Falcons Flying & Europe Grounded

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/20211 hour 19 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 19 - Double Weir & An Inspiring Start To 2021

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 back to Glasgow for himself! Plus, we discuss the long overdue OBE for Matt Hampson, the surprise MBE for Joe Simmonds, what the best way forward is for the Lions tour, all of the Premiership action, a bunch of transfer rumours and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/20211 hour 30 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 18 - Concussion, Dementia & World Cup Deja Vu

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 ones...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/20201 hour 14 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 17 - The Two Eddies

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 the opening round of Europe this weekend...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/20201 hour 17 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 16 - So French!

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, there's a focus on mental health and Jim is attempting to solve another riddle...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/20201 hour 19 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 15 - Boring England & What The Fiji!

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/20201 hour 22 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 14 - SOB & Japan Through Freddie's Eyes

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 about all the Autumn Nations Cup action, Argentina's famous win over the All Blacks and look ahead to the start of the new Premiership season, plus there's a couple of hot rumours and Freddie is taking on a riddle sent in by a Premiership player...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/20201 hour 13 minutes 32 seconds
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Episode 13 - Humpsvili & The Autumn Nations Cup

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 things go from bad to worse for Wayne Pivac...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/20201 hour 11 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 12 - England's Title, Scotland On The Surge & Fading Stars

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 riddle to tackle...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/20201 hour 6 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 11 - A Champion Chief, Banged Up BaaBaas & Super Saturday

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/20201 hour 10 minutes 38 seconds
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Episode 10 - Stuart Hogg

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 look ahead to the Six Nations restarting as well!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/20201 hour 12 minutes 26 seconds
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Episode 9 - All Aboard The Wasps Bandwagon!

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/20201 hour 19 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 8 - Sheedy & Cooney

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, Celtic Correspondent John Cooney is on the show to discuss a tough end to last season for him and how things are looking up now and Captain Carol Vorderman is back to test Jim once more with hilarious results...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/20201 hour 16 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 7 - Chiefs, Chiefs, Chiefs!

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 season and hilarity ensues once more when Jim takes on another riddle...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/20201 hour 19 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 6 - Rhodes & Vermeulen

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/20201 hour 21 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 5 - Oh My Farrell!

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 acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/20201 hour 17 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 4 - Bin Juice, Barnets & A Back Row Star

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 for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/20201 hour 9 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 3 - Ludlam & Doyle

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 information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/20201 hour 18 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 2 - Cooney & The Mystery Riddler

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 opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/20201 hour 30 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 1 - Back For Good

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 budget to stars galore, whether Manu is the final piece in the jigsaw and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/20201 hour 19 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 42 - The Big Season Finale

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 solve. You're welcome...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/20201 hour 38 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 41 - Dan Biggar

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/20201 hour 18 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 40 - Shaun Edwards

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 privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/20201 hour 15 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 39 - Pat Lam & The Ackermann Controversy

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 opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/20201 hour 12 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 38 - Lockdown Frustration & A Fijian Flyer

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 Midlands...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/20201 hour 12 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 37 - Sir Bill Is In The House

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/20201 hour 6 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 36 - Ghosted By Big Bill

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/20201 hour 11 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 35 - Pichot Joins The Pod

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 the show Ed Jackson, who is climbing his stairs to the height of Everest this week to raise money for charity...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/20201 hour 14 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 34 - Showbiz Special

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/20201 hour 11 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 33 - A Change Is Gonna Come

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/20201 hour 6 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 32 - Biagi & Burns

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/20201 hour 7 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 31 - Inaugural Isolation Pod

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/20201 hour 5 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 30 - Ritchie, Vorders & Covid Contingencies!

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 and we want some of what she's on...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/20201 hour 16 minutes 33 seconds
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Episode 29 - Balls, Bantz (Or Not) & Beattie

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/20201 hour 8 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 28 - Hair Bear, Howler & Health Scare

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/20201 hour 8 minutes 31 seconds
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Episode 27 - Shenanigans, Shellackings & Shields

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/20201 hour 8 minutes 10 seconds
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Episode 26 - Dai In Dubai, Champ Scandal & Six Nations Return

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/20201 hour 8 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 25 - Bangers, Beer & Bust-Ups

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 measure...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/20201 hour 10 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 24 - It's Not Coming Home!

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/20201 hour 16 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 23 - Epic Six Nations Preview

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/20201 hour 31 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 22 - Saracens & Six Nations Squad Special

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/20201 hour 28 minutes 38 seconds
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Episode 21 - Wiggy, Wainwright & Wild Predictions

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 in the Hebrides, delivering the Calcutta Cup match ball and raising money for Doddie Weir's foundation...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/20201 hour 20 minutes 53 seconds
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Episode 20 - Nigel's Legacy & Gareth Anscombe

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/20201 hour 13 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 19 - Bumper Christmas Special

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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/12/20191 hour 22 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 18 - Big Dev v Big Jim

It's been a long time coming but the long awaited appearance of Big Devin Toner on the Pod has arrived! He discusses his beef with Jim, speaks candidly about being left out of Ireland's World Cup squad and his relationship with Joe Schmidt and gives us an insight into life at Leinster. Meanwhile, Goodey has tales to tell from his weekend in Belfast, Jim has some fancy dress stories from the Covskins and we dissect all the Champions Cup action with an open cloth...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/20191 hour 14 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 17 - Cooney!

The player of this season's Champions Cup so far John Cooney joins us to talk Ulster, Ireland and where Goodey should go out in Belfast on Friday night, among other things. Big Jim has some strong words on the subject of Leicester's woes and he also has a tale to tell about some beef with Warren Gatland during Barbarians week. All that, plus a look back at the weekend's Premiership games and preview of the upcoming Champions Cup action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/20191 hour 16 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 16 - Foden's X-Factor & Pure Filth

We're joined by Ben Foden to chat Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans and all things X-Factor as well as life in New York and a bit of rugby too. And, we dissect all the Champions Cup action with an open cloth, including some absolute filth of the worst kind at the AJ Bell Stadium and some filth of the best kind from Finn Russell!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/20191 hour 2 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 15 - Hoggy's Lid & Salarycens' U-Turn

New Exeter Chief Stuart Hogg joins us to talk Sandy Park initiation, settling into Devon life, Scottish disappointment, hair care and much more, as well as their Champions Cup Round 1 triumph. We discuss Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland's books, chat about all the Champions Cup action and, yes, there's more Saracens salary cap comment as we record just as it's confirmed they're not appealing their 35-point penalty and £5m fine.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/20191 hour 12 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 14 - Saracens Salary Cap Special

We speak to the journalist who dug deep into Saracens' alleged salary cap breaches, Laura Lambert, and dissect the case with an open cloth...it's fair to say Big Jim and Goodey don't see eye to eye on the subject! While Saracens dominate the agenda, we also look back at the Premiership and ahead to the Champions Cup and we hear from Johnny Williams on his recovery from testicular cancer as Movember gathers pace.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/20191 hour 7 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 13 - Bok Brilliance & Big World Cup Debrief

Big Jim and Goodey are joined in the studio by Darren Cave to take an emotional look back on the 2019 World Cup. We catch up with South African legend Ruan Pienaar, who was on standby for the Springboks during the tournament, to get the inside track on Siya Kolisi and Rassie Erasmus and find out what impact it could have on the country. And, of course, there is a full analysis of what went wrong for England...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/20191 hour 6 minutes 31 seconds
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Episode 12 - It's Coming Home!

Big Jim and Goodey look ahead to England's first World Cup final for 12 years and dissect it with an open cloth. There's apologies (sort of) for George Ford and Eddie Jones and we speak to the man at the centre of the controversy the last time England and South met in the final back in 2007, Mark Cueto. All that plus more Japanese wisdom from Jim, some Premiership chat and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/20191 hour 10 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 11 - Can the All Blacks be conquered?

Part Kiwi, part Irishman, full on legend James Lowe joins us to dissect Ireland's hammering at the hands of the All Blacks, as well as who he was cheering for and his prospects of wearing the green jersey next year. We hear a first hand account from Eddie Jones' latest off the wall press conference and Jim and Goodey discuss England's prospects against New Zealand, as well as Wales v South Africa. All that plus a Premiership round-up, some more Japanese cultural insight from Big Jim and more of your social media questions answered...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/20191 hour 12 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 10 - Drew Mitchell & Japanese Heroism

Big Jim dissects Scotland's pool stage exit with an open cloth, while he and Goodey marvel at the heroics of Japan both on and off the field. We discuss their possible inclusion in the Rugby Championship and look ahead to all of the World Cup quarter-finals. And, Australian legend Drew Mitchell joins us to talk Cheika, Jones and all things England v Australia...you don't want to miss it!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/20191 hour 7 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 9 - Saint-Andre & Burger

Darren Cave joins Big Jim and Goodey in the studio as we catch up with France's coach at the 2015 World Cup Philippe Saint-Andre to find out if the rumours of more mutiny in the French camp are true. Jacques Burger also joins us to discuss Namibia's heroic half against the All Blacks and how the Tier 2 nations are punching above their weight and need more support. Plus, there's a heated debate on Tomas Lavanini's red card and an in-depth look ahead to the epic conclusion of Pool A...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/20191 hour 11 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 8 - Rob Evans, Japanese Jim & Whinging Wallabies

Welsh international Rob Evans joins us to discuss Wales' epic win over Australia, as well as what it was like being left out of the squad at the last minute. Jim has found some Japanese ancestry so he can't lose when Scotland face the hosts and we dissect the Same Kerevi and Michael Hooper incidents with an open cloth. All that plus more Japanese words of wisdom from Jim and a host of your social media questions answered...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/20191 hour 5 minutes 32 seconds
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Episode 7 - Ropey Referees, Scotland's Shame & A World Cup Winner

World Cup winner Steve Thompson joins us on the Pod this week and he has some strong views on the current England side and what they're lacking, as well as some candid thoughts on his time wearing the red rose. Meanwhile, Big Jim is scathing about Scotland's performance against Ireland and Goodey isn't impressed, to put it mildly, with the standard of refereeing at the World Cup so far...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/20191 hour 54 seconds
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Episode 6 - Denton & The World Cup Preview

We're joined by Scotland international Dave Denton after he was forced to hang up his boots at the age of 29 because of concussion and we check in with World Rugby consultant Ross Tucker to find out more about the latest on concussion and how the high tackle framework might have a big effect on the World Cup. Big Jim and Goodey preview the opening weekend of the tournament, make some predictions and Jim's even giving out Japanese lessons as well!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/20191 hour 4 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 5 - Stransky & The Scottish Hammer

Big Jim & Goodey are back from their 'work' trip to Miami to dissect the final round of World Cup warm-up games with an open cloth and give their verdict on who will win the tournament. We speak to 1995 World Cup winner Joel Stransky about the sad passing of the great Chester Williams and South Africa's chances and we also catch up with the Scottish Hammer making waves in the NFL!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/20191 hour 1 second
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Episode 4 - Wigsvili & Shock Selections

Big Jim has an apology for Devin Toner as we discuss his shock omission and some surprise selections from Wales and rumours of big calls by Scotland too. We're also joined by former Ireland international Darren Cave in the studio and catch up with Georgia forwards coach Graham Rowntree to hear about their historic Test against Scotland and his adventure in the Caucasus!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/201959 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 3 - Ireland In Trouble

As well as discussing Manu's magic and whether they've got it wrong about the Ford/Farrell combination, Big Jim and Goodey are joined by Ireland legend Stephen Ferris, who is deeply concerned about the decline of the men in green. We also hear from John Cooney about being cut from the Ireland squad ahead of the World Cup, answer your social media questions and much, much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/201956 minutes 51 seconds
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Episode 2 - Ross Moriarty

Wales are world number one for the first time ever and we've got arguably their most important player off his Turkish sun lounger and on for a chat about expectation, preparation and sharing a room with Bradley Davies! Goodey's just back from a week in Portugal with stories of poolside chats with Johnny Sexton and his family and Big Jim pulls no punches on England going back to the Ford/Farrell axis and Scotland's thrashing at the hands of France. All that plus a few of your social media questions answered...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/201953 minutes 3 seconds
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Episode 1 - Eddie, are you ok?

We're back, in a new studio and looking lean after a pre-season of training in serious humidity. We're recording just as Eddie Jones announces his 31-man World Cup squad almost a month ahead of the deadline so break down his decisions, asking Eddie are you ok?! Goodey and Jim are divided on Scott Barrett's red card, we hear from Rory Best on why he doesn't sing Ireland's Call and much, much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/201948 minutes
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Episode 40 - The Big Season Finale

Big Jim and Goodey are joined in the studio by newly retired friend of the show Darren Cave as we discuss the best Premiership final ever and potentially the best club side ever, as well as check in with the Barbarians camp to see just how good a time they had in the lead up to their game against England! All that plus details of Jim's triathlon struggle and a few spicy rumours...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/201959 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 39 - Ashton & White

Sale & England winger Chris Ashton joins us in the studio to chat about coming back to the Premiership after his Barbarians experience this time last year and his World Cup prospects. And, we catch up with Exeter scrum half Nic White ahead of the Premiership final this weekend and find out how he could be playing in the World Cup in Japan as well.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/20191 hour 11 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 38 - The Man Without The Marler Tattoo

Jim's just stepped off the plane from New York and tells us how relieved he was watching James Lang's kick drop just under the crossbar as he escapes getting Joe Marler's face tattooed on his arse by the narrowest of margins! We're joined by James Horwill to discuss missing out on the play-offs and his great career and we look ahead to the Premiership semi-finals and PRO14 final this weekend. All that plus a few of your social media questions answered and a couple of spicy rumours...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/201957 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 37 - Goodey's Alive!

We're joined by man of the moment and European Player of the Year Alex Goode, who has just about taken his kit off and is trying to readjust to normal life after winning a third European Cup. He takes us through the celebrations and the players' movements in the hours and days after the final whistle and discusses what the victory means to the club. And, we're joined in the studio by jungle VIP and big rugby fan Nick Knowles for a chat as well!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/20191 hour 1 minute 8 seconds
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Episode 36 - Skelton & Pearce

Big Jim and Goodey are back and are joined by Saracens lock Will Skelton to preview the Champions Cup final against Leinster this weekend. Goodey's not convinced about World Rugby's decision to take four French referees to the World Cup, with just eight from other countries, and we speak to Luke Pearce about what he makes of it all and how excited he is to be heading to his first World Cup as a referee. All that plus a few decent rumours and the week rounded up in the Goode, the Bad and the Ugly...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/201951 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 35 - Thacker, Negri & Gulliver

Big Jim and Goodey are back with the latter finally on the path to better health after hitting the gym for the first time in years this week. We've got three great guests from the success stories of the weekend as we talk to Harry Thacker going back to his old club and inflicting another defeat on them, Sebastian Negri about how massive an achievement it is for Benetton to make the play-offs in the Guinness PRO14 and Georgie Gulliver on the celebrations after Saracens Women won the Tyrrells Premier 15s title for a second year running. All that plus a full round-up and a few juicy rumours as well...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/20191 hour 4 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 34 - #AlwaysLeinster

Big Jim's back from Dubai where he spent a while in hospital and practiced his German, we're out of the studio and in the Wolfpack Bar as we analyse Saracens' comprehensive win over Munster and we discover directly from the Leinster camp how Big Jim wrote the Irishmen's team talk for them by predicting that they'd lose by 10 to Toulouse! All that plus a few juicy rumours and the week wrapped up in The Goode, The Bad and The Ugly...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/201952 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 33 - Marler & Best

Jim's away in Dubai so Big Joe Marler's back in the studio and we surprise him with a phone call from his old Lions mate Rory Best to discuss one of their nights out in New Zealand, his career and look ahead to the two Irish teams' chances in the Champions Cup semi-finals as well. The Israel Folau and Billy Vunipola incidents and Joe's responses to both are discussed in depth and we check in with Jim on the phone as well as he struggles with the realities of a long flight and family holiday with four kids!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/201957 minutes 7 seconds
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Episode 32 - Hong Konged

Jim and Goodey are back from Hong Kong with tales from on the pitch and off it...you won't want to miss them! We catch up with Ed Slater on Gloucester's season as well as they move to within touching distance of a play-off place and we speak to RPA Chairman Mark Lambert about the upcoming Restart Weekend and the important work the charity is doing. All that plus a couple of juicy rumours and the week rounded up in the Goode, the Bad and the Ugly...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/20191 hour 2 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 31 - From Dubai to Hong Kong via Europe

Goodey's back from Dubai and his bags are packed again as he and Jim head straight from the Pod to the airport for a week in Hong Kong! First, though, they dissect the European quarter-finals with an open cloth...and Darren Cave joins us to talk us through his heroic performance, Stockdale's slip-up and how much his value's gone up by! There's some love for the French, reaction to Mike Ford joining Tigers, big rumours and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/201956 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 30 - Burns & Hutchinson

Goodey's away in Dubai so we check in with him at the all you can eat buffet but the King of Bath Freddie Burns is with Big Jim in the studio in his place talking brutally honestly about a certain moment earlier in the season, his love life, Bath's season and much more. We also catch up with the Premiership's Player of the Month Rory Hutchinson, discuss Leicester and how many teams are in a relegation battle and look ahead to the Champions Cup quarter-finals...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/20191 hour 3 minutes 33 seconds
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Episode 29 - Russell & Evans

Good things come to those who wait! Jim's walked the Calcutta Cup all the way back up to Edinburgh (or missed his flight earlier this week!) and is back to revel in Scotland's Calcutta Cup comeback. We speak to the Scottish hero Finn Russell and also catch up with Welsh Grand Slam winner Rob Evans to find out all about their celebrations and to get the answers to what everyone wants to know about the man of the moment Alun Wyn Jones...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/201958 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 28 - Williams, Hodgson & Hunter

Big Jim and Goodey arrive in the studio after spending two days travelling down from Murrayfield with the Calcutta Cup and Darren Cave joins them in the studio to discuss all things Six Nations. We catch up with Wales centre Scott Williams to discuss their Grand Slam hopes and hear from Red Roses Captain Sarah Hunter on the prospect of sealing a Grand Slam at Twickenham on Saturday and where the women's game is at. All that plus a clip of our chat with Charlie Hodgson, hear what happened when Big Jim and Devin Toner came face to face and much, much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/20191 hour 1 minute 9 seconds
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Episode 27 - Jim & Nigel's House, World League & Scarpreys

Big Jim has some explaining to do about his house in Harpenden that belonged to Nigel Wray, we discuss the effectiveness of the salary cap, the PR problems of the proposed World League and are joined by Ospreys legend Sean Holley to assess the region's potential merger with the Scarlets and the WRU's handling of the situation. All that, plus a look at the Six Nations and the Premiership and the week wrapped up in the Goode, the Bad and the Ugly...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/20191 hour 13 seconds
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Episode 26 - Jim's Welsh Apology & Ireland's Bizarre Bus Journey

We're back to dissect Wales' victory over England, including discussing Sinckler's short fuse and Biggar's balls, and Jim has an apology for the nation of Wales for underestimating them! We also check in with Ireland debutant Jack Carty to hear about his week, his initiation sing-song and a certain crazy bus journey that went viral. We also take a look at the weekend's Premiership and PRO14 action and drop a few sizeable rumours in the Rumour Mill...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/201952 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 25 - Hook & Wood

Jim's got a tale to tell about a 14-hour journey to Edinburgh, Mourad Boudjellal has given Goodey some more ammunition and he gives it to him both barrels and we build up to a massive weekend of Six Nations action by speaking to former Wales and British & Irish Lions international James Hook about Wales v England. We also talk to 50-cap England back rower Tom Wood about the game at the Principality Stadium and his chances of getting back in the England side on the back of a man of the match display for Saints and on the day he signed a new contract...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/201958 minutes 7 seconds
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Episode 24 - Vive La France

As well as Goodey's much anticipated take on France's failings and England's success at Twickenham, we get a French view from the country's former head coach Philippe Saint-Andre. We chat to former Ireland international and British & Irish Lion Stephen Ferris about the men in green's win over Scotland at Murrayfield and we speak to Thomas Young about a very proud weekend for him as he made his Six Nations debut in Rome. All that plus a few juicy rumours and the week rounded up in the Goode, the Bad and the Ugly...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/201956 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 23 - An Apology To Eddie

Big Jim and Goodey are joined in the studio by Ulster and Ireland's Darren Cave to pick the bones out of England's victory at the Aviva Stadium. Jim confesses he's England 'til he dies and has an apology for Eddie Jones. And, we catch up with Joe Marler to see what it was like watching the Six Nations from the pub and find out he might be rivalling Jim for his 'Dad of the Year' title!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/201952 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 22 - Six Nations Special

The Six Nations Special is here! Jim and Goodey are joined by a guest from each of the nations involved (apart from France as Goodey's name is mud across The Channel!) to preview the start of the tournament and discuss each team's chances. Plus, there's a £5K bet on the line...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/20191 hour 6 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 21 - Burns & Holmes

We’re back and discussing Jim’s hot morning date, Eddie Jones’ attention seeking and the success of the PRO14 teams in the Champions Cup! We check in with Toulouse fly half Zack Holmes to see if they deliberately avoided getting a try bonus point in order to dodge a trip to Leinster and catch up with Billy Burns after Ulster won at Welford Road to secure their place in the quarter-finals for the first time in five years…  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/201957 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 20 - Cipriani, Gilchrist & Kruis

We catch up with Grant Gilchrist this week to get the lowdown on Edinburgh's historic win at Toulon and look ahead to an even bigger game against Montpellier and we check in with George Kruis to chat about Saracens' progress, England's Six Nations squad and whether his mate Alex Goode might get a look in. Oh and we hear a bit from Danny Cipriani after Goodey caught up with him recently. All that plus discussion on all the big Champions Cup games and a few big rumours in the Rumour Mill!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/20191 hour 8 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 19 - Steeno & Beaumont

Ulster & Ireland's Darren Cave joins Big Jim & Goodey in the studio to look ahead to this weekend's Champions Cup action and discuss all the latest goings on in the Premiership and PRO14. And, we check in with Josh Beaumont after Sale's huge win over Saracens and catch up with Gareth Steenson to discuss his journey with Chiefs, ring fencing, his new bar and much, much more. All that plus a bucket load of rumours you won't want to miss!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/20191 hour 1 minute 7 seconds
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Episode 18 - Happy New Year!

The holy trinity of Goodey, Big Jim and Marleybone are reunited in the studio for the first episode of 2019 and we tackle the big topic of the week by discussing the size and trajectory of saliva after Joe’s team-mate was accused of spitting and Goodey caused a storm on Twitter. We also discuss what the guys have been up to over Christmas and New Year, look at all the other Premiership and PRO14 action this week and catch up with Tom Varndell after his return to Welford Road.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/20191 hour 10 minutes 11 seconds
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Best of Superfan content 2018

We've put together some highlights from our first few months of Superfan content, including interviews with Joe Marler, Wayne Barnes, Nick Mullins, James Horwill, Matt Hampson, Nick Evans, Siya Kolisi, Paul Gustard and Andy Powell. Thanks to everyone who is supporting us to make this extra content, and if you’d like to listen to all of these interviews, as well as all of the upcoming content for 2019, check out Patreon.com/therugbypod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/01/201925 minutes 34 seconds
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Episode 17 - Bumper Christmas Special Part II

Merry Christmas to one and all....the second part of our bumper Christmas special is here and you don't want to miss it as Big Jim hits us with a festive rap! We're also joined by Benetton and Italy fly half Ian McKinley to talk us through his incredible story and the new documentary that's been made about it for RugbyPass. And, we answer a load of your social media questions in our 12 social media questions of Christmas feature! Ho, ho, ho...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/201833 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 17 - Bumper Christmas Special Part I

Ho ho ho...Christmas is a week away so it's time for the Rugby Pod Secret Santa, as well as a couple of stellar guests in the first of two installments of the Pod in the lead up to the big day. We're joined by Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill to discuss the plight of a couple of his old clubs, his team's European exploits and how he's turned them around. And, we catch up with Ulster's Will Addison on his way back from Ireland camp to talk about Champions Cup success, international recognition and making the move from Sale. All that plus much more...and don't miss the second installment coming to you soon, featuring Big Jim's Christmas Rap!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/201856 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 16 - Jake Polledri & The Return Of Big Joe

Big Jim's away in South Africa so Big Joe Marler's back in the studio to make some more waves after the dust has just about settled on his last visit! He talks players getting paid too much, his feelings during the autumn internationals and much more. And, we catch up with Gloucester back row Jake Polledri to hear about his journey from Subway to superstar...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/201859 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 15 - Gary Graham

As well as discussing Leicester's latest travails, Sarries marching on, Quins ending Exeter's run and all of the other Premiership action, Gary Graham calls in to fill us in on exactly what happened with his switch of allegiance from England back to Scotland, tell us what his dad made of it all and discuss whether Eddie Jones knew who he was! All that plus Jim's notes on the PRO14, a few transfer rumours and the week rounded up in the Goode, the Bad and the Ugly.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/201856 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 14 - Hogg & Matavesi

Fiji's fantastic win over the French is the talk of the Pod with one of their heroes joining us on the line, we look at Wales' autumn clean sweep and England's walloping of the Wallabies...and Stuart Hogg joins us from the car on the way down to Exeter! All that, plus a bit of Premiership chat, some hot rumours and the week rounded up in the Goode, the Bad and the Ugly.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/201856 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 13 - Sean Cronin

We're joined by one of the heroes of Ireland's win over the All Blacks to find out about the atmosphere at the Aviva, the tactical genius of Joe Schmidt, the night out afterwards, Jacob Stockdale's balls and much more. Big Jim, Goodey and Darren Cave are all in the studio to discuss all of the autumn internationals and the Premiership action. Plus, a few seriously good rumours and the week wrapped up in the Goode, the Bad & the Ugly.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/201856 minutes 33 seconds
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Episode 12 - Powell & Budd

Big Jim and Goodey pick apart all of the latest round of autumn internationals, including analysing another controversial ending at Twickenham. Former Wales and British & Irish Lions star Andy Powell joins us to talk about the end of an Australian hoodoo, golf buggies and look ahead to our Cardiff live show and we catch up with Dean Budd to discuss the biggest game of the weekend as Italy took on Georgia! All that plus much, much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/201855 minutes 38 seconds
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Episode 11 - Zach Mercer

Zach Mercer joins us to discuss what it was like making his debut for England, winning the crucial turnover at the death and the prospect of facing the All Blacks at the weekend. We set the record straight on the Owen Farrell tackle, talk about the Doddie Weir Cup and Ireland v Italy in Chicago and we preview all of next weekend's games...oh and a few juicy rumours are thrown in for good measure!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/201852 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 10 - Twitter Takeover

Join us as we take over Twitter headquarters to record a special episode of the Pod...you won't want to miss it as Jim reveals the England line-up for this weekend's game against South Africa, Goodey gives it to the WRU and SRU both barrels, there are some big coaching rumours and we get through some of your questions...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/201854 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 9 - Lawrence Dallaglio

European Cup & World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio joins us to discuss Eddie Jones and England's autumn prospects, as well as talk us through some tales from his career and chat about the latest round of Champions Cup action. We talk Cipriani's sending off, fantastic Falcons, terrible Toulon, Wade winging his way to the NFL and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/201854 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 8 - Rory Best & Mark Wilson

Ulster centre Darren Cave fills in for Goodey while he's away but the man himself phones in from Dubai to explain Wasps' drubbing at Leinster. We speak to Ireland skipper Rory Best about Ulster's Champions Cup hopes, his World Cup dream and tales from the Lions tour...and we catch up with the man who led Newcastle to victory in Toulon, Mark Wilson! All that plus the guys' take on Freddie's drop and the reactions to it, some tasty rumours and Round 1 in Europe wrapped up in the Goode, the Bad and the Ugly.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/201854 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 7 - Robson, McGrath & Hong Kong Madness

Big Jim's back from Hong Kong with a tale to tell, we check in with Dan Robson to talk Wasps, England and receding hairlines and we catch up with Leinster prop Jack McGrath ahead of the start of their European title defence. All that, plus a look ahead to the Champions Cup, a couple of major rumours and your social media questions answered...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/20181 hour 2 seconds
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Episode 6 - Marler Bares All & Big Willy Joins In

Joe Marler’s back on the Pod, fresh from helping Harlequins win away for the first time for over a year, and reveals in depth why he has chosen to retire from international rugby. We hear how the conversation with Eddie Jones went, why he couldn’t keep going until the World Cup and much more. Plus, we catch up with Big Will Skelton to discuss Saracens’ meeting with Quins at the weekend and his Wallaby World Cup ambitions…and we answer some of your social media questions as well.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/201850 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 5 - George Clooney & The Black Lambo

The biggest name in the Guinness PRO14 John Cooney AKA George Clooney joins us to talk nicknames, scars and Ireland ambitions and we also catch up with Francois Hougaard to confirm what car he's driving around Worcester and find out how the Warriors won at Welford Road. There's also some strong views on Eddie Jones' England training squad, a few juicy transfer rumours and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/201849 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 4 Part 2 - Kay, Barnes & Jackson

The concluding part in this week's two-part special is here! Ben Kay is with the guys in the studio, we catch up with Ed Jackson to find out how he's getting on after climbing Mont Buet and discuss the Rugby Championship and PRO14 action. Goodey and Jim answer some of your social media questions as well...tune in to discover who their smelliest team-mates were, which players they would and wouldn't invite round for dinner and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/201842 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 4 Part 1 - Kay, Barnes & Jackson

This week's bumper episode comes to you in two parts as Ben Kay joins the guys in the studio...check out the first part to hear what the thinking was at board level behind Matt O'Connor's sacking at Leicester, listen to the guys disagreeing about the weekend's major talking point in Will Spencer's red card and find out what Wayne Barnes had to say about a urinal in New Zealand and a trip to Australia with Nigel Owens! And don't forget to check back tomorrow for Part 2...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/201842 minutes 53 seconds
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Episode 3 - Geordan Murphy

Joe Marler's back in the studio with Big Jim and Goodey discussing his disciplinary history and the strangest thing he's done on a rugby field, as well as talking through the weekend's action. And we speak to new Leicester Head Coach Geordan Murphy about a hectic seven days at Welford Road and how long he's likely to be in the job for.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/201855 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 2 - Toothless Tigers

We discuss the issues at Leicester at length, as well as speaking to Ian Madigan about Bristol's triumphant return to the Premiership and Darren Cave about Ulster putting a season of woe behind them and beating Scarlets in Round 1...oh, and a certain Joe Marler calls in to reassure everyone he'll be back next week!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/201852 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 1 - Back With A Bang

We're back...the long summer wait is over and a new, big-name panel member joins Big Jim & Goodey in the studio...you don't want to miss it! We fill you in on what we've heard about Danny Cipriani's night out in Jersey and give our predictions for the coming season, including a surprise pick for the top four...all that plus much, much more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/20181 hour 5 minutes 52 seconds
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Superfans launch

Calling all Superfans. Like Goodey's belly, The Rugby Pod is getting bigger. We love producing the Podcast and hopefully, you've enjoyed the stories and laughs over the last two seasons. We want to produce more content for you, set up our own studio with a built-in melted wheelie bin and weird fish tank, get more big guests on the Pod, organise more live shows across the UK & Ireland and do some live match commentary. With your help, we can do this and lots more. Become a Superfan today and help the Pod reach new highs (and lows) and in return, we'll give you a lot more entertainment. Visit https://www.patreon.com/therugbypod for more info  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/20182 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 40 - Season Finale

We're going out with a bang for the final Pod of the 2017/18 season...Jamie George joins us to discuss England's tour to South Africa and his 37-game season and we assess Ireland, Wales and Scotland's summer tours, as well as analysing where it's all gone wrong for England and what victory in the third Test told us. All that plus plenty of refereeing controversies, your social media questions answered and the final Goode, Bad & Ugly of the season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/201849 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 39 - Stransky & Brits

Schalk Brits joins us to explain how he went from sipping mojitos to coming out of retirement for the Springboks. South Africa's World Cup winning hero from 1995 Joel Stransky also joins the Pod to compare that historic occasion 23 years ago to Saturday when Siya Kolisi led out the Boks. Plus, we discuss Ireland in Australia, the refereeing in New Zealand v France, look ahead to all of the second Tests and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/201851 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 38 - Brad Barritt

Premiership winning skipper Brad Barritt joins us straight from the golf course to talk Saracens' celebrations, what turned the season around and the keys to the culture at the club. Plus, we discuss Chris Robshaw, George Ford and England's failures, analyse the new 'nipple tackle' law trial and share a few juicy rumours.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/201852 minutes 34 seconds
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Episode 37 - Tadhg Beirne

Man of the moment Tadhg Beirne joins us to discuss his first Ireland call-up, reaching the PRO14 final, Scotstoun scars, delivering pizza to Sean Cronin and much more. We preview the PRO14 and Premiership finals, look at Paul Gustard's appointment at Quins and get the lowdown from Goodey after his visit to England training.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/201854 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 36 - Heaslip & Hogg

Leinster & Ireland legend Jamie Heaslip joins us to talk us through his former side's Champions Cup final triumph and tell us about his plans for the future, while the man who fired Newcastle to the play-offs Ally Hogg is also on the line to preview the Premiership semi-finals...oh, and Andy Rowe takes his punishment like a man (or a cat)!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/201854 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 35 - Banahan & Barnes

Man of the moment Matt Banahan joins us to discuss the hat-trick that took him to 100 tries for Bath and his team into the Champions Cup, as well as revealing the circumstances surrounding his move to Gloucester, while Wayne Barnes talks us through his preparations for the Champions Cup final and what it was like to referee Jim and Goodey.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/201853 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 34 - Goodey's Falcons Comeback

We catch up with Newcastle head coach Dave Walder and Joel 'The Flipper' Hodgson to hear about their success in reaching the play-offs and how Niki Goneva is the Mo Salah of rugby. Oh, and Goodey's got the call up from Deano to solve the Falcons' fly half crisis and is joining the board at Tigers too!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/201847 minutes 43 seconds
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Episode 33 - Leinster Special

Big Jim and Goodey wax lyrical about Leinster and we hear from not one but two of the side that beat the Scarlets on how impressive a coach Stuart Lancaster is, what makes him so good and how epic the party was in Johnny Sexton's wine cellar after the game! We also discuss Racing v Munster, Dylan Hartley, Rob Horne, Brad Shields and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/201849 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 32 - Marleybone Returns

Big Jim's best mate is back! Joe Marler joins us to fill us in on the fallout from John Kingston's departure and where Quins' season has gone wrong. We also discuss the Bristols Barebacks and whether any other clubs could follow suit in rebranding and we preview the Champions Cup semi-finals. All that plus a bit of decent transfer gossip in the Rumour Mill.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/201848 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 31 - Hong Kong Blues

The boys are back from Hong Kong with stories to tell as they head straight from the plane to the studio on Monday lunchtime and Goodey predicts John Kingston's departure from Quins a few hours before it happens, while Jim throws Nick Kennedy's hat into the ring! We catch up with Ed Jackson to hear all about his remarkable trek up Snowdon and Mike Haley joins us to discuss Sale's play-off chances, his move to Munster and his Ireland ambitions.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/201847 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 30 - PRO14 Power!

We dissect all of the Champions Cup quarter-finals as Goodey addresses the power of the PRO14, Jim tells us how he was blanked by Stuart Lancaster in Dublin and it's bring your kids to work day on Easter Monday as Jim's son JJ pops in for a brief cameo! All that plus a few decent whispers in The Rumour Mill and the week rounded up in The Goode, The Bad and The Ugly.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/201846 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 29 - Schalk Brits

Schalk Brits joins us to preview Saracens' trip to Leinster and says they've got a few things up their sleeves and will be bringing pressure that the Irish province haven't experienced yet this season. He also tells us of his plans to play in the Varsity match after retiring. We round up all the weekend's action, preview the other Champions Cup quarter-finals, answer a few of your social media questions and tie up the week in rugby with the Goode, the Bad and the Ugly as well.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/201853 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 28 - Six Nations After Party

We're having a Six Nations after party and everyone's invited! Join Big Jim, Goodey, James Haskell, John Barclay, Jamie Roberts, Chris Ashton, Martin Castrogiovanni and Grand Slam winner Jordi Murphy to discuss every team's performance and much more...it's big and you don't want to miss it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/20181 hour 7 minutes 26 seconds
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Episode 27 - Irish Takeover

Goodey dials in from the all you can eat buffet in Dubai to call for the head of George Ford, while Irishman Brendan Macken stands in for him in the studio to discuss the men in green’s title triumph and the prospects of making it the best St Patrick’s Day ever by sealing a Grand Slam at Twickenham on Saturday. Oh…and there a couple of ‘special guest appearances’ 😉 in the studio!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/201846 minutes
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Episode 26 - Jacob Stockdale

The Six Nations’ leading try scorer Jacob ‘The Mountain Goat’ Stockdale joins us to discuss his rapid rise to international success and Ireland’s Grand Slam chances. Goodey lists the changes Eddie Jones needs to make to get England back on track, Jim comes to George North’s defence, Nili Latu’s bush shocks everyone and much, much more…  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/201856 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 25 - Finn Russell

Big Jim’s got a rival for the title of King of Scotland…we speak to one of the country’s heroes from the weekend’s game against England, Finn Russell. He talks us through that pass, the criticism he took in the build-up, the night out afterwards and what colour Lamborghini he’s getting when he moves to Paris. Goodey and Jim have their own tales to tell from Edinburgh too and we round up the other Six Nations and Premiership action as well.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/201844 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 24 - Big Jim's Rap Battle

Big Jim’s back from having a whale of a time in Dubai with tales to tell and a rap of his own to rival Alex Corbisiero’s from last week! Alasdair Strokosch joins us to reminisce about the last time Scotland beat England a decade ago, we round up the weekend’s club rugby and look ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/201855 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 23 - Corbisiero & Hook

Alex Corbisiero joins us in the studio to spit some bars and get Goodey rapping…as well as discuss all of the weekend’s action. We speak to former Wales international James Hook about Rhys Patchell’s performance and Big Jim calls in from Dubes to hail Scotland’s saviour Greig Laidlaw!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/201858 minutes 3 seconds
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Episode 22 - Sexton's Cojones

From Johnny Sexton's massive cojones and the drop goal that'll never be bettered to Scotland's shellacking and Big Jim having shoes thrown at him in Cardiff, we dissect the opening weekend of the Six Nations and have a chat with former British and Irish Lion and Grand Slam winner with Ireland Stephen Ferris before looking ahead to next week's games.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/201859 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 21 - Six Nations Special

Paddy Wallace, Shane Williams, Doddie Weir and Nick Easter all join us to build up to the opening weekend of the Six Nations and discuss all of the home nations' chances this year. Goodey and Jim give their predictions, give us the lowdown on new Saints boss Chris Boyd and let a few rumours slip as well.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/20181 hour 14 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 20 - Brad Barritt

We catch up with Saracens skipper Brad Barritt on a Tiki Tonga coffee fact-finding mission in the Maldives to talk about what it was like waiting to see if they would make it through to the quarter-finals. We also round up all of the Champions Cup action, discuss Rob Howley featuring in The Horse Riding Times, Dylan Hartley on roller blades, Dan Cole the human penknife and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/201852 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 19 - Max Evans

We check in with former Scotland international and now Dancing On Ice's biggest star Max Evans, as well as discussing Bath, Wasps and Saracens' failures, championing Stephen Jones for the Wales job and reeling off a host of new rumours!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/201849 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 18 - Youngs & Jackman

Ben Youngs joins the guys to discuss England's Brighton training camp and Leicester's struggles, as well as reminiscing about the good old days when he shared a changing room with Andy and Jim! Bernard Jackman also joins us to talk about the new Dragons documentary and Jim tells us how he took over the Andy Goode suite at the Ricoh Arena as Sarries beat Wasps.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/201850 minutes
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Episode 17 - Gaffney & Wellard

The boys are back to wish you a Happy New Year and Jim's just glad to be out of the house! We discuss the rise of Gloucester and the fall of Leicester with special guests Charlie Sharples and Geordan Murphy, Jim talks us through Alan 'Dean' Gaffney taking over at Northampton and we chat about the key festive fixtures.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/201849 minutes 36 seconds
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The Rugby Pod - The Best Of 2017

From Tom Varndell in the bath to Harry Ellis in Chile, Titti von Tramp in Belfast to Kelly Brown in Barcelona and Danny Cipriani in David Haye’s gym to Joe Marler on the blower, we pick out just a few of the highlights from 2017 on the Rugby Pod. We’ll be back for many more in 2018 and don’t forget to tell your friends and give us a review if you want to see Goodey and Jim turning out for Old Pisspoorians before the end of the season!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/12/201757 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 16 - Secret Santa

We catch up with the hero from Clermont’s second victory over Saracens in less than a week, Scott Spedding, Jim tells us all about his night out in Le Frog while he was over there for the game and we get into the festive spirit with a bit of secret santa…some are happier with their presents than others!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/201748 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 15 - Snowstorm

Jim's finally made it up to London after being snowed in for three days on his country estate. The lads cover all the usual gossip, news and rumours and we chat with Saints and England fullback Ben Foden about Jim Mallinder's departure. There's news on the next few live shows as well as an update on our race to an Xmas Number 1! Enjoy and please leave a review and give it a share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/20171 hour 3 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 14 - Haskell & The Quest For Xmas No.1

As well as discussing the week's major talking points, the self-proclaimed 'Archbishop of Banterbury' himself James Haskell joins us to reveal all on Eddie Jones' visit to his house, the fun and games on the Lions tour and what the future has in store for him when his contract ends in the summer...oh, and what kind of wiper he is!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/201751 minutes 51 seconds
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Episode 13 - Jamie Heaslip

We reveal the results of our national survey and announce the first few dates of the Pod’s world tour before talking Ireland, Lions tours, Devin Toner and Joe Schmidt’s cats with Jamie Heaslip and hearing from Samoa skipper Chris Vui on the England game and the cash and politics surrounding it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/201750 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 12 - Scotland The Brave

Scotland scrum half Ali Price joins the guys to discuss what might have been against the All Blacks and an emotional night at Murrayfield, while Wales and referees cop some more flak, the rumour mill goes into overdrive and Jim wants to know about your bathroom habits!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/201747 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 11 - Big Billy

Big Billy Vunipola joins the boys to talk rehab, how to solve the Pacific Islands' problems and what Jim was really like at Sarries. And, we analyse the autumn internationals and discuss how Joe Schmidt and his cats have worked wonders with Ireland!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/201755 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 10 - Marleybone

It’s on…we’ve finally tracked down Joe Marler to settle his beef with Big Jim! Amid the trash talk and big fight negotiations, he reveals the extent of the issues with Marland Yarde at Quins, talks about his ‘8-week stag do’ on the Lions tour and admits his devastation at missing the chance to pile into Wales in a training session.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/201749 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 9 - Armand’s Omission & Jim’s Retirement Revelation

Don Armand joins us to discuss his England omission, the pursuit of Joe Marler continues, Marland Yarde gets the ugly and Jim reveals all on his international retirement and the bust-up with Stern Vern!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/201756 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 8 - Chiefs

Exeter scrum half Nic White joins us to discuss the epic win away at his old club Montpellier, life in Devon and that famous Chiefs initiation. Meanwhile, we celebrate the arrival of Goodey’s twins and talk drugs in Scotland, missing Marland and Stuart Hogg’s helmet!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/201749 minutes 34 seconds
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Episode 7 - Filthy XV Skipper Spills The Beans

Filthy XV skipper Luke Narraway joins us to discuss drinking from the hot tap & reveal all on Goodey's sudden departure from London Irish, while Ryan Lamb calls in to talk life in La Rochelle & their Champions Cup success over Quins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/201757 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 6 - Jim's Jungle & Danny Cipriani

‘Jungle Jim’ reveals his latest brush with showbiz! He also compares himself to Tom Hardy, discusses going full Covskin on Chris Ashton and tells us a special story at the end of the show, while Danny Cipriani calls in for a chat with the guys from David Haye’s training camp.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/201751 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 5 - New Arrivals

Big Jim's got big news this week! Goodey's Wasps curse continues, we're joined by a guest superfan and Ed Slater calls in to discuss Gloucester's record defeat, Johan Ackermann and his sudden switch from Tigers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/201756 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 4 - Fired up

Fresh from our live Pod in Fulham, the lads are back in studio and Jim is fired up. Quins and Goodey's gut are in his firing line. Ed Jackson joins the pod to tell his inspiring story about his rehab from a broken neck and chat to to the lads. Some massive transfer news in the rumour mill and all the usual chat including the Goode, the bad and ugly. Enjoy and as always, please give it a share  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/201756 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 3 - Showbiz

Jim's back with tales from Four Floors and Jamie George joins us to talk Philly, Lions, season length & more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/201757 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 2 - DC & The King of Bath

Danny Care steps in to fill the void left by Jim ‘9 points’ Hamilton and discusses touring, Vegas and one-on-one scrummaging with Adam Jones in the hotel bar, while the King of Bath Freddie Burns calls in mid-road rage incident!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/201748 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 1 - Northamptoned

After last week's drama, we have a full house as Goodey's out on bail. The lads are joined by ex-Sarries prop, Petrus du Plessis, fresh from his winning debut for London Irish in Twickenham. Jim tells us how he's settling into showbiz life and Goodey shares two bits of great news. Lots more including the usual Tweet Roulette and a round up of the Goode, The Bad and the ugly. Enjoy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/201750 minutes 52 seconds
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Season 2 - False Start

Big Jim and Andy Rowe have turned up for the first episode of season 2, but the Bellymonster has gone missing. It transpires there's been an issue with the police and Goodey is in big trouble. Unsure of what to do, Jim decides there's only one person to call - Goodey's mum. Hopefully everything will be cleared up and we'll be back later this week with the full squad.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/201715 minutes 34 seconds
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Episode 39 - Season Finale

It's the end of the season and the lads are off on their summer holiday. One last episode to review the final Lions test, reminisce about the highs and lows of the Pod and tell a few morefilthy ffstories. We'll be back in a month to do it all again. In the mean time get your audition tapes in to join the Pod next season. Cheers for listeneing!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/201754 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 38 - Weird Fish

The lads are back from their tour down to New Zealand and have plenty of stories from Hong Kong, Eden Park & Auckland Departure lounge. After a few travel tales, we talk some actual rugby and review the second test between The All Blacks and the Lions and preview the second test. We also cover the usual rumours as well The Goode, The Bad & The Ugly.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/201757 minutes 48 seconds
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Rugby Pod - Steve Hansen

Big thanks to Radio Sport New Zealand for hooking us up with big shag ahead of the first test. Quality stuff from the big man.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/20174 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 37 - Auckland

The Pod has landed in New Zealand and are officially on tour. After a stop off in Hong Kong and a visit to Hamilton for the Chiefs game, we sit down in Augusto's studios in central Auckland for a chinwag with Lions legend Stephen Ferris.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/201746 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 36 - Cowboys

We’re back in studio after our live show in Temple. Jim & Goodey are planning their trip down to New Zealand for the Lions Tour via Hong Kong. Andy Rowe gets plenty of stick following the Crusaders loss. The guys give their take on the Lions squad and who’s in pole position for the first test and we cover all the latest rumours as well as the Goode, The bad and the ugly.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/201753 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 35 - Live Walkabout

We're coming to you live from Walkabout, Temple, in Central London for a Lions Special. Andy and Jim are joined by Lions legend Simon Shaw for this week's epsisode as they dissect the tour so far and look forward to the test matches and their big trip down south. Plenty of stories, rumours and laughs. Enjoy and as always please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/201745 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 34 – Feel The Burn

We start this week’s Pod with a big announcement from the lads. We’re also joined by Freddie Burns on the phone to discuss his move to Bath and Leicester’s semi-final loss to Wasps. Jim gives his thoughts on Sarries and Goodey covers this week’s Goode, Bad & Ugly. A few rumours are also dropped by the guys and we answer your social media questions. As usual, give it a share and a rating! Cheers  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/201746 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 33 - Dan Leo & The Big R

It's official, Big Jim is hanging up his boots. After picking up almost every accolade in the game, he's calling it a day. He's joined by Goodey to reminisce on his Cup winning performance & John Terry moment. We're also joined by ex-Samoan captain Dan Leo this week who talks about the new eligibility rules and how it affects the Pacific Island nations. We cover the latest rumours and news as well as all the Goode, the Bad and the Ugly from the week. Enjoy and give it a share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/201748 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 32 - Twins

Martin Devlin from Radio Sport New Zealand joins the guys for this week's episode to give a Kiwi perspective on the tour. Lots of chat about the Champions Cup Final, melted wheelie bins, the premiership and a few rumours. Enjoy and as always give it a share on social media!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/201745 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 31 - When 2 become 1

In a one off special, The Rugby Pod & Celtic Rugby Pod join forces for a Lions special. Andy Goode, Jim Hamilton, Lee Byrne, Brendan Macken and Andy Rowe complete an all star panel for this week's Lions Pub quiz. We cover the best of both pods with rumours, posts of the week and the Goode , the Bad and the Ugly. Make sure you're on your own for this one, plenty of LOLS as the lads let loose.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/201755 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 30 - Barcelona

After a huge Champions Cup semi final win, Jim celebrated in Barcelona & St.Albans with his Sarries teammates. He recounts all. Goodey covers the Goode, Bad & Ugly for the week. We also discuss a few rumours, England's squad for Argentina and lots more. Enjoy and give it a share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/201743 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 29 - Lions Reaction

The Lions squad has been announced and Big Jim & Goodey give us their reaction. We also invite Tom Court on to tell us about his surprise call up in Australia. Usual segments include Text Roulette, The Goode The Bad and The Ugly and rumours. Plenty of laughs, stories and banter as usual. Enjoy and please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/201752 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 28 - Kelly McBruune

Ex Scottish Captain, Saracens backrow, Crooner and Hotelier, Kelly Brown joins Big Jim, Goodey & Andy Rowe on this week's Pod. Kelly defends his reputation after months of abuse from Jim. He also gets his own back with a few embarrassing stories. We cover some actual Rugby chat with Lions coverage, The Goode, The Bad & The ugly as well a few rumours and we finish off with a bit of a sing song. Enjoy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/201748 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 27 - Tweet Roulette

Andy Rowe is back from his travels to host Big Jim & Goodey as they get back in the saddle. Plenty of Lions chat this week as well as a review of the European Champions Cup Quarter finals and look forward to the Semi's. A few rumours, some gossip, lots of laughs and a dangerous game of Tweet Roulette. Enjoy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/201749 minutes 1 second
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Episode 26 - Sorry Laurie

This week, Jim & Andy are joined by ex Brumbies, Munster & Gloucester coach Laurie Fisher for a chat. Jim talks about his night out with Tyson Fury while Andy recounts the Goode, Bad & Ugly from the week. We also cover all the latest rumours and gossip as well as preview next weekend's European Champions Cup Quarter finals and plenty more. Enjoy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/201752 minutes 3 seconds
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Episode 25 - Superfan

The Superfan Andrew McNair hosts Big Jim & Goodey this week as they look back at the final round of action in this year's Six Nations. Plenty of Lions debate as well as a few filthy stories from the lads. We also chat with last minute call up Dan Leavy about getting the nod five minutes before the biggest game of his life. Enjoy and as always please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/201744 minutes 43 seconds
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Episode 24 - LIVE Bitter Rivals

We're live again this week as Jim & Andy are joined by Lions legends Will Greenwood & Gordon D'Arcy to preview this weekend's action and look back at the Six Nations so far. Plenty of Lions stories and laughs from the lads in front of a live audience of 100+. Brought to you in partnership with Guinness & London Pride.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/201750 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 23 - LIVE from The Cabbage Patch

Our first ever live show at The Cabbage Patch in Twickenham. Andy Rowe, Goodey & Jim Hamilton chat in front of a packed house on Friday evening before the Wales v Ireland game. The lads look back at some of the highlights from our earlier episodes and answer plenty of questions from our audience. There's also a boat race between Big Jim and Harry Potter which could see one of them lose their beard!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/20171 hour 4 minutes 43 seconds
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Episode 22 - 'Titti Von Tramp'

In this 'Ulster special', Jim Hamilton and Andy Goode are joined in studio by Darren Cave and on the phone by Stephen Ferris. The lads discuss a few funny nights out in Belfast as well as some of the craic down in Ulster. They review the Six Nations, including Eddie Jones' tantrum and Conor O'Shea's 'Foxy' tactics. Andy reveals a rumour about the next Leicester coach and Jim makes a plea to Warren Gatland. Plenty more including an addition to the Filthy XV as well as the Goode, The Bad & The Ugly. Enjoy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/201755 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 21 - 'Chile'

This week the lads are joined in studio by legendary commentator Nick Mullins. They discuss the recent passing away of Dan Vickerman and what's being done to help fight the stigma around depression in Rugby and the fantasitc #LiftTheWeight campaign. We also cover all the usual news, rumours and banter from the week past, including an eventful trip to Chile for Jim and Harry Ellis. Enjoy and please share  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/201751 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 20 - 'Prostate Massage'

Tom Varndell joins the lads to discuss his inclusion in the FilthyXV and we find out what the Premiership's top try scorer does in his "down time". Andy & Jim give their thoughts on the second round of Six Nations action and discuss how England keep on winning. We have two fans on from Wales & Scotland, plenty of questions from Social media and a few more rumours are revealed. Enjoy and please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/201759 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 19 - 'Slippered'

Jim's lost another bet and has to down a beer through one of Goodey's filthy flea infested slippers. Filthy. The lads are joined this week by Ian Madigan and they chat through all the Six Nations action and preview next weekend. We also discuss some transfer news and set a few rumours free. Usual segments 'The Goode, The Bad & The Ugly' 'Filthy XV ' & Fan2 Fan are all covered. Thanks to Folk2Folk for their continued support and you can check them out here https://www.folk2folk.com/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/20171 hour 1 minute 15 seconds
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Episode 18 - 'Six Nations Preview'

We preview the upcoming Six Nations with Big Jim & Goodey this week. Special guests are Gavin Mortimer, who gives us an update on what's going on in France and Six Nations referee JP Doyle. We also have a few fans on as part of a new segment 'Fan2Fan'. A player gets inducted onto the FilthyXV bench and Goodey makes another offer to come out of retirement, this time for a great cause! Enjoy and please share.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/20171 hour 4 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 17 - 'Rumour Mill'

Andy Rowe is back from New Zealand to take the reigns (kind of). Goodey & Jim discuss life on and off the pitch. We round up all the latest rumours in the rugby world and look back at the final pool games from the European Champions Cup. We also add in our final FilthyXV starting player at fullback. Plenty more chat about weight loss, hair gain, Scotland, Six Nations and a potential live show! Enjoy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/201756 minutes 17 seconds
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The Rugby Pod Episode 16 - '80 Minute Man'

Jim's as stiff as an ironing board after putting in a big 80 minutes in the Champions Cup and Goodey is nice and relaxed after a weekend commentating in sunny Toulon. The lads are joined this week by Wasps double centurion and England scrumhalf Joe Simpson. Plenty of banter as they discuss life in Cov, the new tackle laws, transfer rumours, European Rugby, The Goode The Bad & the ugly and induct another winger into the #FilthyXV. Enjoy and please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/201758 minutes 47 seconds
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The Rugby Pod Episode 15 - 'Big Kev'

Andy Goode and Big Jim Hamilton are back for the first Podcast of 2017. They're joined in studio by Wallaby legend and Quins second row James Horwill who chats about Cheika, Eddie Jones, that broken finger and life at Quins. The lads also discuss all the gossip over Christmas, including Cockers sacking, England's injury list and the upcoming Lions tour. We also induct another member into the FilthyXV and cover The Goode, The Bad & The ugly. Enjoy & please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/201749 minutes 56 seconds
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The Best Of 'Christmas Special'

What a year. We've packed 60 minutes of Podcast gold together including some of Big Jim & Goodey's best stories of the year. The BaaBaas tour to Hong Kong, Fightclub, a prank call to James Haskell, Steve Hansen, Bunnygate and lots lots more. It's been great fun making this Podcast and if we get to number 1, Goodey is making a comeback, so share it on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and let's make it happen. Have a great Christams and we'll be back in early January to cause some more trouble. HoHoHo. The Rugby Pod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/201658 minutes 47 seconds
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BONUS POD - Filthy XV - Forward Pack

We've got a Bonus Pod this week as we recount 1-8 in our Filthy XV. These are stories about some of the biggest and best characters in the game. Who would Jim & Andy most like to share a beer with? Who gets into the most trouble on a night out? Who would you have by your side if you went into battle? Some great stories in here as Big Jim & Andy spill the beans. Back-line coming soon. Filthy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/201633 minutes 43 seconds
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The Rugby Pod Episode 14 - 'Royal Wedding'

One of our best Pods yet. Andy Goode & Jim Hamilton are on great form as they round up another week of action and spill the beans on what's going on behind the scenes. We're still on track for Goodey's comeback & an Xmas N*1. The Filthy XV takes us to a Royal wedding and a meeting with the Queen. We look at the Goode, Bad & Ugly from the past week, Jim gives us an insight into The Sarries way (as well as the Sarries shower room). Plenty more chat as we cover the Champions Cup, Hartley's red card and Pascal Pape's antics. Enjoy & please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/201647 minutes 13 seconds
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The Rugby Pod Episode 13 - 'Christmas Miracle'

Could a Christmas miracle be on the cards? We run through the list of teams lining up to coax Goodey out of retirement if we make it to number 1. Jim is stiff after another weekend at the well against Bath. Richard Hibbard (aka Fatrick Swayze) joins us for a chat. The guys also cover the final November Internationals, Lions prospects, some transfer news as well as our regular segments where we add another inductee to the FilthyXV & cover The Goode The Bad & The Ugly. Enjoy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/201644 minutes 10 seconds
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The Rugby Pod Episode 12 ''The Comeback"

The Big one, Goodey has accepted the challenge! If the Rugby Pod makes it to N*1 in the UK Sports Podcast list, Andy Goode is making an official comeback. Who he is playing for is still to be decided, so send in your suggestions or requests. Big Jim will coach & the rest of the Rugby Pod crew will be on the mic, This is not a drill. Plenty more chat this week as we review the final round of November internationals, reveal some more behind the scenes gossip and generally cause a bit of mischief. Enjoy and please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/201644 minutes 17 seconds
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The Rugby Pod Episode 11 'The Forfeit'

Andy Goode & Jim Hamilton review the November internationals and give their take on everything that's going on in the Rugby World. Big Jim has lost a bet and so is living it up as a Cheerleader. Goodey gives us the Goode, The Bad & The Ugly from the week and the lads submit another entry into the FilthyXV. Plenty more banter from the team.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/201651 minutes 15 seconds
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The Rugby Pod Episode 10 'Pringle Fish Pringle'

Jim & Andy are on great form in the latest Pod. Some big revelations including Jim's potential new club for next season, as well as a Ruan Pienaar & Liam Williams rumour. Goody gives his take on the Bristol saga. Luke Narraway joins the show to extract some revenge on Jim and prompts one of the Jim's most outrageous stories yet, involving Noel Edmonds, Chris Evans and a yacht in Monaco. We'll also cover our regular segments including the Filthy XV & The Goode, The Bad & The Ugly & plenty more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/201652 minutes 7 seconds
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The Rugby Pod Episode 9 'The Skullet'

Andy Goode & Big Jim Hamilton discuss all the happenings from the past fortnight of Rugby including Ireland's win over the All Blacks & Australia demolition of Wales. Graham Rowntree joins the guys for a chat to preview the upcoming Quins game versus the Maori's & two more players are put forward for the Filthy Fifteen. Goodey also takes a look at the Goode the bad and the ugly, and Big Jim explains how F'in Hell Mike got his nickname.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/201641 minutes 8 seconds
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The Rugby Pod - Episode 8 'Baa Baas'

The Rugby Pod is back and discussing everything from the oval ball world over the last fortnight. Big Jim adds another player to the 'Filthy XV' and Goodey has lost weight and might be coming out of retirement! We also review the European Champions Cup and cover The Goode, The Bad & the Ugly. All that and much more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/201646 minutes 42 seconds
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The Rugby Pod Episode 7 - 'Concussion'

This episode begins with a telephone interview with Canadian & French Top 14 bruiser, Jamie Cudmore talking about his recent concussion revelations. Andy Goode & Jim also give their views and experiences on the topic. We move on to preview the upcoming European Champions Cup as well as adding a lock to our FilthyXV. The Goode, the Bad and The ugly are covered, as well as plenty of banter as Andy Rowe is back in the hot seat and Ollie in the guest chair.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/201654 minutes 49 seconds
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The Rugby Pod - Episode 6 - "Remix"

Richard "Baz" Barrington joins Andy, Jim & Ollie on the panel this week as they cover sing a longs, The Aviva Premiership, a chat with Gloucester's CEO Stephen Vaughan and play a game of "I call Bull" Plenty more too, as they discuss the recent concussion saga, Jim tells us how his Pro-balling is going at Sarries and Goodey goes through The Goode, The Bad & The ugly from the past week. Enjoy & please send us your feedback, questions or share the Pod. @The_RugbyPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/201659 minutes 34 seconds
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The Rugby Pod Episode 5 - Coach Steve

Our biggest interview yet as we get "Coach" Steve Hansen on the show to chat with the guys. Goodey discusses his Lions chances and what he could bring to the team. Jim explains how he became the best player on Rugby Challenge. Plenty more including Premiership review, the Goode the Bad and the Ugly and the next addition to the Filthy fifteen. Enjoy and as always, please spread the word!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/201652 minutes 35 seconds
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The Rugby Pod - Episode 4 - 'Kick a da balls'

Andy Goode and Jim Hamilton are back in studio and they're on great form, revealing some more behind the scenes stories from their careers. They tell tales on some of their best team talks & dressing room banter. They also discuss the fallout from Bunnygate as well as catching up on some of the more serious stuff including the Bledisloe & other news from around the rugby World. Enjoy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/201638 minutes 4 seconds
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Andy Goode's "Comeback" Prank Call

Andy Goode is considering another comeback, and gives James Haskell a call to get some fitness tips from the man himself. He also checks to see if Hasks might be keen on a celebrity endorsement from yours truly!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/20166 minutes 46 seconds
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The Rugby Pod - Episode 3 - Free Willy

Jim Hamilton and Andy Goode are back on the Rugby Pod panel with host Andy Rowe for another round of banter. This time they're talking BunnyGate, Mad Monday, player initiataions, Jim's Free Willy, Andy Goode's personal landscaping as well as pranking James Haskell. Enjoy and please share the pod if you enjoy it!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/201641 minutes 19 seconds
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The Rugby Pod - Episode 2 - Pre-Season

Pre-Season! We chat to the guys about Andy Goode's favourite topic & Jim tells us about his pre world cup French training camp. We also chat about some of the big transfers ahead of the new season and ask the guys who would play them in a movie. No Bunny Rabbits were harmed in the making of this podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/201641 minutes 7 seconds
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The Rugby Pod - Episode 1 - Introductions

Andy Goode & Big Jim Hamilton join host Andy Rowe and Fred & Ollie on 'The Rugby Pod' panel for their very first podcast. There's plenty of banter including how Andy Goode's mum ended up in Jim Hamilton's bedroom, why Nigel Davies should be the next Lions coach and off course, Andy's favorite topic, pre-season. The guys also discuss the June internationals and play a game of mastermind & "Who Said it" Enjoy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/201636 minutes 2 seconds