The Rugby Pod
The Rugby Pod 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... Listen to the full podcast here: https://bit.ly/3sHU9lp
The Rugby Pod 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... Listen to the full podcast here: https://bit.ly/38GqNvQ
“It’s taken too long to come to this decision” - The Rugby Pod on European Cup suspension
Plenty for Big Jim and Goodey to dissect this week as both the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been suspended. The lads have their say on whether or not it was the right decision and just where that leaves the Premiership as they take two weeks off. Listen to the full podcast here: https://bit.ly/38GqNvQ Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content and check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well.
The Rugby Pod 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...
Should The Lions tour to SA be cancelled? - The Rugby Pod
The news we all didn't want to hear but it's looking like there are a few alternative options on the table for The Lions tour to SA. Big Jim and Goodey have their say! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content! Listen to the full podcast here: https://bit.ly/2L48FTF
Jim Hamilton opens up about his experiences with concussion
Plenty going on in the world of rugby this week as Big Jim opens up to discuss dementia and his experiences of having concussion during his playing days. If you haven't already, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content and check us out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.therugbypod.com/podcast/episode/20a41194/episode-18-concussion-dementia-and-world-cup-deja-vu
The Rugby Pod 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... Listen to the full podcast here: https://www.therugbypod.com/podcast/episode/20a41194/episode-18-concussion-dementia-and-world-cup-deja-vu Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content.
Why Eddie O'Sullivan called out Scotland for being 'delusional'
Great to have former Ireland Head Coach Eddie O'Sullivan on the pod this week to discuss all things ruggers. Big Jim asks the all important question of why Eddie called out Scotland for being delusional after their loss to Ireland at the weekend, and just where he sees Scotland heading in the future... To catch the full interview with Eddie, listen to the podcast here: https://www.therugbypod.com/podcast/episode/24b2944b/episode-17-the-two-eddies
The Rugby Pod 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... Listen to the full podcast here: https://www.therugbypod.com/podcast/episode/24b2944b/episode-17-the-two-eddies