The Rugby Pod
The Rugby Pod Episode 42 - Bears' Rise & Champion Chiefs
Big Jim and Goodey are joined by Bristol second row Dave Attwood this week to discuss topping the Premiership, what sets the Bears and Pat Lam apart, the contrast with his time at Toulon, the chances of an England recall, parenting, philosophy and much more. Plus there's a look at a champion comeback from the Chiefs, a round-up of the Champions Cup qualification battle, semi-final predictions, analysis of England and Ireland's summer squads and a few red hot rumours... Listen to the full podcast over on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/59wpzaBXDvmElH7C9L4YAV?si=8cb06984b8ca46bb
The Rugby Pod react to England & Ireland’s Summer Tour Squads
Big Jim and Goodey take a look at both England and Ireland's Summer Tour Squads as both Eddie Jones and Andy Farrell have a chance to bring some fresh faces into camp. Listen to the full podcast over on Spotify where we chat to Bristol Bears' Dave Attwood about life at Bristol and what to expect ahead of their Premiership semi-final clash. We also chat in depth about the last round of Premiership fixtures and throw in a few transfer rumours for good measure: https://open.spotify.com/episode/59wpzaBXDvmElH7C9L4YAV?si=d5bcf7acfe8242b6
The Rugby Pod Episode 41 - Fracas, Finals & Fitzgerald
Big Jim and Goodey are back and eager to get their teeth into the bust-up between the Tigers and Bears at Welford Road, look ahead to the all-important final round of Premiership fixtures, consider who might be touring with England this summer when Eddie Jones names his squad on Thursday and chat all things British & Irish Lions with former Ireland and Lions wing Luke Fitzgerald. Listen to the full podcast over on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7we0M8UFO9hbUZUbPC5KVR?si=b63c9869016049ce Subscribe to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content!
Luke Fitzgerald on that BRUTAL 2nd test against South Africa - The Rugby Pod
Great to chat to former Ireland international Luke Fitzgerald about one of the most brutal games in rugby history, the 2nd Lions Test again SA in 2009. You can listen to the full podcast over on Spotify where we look at Leicesters huge clash with Bristol over the weekend, discuss who Eddie Jones will be picking on the summer tour to the USA and chat in full with Luke Fitzgerald about what The Lions can expect when they face World Champions South Africa: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7we0M8UFO9hbUZUbPC5KVR?si=7jBLWjcdTgy2GZer-JQRaQ Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content!
The Rugby Pod Episode 40 - Manu Tuilagi
Big Jim and Goodey are joined this week by the one and only Manu Tuilagi to hear about the Sale, England and British & Irish Lions centre's latest return from injury, how tough the road back to fitness has been, how much of an impression Alex Sanderson has made on him and whether he's still holding out hope of playing for the Lions in South Africa this summer. Plus, we look back at all the Premiership action and cast our eye over a few rumours as well... Listen to the full podcast over on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Dh8ddEyKK7JQC5Nenik0F?si=83132a642b4f4478 Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content!
‘If I’m fit and ready, it would be an honour” - Manu Tuilagi on Warren Gatland and his Lions chances
How good would it be to see this man in a Lions jersey this summer!! Great to have the one and only Manu Tuilagi on the pod this week, and the lads don't mess around as we find out whether or not Warren Gatland has been in touch with the big man and just what it would mean to pull on the red jersey over in SA. Catch the full interview with Manu plus much more over on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Dh8ddEyKK7JQC5Nenik0F?si=7f45891afacc4076
The Rugby Pod Episode 39 - Cool Hand Luke & The Big Lozowski
Big Jim and Goodey are back to cast their eye over the French-dominated European finals and we're joined by two Englishmen who were in the thick of the action. Luke Pearce discusses becoming the first referee to send someone off in a Champions Cup final, keeping cool in the midst of a tough game to control, how he's improved his French, having to deal with online abuse and more. And, Montpellier fly half Alex Lozowski fills us in on the celebrations after they won the Challenge Cup and tells us all about his year-long French adventure as it draws to a close... Listen to the full podcast over on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3fkaNTB 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 as well!
Freddie San in Japan - FINALE - End of Season, Hawaii, Return to Leicester and Favourite Memories
Freddie is living his best life out in Hawaii after his Japanese adventure. We join him one last time before he returns to Leicester to rejoin the Premiership. He gives us the lowdown on his last few weeks in Japan and what he's getting up to on his journey home via the U.S
The Rugby Pod Episode 38 - European Finals Special & Zack Holmes
Ahead of the Champions Cup final, Jim and Goodey reminisce about their own experiences of winning the biggest prize in European rugby. Toulouse fly-half and former La Rochelle man Zack Holmes joins us to look ahead to the final and give us the inside track on both sides. Plus, we preview Leicester's Challenge Cup final encounter with Montpellier, celebrate the return of fans to stadiums in England and round up all the action from a long weekend in the Premiership... Listen to the full episode over on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5j8ASoOMj2bJHfwUWbGp2K?si=f48f03a333b54aea