The Rugby Pod
The Rugby Pod Episode 36 - Dan Biggar & Lions Squad Special
We're joined by Wales fly-half Dan Biggar to chat all things British & Irish Lions ahead of Warren Gatland's squad announcement and Big Jim and Goodey pick their 36-man squads for the tour as well as reminiscing about just missing out on tours gone by. Plus, we dissect all the European semi-final action and Jim's in a particularly good mood, despite his questionable fashion sense, after finally getting out of the house for a few hours! Listen to the full episode on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3vKHK0R
The Rugby Pod name their 36 man Lions squad
With one of the biggest days in the rugby calendar fast approaching, Big Jim and Goodey select their 36 mans Lions squad to take on SA. You can listen to this week's episode over on Spotify where we look ahead to Warren Gatlands squad announcement, review the weekend's European action and chat to Welsh Fly Half Dan Bigger about his Lions hopes: https://spoti.fi/2QVEdhw Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content!
The Rugby Pod reacts to the RFU’s review of Eddie Jones and England’s Six Nations performance
After a disappointing 5th place finish for Eddie Jones and his men in this years Six Nations, Big Jim and Goodey discuss the RFU's review and just what it means as they look ahead to a potential Summer Tour. Listen to the full podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Nzb8ajwriWTT9Doiz1uzs?si=34875e0497bc4719 Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE!
The Rugby Pod Episode 35 - Eddie's Review & Return of the Fearns
Big Jim and Goodey are back with strong views on the RFU's review into England's "sub-optimal" Six Nations performance, there's a disagreement over which big-name fly-half will miss out on the Lions tour and we catch up with new Newcastle signing Carl Fearns to hear about his six years in France and stories of car crashes, fires, failed moves and, of course, what really happened when he knocked out Gavin Henson. All that plus a full debrief of the latest round of Premiership action and a look ahead to the European semi-finals... Listen to the full episode over on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Nzb8ajwriWTT9Doiz1uzs?si=c3931c7773f64d59 Don't forget to subscribe to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content!
Who should play at 10 for The Lions? - The Rugby Pod
With just over a week to go until The Lions squad is announced, Big Jim and Goodey take a look at one of the key positions and discuss who they think will be the man to take the No.10 jersey. Listen to the full podcast over on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Nzb8ajwriWTT9Doiz1uzs?si=5414f335bcb5452d Don't forget to subscribe to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content!
The Rugby Pod Episode 34 - Eben Etzebeth & Big Jim's Beef
South African World Cup winner Eben Etzebeth joins us to look ahead to the British & Irish Lions tour this summer and discuss who he's expecting to be coming up against in the second row, what the changes in the Springboks coaching staff might mean and the motivational power of Rassie Erasmus, as well as of course, what really happened in his beef with Big Jim back in 2013! Plus, we look at Warren Gatland's comments on selection in terms of the English-based players and chat about all the latest Premiership action as well. Listen to the full podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0rnQ6PFCHZNm50m6X3ZG3S?si=VNRQMvAlQOGzCRLCmWOCYA
Jim meets his hero, Springbok World Cup winner Eben Etzebeth
Great to have a giant of the game on the pod this week as Big Jim meets one of his heroes in World Cup winner Eben Etzebeth. Listen to the full podcast where you can catch the full interview with Eben, we also take a look at Warren Gatland and his Lions coaching staff and throw in some Premiership action for good measure as well: Catch it here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0rnQ6PFCHZNm50m6X3ZG3S?si=sXbXr7RiSqGI2AXbvz5PEw Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content!
The Rugby Pod Episode 33 - Le Mullet Hamish Watson & Champions Cup Action
Six Nations Player of the Championship Hamish Watson joins us this week to discuss everything from his English accent to Scotland's evolution and the prospect of a trip to South Africa with the British & Irish Lions. Plus, we talk Lions assistant coaches and dissect all the Champions Cup quarter-finals with from Leinster's thrilling win at Sandy Park and La Rochelle's power to two of the worst knockout games in memory in the all-French encounters... Listen to the full podcast over on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0FCevM9qhQMfG1eZbdN7CJ?si=XpxLVE30Svqe2jcM7o20rw SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content!
The Rugby Pod Episode 32 - Faf de Klerk & Sale'ing Europe
South African World Cup winner Faf de Klerk joins us this week to talk Sale's success, life in Manchester, similarities between Sanderson and Erasmus and chatting to royalty in budgy smugglers as well as looking ahead to the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa in the summer. And, he may or may not be shaving his head if Sale win the Champions Cup! Plus, we round up all the European Round of 16 action and look ahead to the quarter-finals as well... Listen to the full podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2e5A2t7qY8iFVDWLOc9J3i?si=N5Qb3MLGQa-77wq7uUOsjA Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date with all the latest Rugby Pod content!