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The Man With the Pen—Simon Cohen Chats With Jim Hamilton

Jim and Simon chat about the growth of the game and where it’s headed, as well as reminisce on some of their glory days at Tigers

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The Rise and Fall of Max Guazzini, Rugby’s Greatest Ever Owner

The pod speaks 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.

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Razor—Scott Robertson Chats With Jim Hamilton

Razor talks about his coaching philosophy, how he gets the best out of his players, his international ambitions for the future, and his Rugby World Cup goals

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A Wall Street Shark—Marco Masotti Chats With Jim Hamilton

Marco talks about his investment in the Sharks and gives his thoughts on what teams, unions, administrators, and players need to do to help the game evolve and compete on a global scale

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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

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Drew Mitchell—Chats with Jim Hamilton

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

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Rugby Pod Stories - Poisoned - 1995 World Cup Final

The guys 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

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Tiger Tears and Australia’s Andrew Kellaway

Jim and Goodey discuss the URC final and look ahead to the summer tours as the Northern Hemisphere sides travel south for the first time since 2018

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Super Faz’s Saracens and the Stormers’ John Dobson

The guys discuss Leicester’s chances as they face a battle-hardened Saracens in the final after their fierce encounter with Harlequins, then are joined by Stormers head coach John Dobson to find out how his side managed to overcome Ulster

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André Esterhuizen, Rassie’s Twitter Hack, and the Pish Mop

André previews his side’s Premiership semifinal London derby against Saracens before the guys discuss the other semifinal, and Jim and Goodey run through all the results from across the Premiership this weekend

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Alternate End of Year Awards for 2021

The lads give out our very first Rugby Pod Alternate End of Year Awards for some of our favorite moments, including Top Lad Award, Most Outrageous Moment of the Year, Best Social Media Account, Skid Marks of the Year, Why You being ’Orrible, and a few more

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Brits and the Bok-lash

Former Springbok and World Cup winner Schalk Brits joins us this week to fill us in on the second Test, the refereeing in South Africa, and what he thinks will happen in the deciding third Test

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Lions Roar With Price-Less Win!

Scrum half Ali Price joins the show this week to chat about the emotion of being handed a starting jersey, facing Faf de Klerk, Warren Gatland’s half-time team talk, toasting victory in the bubble, preparations for the second Test, and much more

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Inside the Lions’ Lair and Test Selection

Big Jim and Goodey name their starting XVs for the first Test before chatting to strength and conditioning coach and former Great Britain rugby league international Jon Clarke

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It’s Not Coming Home, but Maybe It Should Be!

Plus, there’s also talk about how Big Jim and Goodey would fare in a penalty shootout, Marcus Smith’s Lions call-up ahead of Johnny Sexton, Alun Wyn Jones’s Lazarus-esque recovery, the unofficial fourth Test against South Africa A, and more

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Oh Captains, My Captains!

We’re joined by a pair of skippers this week as legendary former Springboks captain John Smit fills us in on the Boks and Lewis Ludlow discusses capping off a hell of a season in style

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The Perfect Premiership Final

Plus, we hear from Quins coach Jerry Flannery about how angry he was when Paul Gustard left, the unique culture at the club, and how they turned things around

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The Mighty Quins and Humble Pie

The guys and guest Nick Evans discuss how far Marcus Smith can go, whether the Harlequins’ Premiership semifinal against Bristol was the best Premiership game we’ve ever seen, and much more

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Bears’ Rise and Champion Chiefs

Big Jim and Goodey are joined by Bristol second row Dave Attwood to discuss topping the Premiership, what sets the Bears and Pat Lam apart, the contrast with his time at Toulon, and much more

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Fracas, Finals, and Fitzgerald

Big Jim and Goodey look ahead to the final round of Premiership fixtures, consider who might captain England this summer, and chat all things British and Irish Lions with former Ireland and Lions wing Luke Fitzgerald

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Manu Tuilagi and Summer Tours

Manu talks about 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

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Cool Hand Luke and the Big Lozowski

Big Jim and Goodey cast their eye over the French-dominated European finals and are joined by two Englishmen who were in the thick of the action

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European Finals Special and Zack Holmes

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

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The Magic of the Lions & Chris Harris

Chris Harris joins the pod to talk about his journey from Tynedale in National 1 to the pinnacle of the sport, his shock at hearing his name read out, how much it means to him and how big a role Goodey played in his meteoric rise

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Dan Biggar and Lions Squad Special

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar joins the pod to chat all things British and Irish Lions ahead of Warren Gatland’s squad announcement and Big Jim and Goodey pick their 36-man squads for the tour

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Eddie’s Review & Return of the Fearns

Discussing England’s performance at the Six Nations and catching up with new Newcastle signing Carl Fearns

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Eben Etzebeth and 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 more

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Le Mullet Hamish Watson & Champions Cup Action

Plus, we talk Lions assistant coaches and dissect all the Champions Cup quarterfinals matchups

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Faf de Klerk & Sale’ing Europe

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, and more

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Lancaster and LRZ

The guys are 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

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Tadhg Beirne and England’s Triple Spoon

The guys talks to Tadhg about 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

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Big Bruce’s Announcement, Scott Quinnell, and Jim’s Reverse Jinx

Big Jim and Goodey build up to Wales’s 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