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‘Big Mack’ Hansen, Tackle Height Controversy, and Champions Cup Action

Another dramatic week in rugby with the RFU bringing in a new game-changing law for the grassroots game in England. The lads give their take and what it means for the future of the game.

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Borthwick’s First England Squad, Quins’ Cadan Murley, and Eddie’s Return

The guys talk Steve Borthwick’s England squad, Eddie Jones’s return to rugby, and the hectic Champions Cup

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All Blacks of the North With Gary Graham, Borthwick Borrows Evans and Owen Farrell in Hot Water

The guys also discuss whether England needs to relax their eligibility rules and we give their take on some controversial calls over the weekend

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Secret Bad Santa, England Break the Bank for Borthwick, and Champions Cup Controversy

The guys wrap up the Champions Cup action, including the controversy in Ulster, Leinster trashing Gloucester shags, and Ospreys with the upset of the weekend in France

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What’s Next for England, and Exeter’s Olly Woodburn

The guys chat about the fallout from Eddie’s sacking and what’s next for England and the RFU

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Jonathan Davies Chats With Jim Hamilton

‘The Rugby Pod’ is joined by Jonathan Davies to chat about his stellar career, life after rugby, and being one of the most recognized voices in the game

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Warren G Returns, Eddie’s Exit, and England’s Mike Brown

The guys also wrap up some of the Prem and URC action and look forward to a big weekend of European rugby

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Episode 13—Doddie Weir Tribute, South Africa’s Peter de Villiers, and Eddie’s Not OK

The lads also wrap up the Autumn series for England and Wales and discuss what’s next for both teams and their under-fire coaches

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Back from the Brink—Rhys Thomas chats with Jim Hamilton

Rhys speaks with Jim about his heart attack while training

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Episode 12—The Marcus Smith Show, New Zealand’s Scotty Stevenson, & Woeful Wales

Scotty gives his take on Scott Robertson potentially coaching England, what’s gone wrong in New Zealand behind the scenes, what rugby needs to get right, and just how big Any Rowe actually is back in New Zealand

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Episode 11—England’s Jack van Poortvliet, Murrayfield Musings, and Italy’s Triumph

Plus, the guys round up the other games in Cardiff, Dublin, and Paris, and look forward to England’s massive game against the All Blacks next weekend

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The Rugby Players Association’s Christian Day Chats With Jim Hamilton

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

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Eddie Jones’s Dictatorship and Loose Dan Leavy

Jim and Goodey also give their predictions for the results of this weekend’s Autumn Nations series games and look ahead to how England can bounce back against Japan

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Episode 9: The Werewolf, Autumn Series Preview, and Wallabies’ Nic White

Jim and Goodey also review the highlights from the Gallagher Premiership, including more refereeing controversy and red cards in another dramatic weekend

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From Outside Centre to Love Islander, Jay Younger Chats With Jim Hamilton

Jay talks about how he went from playing rugby and competing at the national level in the 400 meters to being involved in one of the most-watched reality TV shows of all time

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Episode 8 - Cameron Redpath & Don’t Brush Your Teeth in SA!

The lads chat through the England and Scotland squads for the Autumn Nations Series and give their predictions for the first weekend’s results

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Episode 7 - Wasps - The Full Story With CEO Stephen Vaughan

Vaughan talks about how his team became the second Premiership side this season to fall in administration. Plus, the lads run through all of the action from the Premiership and URC as both Sale and Saracens make it five wins from five.

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Super Sunday Plus Springbok and Stormer, Evan Roos

After another round of drama on and off the field in the Premiership, the lads discuss what the future holds for Worcester and Wasps, and pick apart the red cards for Jacob Umaga and Mako Vunipola

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Man of Steel Sam Tomkins chats to Jim Hamilton

Ahead of the Rugby League World Cup, which starts next week, Jim talks to Sam Tomkins about his stellar career and what molded him into one of the all-time greats

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Red Rose Hannah Botterman, New Dog, and New Business Venture

Plus, Jim and Goodey give their thoughts on George Skivington’s comments around player salaries

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Ben and Tom Youngs chat with Jim Hamilton

Ahead of their testimonial in London, brothers Ben and Tom open up on their careers, their highs and lows on and off the pitch, and some of their favorite memories

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Worcester’s Ollie Lawrence and Hoggy’s Hairdressing Howler

The guys also run through all the Premiership and URC action in a weekend packed full of drama, tries, and refereeing controversy

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Sonny Bill McCloskey & Goodey’s Unlikely New Best Mate

The lads also round up all the Premiership action and give an update on the ongoing situation at Worcester

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Adam Hastings and Jim’s Jake White Cock-up

Jim and Goodey round up all the action from the first weekend of the Premiership season and look ahead to the start of the URC

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The Pod Returns and Worcester Warriors’ Steve Diamond

The guys discuss the difficult position English rugby is in and how Premiership Rugby can help prevent other clubs from following Worcester’s path

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Deano on Worcester and Welsh Regions—Dean Ryan Chats With Jim Hamilton

Dean explains how the Welsh Regions are building toward a move away from the WRU and gives his opinion on who Eddie Jones’s successor should be

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The Fight of His Life—Ed Slater and Sam Raven Chat With Jim Hamilton

Ed talks about being diagnosed with motor neurone disease and being forced to retire from professional rugby, and the guys reflect on their recent 350-mile charity cycle, which raised over 300K for MND charities and research

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Professor Bill Ribbans Chats With Jim Hamilton About Concussions

Bill and Jim discuss some very sensitive topics with the aim of better understanding the challenges around concussion in our sport

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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