18 episodes

Recently retired former France international Benjamin Kayser & Scotland international Johnnie Beattie bring you interviews with the biggest stars from around the world playing in French rugby, together with some of the juiciest stories from the much debated French rugby culture.
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Recently retired former France international Benjamin Kayser & Scotland international Johnnie Beattie bring you interviews with the biggest stars from around the world playing in French rugby, together with some of the juiciest stories from the much debated French rugby culture.
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    Nathan Hines

    Nathan Hines

    Former Clermont, Scotland and British & Irish Lions second row Nathan Hines joins us to chat about his coaching career in Montpellier, clashing with the recently sacked Xavier Garbajosa and moving to Cheshire. He also discusses playing with Johnnie and Benji, what Vern Cotter is really like and fills us in on his experience in the bubble for the Barbarians game against England that never happened...
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Jerome Kaino

    Jerome Kaino

    Toulouse's All Black legend Jerome Kaino joins us to talk about their game against Exeter being called off, adjusting to life in France, the influence of Joe Tekori on and off the field, wanting to stay and coach the youngsters at Toulouse and much more. Plus, Johnnie's been banished to the basement and we're joined by another very special guest...
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Nick Abendanon

    Nick Abendanon

    Former European Player of the Year and England international Nick Abendanon joins us to talk about swapping Bath for Clermont, how close he came to moving back to the Premiership in the summer, life in PRO D2, the news about former team-mate Michael Lipman and what that could mean for the sport, stories from his time with Benji at Clermont and conversations with Stuart Lancaster about his England career.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Serge Betsen

    Serge Betsen

    You don't want to miss this one as we're joined by France legend Serge Betsen to discuss what more can be done to help players when they've finished playing, especially after the sad passing of the late, great Christophe Dominici, and the amazing work he's doing with his academy to help people as well. We get a great insight into Fabien Galthié, Raphael Ibanez and Shaun Edwards and discuss the current France side...plus Serge reveals he's open to coaching offers himself! It's hard not to be inspired by the great man...
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Simon Shaw

    Simon Shaw

    Former Toulon, Wasps, England and British & Irish Lions legend Simon Shaw joins us to talk moving to France at the age of 38, the madness of Mourad, the culture on the Cote d'Azur and much more. He tells us some stories about Shaun Edwards, gives his insight into the current France side and throws an interesting name into the mix as a contender to be Lions captain next year as well. Plus, we discuss all the Autumn Nations Cup action and Benji gives a touching tribute to the late, great Christophe Dominici...
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Yannick Nyanga

    Yannick Nyanga

    Racing 92 Sporting Director Yannick Nyanga joins us to look ahead to Scotland v France as well as talk about his current role, the mental side of the game after Racing's third Champions Cup final defeat in five years recently, how he's helped the likes of Camille Chat and Teddy Thomas and all the big moments from his playing career including how was left out of the France setup for five years under Marc Lievremont. Oh, and we discuss growing up in an area close to a famous naturist village and what it's like to have been named the sixth most handsome man in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year!
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    • 1 hr 48 min

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