27 episodes

Who doesn't love rugby?
No man has played for England more than Ben Youngs. He’s also a scrum-half so he’s spent most of his 127 games chatting away to team-mates, opposition and referees. His mate Dan Cole also has over 100 caps, is still in the England squad, and has cult hero status thanks to his no-nonsense approach to most of life’s events.
They’ve spent 20 years together at Leicester Tigers, toured together for the British and Irish Lions, and now podcast together every week. Throughout the Six Nations they’ll bring their ultimate guide to the championship, give you a behind the scenes tour of Twickenham, and tell you what really happens inside an England camp.
They’ll occasionally have guests, and special correspondent Joe Marler will be on speed dial for whenever they need him.

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    • 5.0 • 845 Ratings

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Who doesn't love rugby?
No man has played for England more than Ben Youngs. He’s also a scrum-half so he’s spent most of his 127 games chatting away to team-mates, opposition and referees. His mate Dan Cole also has over 100 caps, is still in the England squad, and has cult hero status thanks to his no-nonsense approach to most of life’s events.
They’ve spent 20 years together at Leicester Tigers, toured together for the British and Irish Lions, and now podcast together every week. Throughout the Six Nations they’ll bring their ultimate guide to the championship, give you a behind the scenes tour of Twickenham, and tell you what really happens inside an England camp.
They’ll occasionally have guests, and special correspondent Joe Marler will be on speed dial for whenever they need him.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Quins win in Bordeaux, Saints put on a show | Champions Cup Quarter Finals

    Quins win in Bordeaux, Saints put on a show | Champions Cup Quarter Finals

    Dan Cole remembers to podcast, but forgets to text his mum back about the use of his pressure washer. Ben Youngs takes a break from cleaning his decking to analyse the Champions Cup quarters finals, and the latest Red Roses demolition job in the Women’s Six Nations.
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    • 37 min
    How big is the big dog’s mouth?

    How big is the big dog’s mouth?

    Who are rugby’s underrated players? What’s your favourite tour story? And please tell us about the time Eddie Jones tried to shave his own head and left a patch of hair on the back. 

    Dan Cole and Ben Youngs answer the best questions Reddit users can offer up in this special episode. 

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    • 36 min
    Three cheers for Gibson-Park | Champions Cup last 16

    Three cheers for Gibson-Park | Champions Cup last 16

    Dan Cole and Ben Youngs are back from their weekend in Dublin to review a big weekend of Champions Cup. Leinster and La Rochelle prepare to meet again, Exeter master the wind against Bath at Sandy Park, Northampton and Munster deliver a classic, Dupont and Ntamack are back for Toulouse, and the Bulls need to get themselves to East Midlands Airport as soon as possible.

    Can Harlequins win in Bordeaux? Should commentators be nicer about scrums? And Ben tells us about his new role as Leicester waterboy. 

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    • 36 min
    Dan saves his marriage, Ben nearly dies

    Dan saves his marriage, Ben nearly dies

    Are you listening Peter Jackson? Dan Cole and Ben Youngs call out the special effects in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, before turning their attention to Leinster in the Champions Cup on Saturday night. There are airport stories, an invite from the Red Roses and Ben picks England’s three scrum-halves for their summer tour. 

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    • 34 min
    For The Love Of Kit: When skin tight is too tight, and how boot deals work

    For The Love Of Kit: When skin tight is too tight, and how boot deals work

    What is the greatest rugby shirt of all time? Ben Youngs and Dan Cole are here to discuss the history of rugby kit, which includes the curious case of the precious kit man, Ben breaking a wrist at an England kit launch and the time Dan had to do a Mizuno appearance with Olympic sprinter Marlon Devonish (WATCH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt4ckW27wVs).
    Plus Ben makes us all jealous when he explains how much free stuff he gets from Adidas.
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    • 34 min
    The Pizza Hut Buffet Years

    The Pizza Hut Buffet Years

    The Easter holidays have turned Dan Cole and Ben Youngs into grumpy old men. They tell stories of the good old days when men were men and pizza hut buffets were an acceptable fuel source for professional athletes. 

    There’s a Christmas tree prank, the real reason for Dan’s Stone Cold Steve Austin impression, the origins of Lendrid and a long pause when the lads are asked about their hobbies.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
845 Ratings

845 Ratings

MonkeyBY25 ,

Quickly become my preferred rugby pod

This pod is very fresh and insightful. They talk about the things that fans really want to know about. What goes on inside the changing room and behind the curtain. Dan Cole is so dry and funny - sometimes intentionally, others unintentionally. Ben Youngs is like a mischievous school boy but his technical breakdown analysis of plays is actually masterful.

jeb sniff ,

Best podcast

Mega podcast nice to know some more about the sport and the behind the scenes from a different sport. Easy to listen to and always makes you laugh

Henry861220 ,

For the love of rugby

Great podcast and great laughs at times

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