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    • 4.7, 2.2K Ratings

James Haskell and Alex Payne and special guests do their best to discuss anything but rugby. Subscribe free to get a new episode every Wednesday. The UK's No1 rugby show, brought to you by JOE.

    The One About Grassroots Referees

    The One About Grassroots Referees

    A week after Nigel Owens was on, we drop down a few leagues as Alex is joined by level 6 referee and vice-president of the Oxfordshire Referees Society, Rob Cross to talk about some of the challenges surrounding officiating at the grassroots level. From decreasing numbers, to levels of refereeing, pathways to becoming the next Wayne Barnes, problems from the touchlines and how the game might look in a decade.

    • 23 min
    The One With Jamie George

    The One With Jamie George

    Alex and Hask are joined by the Saracens, England and Lions hooker Jamie George to talk about the difficulties of putting things right at Sarries, coffee, big heads, and why Ellis Genge hates Cirque Du Soleil. Plus there's an Elliot Daly love-in and James confesses he has no idea what Jamie's role is on the pitch. It's the usual mayhem.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The One About Sale's Mark Jennings and his Journey Into Darkness

    The One About Sale's Mark Jennings and his Journey Into Darkness

    Alex is joined by the former Sale centre Mark Jennings for an incredible, emotional rollercoaster of a House of Rugby Short that begins in Namibia and ends up in a prison cell in Manchester. A life spent hiding bullying, drug addiction, alcohol problems, childhood PTSD, dark depression and worse, all the while playing 90 times for the Sharks in the Premiership. And the trigger point for all this self-harm is perhaps the biggest tragedy of all. This is a very special listen.

    • 37 min
    The Nigel Owens One

    The Nigel Owens One

    Alex and James are joined by the legendary referee Nigel Owens for a magical seventy minutes of cattle, red cards, missed kicks, Only Fools and Horses, donkeys and calenders. He also talks movingly about how a single conversation changed his life when he was at his very lowest, and how a trip to Buenos Aires turned him into such a great official.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The One About the Clapham Falcons

    The One About the Clapham Falcons

    Payno and James are joined by the Clapham Falcons legend Archie Curzon in a new House of Rugby Shorts edition. They talk rigs, lids, red cords, business connections, and Stuart Barnes's shirt collection in an eclectic 25 minutes of mayhem.

    • 26 min
    The One With Jack Nowell

    The One With Jack Nowell

    Alex and James are joined by the Exeter and England winger Jack Nowell to talk Lego, lavender oil, chicken fajitas and going on tour with the Lions. Plus, why does Eddie Jones send 3am texts, what does Jack really think of Saracens and why does he spend 5 hours a day in the gym?

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

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Thought I’d give it a go having seen some clips, tried the one about Clapham falcons. If you are someone obsessed with which private school you went to and never really left and now work in the city then this is for you. If not give it a swerve. Also useful if you want to learn what’s wrong with rugby and why it has never gained the mass appeal of football.

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Pretty good.

Pretty good content and guests but at times it feels like a private school ‘lads’ club.

Charlie Sweeney ,

Jack Nowell Pod

Probably the best pod from House Of Rugby

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