26 episodes

Benjamin Kayser and Johnnie Beattie take you inside the world of French rugby with big stars and juicy stories. This is the only place to join the debate on French rugby culture.
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    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

Benjamin Kayser and Johnnie Beattie take you inside the world of French rugby with big stars and juicy stories. This is the only place to join the debate on French rugby culture.
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    Fabien's Faux Pas & Mr Greig

    Fabien's Faux Pas & Mr Greig

    Benji and Johnnie are back to discuss what sanctions Fabien Galthie should face for breaching France's bubble, whether the French sports minister might intervene, the rearranged date for the Scotland game and the standard of French refereeing in the Six Nations. Plus, we catch up with Mr Greig Laidlaw in Japan, who gives us an insight into what the players in the Scotland camp are thinking, tells us whether it's more difficult to adjust to the cultural and language differences in France or Japan and lifts the lid on his battle with Morgan Parra at Clermont...
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    • 59 min
    Extraordinary General Meeting

    Extraordinary General Meeting

    Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures and we're back for a bonus pod to discuss the fallout from the postponement of France's clash with Scotland. We weigh up when the game could possibly be played in a ridiculously congested calendar, how the release of players from clubs can be secured and consider whether more specific contingency plans should have been in place. Plus, we chat about the rumours in the French media that Fabien Galthié may have broken protocols, delve into the politics of French rugby once more and assess whether the impending investigation can come up with the necessary answers.
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    • 17 min
    Covid Chaos

    Covid Chaos

    Benji and Johnnie are back to discuss what's been going on in France camp with a host of players and coaches testing positive for Covid-19, how the enforced personnel changes and lack of training might affect them, whether the game against Scotland will and should go ahead and much more. Plus, we hear how it was really Johnnie who masterminded Scotland's victory over France in last year's Six Nations and we chat to referee Mike Adamson about communicating in French, why he awarded Jonny May's try at Twickenham and why we're seeing so many red cards at the moment.
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    • 57 min
    The Irish French Enforcer

    The Irish French Enforcer

    Who better to have on the show to talk about France's first victory in Dublin for a decade than a former Ireland international who now supports France and serves Antoine Dupont in his bar! Former Toulouse & Leinster legend Trevor Brennan joins us to look back at the game and talk about his sons representing France, the ban that ended his playing career, where the sport's at right now and just what makes this France side so good...
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Scottish Takeover

    Scottish Takeover

    Johnnie's fingerprints are all over the pod this week after Scotland's first victory over England at Twickenham for 38 years and we're joined by Scotland's most capped back rower and Clermont legend Jason White too. As well as talking all things Calcutta Cup, we hear stories about Vern Cotter's famous training camps, Philippe Saint-Andre's questionable memory and much more and, of course, we look at France's thrashing of Italy. There's also a look ahead to all of the Round 2 games in the Six Nations and a bit of Top 14 chat to boot...
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    • 57 min
    France's Time Has Come

    France's Time Has Come

    We look ahead to the 2021 Six Nations and especially whether France's time has come or whether the absence of the likes of Virimi Vakatawa and Camille Chat will cause major problems for Fabien Galthie. We also look back at Johnnie and Benji's memories of the tournament from the days of VHS cassettes! We put our money where our mouth is in terms of predictions for this year's Six Nations and take a look at the latest Top 14 action and rumours...
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Fuzzy-Dunlop1 ,

l'un des meilleurs podcasts autour

As I’ve said above, exceptional insight into the world of French Rugby, quality guest who have given further insight and I’ve developed a man crush in Benjamin Kayser.....

Strizley ,

Not actually in French!

Probably my favourite rugby pod, a perfect mix of knowledgeable insights, top guests and light hearted entertainment. Unlike some other pods this isn’t full of adverts and self promotion, just some top rugby blokes discussing the sport and sharing thoughts. Highly recommended.

Dessie-boy ,

Top quality !

An excellent listen , great insight and quality guests. Worth listening to just for BenJys accent !

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