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Benjamin Kayser and Johnnie Beattie take you inside the world of French rugby with big stars and juicy stories. Available on RugbyPass as well as all your usual podcast platforms.
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Le French Rugby Podcast Le French Rugby Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 104 Ratings

Benjamin Kayser and Johnnie Beattie take you inside the world of French rugby with big stars and juicy stories. Available on RugbyPass as well as all your usual podcast platforms.
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    Garbisi The Great & Montpellier's Maiden Title

    Garbisi The Great & Montpellier's Maiden Title

    Good things come to those who wait... we're joined by Montpellier hero Paolo Garbisi after a whirlwind of a week involving some epic celebrations and a long drive to join up with Italy ahead of their upcoming internationals! We discuss what it's like to win a first ever Top 14 title for Montpellier in his first season with the club, what the celebrations were like, how he could've ended up in England, the influence of Zach Mercer, keeping Handre Pollard out of the team, the emotional scenes in Cardiff in March, potentially partnering his brother in the halfbacks for Italy, what next for the Azzurri and much more. Plus, there's some massive transfer news surrounding a France international, we look ahead to France's series with Japan and pick our MEATER Moment of the Week...
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    • 45 min
    The King Of Castres

    The King Of Castres

    We're joined by the King of Castres, Rodrigo Capo Ortega, who has been at the heart of the club's previous Top 14 triumphs over the past decade to look ahead to the final against Montpellier. We look back on the semi-finals, break down the tactical battle in the final, discuss when the Capo Ortega statue is being built and find out how close he came to leaving the club and moving to the Premiership. Plus, we chat about the Barbarians' win over England, analyse France's squad for the Japan tour and pick our MEATER Moment of the Week...
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    • 50 min
    Brutal Barrages & Bordeaux's Big Gamble

    Brutal Barrages & Bordeaux's Big Gamble

    Bordeaux second row Kane Douglas joins us to fill us in on how the team prepared for their victory over Racing in the Barrages without Christophe Urios for most of the week, the response of Matthieu Jalibert and Cameron Woki after being called out and whether relationships will be mended this week! Plus, we discuss Toulouse's latest win over La Rochelle, Perpignan's triumph in the accession match and look ahead to the Top 14 semi-finals. And, we pick our MEATER Moment of the Week...
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    • 52 min
    Castres Action Hero

    Castres Action Hero

    After a frenetic final weekend in the Top 14 regular season, we catch up with one of the key men from surprise table-toppers Castres and the top tackler in the Top 14 this season. Australian second row Tom Staniforth fills us in on his journey from Canberra to Castres, the family environment at the club, how a bunch of battlers go about beating off competition from a host of teams with much bigger budgets over 26 rounds and gives us an insight into what makes a club that often goes under the radar so special. There's also a look into everything that happened on the final day, a look ahead to the Barrages and we pick our MEATER Moment of the Week...
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    • 51 min
    There Ain't No Party Like A La Rochelle Party!

    There Ain't No Party Like A La Rochelle Party!

    We try desperately to join in with the epic looking party in the port at La Rochelle as well as analysing how they managed to prove seemingly everyone wrong and beat favourites Leinster to lift the European Cup. Plus, we discuss Lyon's first major trophy since 1933 and what the fact that both they and La Rochelle came up together from PRO D2 just eight years ago says about French rugby. There's also a revelation about Uini Atonio's tattoo and much more. And, we pick our MEATER Moment of the Week...
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    • 53 min
    Wiaan Liebenberg & Going Out On Top

    Wiaan Liebenberg & Going Out On Top

    We're joined by La Rochelle back row Wiaan Liebenberg to chat about his decision to retire from playing at the age of just 29 and the thinking behind it, the journey that's taken him to France, what comes next and the chances of riding off into the sunset with a trophy! A bit of Champions Cup chat and an insight into the cut-throat life of a professional rugby player and the decision-making process involved in when to hang up the boots. Plus, we pick our MEATER Moment of the Week...
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Tazsters ,

Awesome rugby pod

Absolutely awesome podcast - guys have a great dynamic and the pod is never boring

gman569 ,

Best Rugby Pod

Look forward to this every week. Johnnie & Benji are simply outstanding. Great in depth rugby knowledge in general, wonderful insight into the Top14, and always plenty of laughs.

La Tortue Béglaise ,

Ça fait du bien !!!

The ONLY rugby podcast that speaks the informed truth about all things French rugby. Merci les gars !

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