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Gareth Rhys Owen brings you the latest news, views and interviews from the world of Welsh rugby

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Gareth Rhys Owen brings you the latest news, views and interviews from the world of Welsh rugby

    Wales side named to take on World Champions

    Wales side named to take on World Champions

    Gareth Rhys Owen, Lauren Jenkins and Wales wing Alex Cuthbert meet at the Wales team HQ to run the rule over the side named to take on World Champions South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.

    • 41 min
    The big review of the sesaon

    The big review of the sesaon

    Gareth Rhys Owen and Lauren Jenkins are joined by Wales wing Alex Cuthbert and BBC Sport Wales' rugby writer Gareth Griffiths to look back at the season for the Welsh regions. They pick their standout moments and select their key players as the 2023-24 season draws to a close for the Welsh sides.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Wales' summer squad

    Wales' summer squad

    Gareth Rhys Owen, Lauren Jenkins and former Wales centre Tom Shanklin look at Wales' squad for their summer Tests against South Africa and Australia and discuss just how Ospreys qualified against the odds for the United Rugby Championship playoffs.

    • 42 min
    Ken Owens: The Sheriff

    Ken Owens: The Sheriff

    Former Wales captain Ken Owens joins Lauren Jenkins and Alex Cuthbert on the pod to discuss his retirement and his upcoming documentary, 'Ken Owens: Y Sheriff'.

    • 33 min
    The Judgement Day preview

    The Judgement Day preview

    Gareth Rhys Owen, Lauren Jenkins and Alex Cuthbert head to Cardiff City Stadium ahead of Judgement Day there and catch up with the head coaches of all four regions before the season proper finale.

    • 57 min
    URC round-up with Richie Rees

    URC round-up with Richie Rees

    Former Wales scrum-half and current Cardiff Rugby backs coach Richie Rees joins Gareth Rhys Owen and Lauren Jenkins to discuss victories over the weekend for Cardiff, Ospreys and Scarlets. They also run the rule over Nigel Walker's comments after the WRU CEO said cutting the number of regions from four to three is still a possibility.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
873 Ratings

873 Ratings

vinrouge1938 ,

Day with the Dragons

Great insight and interviews. Are you going round all the regions for similar. Welcome back from the World Cup. Your coverage there was very good and really enjoyed the pod to camera on iPlayer as well. Cheers.

ponteeeeee ,

🙄

Have to listen to this as my only Welsh rugby fix, but Gareth Rhys Owen doesn’t half talk some garbage and ask some stupid questions. “So, Will Rowlands, can you just elaborate on what it means to ‘plant your feet in the tackle’.

Bubble- Beyond ,

Halfpenny for my thoughts

I must say I was very impressed by Rhys Patchell in this episode. He’s a personable, articulate and intelligent man. Leigh’s personality and articulation manifests itself exclusively on the rugby field, where he is peerless. On a radio podcast, however, he is the antithesis of articulation- frankly, it’s like pulling teeth. Rhys, however, was able to nudge and prompt him throughout the interview. I can see Leigh in my mind’s eye, fidgeting throughout, just wanting this ordeal to be over. Rhys knew this would happen and laid the ground beforehand by stating that truly great players don’t like talking about themselves. His respect, affection and admiration for Leigh was evident and he guided him through with wit and thoughtfulness- he has a future in broadcasting when his playing days are done, hopefully a long time from now.

Lauren took a back seat during all this, which was the right decision and I respect that. Very few broadcasters recognise when to keep quiet , and the fact she did reflects very well on her abilities. She spoke when necessary and no more- a rare skill in this ‘me me me’ culture in which we all reside.

Leigh Halfpenny will be a kicking coach.

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