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The Rugby Podcast from The Times & The Sunday Times

Stephen Jones, Owen Slot and a selection of rugby personalities provide insight and analysis on the latest events in the game, including big name interviews and forthright analysis.

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    • 3.4 • 416 Ratings

The Rugby Podcast from The Times & The Sunday Times

Stephen Jones, Owen Slot and a selection of rugby personalities provide insight and analysis on the latest events in the game, including big name interviews and forthright analysis.

    Who is Jaco Johan?

    Who is Jaco Johan?

    Owen Slot and Stephen Jones are joined from their Cape Town base by Jonny Fordham of The Sun to preview the second Test between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions. Plus, the identity of the mysterious Jaco Johan is finally revealed...
     
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    • 29 min
    1-0 to the Lions

    1-0 to the Lions

    Stephen Jones and Owen Slot celebrate the British & Irish Lions winning the first Test against South Africa with the help of Stuart Barnes and former Lions captain Sam Warburton.
     
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    • 50 min
    Scoop of the Century

    Scoop of the Century

    The Ruck's courageous Cape Town cohort, Owen Slot and Stephen Jones, are joined by Alex Lowe - the man who knew the Lions team for the first Test against the Springboks before anyone else and broke the news exclusively in The Times.
     
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    • 37 min
    The Selection Committee

    The Selection Committee

    Stuart Barnes is joined by the South African Ruck contingent in Cape Town, Stephen Jones and Owen Slot, to pick their definitive starting XV for the first Test between the British & Irish Lions and the Springboks
     
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    • 40 min
    A Side? You call THAT an A side?

    A Side? You call THAT an A side?

    The only rugby podcast actually on tour in South Africa continues its intrepid trek as Owen Slot and Stephen Jones review the Lions loss against South Africa A whilst local journalist Brenden Nel casts his eye over the Springboks.
     
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    • 44 min
    Cape Town Calling

    Cape Town Calling

    The Ruck's tour of South Africa moves from the high veldt to the coast as the Lions prepare for their toughest match of the trip to date against South Africa A. Alex Lowe, Stuart Barnes and our intrepid tourists Owen Slot and Stephen Jones discuss the victory against the Sharks (again), a call-up for Marcus Smith and Covid chaos in the Springbok camp.
     
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
416 Ratings

416 Ratings

Crauste ,

Awful sound quality

I love the podcast but the sound quality again this week (29 March) was absolutely awful

EdDnumde ,

Oh dear

I have tried so hard to continue to listen. I just don’t find it engaging at all any more. It sounds like Statler and Waldorf form the muppet show have been given a podcast!
On a serious note, I think the childish delight exhibited at their circumnavigation of the alcohol sale ban in SA is in very poor taste. Simply put they have broken the law. It also does not show any empathy for the country hosting them and the troubles they are facing on many fronts, not just the pandemic. You are guests in South Africa, at the least abide by their laws! If a politician admitted circumnavigating laws they would be out of a job in days!

Johno in London ,

More opinion, less ego

Just cover the f ing tour. You’re supposed to be JOURNALISTS. We don’t want to hear about your “contraband” stories and your grandad, veiled efforts to be with (rather ironically) “the times”. You’re lucky to be there watching

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