173 episodes

The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode & Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe. Think pub chat, but with two of the biggest characters in the game. The guys chat through everything from tour stories to what really goes on behind the scenes in the World of Rugby. We also cover all the latest news, but with plenty of laughs, opinions and without taking ourselves too seriously. We're made for fans, by fans & we're always looking to engage with our audience, so if you have a funny story, a question or opinion, get in touch through Twitter or Facebook. Enjoy!

The Rugby Pod The Rugby Pod

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    • 4.8, 4.5K Ratings

The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode & Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe. Think pub chat, but with two of the biggest characters in the game. The guys chat through everything from tour stories to what really goes on behind the scenes in the World of Rugby. We also cover all the latest news, but with plenty of laughs, opinions and without taking ourselves too seriously. We're made for fans, by fans & we're always looking to engage with our audience, so if you have a funny story, a question or opinion, get in touch through Twitter or Facebook. Enjoy!

    Episode 1 - Back For Good

    Episode 1 - Back For Good

    The wait is finally over. We're back for the bigger and better Season 5! Big Jim and Goodey are delighted to be back and talking everything from toilet training to Take That as well as catching up on all the major rugby stories of recent weeks, including more fallout from Gloucester, Manu Tuilagi's move to Sale, the RFU's sevens funding cut and player welfare with a full year of rugby ahead! And, we catch up with Sale owner Simon Orange to find out how the club has gone from working on a real budget to stars galore, whether Manu is the final piece in the jigsaw and much more...
     
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 1 - Back For Good

    Episode 1 - Back For Good

    The wait is finally over. We're back for the bigger and better Season 5! Big Jim and Goodey are delighted to be back and talking everything from toilet training to Take That as well as catching up on all the major rugby stories of recent weeks, including more fallout from Gloucester, Manu Tuilagi's move to Sale, the RFU's sevens funding cut and player welfare with a full year of rugby ahead! And, we catch up with Sale owner Simon Orange to find out how the club has gone from working on a real budget to stars galore, whether Manu is the final piece in the jigsaw and much more...
     
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 42 - The Big Season Finale

    Episode 42 - The Big Season Finale

    It's the final episode of the season but it won't be long before the start of the next and we go out with a bang...from more info on what's unravelling at Gloucester to Goodey's experience with Mike Ford. Plus, we get the inside track and some startling stats on the salary cap reduction and the game's financial struggles with Leicester Head of Elite Performance Recruitment Jan McGinity and we say sayonara to friend of the show Freddie Burns. All that plus another hilarious riddle for Jim to solve. You're welcome...
     
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 41 - Dan Biggar

    Episode 41 - Dan Biggar

    Northampton and Wales fly half Dan Biggar joins Big Jim and Goodey to discuss being compared to Michael Jordan, his relationship with referees, working under Chris Boyd, Wales' transition, steering clear of social media and much more. Plus, Jim tries to solve another hilarious riddle!
     
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 40 - Shaun Edwards

    Episode 40 - Shaun Edwards

    We're in for a treat this week as the man, the myth, the legend...Shaun Edwards joins us! He chats all things France, his relationship with Warren Gatland, the one moment in his coaching career that will haunt him forever, a possible return to the Premiership and much more. Oh, and he's got a bit of a French lesson for us too! We also discuss World Rugby's recommendations for how the game should adapt post Coronavirus and Jim has another taxing riddle to solve...
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 39 - Pat Lam & The Ackermann Controversy

    Episode 39 - Pat Lam & The Ackermann Controversy

    Bristol Bears Director of Rugby Pat Lam joins Big Jim and Goodey to discuss how he's leading his troops through the Coronavirus crisis, how the club wants to keep the marquee player rule in the Premiership and how he thinks the league can grow and prosper. Plus, Goodey spills the beans on why Johan Ackermann has left Gloucester, we discuss Lord Myners' salary cap review, there's a Quarantine Quiz, Jim's stumped by another riddle and much more...
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

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THE rugby podcast

The best one out there, real insight , real analysis the best and original rugby podcast

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Banter, riddles and a little bit of rugby

What more could you ask for?!?

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Outstanding entertainment.

When are you back fir the next series?

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