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Join the Wales Online team every week as they preview the big international games, plus action from the Guinness PRO14 with one eye on the rest of the sport around the world.With current and former players making an appearance too, it'll be the must listen podcast for the 15-man game.

The Welsh Rugby Podcast Reach Podcasts

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    • 4.2 • 156 Ratings

Join the Wales Online team every week as they preview the big international games, plus action from the Guinness PRO14 with one eye on the rest of the sport around the world.With current and former players making an appearance too, it'll be the must listen podcast for the 15-man game.

    A new season, fly-half nightmare and some welcome returns

    A new season, fly-half nightmare and some welcome returns

    Ben James is joined by Matthew Southcombe and Simon Thomas to discuss the first weekend of the United Rugby Championship - including Cardiff's fly-half nightmare, the Scarlets' errors and the first Welsh derby of the season.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Changes for Lions, a decisive Test and a spiteful tour

    Changes for Lions, a decisive Test and a spiteful tour

    Matthew Southcombe is joined by Mark Orders and Ben James out in Cape Town to preview the decisive third Test between the Lions and South Africa.

    • 31 min
    First Test victory, changes made and Rassie fireworks

    First Test victory, changes made and Rassie fireworks

    Matthew Southcombe is joined by Simon Thomas and our man in South Africa, Ben James, to discuss the first Test victory for the Lions, as well as all the fallout in the following days.

    It should be noted this was recorded before Rassie Erasmus' hour-long video.

    If you do enjoy the podcast, make sure to subscribe and leave a review.

    • 50 min
    Gatland's first Test selection calls, AWJ returns and no Josh Adams

    Gatland's first Test selection calls, AWJ returns and no Josh Adams

    Matthew Southcombe is joined by Ben James and Simon Thomas to react to Warren Gatland's Lions team for the first Test against the Springboks.

    • 40 min
    Josh Adams on fire, Lions debuts and Welsh young guns

    Josh Adams on fire, Lions debuts and Welsh young guns

    Matthew Southcombe and Ben James sit down to discuss the Lions' thrashing of the Sigma Lions, their team to face the Cell C Sharks and Wales' comprehensive win over Canada.

    • 39 min
    Tour-ending injuries, Lions chaos and Jaz Joyce's Olympic dreams

    Tour-ending injuries, Lions chaos and Jaz Joyce's Olympic dreams

    Ben James is joined by Mark Orders and Matthew Southcombe to discuss the hectic start to the Lions tour, including the tour-ending injuries of Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric and the stricter restrictions being imposed on South Africa. Also in the episode, Katie Sands speaks to Jasmine Joyce following her selection for the GB 7s team at this year's Olympics.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Pantywal ,

BBC ScrumV

Good podcast review of the game

Malŵ ,

This podcast has lost it’s way

Hugely disappointing podacast which hardly suggests that it has its finger on the pulse of Welsh rugby.
This pod begins with a rebroadcast of an interview with Hadleigh Parkes. Not only was it a repeat but the topic was the Six Nations of two seasons ago!
Then there was an interview with Callum Sheedy, discussing matters of three weeks ago!
Now, we’ve just experienced a disastrous weekend of rugby where all four Welsh regions crashed out of the European Cup/Shield competitions in shambolic fashion, with talk of a crisis in Welsh regional rugby. And that’s what I was hoping this podcast would be addressing, not events of 2 seasons and 3 weeks ago.
It’s high time whoever organises these podcasts to get a grip on things. You have very good rugby writers on your team in Simon Thomas, Mark Orders and Matthew Southcombe who are able to provide insightful and informed analysis and views, so why not use them to discuss the current, pressing rugby issues, instead of trotting out old previously broadcast interviews and discussing old news?
I’m sorry to write such comments but I’m a long-standing listener to what used to be an excellent podcast but in this issue it has lost its way badly.

James Thomas Llundain ,

Encore! Gem of a podcast

There aren’t enough Wales-focused rugby podcasts, so this one is rare gem. Too many rugby podcasts try hard to be funny and don’t get into enough detail about the actual rugby. This podcast gets into loads of detail and lifts the lid on the game in Wales.

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