Current and former players review the big rugby talking points, tactical goings on and on-field battles
Leinster edge improving Munster, Ulster slip up in Glasgow and a tough time for Connacht
Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill is joined in the House of Rugby studio by former Ireland international Lindsay Peat and by former Munster man James Downey as they reflect on the weekend of URC rugby.
They look back on Leinster's narrow victory over Munster in a classic inter-pro in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
They discuss Ulster's form having slipped up from a strong lead against Glasgow.
And a time to worry for Connacht? They suffered a big defeat to the Bulls at the weekend and their upcoming fixtures are not to be envied.
Table-topping Irish sides are tearing it up in the URC
Another weekend of URC rugby and it was a clean sweep for the Irish provinces. Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill is joined in the House of Rugby studio by Lindsay Peat and Brent Pope to look back on the weekend's action.
They look back on Ulster's win over Lions in Belfast in difficult weather conditions, the signs of a really good team starting to build there, but the lack of balance in their squad so far.
They analyse Connacht's massively important away win in South Africa against Sharks and how they were able to match a difficult side physically.
The discuss Oli Jager's move to Munster and the increasing amount of physicality in their side and why that'll be important going down the stretch later this season.
And Leinster make light work of Scarlets, is anyone stopping them this season?
Inconsistent Ulster, uncharacteristic Munster and Leinster's new leaders
Despite the disruption from Storm Debi, we are back with another episode of House of Rugby.
On this week's episode of House of Rugby, Lindsay Peat and Johne Murphy join Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill to look back on another weekend of URC rugby.
They look back on the Ulster's win over Munster in Belfast (0:45 -24:00). They look at Ulster's dominance in the physical side of the game, and why Munster put in a very un-Munster like performance. Plus, they give their view on Andrew Conway's retirement.
Connacht lost their first game of the season to Edinburgh (24:00 - 31:15) - they discuss why Connacht will be disappointed with their lack of discipline in the closing stages of the game, and why that's exactly what they need to improve on to make progress.
And Leinster battered the Dragons (31:35 - 42:00) - they look at the returning World Cup players and the leaders starting to emerge in Johnny Sexton's place at the province.
Connacht's great start, Munster's young-guns and what Nienaber will bring to Leinster
As the Rugby World Cup draws to a close, we turn our attention on House of Rugby to the URC and the provinces.
Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill is joined in studio by James Downey and Pat McCarry to look back on an exciting weekend of URC rugby with wins for Connacht, Munster and Leinster.
The look at Connacht's great start to the season, with three wins from three. BUT can they sustain that on the road now? They've three away fixtures coming on the trot.
Munster's young-guns got the job done against the Dragons, and some of them could be impressing enough to keep their place. The lads look at the impressive output from some of their academy stars.
Plus, Jacques Nienaber will soon start with Leinster. What will the World Cup winning coach bring to the set-up and could he be the magic ingredient missing in tight European games?
All that, plus a look at some changes at the high-performance level in the IRFU.
South Africa are World Champions...and deserve it!
The Rugby World Cup has drawn to a close and South Africa have been crowned World Champions.
While they may have scraped their way their in the smallest of margins, Lindsay Peat, Alison Miller and Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill agree that they actually deserved it.
In the final World Cup edition of House of Rugby, we look back on the final, and the tournament as a whole. We once again dissect Ireland's disappointing quarter-final exit and we choose the best performers of the tournament.
New Zealand holds grudges, South Africa scrape by... but who will make history?
The World Cup is nearly over and we know our two finalists. Brent Pope and Sene Naoupu join Máire Treasa ní Dhubhghaill in the House of Rugby studio as we look back on the semi-finals.
We discuss the one-sidedness of the All-Blacks thumping of Argentina and how they look like they're playing with some anger.
They discuss South Africa and whether or not they can muster up one more big performance to bring home the title.
And we once again lament what might have been had Ireland performed better in the quarter-final.
Love the show, but a question
Twice you’ve had Springbok all-stars on the show in consecutive weeks. Etzebeth opened the door and you didn’t take it: Siya Kolisi. Kolisi was the story of 2019 and the WC, and impact on the sport, racism, color, history et al. Perhaps you think it was done to death at the time, but I remain impressed and fascinated by his story. EE’s relationship would have been interesting to explore I thought. Next time you get a springbok - this would be an avenue to pursue
Have always been a HOR fan but since the new season started I feel as though it is quite visually based? That’s probably intentional but while listening, it’s annoying when the hosts are watching a load of tries but you can’t see anything. Doesn’t really take into account those listening to the pod. Lacking relevance
Bring back Baz and Andrew
Interviews are downright awkward. There is no chemistry between and of the hosts. It is painful to listen to.