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Rugby Union Daily is back for the 2024 summer tours! We'll be in New Zealand following England as they take on the All Blacks in Dunedin and Auckland. We’ll be inside both camps to bring you the latest news and best interviews, plus all the usual analysis and insight from Ugo Monye, Danny Care and Chris Ashton. You’ll also get the latest from Wales, Scotland and Ireland's Summer tours and the Nations Pod returns!
If you’re following your country this summer we'd love to hear from you on the pod; email rugbyunionweekly@bbc.co.uk or search for 5 Live Sport on social media to send us a message.

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Rugby Union Daily is back for the 2024 summer tours! We'll be in New Zealand following England as they take on the All Blacks in Dunedin and Auckland. We’ll be inside both camps to bring you the latest news and best interviews, plus all the usual analysis and insight from Ugo Monye, Danny Care and Chris Ashton. You’ll also get the latest from Wales, Scotland and Ireland's Summer tours and the Nations Pod returns!
If you’re following your country this summer we'd love to hear from you on the pod; email rugbyunionweekly@bbc.co.uk or search for 5 Live Sport on social media to send us a message.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Wins, Losses, and Lessons

    Wins, Losses, and Lessons

    Ugo, Ashy and Danny are back on the sofa to look back at a busy weekend for the Home Nations. They begin with Ireland’s impressive victory over South Africa despite the absence of several key players. With England once again coming so close against the All Blacks, the guys ponder whether it was a missed opportunity for Steve Borthwick’s side. And how close are Wales to ending their winless streak having not won since October? Plus, they delve into what has been learnt about each of the four team as the season reaches its conclusion.

    • 54 min
    Another near miss for England

    Another near miss for England

    Chris is at Eden Park and looks back on another narrow defeat for England against New Zealand who win the test series 2-0. It was an important learning curve for Steve Borthwick's side, but what are the positives from two straight defeats? What can the team learn from this tour? All Blacks legend Ian Jones and World Cup winner Paul Grayson discuss, plus Chris speaks to England captain Jamie George, head coach Borthwick and New Zealand boss Scott Robertson.

    • 35 min
    Can England pass rugby’s ultimate test?

    Can England pass rugby’s ultimate test?

    We’re less than 24 hours from the second Test at Eden Park which finally brings the curtain down on a long season, and Alex Lowe is back on the pod to preview it all with Chris in the heart of Auckland. England will be without George Furbank who has been ruled out through injury. How much will the absence of the Northampton full-back change England’s gameplan on Saturday? We hear from England flanker Sam Underhill on Freddie Steward coming in to replace Furbank and he tells us how much he’s relishing the Eden Park challenge. Chris has also been speaking to Chandler Cunningham-South about his rapid rise to becoming an England international after growing up in New Zealand.

    • 32 min
    Inside the England camp with Jamie George

    Inside the England camp with Jamie George

    Chris is at the England team hotel in Auckland to chat to captain, and friend of the pod, Jamie George. We hear how the England team watched their footballing counterparts reach the Euro 2024 final and why Gareth Southgate is such a big inspiration to Jamie and Steve Borthwick. Who will be England's Ollie Watkins at Eden Park on Saturday? Chris also chats to Andrew Strawbridge, who recently joined England's coaching set-up on a permanent basis having helped the All Blacks to reach the Rugby World Cup final in October. But in 2015 Strawbridge was given days to live after contracting sepsis in Samoa. He recounts his near-death experience, the impact it has had on him physically and how it has shaped his approach to life.

    • 25 min
    The Nations pod

    The Nations pod

    Tom channels his inner Rassie Erasmus as he highlights some issues with the officiating in the 1st Test between South Africa and Ireland. The Boks use of the bench is once again up for discussion. GRO tries to come up with some positives following another defeat for Wales that’s seen them fall to 11th in the world rankings. And where do England need to improve if they are to end New Zealand’s long unbeaten run at Eden Park?

    • 49 min
    Eden Park: The All Blacks' fortress

    Eden Park: The All Blacks' fortress

    There is no venue in world rugby like Eden Park in Auckland. It is now 30 years since the All Blacks have lost a game at the spiritual home of New Zealand rugby. Ahead of the 2nd Test match with England on Saturday, we ask what is so different about Eden Park, and why do the All Blacks never lose there? Chris is joined by one of the voices of New Zealand rugby in Nigel Yalden, as well as All Blacks legend Ian Jones, who remembers when France stormed the fortress in 1994. And New Zealand back Stephen Perofeta tells us how this current crop are determined to continue the Eden Park legacy.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

tom bectiva fc under11 ,

Great pod

Can u please talk about 6 nations fantasy

DOKeeffeIre ,

State of England taking victory laps

The host takes shots at Ireland. England played one real team this tournament. They lost. Ireland bet the same team. Make sure the draw wins your player of the tournament.

Tom Perrin ,

A great podcast

Hi this is Tom Perrin living in Ireland but from England.I love rugby and support England. This podcast is one of my favourites and I’m always looking for the newest one. Please don’t take a summer break as these podcasts are fantastic. 😂You guys talk about great topics and the quiz is class. My favourite player is Sam Underhill as I love his Tackles and Tackling is also my strength within rugby. Any chance of maybe getting him on the Pod soon.

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