Podcast by The42 Rugby Weekly
Russell over Sexton a mistake, what we and Leinster couldn’t see, plus one irate Ulster man
Garry Doyle, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey discuss the Irish winners and losers from Warren Gatland’s Lions selection. The lads also look at the bigger picture for both Ulster and Leinster which gnawed for their familiarity but might require very different fixes
Can Leinster topple La ROGelle, Ulster v throwback Tigers, and leave Eddie alone
Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey look ahead to this weekend’s salivating European semi-finals involving Irish provinces.
Why Irish rugby’s silent majority is losing hope, Pro14 mess, and how to fix the women’s game
Murray, Bernard and Gavan discuss the shambles that is the running of women’s rugby in this country and the areas in which it needs to improve.
As the Rainbow Cup fails to materialise — albeit hopefully just until the autumn — the lads assess the Pro14/16’s future, Welsh fans’ apathy towards it, and how integral the South Africans’ introduction will be to the league establishing more mainstream interest.
Plus, Bernard pulls no punches on the sense of disenfranchisement on the ground in Irish rugby, and the lack of a clear pathway for Irish coaches to get opportunities on the professional circuit.
ROG’s extension at La Rochelle and Mack Hansen’s arrival in Connacht are also explored by the lads at the top of the show.
How recruitment in rugby works and Irish rugby's new stars
Bernard Jackman gives Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella the lowdown on how deals come about in rugby, dealing with players and agents, succession planning, and much more. The trio also discuss Ireland's impressive win over Wales in the Women's Six Nations and how their emerging young talent can take things to the next level.
How to win a 50:50 at Sandy Park, Mun/Con/Ul chat, Wales-Ireland preview, France's JIFF system
Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey look back on a mixed weekend for the provinces, look ahead to Leinster's trip to Exeter and, also, the Ireland women's team's Six Nations opener in Wales. Bernard also explains the significant merit of France's 'JIFF' rules.
Let's not forget how good Leinster are, but what are Munster actually doing?
Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey look back on the Pro14 final for which they pay Leinster their well deserved dues after a superb display, but pose questions of Munster and the psychology of their big-name players and coaches. Jason Jenkins' impending arrival at the southern province sparks debate before the lads look ahead to this weekend's Champions Cup encounters, while they also discuss Connacht's high-profile coaching departures and tee up the Women's Six Nations.
One of the best rugby pods out there for technical analysis and a good Bernard Jackman Rant. Nothing better!
The trio are excellent at breaking down both the games and issues around rugby in general. The views are really well balanced and gives you plenty food for thought!
Great pod as usual