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The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode, Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe is the most listened to Rugby podcast in the world. We cover all the latest news, rumours insight and stories, but with plenty of humour, opinions and the best guests from the game, including current and former internationals. Follow us on social media and send us in your questions to chat through each week.

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The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode, Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe is the most listened to Rugby podcast in the world. We cover all the latest news, rumours insight and stories, but with plenty of humour, opinions and the best guests from the game, including current and former internationals. Follow us on social media and send us in your questions to chat through each week.

    Episode 34 - Bernard Jackman & What Salary Cap?!

    Episode 34 - Bernard Jackman & What Salary Cap?!

    With the semi-finals of both the Champions and Challenge cups all wrapped up, we review all the weekend's games and look ahead to the finals in a couple of weeks time. Jim and Goodey are joined by former Leinster and Ireland hooker Bernard Jackman to discuss why Leinster are such a dominant force in European rugby. After the final two English teams crashed out of Europe, the lads discuss how they seem unable to compete at this level with the current Premiership salary cap.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Life After Rugby - Welsh Legend Shane Williams chats with Jim Hamilton

    Life After Rugby - Welsh Legend Shane Williams chats with Jim Hamilton

    We're joined by one of the all-time greats in Shane Williams to chat about his transition to life after rugby. It's Mental Health Awareness Week, so this episode takes an intimate look into the lives of Shane and Jim as they struggled with certain aspects of life after rugby. They discuss the highs of their careers and professional rugby, and what tools helped them cope and come to terms with some of the lows and challenges that they faced and that many people face on a daily basis like loneliness, anxiety and finding the right support network. To find out more about any of the topics discussed on this podcast, visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk
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    • 42 min
    Episode 33 - Finn Russell The Magician and We're Back in Studio!

    Episode 33 - Finn Russell The Magician and We're Back in Studio!

    Our long-awaited return to studio is finally here and what a studio it is. Coming to you from Spotify HQ, we're joined by Scotland and Racing 92 fly half Finn Russell following his side's Champions Cup Quarter final victory over Sale Sharks on Sunday. The lads run though all the European fixtures from last weekend and look ahead to the semi finals this week. Jim and Goodey give their predictions for those games as well as their thoughts on the so-called "Nations Championship" which has been in the news again this week.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 32 - The Mongrel Mob - Leicester & Leinster's Shane Jennings

    Episode 32 - The Mongrel Mob - Leicester & Leinster's Shane Jennings

    This week, Jim and Goodey are joined by former Ireland, Leinster and Leicester back row Shane Jennings to look ahead to his two former clubs facing off in the Heineken Champions Cup Quarter final this weekend. The lads predict the winners of all the Champions Cup Quarter Finals as well as running through last weekend's Premiership fixtures which saw a whopping 409 points scored across all 6 games. We discuss the constant battle that is the global season and Jim puts forward his argument for summer rugby.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Future of the Game - Mark Evans Chats to Jim Hamilton

    The Future of the Game - Mark Evans Chats to Jim Hamilton

    Former CEO of Harlequins, Saracens, Melbourne Storm and Global Rapid Rugby, Mark Evans sits down with me to give his take on everything from how to grow the game, ring-fencing, salary caps, a global season and what rugby union can learn from other successful sports leagues and teams around the world. It's a great chat with someone who has been at the very top of the game, with a huge amount of experience. Enjoy and if you find it interesting, please give it a share! Cheers. Big Jim.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 31 - Harlequins' Huw Jones and Steve Borthwick's Party Trick

    Episode 31 - Harlequins' Huw Jones and Steve Borthwick's Party Trick

    After a Harlequins' crucial win over Leicester Tigers on Saturday, we're joined by Man of the Match and Scottish international Huw Jones to chat about life at Quins and his hopes of a return to international duty. With the playoffs drawing closer, Jim and Goodey give their predictions of who will join Leicester and Saracens in the top 4. The lads introduce our brand new segment that'll see YOU, the listeners, joining us live on the pod to tell us your stories.
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    • 1 hr 17 min

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