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Ugo Monye, Chris Jones and Danny Care dissect the biggest rugby union stories of the week

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Ugo Monye, Chris Jones and Danny Care dissect the biggest rugby union stories of the week

    The Sheriff, Kayser and the Autumn Nations finale

    The Sheriff, Kayser and the Autumn Nations finale

    Ugo Monye, Chris Ashton and Chris Jones are joined by two big guests this week. Ken Owens comes on the pod to chat about Wales, the state of the international game and Pokemon Go. As England prepare to face France in the final of the Autumn Nations Cup, a passionate Benjamin Kayser shares his frustrations with French rugby and tells us why Shaun Edwards has been so successful. Ashy has been upsetting Irish rugby fans with his comments about James Lowe. Plus, there's a look at round two of the Premiership as Newcastle continued their impressive start to the season and Northampton suffer another defeat.

    • 57 min
    Bonus Pod: The big Wales v England preview

    Bonus Pod: The big Wales v England preview

    Can Wales defy the odds and beat England this weekend? Ugo Monye and Chris Jones chat to Wales flanker Dan Lydiate and Gareth Rhys Owen from the Scrum V podcast. Eddie Jones discusses his team selection and lends his support to under-fire Wales boss Wayne Pivac. We ask how many Wales players would get into the England starting XV? And just what can we expect from this encounter without any fans?

    • 50 min
    Ashy vs May, a defensive masterclass and private number plates

    Ashy vs May, a defensive masterclass and private number plates

    Chris Ashton is back on the pod to tell Danny Care and Chris Jones why his try against Australia was better than Jonny May's this weekend. England's defence is hailed as the best in the world, but has international rugby become boring to watch? Red Roses scrum-half Natasha Hunt talks about their last gasp victory over France, Danny's on the lookout for a new private number plate and there were some shocks on the opening weekend of the Premiership season.

    • 56 min
    Los Pumas, Rory Best and Danny's umbrella

    Los Pumas, Rory Best and Danny's umbrella

    Ugo Monye, Danny Care and Chris Jones discuss Argentina's shock victory over the All Blacks in Sydney. Ireland legend Rory Best joins the pod to chat about his new nose, farming, scrums, James Ryan and England's front row. Does George Ford need to play so England can get the best out of Owen Farrell?
    Plus, Scotland make it five in a row, a Tigers legend departs ahead of the new Premiership season and Danny gets compared to Steve McClaren for his brolly antics at the weekend.

    • 1 hr
    Bonus Pod: Ben Youngs 100 not out

    Bonus Pod: Ben Youngs 100 not out

    After marking his 100th cap with two tries and a Six Nations title, Ben Youngs sits down with his old England team-mate Danny Care to reflect on his career so far. Ben reveals all about his first meeting with Eddie Jones involving a bag of Haribo. He recalls making his debut on the wing, picks his favourite England moments and talks about competing with Danny for the number 9 shirt.

    • 24 min
    Wayne's world, famous cousins and a Royal wedding

    Wayne's world, famous cousins and a Royal wedding

    What is going on at Wales? Ugo Monye, Danny Care and Chris Jones discuss the issues facing Wayne Pivac ahead of the Autumn Nations Cup. Wales start with a trip to Dublin, but there are also question marks over Andy Farrell and his Ireland team. What can we expect from Scotland and England in this new tournament? Plus, we find out how Rob Kearney is related to President-elect Joe Biden and Danny reveals what it was like to attend Mike Tindall's wedding.

    • 55 min

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