Podcast by The42 Rugby Weekly
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.
What next for Ireland, Rainbow Cup law trials, & can Munster finally bridge the gap?
Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey field listeners’ questions about Ireland’s victory over England before turning their attention to the club game, and Super Rugby in the Pacific Islands, prospective law trials up north and, of course, this weekend’s Pro14 final between old rivals.
Bear with us, but a battering against England might be what Ireland need
As we look ahead to England, Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey try to make sense of Ireland’s gritty victory over Scotland and where this team is going under Andy Farrell, if anywhere. The lads discuss CJ Stander’s retirement and the live possibility that he’ll one day play again, as well as Mr Consistent Iain Henderson and his imperious form. There’s also chat about the WXV tournament which will kick off in 2023 and reshape the women’s international game.
It all hinges on Murrayfield; plus interpros, CVC, TV, and the bigger picture
Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey preview Scotland-Ireland and the potential medium-term ramifications of this single game for both countries. The lads also chat about the potential, or lack thereof, for French wheels to come off in Twickenham, and the latest lull in the Eddie Jones era; plus CVC's €426m investment in the Six Nations and its potential impact -- good and bad -- on the future of the game; as well as Leinster's new tactical approach to Pro14 dominance and how far away Munster really are ahead of the final.