122 episodes

David Flatman and Tom Shanklin are two former professional rugby players. Having been flatmates while playing at Saracens, their friendship endured, and now they’d like to share with you bunches of views and thoughts and jokes. Please, do let the chaps know if you like it (or don’t!).

Flats and Shanks Flats & Shanks

    • Wilderness
    • 4.8, 35 Ratings

David Flatman and Tom Shanklin are two former professional rugby players. Having been flatmates while playing at Saracens, their friendship endured, and now they’d like to share with you bunches of views and thoughts and jokes. Please, do let the chaps know if you like it (or don’t!).

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

JP Swain ,

Quality Banter, really great insight

Truly hilarious and good analysis. Flats accents kill me. Clever, fun & good rugby chat

Mc_Awesome47 ,

Poor Taste

I wanted to like this but ragging on a podcast in several episodes in a row is the last straw for me. I didnt come here to hear your thoughts on a completely different genre and quite frankly, it's in poor taste to rag on a colleague. Then, you can't take anyone calling you out on your own stuff, so then the next episode you pulled a Trump and had to throw a tantrum. Subbed then unsubbed because the vile you spilled at someone for no good reason and the way you handle criticism. Grow up, put out an episode about the sport you say you're covering and maybe you will actually get some listeners to stay.

Whatho ,

Listen, laugh, and learn

I have to be careful where I listen to this podcast because David Flatman's dry humour and smooth timing makes me giggle and splutter repeatedly every time. Tom Shanklin reprises his role as the linchpin of Wales's midfield (back when they were good). He runs the straight lines and keeps things going forward, while making space to set up Flats for his flashy one-liners. When they focus on the rugby these two ex-players know their stuff. Expect lots of insights into current events in the rugby world as well as more structural issues of the game, including such vital matters as Gavin Henson's 3 hour pre-match ablutions. Especially love the responsiveness to listener comments and questions. Just bloody well answer mine next time!

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