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The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode & Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe. Think pub chat, but with two of the biggest characters in the game. The guys chat through everything from tour stories to what really goes on behind the scenes in the World of Rugby. We also cover all the latest news, but with plenty of laughs, opinions and without taking ourselves too seriously. We're made for fans, by fans & we're always looking to engage with our audience, so if you have a funny story, a question or opinion, get in touch through Twitter or Facebook. Enjoy!

The Rugby Pod The Rugby Pod

    • Sports
    • 4.8, 127 Ratings

The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode & Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe. Think pub chat, but with two of the biggest characters in the game. The guys chat through everything from tour stories to what really goes on behind the scenes in the World of Rugby. We also cover all the latest news, but with plenty of laughs, opinions and without taking ourselves too seriously. We're made for fans, by fans & we're always looking to engage with our audience, so if you have a funny story, a question or opinion, get in touch through Twitter or Facebook. Enjoy!

    Episode 42 - The Big Season Finale

    Episode 42 - The Big Season Finale

    It's the final episode of the season but it won't be long before the start of the next and we go out with a bang...from more info on what's unravelling at Gloucester to Goodey's experience with Mike Ford. Plus, we get the inside track and some startling stats on the salary cap reduction and the game's financial struggles with Leicester Head of Elite Performance Recruitment Jan McGinity and we say sayonara to friend of the show Freddie Burns. All that plus another hilarious riddle for Jim to solve. You're welcome...
     
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 41 - Dan Biggar

    Episode 41 - Dan Biggar

    Northampton and Wales fly half Dan Biggar joins Big Jim and Goodey to discuss being compared to Michael Jordan, his relationship with referees, working under Chris Boyd, Wales' transition, steering clear of social media and much more. Plus, Jim tries to solve another hilarious riddle!
     
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 40 - Shaun Edwards

    Episode 40 - Shaun Edwards

    We're in for a treat this week as the man, the myth, the legend...Shaun Edwards joins us! He chats all things France, his relationship with Warren Gatland, the one moment in his coaching career that will haunt him forever, a possible return to the Premiership and much more. Oh, and he's got a bit of a French lesson for us too! We also discuss World Rugby's recommendations for how the game should adapt post Coronavirus and Jim has another taxing riddle to solve...
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 39 - Pat Lam & The Ackermann Controversy

    Episode 39 - Pat Lam & The Ackermann Controversy

    Bristol Bears Director of Rugby Pat Lam joins Big Jim and Goodey to discuss how he's leading his troops through the Coronavirus crisis, how the club wants to keep the marquee player rule in the Premiership and how he thinks the league can grow and prosper. Plus, Goodey spills the beans on why Johan Ackermann has left Gloucester, we discuss Lord Myners' salary cap review, there's a Quarantine Quiz, Jim's stumped by another riddle and much more...
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 38 - Lockdown Frustration & A Fijian Flyer

    Episode 38 - Lockdown Frustration & A Fijian Flyer

    We're back with another instalment as Big Jim grows increasingly frustrated with lockdown and Goodey looks forward to the potential return of Pablo and the nanny! The Premiership's marquee player rule, the possibility of non contact rugby being brought in and England's kit deal with Umbro are up for debate among other things and we're joined by giant Fijian wing and future Leicester Tiger Nemani Nadolo for a candid chat on his career, recent struggles and looking forward to moving to the East Midlands...
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 37 - Sir Bill Is In The House

    Episode 37 - Sir Bill Is In The House

    Fresh from seeing off the challenge of Gus Pichot and winning a second term as World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont joins Jim and Goodey to discuss how the past four years have gone and his plans for the next four years, including the Nations Championship. Plus, we discuss Premiership breakaway rumours, the possibility of rugby returning and there's another hotly contested quiz...
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

MikeySDallas ,

Chi-ca-go

I love the pod, I nearly wet myself laughing when Jim didn’t realize he was saying Chicago. Highlight of my pod listening week is the Rugby Pod, keep up the great work guys. Mikey SDallas

Davey's Suitcase ,

But where’s the rugby?

Banter is great and all, but only when it’s relevant. Tuned in for rugby news, tuned out when the discussion somehow went to bathroom habits.

Brit Bobby ,

Excellent

Superb! Great banter and informative discussions

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