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Welcome to The Thistle, the only podcast that cares about Scottish rugby. A light-hearted look at rugby union in Scotland, from three rugby fans who never quite made the grade. Expect razor sharp insight from a panel that can count amongst its achievements a Scottish Schools Cup winners medal, the captaincy of the Newcastle 2s dirt trackers, and second place at the 2016 Elie beach rugby tournament. Twitter handle: @thistlerugbypod

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Welcome to The Thistle, the only podcast that cares about Scottish rugby. A light-hearted look at rugby union in Scotland, from three rugby fans who never quite made the grade. Expect razor sharp insight from a panel that can count amongst its achievements a Scottish Schools Cup winners medal, the captaincy of the Newcastle 2s dirt trackers, and second place at the 2016 Elie beach rugby tournament. Twitter handle: @thistlerugbypod

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    • 38 min
    Scottish Lions: Scott Hastings

    Scottish Lions: Scott Hastings

    Alan is joined by Scotland Lions legend Scott Hastings to discuss the upcoming tour of South Africa as well as Scott's two tours in 1989 and 1993.


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    • 35 min
    Leaving Glas-Vegas and Blair's Babes

    Leaving Glas-Vegas and Blair's Babes

    David, Matt and Alan are back to look at the Glasgow outgoings and the Scotland squad for the summer. Also, we look at Finlay Christie's interior design choices and Dom Mckay's warm welcome at Celtic.


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    • 53 min
    Hot Rodd Summer

    Hot Rodd Summer

    Matt, Dave and Alan are back with a ramble through the odds and sorts of news from the last 7 days of Scottish rugby.
     
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    • 49 min
    Eight Lions!

    Eight Lions!

    Dave, Matt and Alan do a snap reaction to the Lions squad announcement.
     
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    • 26 min
    Bonus Episode with guest Mark Evans

    Bonus Episode with guest Mark Evans

    Matt speaks to rugby guru Mark Evans, former head of Harlequins and Global Rapid Rugby, and author of the cracking book 'Unholy Union: When Rugby Collided with the Modern World' about the professional game in Scotland. They discuss the SRU's approach to the game turning pro, the ongoing quest for a third pro team in Scotland and the controversy around project players.
     
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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

MOmadeTXpaid ,

Easily the best intro song on a Scottish rugby podcast around.

Provides solid analysis on bacon rolls and also talks about all things Scottish rugby. Great dudes!

I Miss Ron Elving ,

Great Stuff!

Fantastic, informative and funny, this podcast covers the things no other pods seems to care about - all things Scottish!

Boston Rugger ,

Brightening My Week

I have searched for rugby podcasts and was always disappointed until now. No one ever covers enough Scottish rugby for me (being a huge Glasgow fan in the US this is vital)! Keep it up, and I love the quizzes.

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