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Ugo Monye, Chris Jones and Danny Care bring you special guests and cover the biggest stories in rugby union.

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    • 4.5 • 180 Ratings

Ugo Monye, Chris Jones and Danny Care bring you special guests and cover the biggest stories in rugby union.

    Eddie and the Exiles

    Eddie and the Exiles

    Chris is at a sunbathed Twickenham as Eddie Jones names his 36-man squad training squad in preparation for England's tour of Australia. Eddie tells us why he's selected London Irish duo Henry Arundell and Will Joseph, and how pleased he is to have Owen Farrell back in the fold. Chris also gets the thoughts of the Telegraph's Charlie Morgan on Eddie's latest squad and they discuss some big-name omissions.

    • 23 min
    The Podfather Returns

    The Podfather Returns

    Chris is back on the pod to talk fatherhood and European semi-finals with Danny. Leinster put Toulouse to the sword, La Rochelle make another Champions Cup final and Wasps and Saracens both come unstuck in the Challenge Cup. They also discuss Ashy's new deal at Leicester and the most prolific try scorer of all time across both codes. Plus, excitement builds for Craig David's appearance at Twickenham this weekend.

    • 49 min
    Penalty shootouts and the GOAT

    Penalty shootouts and the GOAT

    Danny, Ashy and Sara round-up an eventful weekend in Europe starting with the epic encounter between Munster and Toulouse which was decided by a place-kick competition. Ashy talks about Leicester's defeat to Leinster and going head-to-head with James Lowe at Welford Road. They also discuss Henry Arundell's sensational try against Toulon and whether he should get an England call-up this summer. Plus, could there be a big change to the Welsh club game on the horizon?

    • 48 min
    The Record Breakers

    The Record Breakers

    Ashy talks about becoming record try scorer in Premiership history and reveals he's retired the infamous 'Ash Splash'. Danny also enjoyed a record-breaking weekend as he overtook Garath Archer for the most yellow cards in a season. There was also a record win for Gloucester at the weekend and London Irish set the record for the most draws in a season. England star Emily Scarratt stops by to discuss another Six Nations title for the Red Roses and why she's keeping her gold cap in a bag for life.

    • 55 min
    Grand Slam glory for Red Roses

    Grand Slam glory for Red Roses

    Sara Orchard and World Cup winner Rachael Burford are in Bayonne to bring you all the reaction to England's victory over France in their Grand Slam decider. They chat to captain Sarah Hunter, Abbie Ward and Sarah Bern as England wrapped up a fourth successive Six Nations title.

    • 23 min
    The winner takes it all

    The winner takes it all

    Sara Orchard and Philippa Tuttiett preview the final round of the Women's Six Nations including the Grand Slam decider between England and France. They speak to Poppy Cleall and Vickii Cornborough about their rivalry with France and dealing with the partisan home crowd. Former France international Laura di Muzio gives us the lowdown on her old team and believes the winner on Saturday to lift the World Cup in November. Sara and Philippa are also joined by Wales head coach Ioan Cunningham as they look end the tournament on a high with victory over Italy.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

USARugbyFan ,

Must-Listen for any rugby fan outside of the UK

Wonderful breakdown of all things English and European rugby. As someone who continuously searches for good rugby content in the USA, this one is the most informative. Worth a listen each week no question. Chris Jones is the go to for English rugby info and if you have the opportunity to listen to him, you take it!

Raddish82 ,

Rockboys

I am a Brit living in the US and this podcast keeps me in touch with rugby which is what I miss the most loving out here . Love the banter and rugby discussion. You guys should get a leave pass and get out to the US for a live pod . Vegas thoughts?

Batewah344 ,

5 stars

I love the podcast, you guys are awesome. I’m American, I play rugby with nodaway county rfc and the Kansas City blues, and also went to England for 3 weeks in 2017 and played with derby rfc. I had a few questions that I obviously don’t expect you to answer but would be honored if you did... what’s the best town or city in the uk for rugby? Besides Twickenham, what’s your favorite stadium you have played in? ...and if you had to play rugby outside of England, where would you like to play? Also if you do answer my questions it’d be awesome if you would shout out Nodaway (nah-duh-way) county rfc... but if you don’t I still love the pod and will listen to every episode!

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