A Leicester Tigers fans’ podcast. Unofficial and probably ill-informed, Mike and Elliott bring you a weekly dose of match reviews, previews, general chat and wildly optimistic predictions. Follow on Twitter at: @rollingmaulpod or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The SHHHHHed - Gloucester (A) Review, Newcastle (H) Preview
Mike (battling illness) and Elliott review the latest victory at Kingsholm where Tigers produced a long-awaited, if not entirely seamless, bonus point win. We also look ahead to a home fixture against table-proppers Newcastle, and list out the candidates for the fly half jersey in the Nails XV.
Suffocating Saints - Northampton (H) Review with George Chuter, Gloucester (A) Preview with Sam Roberts
Mike and Elliott are joined by East Midlands derby veteran and Tigers legend George Chuter to review a scappy yet hugely important win over Northampton, reminiscing about his silky ball skills in the process. Plus, commentator Sam Roberts joins us to talk about the upcoming Slater Cup match against Gloucester and his work with the ex-Tigers and Cheery-and-Whites favourite, and we find time to name the toughest, lippiest scrum half to have ever worn the Leicester jersey.
So close, so far... - Archie Vanes Interview, Quins (H) Review, Saints (H) Preview with Bobby Bridge
Mike and Elliott find that a sober rewatch of a frustrating loss to Quins shows real signs of progression, and are then joined by former Leicester Mercury journalist Bobby Bridge, now plying his trade at Franklins Gardens having turned to the dark side, to look ahead to the East Midlands derby. Plus, we chat to young hooker Archie Vanes about coming through the ranks as a budding member of the ABC club, and how the team will fix their lineout worries.
Stung at the Stone-X - Saracens (A) Review, Quins (H) Preview
Mike and Elliott pick apart a tough loss at Saracens where the major talking point was one side resting their returning World Cup stars, and the other...well...not. We find shoots of promise before turning our attention to a home fixture against Quins which should see some serious cavalry return, as well as naming some niggly little so-and-sos as options for the 9 shirt in our Nails XV.
The Kick - McKellar Rumours, Bath (A) Review, Saracens (A) Preview with Fezcast
Mike and Elliott reflect on two significant kicks over the weekend, Jamie's Shillcock's last minute winner against Bath, and the kick in the preverbials as we come to terms with rumours that Rugby Australia want Dan McKellar to replace the disastrous Eddie Jones. Plus, we speak to Fezcast ahead of the game against Saracens and take a peek at some bully-boy number 8s for our Nails XV.
Stalled Start - Sale (H) Review, Bath (A) Preview
Mike and Elliott return from their (separate!) trips abroad to find Tigers still struggling to find their groove against Sale. We try to decipher where things are going wrong during a disappointing start, look ahead to a tricky trip to the Rec to play an in-form Bath side, and Mike reveals his dislike of American tour groups.
Tigers fan stuck across the pond
The interviews are class. The banter, at times, suggests a lack of sobriety. But their passion is unquestionable. Mike and Elliott, thank you for taking time to record your ramblings. It’s appreciated.
Great listen for all Tigers Fans
A new pod by two passionate Tigers fans offering great thoughts, insights and humour around all things Tigers - they hit the floor running and a go to listen for fans of Leicester near and far (I listen from Richmond Virginia in the US - and no, I’m not the CIA - listen to Episode 2 for that reference!)