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The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode, Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe is the most listened to Rugby podcast in the world. We cover all the latest news, rumours insight and stories, but with plenty of humour, opinions and the best guests from the game, including current and former internationals. Follow us on social media and send us in your questions to chat through each week.

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The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode, Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe is the most listened to Rugby podcast in the world. We cover all the latest news, rumours insight and stories, but with plenty of humour, opinions and the best guests from the game, including current and former internationals. Follow us on social media and send us in your questions to chat through each week.

    Episode 26 - Reffin' Hell & The Riddler Returns

    Episode 26 - Reffin' Hell & The Riddler Returns

    We're joined by the most experienced referee in the game Wayne Barnes to discuss the five sendings off in the Premiership at the weekend, as well as a host of other issues in the game at the moment, and to chat about whether he's still expecting to travel to Paris this weekend to take charge of France v Scotland. There's also much discussion on France's Covid outbreak, Eddie Jones' selection policy and whether Wales or England will come out on top in Cardiff. Plus, Carol Vorderman's back in full Wales attire to put Jim to the test once more...
     
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 25 - No Zammit, No Party!

    Episode 25 - No Zammit, No Party!

    Big Jim and Goodey are back to dissect everything from Scotland's false dawn and Fagerson's red card to the chicken's running jump and Farrell's worst game in an England shirt. We also chat formidable France, Shaun Edwards' dancing, Ireland's issues, Premiership ring-fencing and much more. Plus, there's a formal apology to the nation of Wales and we're very nearly joined by man of the moment Louis Rees-Zammit...
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 24 - The Scottish Slam Is On

    Episode 24 - The Scottish Slam Is On

    Big Jim's back from his trip to Twickenham with tales to tell and is revelling in Scotland's dominance in the Calcutta Cup. We discuss what needs to change for England and hear from Ben Youngs, Luke Cowan-Dickie and debutant Beno Obano on where it all went wrong. Peter O'Mahony's red card, Billy Burns' error, Johnny Williams' tackle, Antoine Dupont's brilliance, what to do about Italy, all the Premiership action and more is also dissected with an open cloth and Goodey is feasting on humble pie...
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 23 - John Mitchell & Calcutta Cup Fever

    Episode 23 - John Mitchell & Calcutta Cup Fever

    Fresh from signing a new deal, England defence coach John Mitchell joins us to fill us in on how preparations for the Six Nations have gone and look ahead to the Calcutta Cup. We discuss whether this is finally Scotland's year, if Ireland can mount a serious challenge and what constitutes success for Wayne Pivac and Wales. And, Goodey's recording from his emperor bed as he recovers from an operation and wonders whether the painkillers caused him to imagine Wasps taking 50 at home to Quins...
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 22 - Drama Quins & Paolo Odogwu

    Episode 22 - Drama Quins & Paolo Odogwu

    Big Jim and Goodey are back with the inside scoop on all the drama that happened at Quins with Paul Gustard leaving the club and we catch up with England's new star Paolo Odogwu to talk Eddie Jones, the Italian alternative, Cov, clothing lines, building a brand and much more. Plus, we dissect the Six Nations squads, share some juicy rumours and Jim goes full Scottish for Burns night...
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 21 - Europe's Head Honcho & The Trailblazers

    Episode 21 - Europe's Head Honcho & The Trailblazers

    We're joined by European Rugby's head honcho Simon Halliday to find out the plan for concluding this season's Champions Cup, how disappointed he was with the French government and what big plans are afoot for the competition in the coming years, as well as whether he sees the Lions tour going ahead and how all of the various tournaments have a knock-on effect on one another. We also discuss Ealing Trailblazers making the most of the limelight, Kyle Sinckler's ban and Eddie's England squad, train confusion, the rumour mill and Big Jim has an animal-themed riddle to solve...
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

gundoctor120mm ,

The Rugby Pod is the Dogs Nuts

I’ve been following the pod for years and it’s kept me sane on my travels with work in Asia and now the United States. Request not to be too ‘orrible to Gloucester 🙏🙏 praying for ring fence.

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.

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