270 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 136 Ratings

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.

    Rugby Pod Stories - Poisoned - 1995 World Cup Final

    Rugby Pod Stories - Poisoned - 1995 World Cup Final

    Welcome to Rugby Pod Stories. In this new short series, we explore some of the most iconic moments in the history of rugby by speaking to the people who were there. In this first episode, we explore what happened to the New Zealand team ahead of the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final in South Africa, with first-hand accounts from players, coaches, doctors, media managers and journalists. Were the All Blacks poisoned ahead of the final? What effect did this have on the team? And if they were deliberately poisoned, who could have been responsible? We look at some of the possible scenarios by speaking to the main protagonists from both sides. If you enjoy this episode, please let us know on social media or share it with friends.
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    • 48 min
    The Youngest Coach - Roddy Grant chats to Jim Hamilton

    The Youngest Coach - Roddy Grant chats to Jim Hamilton

    Roddy Grant played 138 times for Edinburgh before moving into coaching for the club. In 2019 he moved to Ulster where he is now their forwards coach and the youngest coach in the URC. In this epiosde, Jim and Roddy chat about where their careers overlapped and where they diverged. He also gives some insight into his mentality and techniques as a coach, including the importance of judo, loyalty, and how to measure success. We also hear about his upbringing in Botswana, his Scottish career and becoming an Iron man.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Tiger Tears and Australia's Andrew Kellaway

    Tiger Tears and Australia's Andrew Kellaway

    It's the last episode of the season and we're joined by The Wallabies' Andrew Kellaway ahead of England's three-match series down under. We also review an incredible premiership final as friend of the show Freddie Burns slots the winning drop goal to clinch a first Premiership title for Leicester in nine years. Jim and Goodey discuss the URC final which saw The Stormers take the title in the all-South African game. We look ahead to the summer tours as the Northern Hemisphere sides travel south for the first time since 2018.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Super Faz's Saracens and The Stormers' John Dobson

    Super Faz's Saracens and The Stormers' John Dobson

    Following a massive weekend of semi-finals in the Premiership and URC, the lads chat through all four games from this weekend. After an emotional day at Welford Road, we discuss Leicester's chances as they face a battle-hardened Saracens in the final after their fierce encounter with Harlequins. We're joined by The Stormers' Head Coach John Dobson to find out how his side managed to overcome Ulster to become part of the all-South African final of the URC.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Conditioning a Champion - James Parkes chats with Jim Hamilton

    Conditioning a Champion - James Parkes chats with Jim Hamilton

    After a successful playing career at Gloucester and Saracens, James Parkes went on to become a key cog in Exeter's success story. He was lead coach for Strength and Conditioning under Rob Baxter for 9 years and helped Exeter become one of the most successful teams in premiership history. James and Jim chat through their overlapping careers and journeys, what helped make Exeter so successful over the last ten years and what's next both personally and professionally.
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    • 56 min
    Episode 37 - André Esterhuizen, Rassie's Twitter Hack & The Pish Mop

    Episode 37 - André Esterhuizen, Rassie's Twitter Hack & The Pish Mop

    This week we're joined by Harlequins and South Africa centre André Esterhuizen as we preview his side's Premiership semi-final London derby against Saracens. We also discuss the other semi-final as top of the table Leicester face Northampton in the East Midlands derby, Jim and Goodey run through all the results from across the premiership this weekend and look ahead to the semi-finals of the URC this weekend too.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 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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