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What a Lad is a podcast by James Marshall who talks to some of the biggest names and best lads in Rugby.

What a Lad James Marshall

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

What a Lad is a podcast by James Marshall who talks to some of the biggest names and best lads in Rugby.

    Sam Cane- What a Lad

    Sam Cane- What a Lad

    Sam Cane the All Black skipper and Chiefs legend has just proven how much of a lad he is, by jumping on What a Lad during a very busy time for him. Just a week out from captaining the All Blacks in a huge test series against Ireland, while still adjusting to life as a Dad, Sam is good enough to take the time time to talk us through his incredible journey.

    We talk about everything from the pressures involved with captaining the All Blacks, how he came back from a fractured neck, his upbringing, some career highlights and heaps more.

    As you'll hear, Sam is such a champion lad and you can tell why he is so respected by all team mates and opposition. If you enjoy this episode please give it a share and lets jump on the Sam Cane bandwagon and get in behind this great man as he leads our country for the mighty All Blacks.

    This episode was sponsored by Swysh, the perfect gift for sport fans – Check them out Here Swysh

    If you're interested in more information about O-Studio from the legend Tim Bateman then click here O-Studio

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Kendra Cocksedge- What a Lad

    Kendra Cocksedge- What a Lad

    We've done it, we have finally got a female on the podcast and what a guest to start! Kendra Cocksedge is a legend of the womens game here in NZ and around the world. She has recently become the most capped Black Fern of all time and has won so many awards during her career. Some of these awards include, the 2015 best womens player in the world, the 2015 best womens player in NZ and of course the 2018 best player in NZ. Huge achievements.

    The cool thing about this episode was hearing how Kendra got in to rugby and fell in love with the game. She has 3 other siblings all sisters, including a twin. Yet ever since she picked up a rugby ball at the age of 3 she has been in to it!

    It was also cool to hear a bit behind the scenes in the Black Ferns camp as they start to prepare for the massive RWC which is here in NZ.

    As you'll hear Kendra is such an inspiring athlete, who has had an incredible career to date and she is playing a huge role in growing the womens game. As always if you enjoy this episode please give it a share and help this podcast grow.

    This episode was sponsored by Swysh, the perfect gift for sport fans – Check them out Here Swysh

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    • 56 min
    Super Rugby Final Review

    Super Rugby Final Review

    The last review show of what has been an awesome Super Rugby season! What a final it was, what a clinical performance from the Crusaders. 

    Enjoy!

    This episode was sponsored by Swysh, the perfect gift for sport fans – Check them out Here Swysh

    • 36 min
    Super Rugby Preview- The Final

    Super Rugby Preview- The Final

    Then there were two! The final is here and the scene is set. The 2 top teams all season, a sold out Eden Park, All Blacks everywhere, match ups galore, it is going to be some game!

    As always I'm joined by Searley from Searley Talks Sport and for the big one we have managed to get Tom Marshall back on after his big start to the season on the Preview show.

    We start off by looking at last weeks semi finals, talking about all the key moments that decided these games. 

    Then we are in to the big one and you'll hear one of the great debates from Tom and Searley as to why their side is going to win on Saturday. We pick our LAD of the year winner and try to predict the new LADSEARL award winner (man of the match in the final) which will be presented at the game.

    To finish we chat the All Black squad, all in 28 mins, this is potentially the best preview of the year. I hope you enjoy it and if you do please give it a share!

    This episode was sponsored by Swysh, the perfect gift for sport fans – Check them out Here Swysh

    • 28 min
    Ben Smith- What a Lad

    Ben Smith- What a Lad

    Ben Smith the self acclaimed 'white battler', who has gone on to be one the the greatest outside backs of this generation.

    For the Highlanders, he is right up there with the best to ever pull on the Jersey. Playing in Highlanders colours 153 times, which included Co-Captaining them to the 2015 Super Rugby title.

    He also played a huge part in the All Blacks success in the same year helping them to the RWC victory! 

    Off the field the man they call Bender (not actually for his bender ability) is such a lad, so highly respected by his team mates and you can see why. I throughly enjoyed this episode and the exciting thing is he is not done yet so watch this space.

    If you enjoy this episode, please give it a share, I do really appreciate anyone who is helping spread the word.

    This episode was sponsored by Swysh, Go and get your Ben Smith personalised video message here Swysh

    If you're interested in more information about O-Studio from the legend Tim Bateman then click here O-Studio

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Super Rugby Preview- Semi Final

    Super Rugby Preview- Semi Final

    And then there were 4! Semi Final time, with a couple of huge match ups to look forward to!

    Before we look ahead, we do look back to what was an entertaining round of Quarter Finals. Searley as always joins me and shares his thoughts on the 4 games and some important take aways from those game.

    We then get into the big ones and preview what we think will happen in these two Semi Finals. We also find some juicy value for you with some powerplays and some other options.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Rugby Rees ,

Most natural and flowing podcast in the world of rugby.

The best rugby podcast I’ve heard, period. Marshall has great chat but most importantly asks great questions and even better follow up questions (nothing’s canned) that allow the guests on the pod to truly show off their personality and feel comfortable on the air - like they have no idea they’re even being recorded.

If you didn’t know he’s a Super Rugby champion, you could be forgiven for thinking he’s never been a professional - he’s that humble. Episodes are all funny and full of great rugby insight! Legend in the making.

yakfan69 ,

Less talented brother of Tom finds true calling

James Marshall is quickly cementing himself amongst the greats of long-form audio rugby discussion media by doing the only thing he was ever better than his brother at: spinning a yarn. With esteemed guests such as Marty banks and *checks notes* the fella who runs the Marty Banks Facebook page, Marshall desperately tries to cling to the fame that being-a-solid-provincial-player and-below-average-super-rugby-player brings you

5 stars, noti gang

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