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The Rugby Pod

Podcast Series The Rugby Pod

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.

Series Episodes

Episode 13 - Doddie Weir Tribute, South Africa's Peter de Villiers & Eddie's not Ok

Episode 13 - Doddie Weir Tribute, South Africa's Peter de Villiers & Eddie's not Ok

The lads pay tribute to the great Doddie Weir who very sadly passed away over the weekend after his MND battle. One of the great characters of the game, he will be sorely missed by everyone in the rugby world. We're joined this week by former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers to review South Africa's win over England and get his take on Rassie, the Autumn series and his lifelong ambition to coach the Baa-Baas with Jim. We also wrap up the Autumn series for England and Wales and discuss where to next for both teams and their under-fire coaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 16 mins

29 November Finished

Back from the Brink - Rhys Thomas chats with Jim Hamilton

Back from the Brink - Rhys Thomas chats with Jim Hamilton

In April 2012, former Welsh prop Rhys Thomas retired from rugby following a heart attack during training. In this chat, Rhys tells Jim the crazy story of what led him to that point, including his struggles with alcohol, drugs, addiction and mental health. We hear about the challenges he faced, how close he came to death on several occasions, and how he eventually overcame his deamons. His story is inspiring and an important message during the month of Movember. It's a hell of a story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 22 mins

24 November Finished

Episode 12 - The Marcus Smith Show, New Zealand's Scotty Stevenson, & Woeful Wales

Episode 12 - The Marcus Smith Show, New Zealand's Scotty Stevenson, & Woeful Wales

We're joined this week by one of the best rugby broadcasters in the business, Scotty 'Sumo' Stevenson, to review an epic game at Twickenham between England and the All Blacks. Scotty gives us his take on Scott Robertson potentially coaching England, what's gone wrong in New Zealand behind the scenes, what rugby needs to get right, and just how big Any Rowe actually is back in New Zealand. We chat about Georgia's historic win in Cardiff and where Wales go from here. We also hear from a hungover Finn Russell on the tarmac at Edinburgh airport after a big win against Argentina and round off Ireland's unbeaten Autumn Nations Series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 24 mins

22 November Finished

Episode 11 - England's Jack van Poortvliet, Murrayfield Musings and & Italy's Triumph

Episode 11 - England's Jack van Poortvliet, Murrayfield Musings and & Italy's Triumph

We take a look back at a hell of a weekend of international rugby, with Scotland falling just short against the All Blacks, England redeeming themselves against a disappointing Japan, and Italy providing the highlight of the weekend with a huge upset against Australia. We also round up the other games in Cardiff, Dublin and Paris, and look forward to England's massive game against the All Blacks next weekend, with England's new number 9 Jack van Poortvliet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 16 mins

15 November Finished

Rugby Players Association - Christian Day chats with Jim Hamilton

Rugby Players Association - Christian Day chats with Jim Hamilton

Christian Day is Head of Player Affairs for the Rugby Players Association. He joined the RPA after 17 seasons as a professional rugby player, including stints at Sale, Stade Francais and Saints. The RPA is the representative body of professional rugby players in England, and represents more than 800 male and female current rugby players. In this chat, Jim asks Christian about some of the work RPA does as well as the challenges the union faces and some of the criticism the RPA receives from current players. It's a candid chat and gives an insight into what the RPA is trying to achieve, how it goes about it, and what the future holds for the game and players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53 mins

10 November Finished

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