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Rugby Union Weekly

A weekly Sports podcast featuring Ugo Monye
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Marcus Smith is back in the pub with Danny and Chris to reflect on a crazy six months that saw him win the Premiership, tour with the British & Irish Lions, and guide England to victory over world champions South Africa. They also reflect on an
Ugo invites a camera crew to this week's pod as he joins Danny and Chris on the sofa to reflect on an eventful week, especially off the field. All four URC matches in South Africa were called off because of Covid-19 and an outbreak in the Barba
There are big questions to ponder on this week's pod; who hacked Chris' Twitter account? Was England's victory over South Africa the best of Eddie Jones' reign? And has New Zealand's aura been vaporised? Danny, Ugo and Chris also chat to Scotla
With Danny still living it up in Dubai, Alex Corbisiero join Chris and Ugo on the pod this week. They chat to Jamie Heaslip about another win for Ireland over the All Blacks and find out what's changed under Andy Farrell. Can England cope witho
Ugo and Chris sit down with legendary All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen for a special bonus pod. He reflects on what went wrong for the All Blacks against England at the 2019 World Cup, shares his coaching philosophy and how he dealt with pres
Fresh from a trip to Peterborough passport office, Danny is back on the pod before going on holiday to a popular destination for rugby players. He joins Chris and Ugo to discuss a big win for Scotland, the Cardiff pitch invader and South Africa
Ugo and Chris are on the sofa to discuss a heavy defeat for Wales and the issues of playing Test matches outside the international window. England fly-half Zoe Harrison joins the pod after the Red Roses' record win over the Black Ferns and her
Ugo is back after leaving Strictly but is still speaking to Chris and Danny from a TV dressing room. They chat about the introduction of leggings to the game and whether the Premiership is missing relegation. Plus, pod favourite Callum Sheedy i
Chris helps reunite Danny with his old boss Eddie Jones for a chat about England's 34-man squad for the upcoming autumn internationals. Chris and Danny also look at Wayne Pivac's Wales squad and discuss who should start at fly-half against the
Danny talks us through another impressive Quins comeback over Bristol in the Premiership. Harry Wells joins the pod to talk about Leicester's impressive start to the season and trying to invite Steve Borthwick round for dinner. There's a look a
Danny quizzes Ashy about when he's going to be back in a Worcester shirt and they discuss what Saracens' new investment could mean for the rest of the Premiership. Scotland fly-half Adam Hastings joins the pod to talk about life at Gloucester,
There's plenty to discuss on this week's pod after another unpredictable round of Premiership rugby, Ugo's pink outfit and Eddie Jones leaving some big names out of his England squad. You'll hear from Sara Cox after she became the first woman t
Danny and Chris are on the sofa to review a busy weekend of rugby while Ugo's in a velodrome. But more importantly, who caught the eye on the opening weekend of the Premiership? Saracens deliver on their return top-flight and Leicester continue
After Danny won the Premiership title for the pod last season, can Ugo add the Glitterball trophy to the Rugby Union Weekly trophy cabinet? Chris and Danny find out how he's feeling about his Strictly debut and let him know what the bookies thi
Ugo Monye Danny Care, Chris Ashton and Chris Jones look at how the Lions tour of South Africa will be remembered. Will it go down as a missed opportunity for the Lions? They also debate whether Warren Gatland should remain as head coach for the
After winning the series for South Africa 12 years ago, Morné Steyn returned to break Lions' hearts all over again. Ugo and Chris discuss where it went wrong for Warren Gatland's side after once again surrendering a first-half lead. They get th
Ugo and Chris are joined by Shane Horgan to look ahead to the series decider this weekend. It's been a testing series to say the least, so much does the game need a thrilling finale on Saturday? We get the perspective of La Rochelle head coach
So Warren Gatland has selected the Lions team he hopes will clinch the series against South Africa, but is everybody convinced? Danny Care, Chris Ashton and Chris Jones give their verdict on Gatland's team and highlight some concerns heading in
So Warren Gatland has selected the Lions team he hopes will clinch the series against South Africa, but is everybody convinced? Danny Care, Chris Ashton and Chris Jones give their verdict on Gatland's team and highlight some concerns heading in
So we're set for a tense series decider in Cape Town. Chris and Ugo are joined by Matt Dawson, Bob Skinstad and James Hook for reaction as the Lions were beaten 27-9 in the second Test. Did the pressure Rassie Erasmus put on the officials pay o
Has Rassie Erasmus just saved the series for South Africa or will this come back to haunt him? Chris Jones, Ugo Monye and Shane Horgan do a deep dive into that hour-long video by Erasmus criticising some of the decisions in the first Test. Top
In the final episode Sam Warburton speaks to his former Lions team mate Paul O'Connell, who played in three Test series and captained the Lions in 2009. Paul's first experience with the Lions was the tour of New Zealand in 2005. He reflects o
Danny and Ashy try to work out if Jaco Johan is a real person or whether it's actually Rassie Erasmus in disguise. They also chat about the Lions' victory in the first Test and speak to World Cup winner Schalk Brits for his take on how the Spri
It's advantage Lions after the first Test in Cape Town. Chris and Ugo look back at their victory over South Africa with the help of some big name guests. They get the thoughts of former Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll, World Cup winner Bobby Ski
The first Test is finally upon us. And Warren Gatland has named his team to face the Springboks in Cape Town. Ugo Monye, Chris Jones, Matt Dawson and James Hook give their take on selection, and try to predict how the Lions will play. World Cup
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