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This podcast aims to give you the latest news from London Welsh RFC with interviews from the coaches, former and current players; and some of the officials from the club. During the season we will have match previews, plus all the post match reactions from both sides, as well as contributions from all playing sections of the club. Come on you Welsh. Hosted by Gareth Vaughan Jones
 
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Our guest this week is Aled Thomas. Aled came to London Welsh in 2007 after a few years at Newport Gwent Dragons. Still a young lad at 22 and wanting regular rugby at 10 for a club that was going places; and he chose right in London Welsh as this was their first season as a professional squad. During his first season at the club, he also went on to…
 
Our guest this week is former Chairman Bleddyn Phillips. He takes us through how he was invited to join the Board when he hosted a St David's Day Dinner in Moscow! Once on the Board, he was made Chairman immediately and helped the Board make some big decisions in the Spring of 2012 as we were aiming for Promotion to the Premiership. Bleddyn takes u…
 
Our guest this week, is current squad member and prop superstar Sam Mahoney. Sam has played prop since his early days at Colchester RFC when he joined them at U11. We get to learn about his journey in rugby and why he took a gap year to wait for the love of his life to join him at University and when he made the transition from Colts rugby to Senio…
 
Our guest in this weeks' episode is Terwyn Williams, Life member of London Welsh. London Welsh has been a second home for Terwyn for over 50 years, from when he landed in London in 1970 and where he has made so many life long friends. We hear about where in West Wales he was brought up and started to play rugby and then where he went to College. He…
 
Our guest this week is Nathan Trevett. In this episode we get to understand Nathan's journey from Youth rugby to Senior pro player in South Wales. He played senior rugby at 18 years and 4 days for Cardiff RFC and played for them and Glamorgan Wanderers, before getting his chance at Cardiff Blues as injury cover whilst some of the players were at th…
 
Our guest this week is former London Welsh prop and captain Julian Davies. This Barry boy came to London Welsh in 1980 and played for the club for over 12 seasons. He had to bide his time and literally fight his way into the first team by demonstrating his scrummaging prowess in those legendary Thursday night training sessions. He led the club on m…
 
In this episode we hear from the many characters from around the club who enable match days's at London Welsh. Saturday 18th March was the first league fixture for the Men's 1st XV since Feb 2020 and everyone was excited for the match. We hear from the following at the clubPre MatchMichael Talbot - Operations DirectorNatalie Smith - Women's Captain…
 
Our guest this week is Rugby Commentator and Content Producer, Nick Heath. Whilst London Welsh were in the Premiership, Nick was the club's stadium announcer and VIP match day host. Nick moved from London Welsh to announce at Harlequins when his Commentating career took off. He currently works for Talksport, Channel 4, England rugby and commentator…
 
Our guest this week, is current Bath RFC and England International Josh McNally. Josh was recently capped by England during their Summer matches with USA & Canada after displaying some great form during the last Premiership season. He grew up in Hereford and always wanted to serve in the forces and didn't really think about having a career in rugby…
 
In this weeks' episode we hear from many people across the club as excitement builds towards the start of the season. Our Director of Rugby, Cai Griffiths takes us through his thoughts on pre season; the matches the squad have played, plus what he expects over the first few months. There are a couple of interviews with players post the Cardiff matc…
 
Our guest this week is Director and Head of Men's Rugby, Jonathan Shankland. Jon came to London Welsh after playing National League rugby in the Midlands and fell in love with the club. He has played for the club from 2011 until the end of our first season in the Herts and Middlesex league, where he decided to retire and play for the Vets. He has m…
 
Our guest this week is Rhodri Dawes. Having watched his dad play for London Welsh and then move away from London, Rhodri began his rugby journey in the Midlands. He then moved to Herts and played some rugby for school and then made his senior rugby debut with Hertford in the National League and then went on to Shelford Rugby Club and played for the…
 
Our guest this week is Michael Dawes. Michael is one third of the London Welsh Dawes dynasty, with his Dad, John Dawes playing, captaining and Coaching the London Welsh sides through the 60's to 90's; and then his son, Rhodri playing for the club across the last three seasons. Michael talks about his days playing for the Minis and Youth throughout …
 
Our guest this week is Club President, John Taylor. John was born and bred in Watford, with Welsh parents and played rugby at Watford Grammar School and Fullerians during his Youth. A skilled centre in his day who met Gerald Davies at Loughborough and was convinced by his coaches to switch to a backrow forward; where his rugby journey took off. Joh…
 
London Welsh Rugby Club Podcast Season 2 - Trailer.In this series we continue to catch up with the many characters who are connected with the club. The podcasts will be less regular this season, but will include some match days news as well as interviews with our main guest. The podcast series is hosted by Club Director, Gareth Vaughan Jones.…
 
Our guest in this special episode is current Wales captain, Siwan Lillicrap. She take us through balancing life working as Head Coach at Swansea University, with playing rugby for Bristol Bears and Wales. We chat about the recent 6 Nations campaign and the likely build up to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in Oct 2022 and what their target shoul…
 
Our special guest this week is Top International and RFU Referee Luke Pearce. Luke takes us through his refereeing journey from when he started in Devon aged 16, promoted to the National Panel by the age of 21 and a Premiership referee at the age of 24. We chat about some of the challenges of refereeing during Covid times and look back at the times…
 
In this episode, Lyn Jones takes us through his decision to come to London Welsh and those magical two seasons' the club had winning the Championship in 2012 and playing in the Premiership the following season. We get to understand what was required to be successful in the Championship and the key matches in his first season in charge. The success …
 
Our guest this week is former Director of Rugby, Lyn Jones. In this episode we get to hear about Lyn's journey in rugby up until his time with London Welsh. Where did he develop his love of the game and then playing for Neath in the 80's with Brian Thomas as Head Coach. We chat about his move to Llanelli, the trophies he won and getting capped by W…
 
Our guest this week is former Club captain Matt Corker. Matt is 10th on the all time appearance list, but first on the all time league appearances for the club in his 9 year association with London Welsh. Matt's rugby prowess came to light only when he went to University in Bath to study Chemistry and went on to play for English Universities; which…
 
Our guest this week is former London Welsh Board Director and Youth Chairman, Paul Browne. Paul is one of our fantastic volunteers at the club who brought all his four children to our Minis and soon got involved in Coaching and inspiring children to play our wonderful game. He tells us of the odd games he played for the Occies in the back row and h…
 
In our second special, we catch up with former Wales captain, Pontypool player and BBC Rugby Commentator; Eddie Butler. Our chat starts with Ed paying his tribute to the passing of our Club President, John Dawes. We cover his career path to the Commentary chair, we discuss why London Welsh chose not to play Pontypool for many years in the 70's; why…
 
Our guest this week is former England International, Newcastle Falcon legend, Toulon, Northampton and London Welsh captain, Tom May. Tom has had a glittering playing career, playing over 250 games in the English Premiership and someone who really enjoyed playing for London Welsh at the end of his playing career. He enjoyed it so much, he then playe…
 
Our guest this week is former club captain and current player, Lloyd Davies. Lloyd is a product of Monmouth School where he learned to love the game and then went off to Cardiff University to enjoy the social side of rugby and met Morgan Browne and Rhys Howells whilst playing there. Prior to University, Lloyd went to work in Australia and played fo…
 
Our guest for our first special episode is Rugby World Cup Winner, Will Greenwood MBE. The Special episodes are an opportunity for us to hear from different voices connected to the game and to understand how they might relate to London Welsh, Will discusses the return of the Community game and how he and his family get so much out of playing and co…
 
Our guest this week is Kevin Bowring. Kevin came to London Welsh in 1977 after playing with Clive Rees for the Voyagers in an Amsterdam 7's tournament. 267 appearances across 9 seasons, with 3 as club captain, puts him 6th on the all time appearances list. Kevin loved his time at London Welsh and enjoyed the tours, 7's tournaments and playing in ou…
 
Our guest this week is former Club Captain, Mike Powell. Born and bred in South Wales and started his junior rugby journey at Caldicot RFC where he remains now, helping to Coach the senior team. Went off to study at University and whilst at Uni, played for Pontypool, Walsall, Exeter and captained Wales Students. Mike signed professionally for Bridg…
 
Our guest this week is Richard 'Barrel' Thomas. Barrel is a product of our Minis and Youth from the late 70's and early 80's; and was usually at Old Deep Park through his childhood as his father Edgar Thomas played for the club and was then heavily involved in Junior rugby and then with all the Senior Men's squads, as a Club Official. Barrel went o…
 
Our guest this week is former London Welsh player, Alex Davies. Alex is from the Wirral and only really got into rugby as a teenager as football was his first love. He played senior rugby for Birkenhead Park at 17 and then some matches for Sale Jets, but couldn't quite get an Academy contract at Sale. He commenced his degree and also went on his fi…
 
Our guest this week is Club Captain, Zoe Jeanes. She has been with London Welsh Women for over 8 years and takes us through that journey. She took up the sport at University where she signed up at the Freshers' Fair and then took a couple of weeks to decide whether to attend or not We are glad she did, as that was rugby and London Welsh's gain. Zoe…
 
Our guest this week is former London Welsh, Wales and British & Irish Lions Centre, Rob Ackerman. Born in Ebbw Vale from great rugby stock, he went to Christ College in Brecon before following in his fathers' footsteps and playing for Newport RFC. Within a year of making his senior debut he was capped by Wales for the centenary test vs New Zealand …
 
Our guest this week is current player Elis Staines. Elis is a graduate of Llandovery College in West Wales and managed to finish his education both academic and rugby in New Zealand. Back in the UK Elis came to University in London and found his way to London Welsh just as our first season got under way with Sonny Parker as our DoR. Since then, Eli…
 
Our guest this week is Danny Wilson. Danny gave up playing rugby after a degenerative back condition in his early 20's meant he had to retire; which meant he focussed on a coaching pathway. Employed the the WRU to grow the game with schools and clubs; he then went to work for Cardiff Blues academy. He got his big break when London Welsh offered him…
 
Our guest this week is Colin Charvis. Colin commenced his senior rugby career at London Welsh whilst he was studying in London and stayed for four years having played in the Occies, 3rds, 2nds and over 80 appearances for the first XV. His club career took him from Swansea, to Tarbes (France D2), Newcastle and Newport Gwent Dragons. Colin will be re…
 
Our guest this week is former London Welsh back row forward, Ed Jackson. Ed played for London Welsh for only two seasons, but what a two years they were for the club. Promotion from the play offs in the Championship to a season in the Premiership with Lyn Jones as our DoR. Ed went on to have a successful playing career with Wasps and Newport Gwent …
 
Our guest this week, is former London Welsh Director of Rugby, Clive Griffiths. Clive played Rugby Union for Llanelli whilst completing his A levels and then post University, combined teaching with playing for them. He was a full back and had to wait his time behind JPR Williams to get his cap for Wales, when he made his debut vs England. He then s…
 
Our guest this week is Dylan Pugh. Dylan came to London Welsh from Neath RFC after a couple of successful years being coached by Lyn Jones; playing with many who went on to represent Wales and the Lions with distinction. His pathway to Neath wasn't typical as he was part of the Bath academy when Bath were in the pomp, but only played a couple of ma…
 
Our guest this week, is Club Captain Chris Lilly. Before Joining Welsh, Chris had a rich rugby background, playing through the various Leinster age groups - A Schools, u18 etc. and got a rugby scholarship to UCD (University College Dublin). Chris then earned a place in the Leinster sub Academy for 2 years and started for the Leinster u20s during th…
 
This weeks' guest is Will Taylor, Strength and Conditioning Coach at London Welsh RFC. Will arrived at London Welsh in 2017 after Sonny Parker had got in touch with him to be part of the Coaching group with Cai and him, to take the club on a journey back up the leagues. Will was working in a restaurant, but this moment was pivotal to Will's life as…
 
In this weeks' episode we have our Christmas special, where we catch up with a number of guests to see how they are, how the club is fairing and how they will be spending Christmas. We have an episode available on Spotify only due to music rights.Joint Club President - John Taylor Life Member - Terwyn Williams Club Chaplain - Paul Hill Chairman - D…
 
Our guest this week, is Honorary Vice President Seb Scotney. Seb has been volunteering at the club for over 30 years and has inspired hundreds of players who have been coached by him in our Little Wizards (under 6's). A language graduate from Oxford University, who went on to have a successful career in the City, but found his Sunday home as he liv…
 
This weeks' guest is former London Welsh front row player, Greg Bateman. Greg arrived at Old Deer Park in 2011 giving up a full time job and moving from Dorking RFC to have a crack at being a full time professional rugby player with Welsh. During that time he converted to hooker and played two years for the club, before a move to Exeter Chiefs to c…
 
This weeks' guest is former London Welsh and Wales International player, Rebecca Rowe. Rebecca has represented her country at three different sports and holds a World Record at another. Rebecca enjoyed five successful seasons at the club before she went on to play for Wales and then back to Harlequins in the Tyrrell Premiership at the Elite end of …
 
This weeks' guest is Master of Wine and club patron, Greg Sherwood. The whole ethos of this podcast series is to bring interesting characters we have connected to our club to a wider audience. Greg coaches his son in the Minis on a Sunday morning and is a regular at our club lunches and sponsored Rhodri Dawes last season. You hear about his upbring…
 
This weeks' guest is former dual code International, Wales Women Head Coach and London Welsh player and coach Rowland Phillips. Rowland commenced his rugby journey in St David's and became a Neath RFC legend playing for them in the mid to late 80's before he took the decision to move to Rugby League. Clive Griffiths brought Rowland back to Union at…
 
This week our guests are all from the London Welsh Careers Hub. Co-Leaders, Pete Leyborne and Haydn Parry and Player Representatives, Emily Alland and Rhys Tudur Davies. Its imperative that all our Supporters are aware of our Career Hubs and they should think to themselves, how could they assist the Hub. The Hub is a unique initiative which draws u…
 
This weeks' guest is former benefactor, President, Chairman and current Life Member; Kelvin Bryon. Kelvin joined London Welsh as President in 1994 and remained actively involved with the club until 2016 when his wife's ill health meant he had to step away from London Welsh. Kelvin's investment, meant that the club went from Level 5 to the Premiersh…
 
This weeks' guest is club mascot, Dewi Dragon. This is the first time we hear the voice of Dewi and learn about his history. We understand what the challenges are of being a mascot and if there is a rivalry between other mascots in rugby and beyond. We really get to understand the character of Dewi and what he finds so inspiring in being associated…
 
This weeks guests is Robert Martyn Jones, who is known to all of us as Joe. A stalwart for nearly 50 years, player, volunteer, Supporters Club Committee, founder of the London Welsh RFC Choir, supporter and Club Hon Vice President; he tells us what being part of the London Welsh family really means to him and the many friendships and amazing experi…
 
Our guest this week is Tom Baldwin. Tom joined the club at the onset of project reset and was awarded his 50th cap at the recent end of season awards. Our towering Second row takes us trough his rugby journey from Gwent to University in London and to the hallowed turf of Old Deer Park. He speaks highly of the environment that the coaches have creat…
 
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