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2011. The All Blacks haven't won a World Cup since the original, Wales are used to going out in the pools, England are still wondering whether Martin Johnson might be a coach, and a whole raft of tier two nations are out for blood. Join the idiot behind rugby's most popular YouTube channel and his fellow rugby nerd brother for a detailed and affectionate look back at each Rugby World Cup, celebrating and dissecting an evolving sport, match-by-match... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op ...
 
My name is Graeme Forbes and I run The Dead Ball Area, a website and Youtube channel dedicated to Rugby Analysis. During the global lockdown I decided to make a short series podcast discussing what changes to the game people would like to see made. The podcasts will be released Sundays and Wednesdays throughout May 2020.
 
So how did you get your dream job? Every week Archie Biltcliffe, Ben Ward and Michael Slavin speak to media industry leaders. From critically acclaimed journalists to your favourite creators, we talk to the people who are Plugged In. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe, Michael Slavin & Ben Ward Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka
 
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Squidge (@SquidgeRugby) and Will (@will_owen9) have reached the final leg of the 2009 Lions tour, as the Lions are triumphant in the "dead rubber" third test. Amongst all the madness, they talk Rugby 04, cats, scrabble, crisps and Ross Ford's Tinder bio. Thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music, remixed by our very own Will Owen. We'll be back s…
 
It's the big one. The second test of the 2009 Lions tour. The decider. Robbie/Squidge/whatever you want to call him (@SquidgeRugby) and Will (@will_owen9) are here to talk about it.* Or are they? Maybe they'll talk about Big The Cat, Rugby School, feline scrum-halves and Rugby Values instead? *We forgot to do an intro at the start of the pod, so in…
 
It's here. The first test of the 2009 Lions tour. We cover the match in depth, whilst still having time to discuss MLR, Ricky Januarie and Christophe Berdos. We also speculate on which musicals Stuart Barnes did and didn't write. Thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme tune, expertly remixed by our very own Will Owen. See acast.com/privacy for privac…
 
We're back after a long break! We wrap up the highlights of the 2009 Lions' remaining warm-up games against the Cheetahs, Sharks, Western Province and Southern Kings. We talk more about crisps, Lee Byrne's wealth, Wanky Stick and a Nigel Owens malfunction. Thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music, remixed (if that's even the word) by our very ow…
 
The United Rugby Championship will take begin next season and will become the new competition for PRO14 teams. Adam Redmond is Head of Broadcast & Communications for the PRO14 and soon-to-be United Rugby Championship. Adam took the time to sit down with me to discuss the new competition and answer questions about the new competition from The Loose …
 
We're back to discuss the Lions' second game on tour in 2009 against the aptly named Lions, dubbed the Golden Lions for one day. We talk at length about Earl Rose, Tiger Woods and crisps. Thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music, remixed in expert fashion by our very own Will Owen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We open our coverage of the 2009 Lions tour with their opening match against an invitational side, the Royal XV. Three Red Kings' Tom Savage joins us to talk at length about coffee, Jungle Joe, Paul O'Connell's influence and a mystery king. We also occasionally talk about rugby. Thanks to Tom (@ThreeRedKings on Twitter, or @MajorTomSavage) for join…
 
We bring down the final curtain on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. We pick our favourite tries and games from the tournament, teams of the tournament, a dick-of-the-day XV. We also crown the player of the tournament, as well as the dick of the tournament. We then talk about what's next for the pod! Will's top tries playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch…
 
We've made it to the final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup! We talk a bit about Stephen Donald, Spanish soap operas and the French Haka response. We also chat to P Money again! Thanks for listening, and thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Blood & Mud's Josh Gardner joins us to watch the third place playoff between Wales and Australia, as if for the first time. We get sidetracked in talking about Brett Gosper's penis, Rugby Challenge and Steps' Greatest Hits. Also contains a detailed analysis of Wales' World Cup anthem, Sam Our Captain. Thanks to Josh (@joshgardner and @rucked_mag on…
 
We turn to the second semi-final of the World Cup, as New Zealand knock out Australia. We talk about the return of Ant Finger, Dimitri Yachvili conspiracies and 2020 hit film The Croods: A New Age. Thanks for listening, and we'll see you next week for the third place playoff. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy f…
 
We finally reach the episode we didn't want to do. We address the most dramatic, controversial semi-final in the Rugby World Cup's history, dissecting everything from Sam Warburton's red card, Rhys Priestland & Adam Jones' injuries, whether Lawrence Dallaglio started coronavirus, Wales' mental strength, Julien Bonnaire's phyiscal strength and wheth…
 
It's here. The heavily controversial quarter final between South Africa and Australia. We talk in depth about Bryce Lawrence, and whether his refereeing influenced this game as heavily as it is remembered. We also compare Pieter De Villiers to Ted Lasso. A huge thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o…
 
We are joined by Blood & Mud's Lee Calvert to discuss everything from Toby Flood to Alton Towers. We also come up with some conspiracy theories about Martin Johnson along the way. A huge thanks to Lee (@bloosandmud on Twitter) for joining us. You can listen to the Blood & Mud Podcast on all podcast platforms. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our th…
 
The latest series of The Loose Head Podcast with Jeff Neville is focused entirely on coaching, discussing topics like creating a positive environment, focusing on the process, overcoming ego, various aspects of player management, and dealing with the euphoria of the wins and disappointment of the losses.On this episode I chat to Nick Evans, who is …
 
Comedian, presenter, broadcaster and all round legend Chris Corcoran joins us to recall the first quarter final, in which Wales downed a star-studded Irish team. We speak about The Italian Job, Keith Earls, and BBC Wales' insane detective skills. A huge thanks to Korkey (@ChrisKorkey on Twitter) for joining us. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our …
 
We're back! We wrap up the group stages with a proper leaving party. This includes a summary of every match, some fun games and an update on Robbie's progress on Rugby Manager. See you next week for the first quarter final, Ireland vs Wales, with a special guest. Thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music, and for all of our guests who have featur…
 
We round off the group stage by covering Ireland's convincing win over the Azzurri. Among an Italian leaving party, we discuss I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, impressive beards and we finally get a live reading of some Deacon Manu fanfiction. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. You can read NothingWasSimple's fanfiction via the …
 
We're back to talk about Wales' 66-0 win over Fiji. We get caught up in the joy of watching this fixture knowing Wales will win, the wonders of snoring, spam adverts, dreams, gender reveal parties and players' offspring. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Tackling the World is the latest podcast series from The Loose Head's Jeff Neville. In this series, I talk to players about their RWC experiences, discussing everything from selection to mental health and from the competition to the aftermath. In this episode, I talk to Ireland international Jean Kleyn about the 2019 RWC. We discuss his highs and l…
 
We are joined by very special guest and Canadian international centre/winger Conor Trainor to talk about the Canucks' final game of the tournament, against the All Blacks. We talk to Conor about his two tries, anecdotes of visiting Georgia, and Canada's tournament as a whole. We then move on to talk Piri Weepu, mouthguards and the Barenaked Ladies.…
 
Journalist Elgan Alderman joins us to wave goodbye (or "Lelo") to Georgia in their final game against Argentina. In a game short on thrills, we discuss Elgan's experience of being a Welshman at an English university, goal kicking, Venezuela and Scooby Doo. We also do a deep dive on the lyrics of the Argentine national anthem. Thanks to Elgan (@Wels…
 
BT Sport commentator Sam Roberts is our guest today as we talk about Toby Flood's nudes. We also briefly touch upon England vs Scotland amid our extensive chat about the Championship, Bedford, goal kicking, commentary techniques and more. Thanks to Sam (@samrobertsrugby on Twitter) for joining us. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. S…
 
We're back after a long break to discuss Tonga's historic World Cup upset over France! Contains additional chat about quidditch, Nigella Lawson, Steve Walsh and Girls Aloud. We also devise an incredible strategy for when we're eventually put in charge of the Barbarians. A huge thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/pri…
 
Olympic and World Sevens gold medal winning coach Ben Ryan joins me to discuss his time with the Fiji Sevens team, the importance of open-mindedness in coaching, moving on after achieving your goals, and the influences of other sports on his coaching. This is an earlier episode of the podcast, put into the second series of Let's Talk Coaching as th…
 
Merry Christmas! WalesOnline's Ben James and Three Red Kings' Tom Savage both return to the pod to analyse Sky Sports' 2011 Christmas advert, a Christmas message from Dan Carter and Richie McCaw, and Championship team Nottingham Rugby's attempt at 2011 Christmas number one. We stumble upon topics such as James Haskell's tiny penis, McCaw's friendsh…
 
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