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Hosted by Josh Bassett and Tom Cruse, the Any Sting Goes Podcast is a light-hearted look into the day-to-day life behind-the-scenes of professional rugby club Wasps. Throughout the season we'll be bringing on a series of special guests, discussing hot topics, we'll also be inviting you to get involved along the way by asking questions on social media. While we'll be adding in some competitions too!
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Rugby Stories brings to life a defining season from every club in the Gallagher Premiership. Craig Doyle presents a weekly 13-part series - showcasing the dressing room drama and unheard stories from each team's most memorable era. Launching on Monday 14 November, we'll hear from club legends and key voices including Lawrence Dallaglio, Ugo Monye and Owen Farrell.
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WINNER - Best Sports Comedy Podcast 2023 @ 'Sports Podcast Awards'. Relax, tune-in and enjoy the only podcast in the world where celebrities properly unwind and cut loose. Come listen to some of the biggest names in sport, media & film discuss their lives with; The CEO of Clapham aka Mr Archie Curzon and Host Freddy Clode. Be prepared for a tornado of laughs and the great unexpected as Archie dishes out life advice to all those looking for success in the city, in the gym and in the sheets. N ...
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Welcome to the Catflap Chats podcast. My name is Mikey, but lots call me Catflap, Flap, or Flapper, and I'm fortunate enough to call some pretty interesting people my mates - Professional sports, Rugby, Boxing, MMA, Football, Actors, Singers, and Business, in Wales and beyond. I'm going to have a beer with a different mate each week, and delve in to their professional and personal lives. Expect some distinctly average chat, funny stories, and insights in behind the scenes. Basically, I am ab ...
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Newport County, Derby County, Luton Town and more. Open heart surgery at 16 and 27 years old. Told you only have a certain amount of time to live. Told you won't make it in professional football. Playing over 200 pro games. This is part one of a class conversation with Mark O'Brien, 3 years after retirement, and 13 years after making his debut for …
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What a joy it is today to be joined by officially the funniest female comedian in the country in the wonderful, joyous and hilarious Laura Smyth. She takes us through her incredible life story which has taken her from being an English teacher at an inner city girls school to becoming the hottest prospect in comedy. From the classroom to a sold out …
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We're honoured to be joined by multi-award winning TV and Film star Jamie Bamber to hear about his incredible career on the big screen - from Band of Brothers to Battlestar Gallactica he's done it all. He also happens to be a resident of Stockwell so we hear about his thoughts on; Clapham, Chariots Spa in Vauxhall, Kiss Chase, getting weird sexual …
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Loved this, what a great guy. He's had some serious highs and frustrating lows during his career so far, but I love his outlook on life and his approach to Rugby. I have no doubt, that at 28 years old, Joey still has his best years ahead of him in Red and in Green. He's a Rolls Royce of a player on his day, and hopefully he can get a run of games w…
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Today we're joined by one of our greatest ever guests in 2019 Springbok World Champion and Saracens legend Schalk Brits, whereby he reveals his greatest stories from 20 years as a professional. From brutal initiations at school, to getting barred from one of London's most famous nightclubs due to Matt Giteau's antics, to a 4 day orgy in Barcelona w…
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We're honoured to be joined by multi BAFTA & Novello award winning actor, writer, musician, MC, DJ Hugo Chegwin aka DJ Beats from the incredible show 'People Just Do Nothing'. He's on wonderful form as he regales us with stories of; how the lads were all bought together via their mutual love of smoking weed, how the show went from being mini youtub…
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We're honoured to be joined by a Springbok legend in Joe Van Niekerk to celebrate South Africa's incredible World Cup victory, but more importantly to hear his incredible life story, which took him from being SA Player of The Year, to winning 4 European Titles and being inducted into Toulon's Hall of Fame, to retiring and setting up his own psyched…
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As the World Cup boils up to it's natural crescendo, we're delighted to be joined by All Blacks legend and Ex-Captain Justin Marshall to preview the World Cup final and immerse ourselves in his incredibly loose and entertaining tales. From messy nights out with Gavin Henson in Cardiff to medieval initiation ceremonies in Canterbury to Andrew Mehrte…
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Great catch up with Rob at Looseheadz. They are doing some unbelievable work in Rugby, and with Mental Health. Their aim is to put a mental health lead in every rugby club in the world. They are approaching 1,000 clubs, but there's over 16,000 in the world! Remember, there is good mental health, and then poor mental health, and we are all somewhere…
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For the first time in our history we join you live (poolside) from a lovely 5 star hotel that we were meant to be meeting our guest Niko Matawlau in, sadly; he's been kidnapped, Archie's fallen in love with a wrongun, Haskell can't stop partying, England are somehow into the semi-finals, Ryan Wilson's stopped breathing next to us and the worlds fal…
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Loved this. A take on the Men's RWC from a content creators pov. Amy works for Canterbury and also creates for other brands too, bringing a fresh voice and energy to both the Men's and Women's game. We caught up ahead of the RWC 1/4's, got some predictions down, but also chatted about Amy's journey into the rugby world, and what it's really like to…
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Today we're joined by a an absolute legend both on and off the pitch, a man who is the second highest scorer for the All Blacks in rugby history and has some of the most hilarious stories we've ever heard. From rooming with 'insomniac' Jonah Lomu with his weird eating and viewing habits, to abusing South African fans in the stadium, to shitting him…
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What a story - I love Jon's vulnerability and honesty. Wrong choices as a kid, early adulthood behind bars, to working for one of the most famous Celebrity chefs, and then going it alone. Jon has just released a book, and his story should be inspiring for anyone that has made wrong choices before. What a top bloke, and what a journey!…
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We're truly honoured to be joined by a man so respected that he has his own statue outside Wembley Stadium, the one, the only - Martin Offiah. Martin is the highest scoring rugby league player of all time with an incredible 501 tries to his name, but he started out playing union for England 7s and finished his career playing under Warren Gatland fo…
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Great catch up with Joe, who's transitioning well into finance and business, after a career in Rugby. A Wasps legend, and stints with Gloucester, Bath, Saracens and Sale Sharks. Proud of his England cap, but accepts he was in an era of Ben Youngs and Danny Care. Loved Rugby, but also didn't love parts of it. His honesty is admirable and it's great …
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We're truly honoured to be joined by Scotland's highest try scorer, a 3 times British & Irish Lion and a man who is as much fun on the pitch as he is off it. In his first long format interview since he retired, Hoggy sits down with us and shares countless incredibly hilarious and loose stories from throughout his career, from breaking his nose on h…
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Loved catching up with Sam. Such a good guy and he's genuinely happy about his move out to France. Recently married, a Gin business that's growing and the freedom to enjoy his Rugby again. Frustrating at times for him playing in Wales, such is the depth of talent at 10. Good on him, and best of luck for the future.…
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It's finally here - after 150 Episodes we've managed to get on one of our greatest ever guests in the man, myth and legend - Mathieu Bastareaud! He does not hold back on any controversial tales, opening up on an epic career which saw him become a triple european champion and a global sporting icon, but mixed in with a fair bit of controversy. For b…
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We're honoured to be joined by a legend of the game in Stephen Donaldson, a man who famously kicked the winning points in the 2011 World Cup Final, having been called up to the squad a few days prior. Beaver had been dropped by the All Blacks for the World Cup and so decided to go on a 3 months long piss up and fishing trip across NZ, where he put …
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What a story. Quite possibly the most mental background of anyone I have met. From straight A student and avid Skateboarder and Basketball player, to selling drugs on the streets, starring in Porn films, and robbing a bank at gunpoint, followed by a high speed chase in California. Big Herc is now a successful business owner and started his YouTube …
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It's the 3rd and final day of the lads SAMURAI World Cup trip to France and Archie is barely alive! ---------------------- BUY SAMURAI CLAPHAM FALCONS STASH NOW! We're delighted to be partnering with SAMURAI on this series and you can now buy our limited edition Clapham Falcons Stash for this upcoming rugby season here - Join The Team Now! https://…
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Forget the last 3 years, we're incredible at Rugby and we're going to win The World Cup + a loose night in Marseille. ----------------- BUY SAMURAI CLAPHAM FALCONS STASH NOW! We're delighted to be partnering with SAMURAI on this series and you can now buy our limited edition Clapham Falcons Stash for this upcoming rugby season here - Join The Team …
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We're in Paris, Archie has gone missing and France have destroyed the All Blacks! See you all tomorrow for more adventures in Marseille. --------------- BUY SAMURAI CLAPHAM FALCONS STASH NOW! We're delighted to be partnering with SAMURAI on this series and you can now buy our limited edition Clapham Falcons Stash for this upcoming rugby season here…
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Today we're joined by a World Cup winner, a Sprinbok legend, a test centurion and the highest scoring centre in the history of the sport in Jean De Villiers. He lifts the lid on his incredible career; from his school days facing a horrific illegal initiation for his cricket team, the highs of winning the World Cup in 2007, partying with Nelson Mand…
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For the start of our World Cup Special series we're truly honoured to be joined by the most exciting Fly Half in World Rugby currently in Paolo Garbisi, to hear about his incredible rise from a Venetian school boy who'd never heard of the sport to becoming Italy's pin up boy. We discuss; his incredible rise to the top, the secret to a great handsha…
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What a great guy Jarvo is, and he's more than just a footballer. Over 400+ professional appearances, an England cap at a time when they had an abundance of talent, and played with and against some of the best players to grace the Premier League. Promotions. Relegations. Injuries. Dark days and unreal highs. He keeps himself busy now, and looks back…
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Attention! We're delighted today to be joined by TV Star and Ex SBS and Royal Marine Commando Jason Fox to hear his incredibly moving life story which takes him from the council estates of Luton in the 80s to becoming one of the most respected soldiers in the world, to being discharged with PTSD and flirting with suicide. We discuss; his drinking p…
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A class conversation about professional football, away from the riches of the Premier League. Matt is an Exeter legend, having spent the majority of his career there. His move to Colchester United has seen him steo out of his comfort zone, and he's working hard to make a positive impact. I get the feeling he's different to most professional footbal…
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He's back - our most capped player of all time in England, Highlanders and now Shokki Shuttles Fly-Half Freddie Burns joins us once more to bring us up to speed with all the craziness which has been happening to him of late and it's all incredibly loose and entertaining. From breakups, horrific sexual encounters with Japanese ladies, abusing Ruck R…
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Great to catch up with Sisilia after a whirlwind 18 months or so for her. Winning the league with Gloucester-Hartpury, getting her first Welsh Cap, playing in a Women's World Cup, and being nominated for Player of the Tourn in the 2023 Women's 6 nations. All that, and she's only 20! Quiet on camera, but she makes up for that on the pitch, and I'm l…
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Today we're delighted to be joined by Ex London Irish and now Stormers winger Ben Loader to hear about his incredible meteoric rise over the last couple of seasons which has resulted in him becoming the first English player to play for the Stormers in decades. We hear about his upbringing at Wellington, his rivalry with his millionaire brother who …
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Bit of a different one this week - Catching up with Dan who owns Cardiff Classic Shirts - We spoke about everything Kit and Collector Culture, vintage classics and teams that never get it right. I absolutely love collecting shirts and it seems to be a growing trend atm, with Football and Fashion seemingly interacting more too. An exciting space as …
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It's a true honour to be able to be joined by one of Australia's greatest sons in James O'Connor, a superstar on and off the pitch and a man who's had one of the most scintillating careers imaginable. When James became one of the youngest players to ever debut in Super Rugby and for the Wallabies his life changed over night and he became the most f…
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Natalie's energy is infectious, and we covered a vast array of topics. Menopause, women's safety when running, running ultra's, being a mum, Social Media and writing a book. She lives a pretty busy life but finds time to have that 80/20 balance so that Instead of lean and cheat meals, it's more of a lifestyle and balance.…
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Today we're joined by another World Cup Winning Springbok in Bob Skinstad, a man who nowadays works in the City and eats at some of London's best Michelin Starred restaurants, but previously was one of the most talented rugby players of his generation. His story is as harrowing as it is exhilarating, involving triggering a brutal Bar Brawl with Kiw…
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From freak accident, broken leg and in to a wheelchair, to captaining your country at the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup. A wild ride for Tom who's still only 24, yet he's won it all already. It sounds like a humbling sport, and much harder than people may give it credit for! www.catflapchats.comBy Mikey Rowe
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Pinned down at a Mariupol steelworks, after a month-long siege and running out of supplies, Aiden was part of the mass surrender of over a thousand Ukrainian troops, in April 2022. Then his real ordeal began. Singled out for his British passport, Aiden was interrogated, tortured, stabbed, turned into a propaganda zombie, tried by a kangaroo court a…
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After 3 years you would have thought that we would have seen it all? We've had nearly 150 guests on this podcast and yet this week we were caught off guard. We were unaware they still made legends as wonderfully entertaining and as god damn loose as Luke Cowan-Dickie - but thank God they do! All I can say is get your headphones plugged in right awa…
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A heavy chat with the Dragons RFC winger about some really important topics, both on and off the Rugby pitch. Ashton is a clever bloke, articulate in his words, and he's using his platform to speak up on subjects that make people feel uncomfortable, but need talking about. On the field he's still after that Welsh cap, and is fighting fit going in t…
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We're honoured to be joined by the man of the moment, in England opener and the 4th highest scorer in this Ashes Series the wonderful Ben Duckett for his second cap on the show. He gives us the inside stories on; how the England team celebrated their epic victory at Headingley, his thoughts on Alex Carey cheating at Lords, why England are now favou…
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I learned so much about heptathlon today, and where the future of the sport lies. It's amazing to hear about the lack of funding, having to work 4 part time roles, and try to become a doctor, as well as dreaming of the Commonwealth Games 2026, and the next Olympics! We also chat about being vegan, dating, and Instagram DM's in 2023.…
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We're honoured to be joined by rugby royalty today in a man who's won practically every trophy available in rugby and is still to this day one of the most recognisable faces in the world - Bryan Habana. Bryan is on incredible form from the very get go and doesn't hold back any punches as he completely takes Archie Curzon to task on his; business tr…
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A great chat with a top bloke. Nick is carving out an exceptional career in Education since hanging up his boots, developing the next wave of kids both on and off the field. 43 caps for Scotland, & played in some great club games, and yet it was fascinating to hear that he doesn't always look back on his career with the fondest of memories or a foc…
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Today we're joined by one of our most entertaining guests ever in Gethin Jones; who takes us through his incredible career that took him from Sales Rugby Academy to Blue Peter to dating one of the most famous singers in the world in Katherine Jenkins and of course becoming a broadcasting legend in the process. Gethin entertains us with yarns about;…
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I love Chris, such a good bloke, and he's been around a long time at Glamorgan too, with this season arguably up there with his best. We chatted about leaving South Africa, grafting for a spot at Glamorgan, and playing the different formats, including franchise cricket. Plenty of highs and some lows too, we are both in agreement from different side…
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We're honoured to be joined by Ex Welsh Captain Ellis Jenkins on the podcast today, as he takes us through his incredible career, from the highs of making his debut against the All Blacks and winning the European cup with Cardiff in Bilbao - to the lows of Eben Etzebeth tearing up his knee and forcing him on the sidelines for over a year. We also h…
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We're delighted today to be joined by world cup winning all rounder Liam Plunkett all the way from the USA. He does not hold back at all as he lets rip on; the ECB after they dropped him a week after winning the World Cup, the failure of 'The Hundred', why he thinks many more England stars will turn their back on domestic cricket for the Major Leag…
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Loved this chat. Gwen has a drive and determination to succeed, and absolutely believes in her own abilities. Her outlook is class, and it's proving a good navigation for her - 29 cap's for Wales Women, and she'd have had more if it wasn't for some pretty bad injuries. She's on the rehab train now, after almost back to back breaks/tears, and yet it…
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We're joined by 'King Kenny' today on the podcast, one of the loosest rugby players ever to play the game and yet one of the most succesful for club and country. We find out his hilarious tales from; shovelling shit on his neighbours, being forced to get his balls out at a high end function, Shaun Edwards crazy ways, Warren Gatland's drinking obses…
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Welcome back to the Rig Biz podcast and today we're delighted to be joined by Stade Francais & Italian utility back Paolo Odogwu, to hear about his crazy recent ride in rugby. 12 months ago he was training with England under Eddie Jones and playing for Wasps, then suddenly he was made redundant and without a job until Stade came to rescue him and l…
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