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What sets record-breaking Sexton apart and why Ireland shouldn't fear South Africa

Maire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill is joined in the House of Rugby studio by former Ireland and Ulster player Darren Cave, and by Editor Pat McCarry to look back on the second weekend of the Rugby World Cup. They chat about Johnny Sexton, his record-breaking try that pushes him to the top of Ireland's all-time scorers list. But what makes him special? Darren Cave explains what it was like to train with him. They look ahead to the South Africa game next week, what Ireland should be wary of with the Springboks, but why they shouldn't actually fear them at all. Plus, former Ireland player CJ Stander explains why he'll be supporting the boys in green, rather than his homeland of South Africa.
18/09/23·47m 37s

Sexton returns as Ireland thrash Romania to kick-start Rugby World Cup

Ireland got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start with an 82-8 win over Romania in the heat of Bordeaux. Maire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill is joined in the House of Rugby studio by former Ireland and Munster player Peter Stringer and former Munster and Leicester player Johne Murphy as they look back on the opening weekend of action in France. They analyse the game in full, discuss the difficulty of playing in the heat and debate whether or not Ireland should risk Johnny Sexton against Tonga next week. Plus, who impressed at the weekend? And why we shouldn't be too fearful of France. With thanks to Heineken. Please drink responsibly.
11/09/23·44m 22s

Munster are URC champions, Crowley & Hodnett heroics and Ireland's RWC training squad

Munster are the United Rugby Championship winners and Jason has brought in jerseys and trackies for Greg, Pat and Lindsay to wear. After getting us started with 'Stand Up And Fight', Greg and the gang discuss: (1:30) - Munster ending title wait in Cape Town (8:45) - Nerveless Jack Crowley and 'F-bomb' Hodnett (31:10) - Munster's players of the season (34:50) - South African journalist Grand Shub (41:05) - Ireland's World Cup training squad (51:20) - Our end of season awards
29/05/23·1h 9m

ROG breaks Leinster hearts again, TunnelGate, coin toss drama and URC final preview

After a wildly dramatic weekend of rugby, Greg O'Shea, Lindsay Peat and Jason Hennessy are in the House of Rugby studio, and we hear from Lawrence Dallaglio, Ronan O'Gara and Gregory Alldritt. The team discuss: (1:00) Jason and Lindsay on the town (3:00) Lawrence Dallaglio tees us up (5:30) - Champions Cup final review (26:40) - Respect for ROG and what next for Leinster? (52:00) - Ronan O'Gara and Gregory Alldritt (55:00) - Munster vs Stormers URC final preview
22/05/23·1h 8m

Bryan Habana in studio, and BOD & ROG on Munster's win and Champions Cup final

Springbok legend and two-time European Cup winner Bryan Habana joins Greg O'Shea and Lindsay Peat in the House of Rugby studio for a Champions Cup bumper episode. They discuss URC semi wins for Munster & Stormers, and look ahead to Leinster vs. La Rochelle. They also discuss: (1:00) - Olympic qualification and Sevens scenes (8:20) - Munster's big win, and Crowley's drop goal (17:00) - Keith Earls' recovery and Stormers video celebrations (35:15) - Bryan Habana's career highlights (49:25) - Interview with Brian O'Driscoll (57:45) - Interview with Ronan O'Gara (59:50) - Interview with Jamison Gibson-Park (1:05:00) - Champions Cup preview (1:24:35) - Bryan returns, and some Ice, Ice Baby
16/05/23·1h 43m

Munster and Connacht win big, Leinster cruise and chats with Paul O'Connell & Johnny Sexton

After a huge weekend of quarter final action in the United Rugby Championship, Greg, Lindsay & Jason are in the House of Rugby studio to break it all down. They discuss: (7:15) - Connacht stun Ulster (14:00) - Colm de Buitlear comments after Terenure's AIL win (20:20) - What next for Ulster? (23:45) - Munster's gutsy win (30:10) - Leinster swat Sharks aside (54:05) - Johnny Sexton & Paul O'Connell chats (58:30) - Best rugby players of all time
08/05/23·1h 4m

Leinster on collision course with ROG's boys, URC quarter final preview and Wooden Spoons

Greg O'Shea and Lindsay Peat are joined by Pat McCarry in the House of Rugby studio as they look back on a big weekend of Champions Cup and Women's Six Nations rugby. They discuss: (1:00) - International Rugby Experience (3:00) - Leinster thump Toulouse (10:15) - Josh van der Flier and Toulouse indiscipline (23:20) - La Rochelle blitz Exeter (45:00) - Women's Six Nations (59:00) - URC quarter final preview
02/05/23·1h 5m

Munster fight back, Leinster stunned, Conor O’Brien in studio

Former Leinster centre Conor O’Brien joins Greg and Lindsay in studio to chat all things rugby, including his premature retirement through injury. The gang look back on Munster’s comeback against the Sharks, Leinster’s shock defeat, and much more!
24/04/23·1h 9m

Munster prove doubters wrong, Jacques is back, Prendergast potential & women's rugby woes

Four wins from four, a Springbok head coach heading to Leinster and Ireland Women set to host a dominant England side. On this week's House of Rugby, Jason Hennessy is in the host's seat, and joined by Lindsay Peat and Pat McCarry. They talk: (1:50) - Leinster snap up Jacques Nienaber (6:10) - Munster roll Stormers (18:45) - Leinster's young guns win thriller (26:00) - Crucial wins for Connacht and Ulster (42:15) - Women's rugby report, and Italy defeat
17/04/23·58m 34s

Two proud Munster men stand up for 'silver platter' Leinster, and Champions Cup chat

Greg, Lindsay and Jason are back in the House of Rugby studio and there's a heap of hot topics to get to. They discuss: 2:30 - Jimmy O’Brien and Garry Ringrose on fire 6:00 - Where to target Leinster 12:10 - Openside chat & Scott Penny's fend! 15:00 - In defence of Leinster - “It pains me to say it!” 24:55 - Toulouse skewer Sharks 35:00 - La Rochelle beat Sarries, ROG praise 43:10 - Women’s Six Nations 47:00 - Red card and high tackle madness 58:50 - URC preview
11/04/23·1h 8m

Baird and Leinster beast Ulster, Mack Hansen chat, and Munster jumped by Sharks

Greg, Lindsay and Jason are reunited in the House of Rugby studio to discuss the weekend's Champions and Challenge Cup action. We also hear from Grand Slam champ, friend of the show and all-round legend, Mack Hansen. (0:40) - Introduction (3:15) - Ryan Baird stars as Leinster beat Ulster (12:30) - Ireland back three debate (15:10) - Will Johnny Sexton play for Leinster again? (19:45) - Munster get Sharked (25:30) - Carbery and Murray futures? (41:20) - Mack Hansen chat (47:00) - Women’s Six Nations
03/04/23·1h 5m

Hugo Keenan on Grand Slam win, URC thrillers and yellow cards for diving

Greg O'Shea and Lindsay Peat are joined by Jason O'Mara - top Irish actor, big rugby head and voice of Batman - in the House of Rugby studio, this week. Hugo Keenan chats with Pat about Ireland's Grand Slam triumph. (0:40) - Greg & Lindsay's Grand Slam tales (19:45) - Leinster cracker against Stormers (28:00) - Wins for Connacht & Ulster, but Munster lose (45:40) - Jake White wants yellow cards for 'simulation' (51:15) - Hugo Keenan interview (57:00) - Women's Six Nations
27/03/23·1h 11m

Ireland are double Grand Slam champions, Six Nations' best player and Sexton 'GOAT' debate

James Downey joins Pat McCarry and Jason Hennessy in the House of Rugby studio to discuss Irish Grand Slams in the 2023 Six Nations and U20 championship. We also hear from Johnny Sexton, Tommy Bowe, Andy Farrell and Ireland Women captain Nichola Fryday. (0:30) - Reacting to Ireland's win over England (16:00) - Freddie Steward red card (31:00) - Johnny Sexton and Andy Farrell (33:20) - U20s Grand Slam and senior highlights (57:00) - Tommy Bowe (58:15) - Six Nations awards and Nichola Fryday
20/03/23·1h 10m

Brian O'Driscoll on rugby's most exciting players, Anna Caplice in-studio and Ireland vs Scotland

Greg O'Shea and Lindsay Peat are joined in the House of Rugby studio by former Munster, Harlequins and Ireland back-row, Anna Caplice. Pat McCarry catches up with Brian O'Driscoll, later in the show. Running order: (2:30) - Munster winning run continues and centres debate (9:00) - Leinster go 19 from 19; Scott Penny praise (22:10) - Connacht and Ulster wins (42:30) - Scotland vs. Ireland preview (52:40) - Brian O'Driscoll interview (1:16:00) - Anna Caplice on women's rugby and career highs
06/03/23·1h 44m

Ireland changes, Munster revival, big contract news and Welsh strike threats

Greg O'Shea is joined in the House of Rugby studio by Lindsay Peat and Jason Hennessy, ahead of another big weekend of Six Nations games. They discuss: (1:30) - Welsh rugby crisis (9:00) - Munster on a roll (14:15) - Malakai Fekitoa move and Tadhg Beirne injury (18:00) - Champagne Leinster and Jimmy O'Brien form (21:05) - Hugo Keenan appreciation (30:00) - Italy vs. Ireland preview (37:00) - Rugby heroes and influences (43:45) - Six Nations chat (50:00) - Peter O'Mahony contract
20/02/23·59m 23s

Ireland win all-time classic, Johnny Sexton on Murray & Doris, and picking a World XV

Greg O'Shea is joined in the House of Rugby studio by Lindsay Peat and Jason Hennessy to discuss another huge Six Nations weekend. They also hear from Johnny Sexton and Andy Farrell on the win over France. (2:00) - Ireland boss France (6:50) - The Hugo Keenan and James Lowe tries. (16:00) - Uini Atonio tackle debate (27:30) - Mack Hansen vs. Antoine Dupont (33:00) - Conor Murray praise (37:15) - Sexton and Farrell post-match (41:00) - Wins for Scotland and England (58:20) - Irish players in a World XV
13/02/23·1h 4m

Six Nations preview and interviews with Josh van der Flier, Tadhg Leader and Anthony Watson

Greg, Lindsay and Jason are joined in the House of Rugby studio to discuss the latest round of URC games and look ahead to the 2023 Six Nations. The show also features three great interviews. (2:10) - Josh van der Flier chat (5:45) - Greg on his dip with Josh (17:00) - URC round-up (30:10) - Six Nations preview (44:25) - Six Nations predictions (49:00) - Anthony Watson interview (57:40) - Tadhg Leader interview
30/01/23·1h 35m

Robbie Henshaw interview, Champions Cup fireworks and Ireland squad shocks

Greg, Lindsay and Jason are in the House of Rugby studio to discuss Munster vs. Toulouse and Ireland's Six Nations squad announcement. They also cover the Champions Cup Last 16 draw and Pat sits down for a chat with Leinster and Ireland star Robbie Henshaw. (1:00) - Munster push Toulouse close (9:00) - Joey Carbery debate (13:30) - Robbie Henshaw interview (32:10) - Netflix documentary (35:00) - Leinster and Ulster collision course (66:00) - Women's Interpros
23/01/23·1h 20m

Munster motoring, Eddie's new gig, Six Nations squad chat and Brian Moylett interview

Jason and Lindsay look back on all the Champions and Challenge Cup action, discuss Six Nations squad calls and chat with Mindset & Performance Coach, Brian Moylett. They discuss: (1:20) - Munster's win and big names dropped (12:00) - Ulster heartbreak (16:30) - Leinster win big, and Jamie Osborne praise (20:00) - Caelan Doris backed by rugby greats (30:15) - Connacht bash Brive (35:00) - Women’s Interpro (41:45) - Owen Farrell - “Absolute disgrace” (44:00)- Eddie Jones' Australia job (50:00) Brian Moylett interview (63:10) - Six Nations squad shots
16/01/23·1h 19m

Red card (and no red card) madness, Six Nations bolters and Jake Heenan interview

Greg, Lindsay & Jason are back in the House of Rugby studio, with a lot to discuss. Pat talks to Bristol, and former Connacht, star Jake Heenan. (0:30) - Greg on his Late Late Show appearance (3:30) - Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi and Aaron Cruden's wild hits (14:05) - URC chat (45:35) - Women's Interpros (49:40) - Jake Heenan interview (1:07:23) - Champions Cup talk (1:11:00) - Six Nations squad debate
09/01/23·1h 25m

Sexton's cheek, Munster's comeback and a huge 2023 preview (and awards)

Greg O'Shea, Lindsay Peat and Jason Hennessy hand out their awards for the best players and moments in 2022, before previewing a huge year of rugby in 2023. Greg kicks House of Rugby off with a recap of the New Years inter-pros. (0:35) - Intro and inter-pros chat (6:00) - 2022 rugby awards (27:15) - 2023 rugby predictions.
03/01/23·46m 47s

Interpro wins for Leinster and Ulster, Charles Piutau chat and Jimmy O'Brien Part 2

Jason Hennessy and Lindsay Peat look back on the first of the festive inter-pros, and there are House of Rugby interviews with Jimmy O'Brien and Charles Piutau. (0:45) - Leinster get one over Munster (13:00) - Ulster survive Connacht comeback (22:10) - Part 2 of our Jimmy O'Brien interview (35:40) - Interview with Charles Piutau
27/12/22·53m 30s

Munster's big win, Leinster humming, £1m Finn Russell & Jimmy O'Brien interview: Part One

Leinster and Ireland star Jimmy O'Brien joins Greg O'Shea and Lindsay Peat in the House of Rugby studio to discuss his whirlwind year and a host of topics, including: (1:30) - Jimmy O'Brien interview, Part One (18:05) - How Sevens shaped his career (34:00) - Leinster's thrashing of Gloucester (40:15) - Munster win big and Ulster's 'frozen' pitch (56:40) - Steve Borthwick gets England job (61:00) - £1m man Finn Russell
20/12/22·1h 5m

Leinster rollick Racing, England and Wales roll coaching dice & Grégory Alldritt interview

Greg O'Shea and Lindsay Peat are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Pat McCarry, to discuss all the latest news, and we hear from La Rochelle & France star, Grégory Alldritt. (0:30) - Introduction, Eddie Jones and Wayne Pivac sacked (9:55) - Leinster win big, Munster pipped, Ulster thrashed (35:10) - Grégory Alldritt interview (46:25) - Connacht win and Champions Cup round-up
12/12/22·59m 14s

Former IRFU Director of Referees chat, John Porch interview & URC Round-up

Former former IRFU director of referees, Owen Doyle, joins Greg O'Shea and Lindsay Peat live in studio for a fascinating chat about all things rugby – past and present, and to tell us about his new book – The Ref's Call. We also sit down with Connacht's John Porch for an extended interview, and of course, round-up all the URC action.
05/12/22·1h 24m

Ronan O'Gara interview, return of the URC & Louis Ludik

Ronan O'Gara interview, return of the URC & Louis Ludik by JOE
28/11/22·1h 14m

Crowley and Byrne to the rescue, world's best Van der Flier, Nic White farce and ROG's England links

Greg O'Shea, Lindsay Peat and Jason Hennessy are in the House of Rugby studio and we also hear from Peter O'Mahony and former Ireland No.8, Jamie Heaslip. They cover: (1:30) - Ireland's tense Wallabies win (10:20) - Peter O'Mahony chats with Pat (20:55) - Nic White HIA farce (29:45) - Jamie Heaslip interview (39:00) - World Rugby awards (54:15) - ROG linked with England and rugby round-up
21/11/22·1h 11m

Australia in Ireland's sights, red card controversies, Rassie rants and Will Skelton interview

Greg, Lindsay & Jason are in the House of Rugby studio to review the weekend of rugby action and preview Ireland vs. Australia in the Bank of Ireland Nations Series. Pat also catches up with La Rochelle & Wallabies star, Will Skelton. (3:00) - Ireland vs. Fiji chat (6:15) - The three Irish debutants (9:45) - Centre debate for Oz (20:00) - Will Skelton interview (30:00) - Ireland vs. Wallabies preview (39:55) - France vs. Springboks madness (52:00) - Women's World Cup Final (59:10) - Alex Goode on Irish form (63:30) - Round-up and Munster's rousing win
14/11/22·1h 10m

Springboks bounced, England stunned and we're getting ahead of ourselves... again

Ireland have reaffirmed their place as World No.1s after beating South Africa. France and Argentina won thrillers, and the All Blacks are back. Louis Ludik joins Greg O'Shea and Lindsay Peat in the House of Rugby studio to discuss: (1:00) Birthdays, retirements and concussion (12:45) Ireland's win over South Africa (28:00) Jimmy O'Brien's big debut (34:40) Josh van der Flier for POTY? (45:00) - Stephen Ferris chat (49:30) - Ireland A get pumped (56:15) - France pip Australia and England lose to Los Pumas (63:00) - The Beast beasts Alun Wyn Jones (64:20) - Women's World Cup final preview
07/11/22·1h 8m

Ireland's Top 5 players, Springboks preview, URC chat and Ultan Dillane interview

Greg, Lindsay and Jason are in the House of Rugby studio, this week, and there's a bevvy of topics to get stuck into. We also here from Ireland lock Ultan Dillane, who is with Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle side. (1:15) Jazz festivals, Katie Taylor and Wolverine (4:00) Ireland vs. South Africa (12:15) Andy Farrell, Lions coach? (14:30) David Nucifora 'flexing' on rivals (21:00) Women's and Sevens contracts (30:10) Ireland's Top 5 players debate (36:35) Munster vs. Ulster (49:30) Ultan Dillane interview (57:15) URC round-up and Women's World Cup
31/10/22·1h 14m

Leinster flex on Munster, Thomas Ahern praise, Mack hits back and Ian McKinley chat

Former Leinster, Benetton and Italy outhalf Ian McKinley drops by the House of Rugby studio, and joins Greg O'Shea and Lindsay Peat to discuss: (2:00) - Ian's new book, Second Sight (12:10) - Johnny Sexton's legacy (29:00) - Leinster's win over Munster (35:55) - Thomas Ahern praise (44:00) - Lindsay's scrum analysis (59:15) - Andrew Conway interview (1:08:00) - Connacht slay Scarlets
24/10/22·1h 18m

Back for a brand new season, Munster gear up for Leinster and wrestling Welsh Lions

Greg O'Shea, Lindsay Peat and Jason Hennessy are all back in the House of Rugby studio for the new season of the show. We also hear from Leinster & Ireland star Josh van der Flier on his teammates, and funny rugby moments. (1:30) - Gang catch up on big off-season and early season events (8:00) - Best young Irish prospects (23:10) - Munster get back on track (34:15) - Connacht vs Leinster and Bundee Aki ban (46:00) - Josh van der Flier interview (51:00) - Ulster slay Lions in South Africa (55:50) - Wrestling Leigh Halfpenny and Jonathan Davies (59:30) - Worcester & Wasps discussion
17/10/22·1h 10m

End of season awards, Irish Team of the URC and All Blacks series preview, with Darren Cave

It's our final House of Rugby episode of the season, and we have got Greg O'Shea, Jason Hennessy, Lindsay Peat AND Darren Cave all in the studio, together! They discuss: (0:30)- Darren's sweet gig in South Africa (5:00) - Looking back on the URC season (14:00) - Leinster "fuming" about losing Denis Leamy (21:55) - Irish Team of the URC (32:00) - Test futures of McCloskey and Farrell (34:10) - Shout-out to the South Africans (44:15) - Greg & Lindsay on Nick McCarthy (51:20) - Ireland All Blacks preview - “I’m a bit worried about it”
27/06/22·1h 3m

Stormers are URC champs, Ireland name squad for New Zealand and Cian Prendergast interview

Greg, Lindsay and Jason convene in the House of Rugby studio and there’s a lot to talk about, including: (01:15) - Stormers are the URC champions (17:05) - Greg going for a pint with Mack Hansen (22:00) - Connacht’s Cian Prendergast on Ireland ambitions (26:30) - Ireland’s squad for New Zealand (39:00) - Debate on concussion (55:10) - Women’s tour to Japan and TVs contracts
19/06/22·1h 3m

Last minute heartache for Ulster, Bulls too physical for Leinster, and Mack Hansen in studio

Jason, Lindsay and Greg are joined in studio by Connacht and Ireland star, Mack Hansen. They discuss: (3:30) - Leinster humbled by Bulls (9:00) - Mack on Johnny Sexton (15:30) - Fan questions with Mack Hansen (26:40) - Mack on his Ireland debut (34:10) - Mack on the All Blacks (35:30) - Ulster pipped by Stormers (44:35) - The Adre Smith red card (48:00) - Kieran Marmion visits Dunmore Rugby Club (51:50) - Team of the Year and URC awards
12/06/22·59m 33s

Knock-on-fest for Munster, Leinster put Champions Cup blues behind them, & Ronan O’Mahony interview

Jason, Greg and Lindsay are joined in studio by Ronan O’Mahony to discuss the weekend’s URC quarter-final action.
05/06/22·1h 3m

Heartbreak for Leinster in Marseille, what next for Ronan O’Gara, and Victor Costello in studio

Jason and Darren are joined in studio by Leinster legend Victor Costello to look back on Leinster’s narrow loss to La Rochelle in the Heineken Cup final.
30/05/22·54m 57s

Leinster put Munster on Ulster collision course, Sevens sensations and Champions Cup preview

Greg O'Shea, Lindsay Peat and Jason Hennessy are reunited in the House of Rugby studio, and they have a LOT to catch up on. The trio discuss: (2:00) - Munster falling to a weakened Leinster side (7:15) - Jordan Larmour lights it up (14:00) - Greg weakens his Conor Murray stance (19:30) - Nick Timoney helps Ulster to home QF (37:00) - New Zealand tour chat (49:20) - Sevens sensations go close (53:00) - Champions Cup preview
22/05/22·1h 5m

Vital wins for Munster and Ulster, Murray vs. Casey debate and Rory Scannell interview

Darren Cave joins Greg O'Shea and Lindsay Peat in the House of Rugby studio, and they are joined by Munster & Ireland centre Rory Scannell. They discuss: (1:10) - Munster's win over Cardiff (4:50) - Conor Murray vs. Craig Casey debate (17:00) - Leinster taking the losing bonus point (22:10) - Rory on Graham Rowntree appointment (29:50) - Fan questions with Rory Scannell (38:40) - Connacht's second half Sharks slump (43:10) - Ulster's huge away win at Edinburgh (48:20) - URC round-up, including Zebre's long-awaited win (52:25) - Ireland Women finish on a high against Scotland (1:01:20) - Pro contracts for women? Anna Caplice tribute
02/05/22·1h 8m

Munster topple Ulster, boys get revenge on Darren Cave and Ed Sheeran causes chaos

Darren Cave makes a welcome return to the House of Rugby studio and, after Munster beat Ulster, Jason and Greg are ready for him! (1:30) - Getting stuck into Ulster vs. Munster (6:10) - Joey Carbery praise (14:00) - Evergreen Keith Earls (22:20) - Leinster get Shark-bitten (30:05) - Connacht tame Lions and Cian Prendergast chat (46:00) - Pedrie Wannenburg tribute (57:30) - Ed Sheeran vs. Greg O'Shea

Leinster dominate Munster, ROG gets a slap and Ali Miller on Women's Six Nations

Former Connacht and Ireland winger Ali Miller joins Greg, Lindsay and Jason in the House of Rugby studio to discuss. (1:00) - Leinster reassert dominance over Munster (19:05) - Ireland fall short against France (34:30) - Fan questions with Ali Miller (50:20) - URC round-up, Connacht win, Ulster unlucky (1:00:05) - Ronan O'Gara slapped in France
04/04/22·1h 9m

Leinster hammer Connacht, Ireland Women come up short, Ian McKinley in studio, and ROG interview

Greg and Lindsay are joined in studio by former Italian international Ian McKinley to discuss this week's URC action and Ireland's opening game of the Women's Six Nations. Also, Jason chats to Ireland and Munster legend Ronan O'Gara.
27/03/22·1h 11m

Triple Crown champions, French Grand Slam, huffy Hogg and James Tracy interview

Ireland pumped the Scots to bring home a Triple Crown, but France denied them with a Grand Slam clincher in Paris. Jason and Greg are joined by Leinster & Ireland hooker James Tracy to look back on all the Six Nations and URC action. Megan also visits Athy RFC to meet a remarkable player, coach and mum. (1:30) - Ireland beat up Scotland (6:45) - Dan Sheehan praise (12:00) - Johnny Sexton pops back at critics (15:00) - Spiky Stuart Hogg (21:00) - Who to bring to New Zealand (24:15) - France are Grand Slam champs (33:50) - Italy's stunning Welsh win (39:30) - Best players of the championship (1:03:00) - URC round-up
20/03/22·1h 17m

Ireland bounce stubborn English, France on for Slam and Conor Oliver interview

Connacht flanker Conor Oliver joins Greg, Megan and Jason in the House of Rugby studio, as they look back on Ireland's win over England, all the other Six Nations action and the best URC bits. They discuss: (1:30) - Ireland beat 14-man England (13:00) - Hugo Keenan appreciation society (24:20) - France keep Grand Slam train on track (36:30) - 10 questions with Conor Oliver (56:50) - URC round-up
13/03/22·1h 11m

Three big wins, one huge beating, England vs Ireland preview and Cliodhna Moloney interview

Joining Greg, Jason and Lindsay Peat in the House of Rugby studio, to look back on all the URC action and preview the Six Nations, is Wasps & Ireland star Cliodhna Moloney. They also discuss the release of the independent report on the failure for Ireland to make the 2021 World Cup. (3:40) Cliodhna on Ireland squad disappointment (6:50) Ulster win big but Connacht take some licks (19:35) 10 questions with Cliodhna Moloney (35:25) Munster and Leinster rack up the tries (55:15) Independent report and Anthony Eddy departure (1:07:50) England vs Ireland Six Nations preview
06/03/22·1h 16m

Lowry's super debut, Italy's unlucky 13, Hogg's drop and Ross Byrne interview

Greg O'Shea and Megan Williams are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Leinster and Ireland outhalf Ross Byrne. They look back on all the weekend's Six Nations and United Rugby Championship action. Show highlights: (0:50) Ireland see off 13-man Italy (16:45) France looking unstoppable (29:00) Can we beat England next? (38:00) 10 questions with Ross Byrne (50:05) URC round-up
28/02/22·1h 13m

A clean sweep for the Irish provinces, Zebo’s hat trick, and Irish international Dorothy Wall

Jason, Megan and Greg are joined in the House of Rugby studio by the 2021 young player of the year and player’s player of the year Dorothy Wall. They look back on the weekend’s URC fixtures, Dorothy’s hopes for the Women’s Six Nations and discuss her career to date.

Late drama in Paris, Ireland's big regrets, John Hayes interview and Malakai Fekitoa on Munster

Grand Slam dreams dashed and France in pole position, but House of Rugby URC is keeping the faith. Greg, Megan and Jason are joined in the studio by Munster & Ireland legend John Hayes. They also hear from Malakai Fekitoa on his move to Munster. (0:30) - France put it up to Ireland (15:00) - Wales rumble the Scots (21:30) - 10 questions with John Hayes (36:45) - URC round-up (40:00) - Malakai Fekitoa on Munster move (49:50) - South Africa for Seven Nations?
13/02/22·1h 2m

Ireland smash Wales, Mack Hansen debut heroics and Denis Hickie interview

Leinster and Ireland legend Denis Hickie joins Greg, Megan and Jason in the House of Rugby studio to look back on an opening Six Nations weekend that included a big Irish win over Wales. They discuss: (0:50) Ireland's winning start (26:30) Scotland retain the Calcutta Cup (41:00) 10 questions with Denis Hickie (62:00) URC round-up, and France beat Italy
06/02/22·1h 22m

Massive Six Nations preview, Leinster and Connacht rumbled and Luke McGrath interview

Leinster and Ireland scrumhalf Luke McGrath is just back from Cardiff and straight into the House of Rugby studio for a United Rugby Championship chat and Six Nations preview. He chats with Greg O'Shea, Megan Williams and Jason Hennessy about: (0:30) - Luke on Leinster's loss to Cardiff (6:00) - Win Ulster, but Connacht slip up (24:30) - 10 questions with Luke McGrath (46:00) - Munster win in Italy and awards (51:00) - Six Nations preview
30/01/22·1h 11m

Munster's comeback, Zebo's tackle, Ulster's stage fright and Ian Keatley interview

Greg and Megan are joined in the House of Rugby studio by former Connacht, Munster and Ireland outhalf Ian Keatley. They look back on Munster's comeback win over Ulster and victories for Scotland's two in-form sides. (0:30) Munster snatch another victory out of the fire. (18:15) Pundits and former Munster players turning on Johann van Graan (27:00) Scottish sides on the up (38:40) Try of the Week and Jukebox awards (43:20) 10 questions with Ian Keatley

Connacht trump clueless Munster, fixture pile-up and 2022's top prospects

Darren Cave joins Jason Hennessy and Greg O'Shea in the House of Rugby studio as they look back on Connacht's win over Munster and discuss the fixture pile-up caused by Covid. The lads also give their 2021 highlights and top rugby prospects for 2022. (1:30) Round-up of all the latest rugby news (24:30) Connacht's win over sluggish Munster (50:00) Try of the Week and Jukebox awards (54:00) 2021 rugby awards and 2022's top prospects
02/01/22·1h 13m

Leinster out-gun Connacht, Munster's Champions Cup scramble and Jenny Murphy interview

Greg O'Shea, Megan Williams and Jason Hennessy are back in the House of Rugby URC studio to look back on the latest round of United Rugby Championship action. They are joined by Leinster and Ireland star Jenny Murphy, who shares some strong opinions on Anthony Eddy and women's rugby in Ireland. (0:45) - Leinster's win over Connacht (13:00) - Ulster fall short in Wales (19:20) - 10 questions with Jenny Murphy (47:35) - URC round-up (59:00) - Try of the Week and Jukebox awards
05/12/21·1h 11m

Ulster shock Leinster, Connacht stunners, Munster stranded and Darren Cave returns

Former Ulster and Ireland star Darren Cave returns to the House of Rugby studio, and he's got a BIG grin on his face. He joins Greg, Megan and Jason to discuss: (1:25) - Munster's Covid chaos in South Africa (3:00) - Ulster's impressive win over Leinster (17:05) - Connacht's 7-Up win over Ospreys (35:25) - Try of the Week and Jukebox awards (50:15) - Rugby's eligibility changes
29/11/21·58m 39s

Ireland annihilate Argentina, France blitz All Blacks and Mike McCarthy interview

Former Connacht, Leinster and Ireland forward Mike McCarthy joins Greg O'Shea and Megan Williams in the House of Rugby studio for the latest episode. They discuss: (1:10) Ireland's big win over Argentina (2:30) Joey Carbery and Caelan Doris praise (11:30) England pipping the Springboks and France stunning the All Blacks (24:00) Mike McCarthy on his career (47:15) Round-up of all the other matches and news
22/11/21·1h 11m

All Blacks conquered, James Lowe's tackle, Jack Conan's smile AND Felipe Contepomi chat

On the latest House of Rugby URC episode, Jason, Megan and Greg are joined by former Leinster & Argentina legend Felipe Contepomi. We also hear from Ardie Savea and Johnny Sexton. The gang discuss: (0:35) Ireland's big win over the All Blacks (4:30) James Lowe's massive impact, and tackle (24:45) Andy Farrell's big statement (40:00) - Felipe on his rivalry with ROG (56:50) - Ireland Women's win over the USA (1:01:20) - Round-up of all the other weekend's games.
15/11/21·1h 38m

Sexton celebrates in style, big team selection calls and Devin Toner on beating New Zealand

Ahead of Ireland's huge match on Saturday, Devin Toner tells Jason, Greg & Megan what's required to beat the All Blacks. Also on House of Rugby URC, we look back on a big win over Japan, pitch invader controversy and wins for England, France, Scotland and the Springboks.
08/11/21·1h 3m

Connacht blow Ulster away, Kelleher inspires Leinster and Chris Henry on Ireland's back row

Former Ulster and Ireland back-row Chris Henry joins Greg O'Shea, Megan Williams and Jason Hennessy in the House of Rugby URC studio to look back on all the big rugby action. They discuss the form of Leinster's Lions (2:00), Connacht's win over Ulster (5:40), Munster's slip-up in Wales (12:00) and big team selection calls for Ireland in the November Tests (24:30).
25/10/21·54m 42s

Carbery saves Munster (and himself), Ireland's November squad and Lindsay Peat interview

Our first inter-pro of the United Rugby Championship season served up a cracker. Leinster & Ireland star Lindsay Peat joins Jason, Megan and Greg in the House of Rugby URC studio to discuss all the weekend's action. They also chat about a Women's Lions Tour, Carbery vs. Healy and sporting heartbreaks.
18/10/21·1h 8m

Greg O'Shea joins the team, Snyman injury blights Munster win & Will Connors interview

Jason and Megan are joined in the House of Rugby URC studio by new co-host Greg O'Shea and Leinster & Ireland star Will Connors. They look back on all the United Rugby Championship action, which included wins for three of the four Irish provinces and big performances by Johnny Sexton, Nathan Doak and Chris Cloete. They present the Try of the Week and Jukebox awards, while touching on the unfortunate injury to RG Snyman.
11/10/21·43m 26s

Bite controversy, Munster storm back, Connacht flying and Darren Cave chat

Former Ulster & Ireland centre Darren Cave joins Jason Hennessy and Megan Williams in the House of Rugby URC studio to catch up on all the week's big action. They discuss South Africa's thrilling win over the All Blacks (2:20), Darren's playing days (7:30) and look back on all the United Rugby Championship action (25:46).
04/10/21·47m 35s

Zebo's return, Leinster's statement, Ian Keatley interview and a shiny new league

Jason Hennessy and Megan Williams are joined by former Connacht, Munster & Ireland outhalf Ian Keatley to look back on the first weekend of the United Rugby Championship. They discuss Simon Zebo's try-scoring return to Munster, Ulster's latest scrumhalf prospect and Leinster's big boys making a statement against the South Africans.
28/09/21·39m 4s

Lions Tour debrief with Seán, Alex, Stuart Hogg, Adam Jones and Schalk Brits

We're putting a House of Rugby bow on the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa. Seán O'Brien and Alex Goode are joined by Adam Jones in the studio, and both Stuart Hogg (from Jersey) and Schalk Brits (from South Africa) dial in to give their thoughts on the tour, and new bonds formed.
12/08/21·52m 34s

Boks win it, Steyn's dagger, Alun Wyn Jones' emotions and Lions' best players

Seán O'Brien and Alex Goode are joined by Matt Dawson and Bobby Skinstad as the House of Rugby team go back over a dramatic Test Series finale that saw the Springboks pip the Lions. We also hear from an emotional and forthright Lions captain, Alun Wyn Jones.
09/08/21·59m 32s

Lions' Last Dance, Bundee's big chance and where the Third Test will be won

Ahead of the Lions vs. Springboks' deciding Third Test, Seán O'Brien and Alex Goode cover all the big team selection calls and talking points. The boys are also joined by top referee JP Doyle to give his perspective on the criticism the officials have had to deal with during the series and he gives us an insight into how a referee prepares for a big game.
05/08/21·39m 53s

Springboks settle the score, controversial calls and Third Test decisions

Seán O'Brien and Alex Goode are joined by Springboks legend Bobby Skinstad to look back on a brutal, controversial Second Test that was dominated by the Springboks and referee calls. They discuss possible changes to the Lions team for the decider.
02/08/21·55m 29s

Rassie ramps it up, where the Second Test will be won, and Mako Vunipola joins us

Alex Goode and Seán O'Brien are joined by Schalk Brits and Lions star Mako Vunipola to look back on another few wild tour days and preview the Second Test against the Springboks.
29/07/21·42m 9s

Stunning comebacks, Itoje's master-piece, controversial calls and Second Test selections

Seán O'Brien and Alex Goode are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Greig Laidlaw to look back on the Lions' First Test win over South Africa, and discuss changes needed to get the job done this weekend.
26/07/21·50m 47s

Seánie & Shaggy's First Test preview, Furlong and Conan interviews

Seán O'Brien is joined by Shane Horgan in the House of Rugby studio, as they preview the First Test between the Lions and Springboks. They are joined by 'Bok on the Ground' in South Africa, Schalk Brits, and we hear from Lions stars Tadhg Furlong and Jack Conan.
23/07/21·54m 5s

Irish lads pushing for Test selection, Stormers smacked and Greig Laidlaw interview

Former Scotland and Lions star Greig Laidlaw joins Alex Goode and Sean O'Brien in the House of Rugby studio to look back on the win over Stormers, and ahead to the First Test. They also share some fun tales from the 2017 tour to New Zealand.
19/07/21·48m 56s

Injury nightmares, shock call-ups, TRIES GALORE and Shane Horgan interview

Former Ireland & Lions winger Shane Horgan drops by the House of Rugby studio to chat with Alex Goode and Jack Willis. The gang discuss the big win(s) over Sharks, the Marcus Smith call-up, challenges ahead and Shane shares memories from the 2005 tour to New Zealand.

Lions beat Lions, Adams and Watson stake Test claims, and Tom Croft interview

Alex Goode and Sean O'Brien are joined by former England and Lions flanker for episode three of House of Rugby's Lions Series. They discuss the tourist's first win of the South Africa tour, lads pushing for Test jerseys and 2009 Tour memories. We also hear from Josh Adams and Hamish Watson.
05/07/21·56m 34s

Captain Conor Murray, Lions injury nightmares and South Africa's Covid crisis

Sean O'Brien, Alex Goode and England star Jack Willis are in the House of Rugby studio to discuss the British & Irish Lions' tour-opening win against Japan. They also cover the devastating injuries to Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric, replacements, Conor Murray being named tour captain and South Africa's latest lockdowns as the Lions touch down in Jo'burg.
28/06/21·39m 34s

Sean O'Brien, Alex Goode & Adam Jones on Lions vs. Japan and Jersey training camp

Sean O'Brien and Alex Goode are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Adam Jones to tee us up for the beginning of the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa. They discuss who has impressed in training so far, selection calls, facing the Japanese and 'The Bobby Cup' We also here from Lions coach Warren Gatland and lock Iain Henderson.
25/06/21·48m 40s

Conor Murray on Lions call-up and rediscovering top form, and our season finale awards

Eimear, Ian and Fergus are joined by Munster, Ireland and Lions star Conor Murray for the series finale of Season 3. He talks about bouncing back from a career dip and how his nerves were in bits before he made the Lions squad. Pat also chats with France legend Philippe Saint-André and the gang hand out their end-of-season awards.
23/05/21·1h 9m

Tadhg Beirne chats Munster & Lions, and Aussie yarns with Adam Ashley Cooper and Scott Fardy

We have a stacked House of Rugby Ireland today, as Eimear, Fergus & Ian are joined by three great guests. Munster and Ireland star Tadhg Beirne drops by to talk about his recent Lions call-up. Then, Scott Fardy joins the lads as they dial in fellow Wallabies legend Adam Ashley Cooper from L.A.
16/05/21·1h 3m

Huge shocks in Lions squad announcement, some Irish surprises and Victor Matfield joins us

Eimear, Fergus and Ian are back together for a House of Rugby Ireland special that focuses on that seismic British & Irish Lions squad announcement. No Sexton, Ryan, Earls, Stander or Ringrose BUT great news for Conan, Porter, Aki and Henderson. The guys are joined by Springbok legend Victor Matfield and South African journalist Craig Ray to digest the news.
06/05/21·1h 6m

Semi-final agony, Lions squad selection and view from South Africa

Fergus and Ian are in the House of Rugby Ireland studio as they look back on tough European semi-final losses for Ulster and Leinster. They also talk to South African journalist Brendan Nel about how the Springbok players are shaping up, and chat Lions selection picks.
02/05/21·1h 3m

Munster stand up to Leinster, Rob Kearney interview and Sam Warburton on Lions

Fergus McFadden and Ronan O'Mahony are in the House of Rugby Ireland studio to discuss Munster's win over Leinster and look ahead to the European Cup semis. Rob Kearney dials in from Down Under for a chat and we hear from Sam Warburton on the upcoming Lions Tour. We also discuss Ireland finishing the Women's Six Nations on a high.
25/04/21·1h 3m

Springboks legend 'The Beast' joins us, Mike Ross on Joe Schmidt and Rainbow Cup rules

This week on House of Rugby Ireland, we have two legendary props on the show - Tendai 'The Beast' Mtawawira and Mike Ross. Beast is in flying form as he looks ahead to the Lions 2021 Tour, and vows revenge on some old teammates. Ian Madigan then joins Mike and Fergus to talk Rainbow Cup, Simon Zebo's return and Ireland Women's struggles against France.
18/04/21·1h 6m

Leinster chop Chiefs, Ulster squash Saints, Ireland wallop Wales & Rainbow Cup fears

Fergus and Ian are joined in-studio by Chris Henry to discuss Leinster's big away win over Exeter and Ulster getting the job done over Northampton. They then talk to Leinster & Ireland star Michelle Claffey about the winning start for Ireland Women in the Six Nations, and Eimear's two tries! They wrap up by talking about the troubled Rainbow Cup.
11/04/21·1h 1m

Leinster's walkover, Munster outclassed, European tales, Beibhinn Parsons & Dorothy Wall

We have a gigantic episode for you all as we look back on Leinster's unusual progress to the Champions Cup quarter finals and Munster falling to Toulouse. Fergus is joined by Ian Madigan and Chris Henry to recall some European tales. Then, Eimear chats with Ireland teammates Beibhinn Parsons and Dorothy Wall about first caps, driving tests and inspirational speeches.
03/04/21·1h 15m

Leinster break Munster again, our Lions XV and Champions Cup preview

Eimear, Fergus and Ian cover a lot in this week's House of Rugby Ireland, including that breathless Six Nations finish, Leinster's PRO14 Final win over Munster, and a Champions Cup preview. They also find time to pick their best player of the Six Nations and Lions Text XV.
28/03/21·48m 30s

Ireland ring England's bell, CJ's big farewell and our guaranteed Lions

Eimear is joined in studio by Ian and Fergus to look back on Ireland's thumping win over England and a crazy finish in Paris that dashed Wales' Grand Slam hopes. They discuss what Irish players booked their Lions spot, CJ Stander's emotional goodbye and the upcoming PRO14 Final between Leinster and Munster.
21/03/21·1h 12m

Sexton slays Scots, Eben Etzebeth interview and Ireland's Lions favourites

Fergus is joined by Ronan O'Mahony and Chris Henry to look back on Ireland's narrow win over Scotland and discuss what it means for several players' Lions hopes. Also on House of Rugby Ireland, Springboks and Toulon star Eben Etzebeth joins the lads for a chat.
14/03/21·1h 4m

Munster and Leinster's final showdown, card crazy and Pieter-Steph du Toit interview

Eimear and Fergus are joined by Springbok star and 2019 World Rugby Player of the Year, Pieter-Steph du Toit. He talks to the gang about nearly losing a leg, The Rainbow Cup and the upcoming Lions Tour to (hopefully) South Africa. We also discuss those big inter-pro games and the big refereeing decisions that had an impact.
07/03/21·57m 47s

Ireland's feel-good win, Casey's initiation song, scrapping Sexton and Scott Williams interview

Eimear, Ian and Fergus are back in the House of Rugby Ireland studio, the sun is shining and everyone is in great spirits. They discuss Ireland's six-try win over Italy, debuts for Craig Casey and Ryan Baird and Robbie Henshaw's Lions form. They are then joined by Ospreys and Wales star Scott Williams to look back on Wales' big win over England.
28/02/21·53m 9s

Murray & Sexton debate, France's Covid hell and James Tracy interview

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell is sticking with his big guns for Italy, and some exciting prospects miss out. On House of Rugby Ireland, Eimear and Fergus are joined by Leinster & Ireland hooker James Tracy to preview the Six Nations, look back on a winning weekend of PRO14 action and discuss Ian Madigan's short shorts.
21/02/21·48m 18s

Six Nations dreams shattered, Ronan O'Gara interview and What Next for Ireland?

Eimear and Fergus are joined in the House of Rugby Ireland studio by Tomás O'Leary to look back on another tough Irish loss in the Six Nations. They discuss that defeat to a fired up French side and we have a class interview with Ronan O'Gara. We also hear from Iain Henderson and Andy Farrell.
14/02/21·1h 13m

Gutted in Wales, O'Mahony's red card, Billy's kick and how to beat France

Eimear Considine and Fergus McFadden are joined in studio by former Ulster and Ireland flanker Chris Henry to look back on a gut-wrenching loss to Wales. The House of Rugby Ireland gang discuss Peter O'Mahony's red card, Billy Burns' missed kick to touch and all the other major talking points before looking ahead to Ireland vs. France.
07/02/21·1h 6m

Massive Six Nations preview, Ireland's big selection calls and Fergus McFadden is back

Fergus McFadden returns to help Ian and Eimear preview the 2021 Six Nations and Ireland's opening game against Wales. We hear from Johnny Sexton and Andy Farrell while the gang re-live their most embarrassing Six Nations stories and hear about a fan that crashed Leinster's European Cup party in 2012.
31/01/21·1h 1m

Munster can't beat Leinster, Six Nations squad and John Cooney interview

Leinster managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against a stunned Munster at Thomond Park. Andy Farrell was looking on ahead of naming his 2021 Guinness Six Nations squad. All that and more was discussed on House of Rugby Ireland as John Cooney joined Eimear and Ian for a chat.
24/01/21·56m 24s

Quinn Roux on finding a home in Ireland and Mike McCarthy brings the absolute HEAT!

Interviews with Connacht & Ireland star Quinn Roux, and former Ireland lock Mike McCarthy drops by for a chat. The lads share some memories of Matt O'Connor's Leinster, playing under Joe Schmidt, contract concerns as the season draws on and business interests outside of the game.
17/01/21·57m 55s

Munster's nail-biting win, European games in doubt and Darren Cave interview

Former Ulster & Ireland centre Darren Cave joins Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan to look back on two crucial inter-pro games and discuss what may happen to the Champions Cup and Guinness Six Nations amid spiralling Covid-19 cases. They also discuss Paul O'Connell's coaching gig with Ireland and a bizarre red card in French rugby.
10/01/21·55m 2s

Connacht stun Leinster, Ulster go 10 from 10, and Lions Tour in doubt

Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan look back on two enthralling inter-pro games in the Guinness PRO14 and the end of a Leinster winning streak that lasted over 20 months. Also on House of Rugby Ireland, the emergence of top young talents like Jack Crowley, Ethan McIlroy, James Hume and the ever-improving Ryan Baird.
03/01/21·42m 28s

Ulster win in Galway, Coetzee leaving, Rainbow Cup and Ian Keatley & Ciara Griffin interviews

Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan are joined by Ian Keatley and Ireland captain Ciara Griffin for this bumper, end of year House of Rugby Ireland episode. We look back on Ulster's big win over Connacht and discuss Marcell Coetzee's impending exit. Then (from 20:00 to 53:00) they chat with Ciara about her recent marriage, breaking her leg in her first Ireland training session and getting emotional in team speeches. Ian Keatley then joins (from 53:30 to 1:23:00) to recall his Connacht and Munster days, and how he is getting on in Italy.
28/12/20·1h 23m

Munster, bloody Munster! Marcell Coetzee interview and the missing red card

Ulster and South Africa star Marcell Coetzee joins Eimear and Ian on House of Rugby Ireland to discuss his Springbok ambitions, targeting trophies and "maverick" John Cooney. The gang look back on the weekend's Champions Cup action and marvel at Munster's stunning comeback over Clermont.
20/12/20·1h 5m

Champions Cup, concussions and James Lowe on Ireland debut, Liam Williams & Chris Ashton feedback

Leinster and now Ireland winger James Lowe joins Ian Madigan and Eimear Considine on the latest House of Rugby Ireland show for a chat on a life-changing few months and why the best is yet to come. The guys discuss a thrilling return for the Champions Cup while Eimear and Ian give their thoughts on the recent concussion revelations.
14/12/20·52m 33s

Schalk Burger interview, swapping jerseys with Jerry Collins and Ireland swat Scots

Springbok legend, World Cup winner and former World Rugby Player of the Year Schalk Burger joins Eimear and Ian for the latest House of Rugby Ireland episode. The South African recalls his flying start to Test rugby, neck surgery that almost finished his career and his role in that legendary Lions Series in 2009. Eimear and Ian also open the show by discussing Ireland's win over Scotland.
06/12/20·1h 1m

Dan Leo on the exploitation of Pacific Islands rugby, poaching players and Oceans Apart

Former Samoa international and presenter of the Oceans Apart, Dan Leo joins Eimear Considine & Ian Madigan on House of Rugby Ireland. He discusses his acclaimed rugby documentary and discusses how the Pacific Islands are suffering in a rugby world threatening to leave the region behind. Also (from 44:30), Ian & Eimear discuss social media abuse of players and look ahead to Ireland versus Scotland.
01/12/20·1h 3m

Ulster special: Mads chats to Jordi Murphy about winning trophies & getting back for Ireland

In a House of Rugby Ireland bonus episode, Ian Madigan talks to Jordi Murphy about why getting back for Ireland is such strong motivation, the strength in depth at Ulster and why they feel Ulster can make their mark on the European Cup
27/11/20·28m 5s

Ireland's tough questions to answer, players that stepped up and Sene Naoupu interview

Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan are joined by Leinster & Ireland star Sene Naoupu on House of Rugby as they reflect on a weekend when Andy Farrell's side ran smack into an English brick wall. The gang discuss changes that can be made for the next day out, class jersey swaps and the Lions shake-up after a crucial match.
23/11/20·56m 4s

Ireland v England Special with Mike Brown and Freddie Burns

Celebrating the age-old rugby rivalry between Ireland and England in the company of two men with 77 England caps between them. Mike Brown and Freddie Burns, brother of Ireland outhalf Billy, join Eimear and Pat on House of Rugby Ireland.

Ugo Monye interview and Ireland heading into the English lion's den

Former England and Lions winger Ugo Monye joins Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan on House of Rugby Ireland to look ahead to the Autumn Nations Cup clash between England and Andy Farrell's Irish underdogs. He also recalls some great Lions memory and talks about his most cherished jersey swap.
17/11/20·1h 10m

Shane Williams joins us to help preview Ireland vs. Wales and Autumn Nations Cup

Wales and Lions legend Shane Williams joins Ian Masigan and Eimear Considine on House of Rugby Ireland and he's in rare auld form. He recalls his GAA days in Donegal, gives us players to watch in the Autumn Nations Cup and talks about efforts to tackle concussion in the game he loves.
10/11/20·52m 47s

CJ Stander on Axel's influence, Soldier Field and his journey from South Africa

"I've been trying to get on your show for a while!" joked CJ Stander when we finally got him on House of Rugby Ireland for a very special episode. The Munster, Ireland and Lions star talks to Eimear Considine about South Africa, early days in Limerick, Tackle Your Feelings and Craig Casey stealing all the Man of the Match awards.
08/11/20·17m 8s

Nigel Owens on big rugby law changes, an inspirational story and Ireland's heartache

Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan are joined on House of Rugby Ireland by one of the world's most regarded referees, Nigel Owens. Eimear and Ian discuss team bonding sessions and Ireland's Guinness Six Nations disappointment before Nigel joins from Wales to talk rule changes and whether rugby has any rude players.
03/11/20·58m 0s

Championship on the line in Paris, stunning debuts and Irish clean sweep

In the latest episode of House of Rugby Ireland, Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan look back on an extremely positive weekend for the Irish sides in the Guinness Six Nations. They look ahead to Ireland's championship finalé in Paris and the gesture of solidarity from the French women's team.
27/10/20·51m 6s

Brian O'Driscoll on Parisse, Lions memories and backing the women's game

Eimear Considine chats to Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll on House of Rugby Ireland, ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations resumption. O'Driscoll talks about the delayed retirement of Sergio Parisse, shares some great memories of the Lions' 2009 tour to South Africa, and advocates for greater coverage of women's sport.
23/10/20·19m 20s

Back for Season 3 with a new look, and new hosts

We are back for a brand new season of House of Rugby Ireland, and there are a few changes you may like. Ian Madigan, Eimear Considine and Fergus McFadden are your new hosts, there is a brand new set, features and lots of rugby talking points to get stuck into. Leinster & Ireland star Sean Cronin joins the gang for a chat too as they look ahead to the resumption of the Guinness Six Nations.
19/10/20·1h 5m

Baz looks back on his rugby career with Keith Earls, Trimby and his dad

This week on Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby it is the turn of Barry Murphy to look back on his rugby career and what happened after hanging up his boots. Andrew Trimble navigates the ship and is joined by Keith Earls and Barry's dad, Mick.
30/06/20·1h 43m

Leinster & Ireland star Linda Djougang on Covid-19 frontline and Black Lives Matter

Leinster and Ireland star Linda Djougang joins Pat McCarry for a special edition of Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby. Linda has been working on the frontline, at Tallaght Hospital, during the Covid-19 pandemic. She shares her experiences of that, the #BlackLivesMatter movement and talks about arriving on her own in Ireland, from Cameroon, at the age of 9 and how she came to represent Ireland.
27/06/20·48m 13s

Andrew Trimble takes a trip down memory lane, and Chris Henry tags along

On this special episode of House of Rugby, Barry Murphy takes Andrew Trimble on a stroll down memory lane as he looks back on a highly successful career with Ulster and Ireland, and his life away from the game. The lads are joined by Chris Henry for some gentle roasting of 'Dragon' Trimble!
23/06/20·1h 38m

Dave Kilcoyne on lockdown weights sessions, World Cups and wedding dresses

Munster and Ireland star Dave Kilcoyne joins his neighbour, and former teammate, Barry Murphy for a chat on the latest House of Rugby episode. They're joined by Andrew Trimble, another former teammate of Killer's, who gets the lads back in touch with Sam 'The Sick Penguin' Brown to discuss documentaries and impending arrivals.
16/06/20·1h 19m

James Hook talks about hanging up his boots, becoming an author and battling Ireland

Ospreys and Wales legend James Hook joins Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble for the latest House of Rugby episode. Having retired last week, James looks back on his successful rugby career and talks about the switching to coaching, and writing children's books. There's also a Home Alone quiz and a chat on great sports books.
09/06/20·1h 22m

Jacob Stockdale on Lions hopes, vintage cars and online abuse

Ulster and Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale joins Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble for the latest House of Rugby episode. Jacob talks openly about some vile abuse he received online after Ireland's World Cup exit. He also speaks about rugby's return and his Lions ambitions. The lads also discuss a classic World Cup game that saw Jonah Lomu destroy England.
03/06/20·1h 26m

Tadhg Beirne interview, John Cooney goal-setting and Munster vs. Toulouse 2000

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby by Munster and Ireland star Tadhg Beirne. They talk injury comebacks, bold moves and Normal People. Ulster and Ireland scrumhalf John Cooney chats with Producer Pat and the lads review Munster's 2000 European Cup semi win over Toulouse.
26/05/20·1h 33m

Mike Brown interview, Sligo's Super Rugby star and Leinster vs. Toulouse 2006

Harlequins and England fullback Mike Brown joins Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble for the latest House of Rugby episode. He talks about his uncompromising reputation and backing yourself to the hilt. We also hear from Highlanders prop Conan O'Donnell down in New Zealand and look back on Leinster's thrilling 2006 European Cup win over Toulouse.
18/05/20·1h 55m

Finn Russell catch up in Paris, Hannah Tyrrell chat and Leinster vs. Ulster 2013

Racing 92, Scotland and Lions star Finn Russell joins House of Rugby from Paris. He talks about his playmaking drive, Racing's stacked backline and The Last Dance. We hear from Hannah Tyrrell on the Sunrise Appeal and Trimby admits some hard truths about Leinster's PRO12 Grand Final win over his Ulster side.
14/05/20·1h 45m

Jean De Villiers on 2021 Lions Tour, Ryan Baird interview and aliens in Limerick

Springboks legend and former Munster star Jean De Villiers joins Barry and Andrew on House of Rugby from South Africa. Leinster lock Ryan Baird on his breakthrough season and learning from Scott Fardy & James Ryan. 0:30 - Baz & Andrew catch up, discuss alien sightings and Street Fighter bosses 20:00 - Interview with Jean De Villiers 1:00:00 - Interview with Ryan Baird 1:28:00 - Classic match (Ire vs. Aus, 2018), movie (The Truman Show) and album (22, A Million by Bon Iver)
04/05/20·2h 5m

Drew Mitchell from Down Under, Ultan Dillane interview and a famous Cape Town win

Former Wallabies and Toulon winger Drew Mitchell gives Barry and Andrew all the latest from Australia. Connacht and Ireland lock Ultan Dillane dials into the House of Rugby virtual studio from Galway and recalls a famous Irish victory in Cape Town.
27/04/20·1h 39m

Victor Matfield interview, Bakkies Botha vs. Mike Phillips and Dr Claire McLaughlin

Springboks legend Victor Matfield joins Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble from South Africa for a very special House of Rugby episode. They re-live the 2009 Lions Series and a wild night in Monaco, six years later. Ulster and Ireland star Dr Claire McLaughlin joins the lads from Belfast to discuss working on the Covid-19 frontline.
20/04/20·1h 14m

Will Addison interview, rugby agent Dave McHugh and re-living Munster vs. Sale

Ulster and Ireland fullback Will Addison joins Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble in the virtual House of Rugby studio to discuss farming, blisters and Friday broncos. The lads chat to rugby agent Dave McHugh and dip into the classics - R.E.M albums, Good Will Hunting and Munster vs. Sale.
13/04/20·1h 33m

Simon Zebo joins us from Paris and Munster doctor joins COVID-19 fight

Racing 92 and Ireland star Simon Zebo joins the House of Rugby lads from his house in Paris and does his best to cheer up Barry and Andrew. The gang talk classic movies and albums, and talk to Munster team doctor Jamie Kearns on him playing his part in the COVID-19 fight.
06/04/20·1h 14m

Jerry's return, latest from New York, Jack Carty chat and a recovering penguin

The House of Rugby gang are back together, on Skype anyway. Jerry Flannery dials in from Limerick and Barry Murphy chats to Mark O'Keefe over in New York about rugby and the Coronavirus. Andrew Trimble reaches out to a sickly penguin while Producer Pat catches up with Jack Carty.
30/03/20·1h 25m

John Cooney interview, staying positive in wild times and IRFU pay deals

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are back together (but staying apart) as they host the latest House of Rugby show from their houses. The lads are joined by Ulster and Ireland scrumhalf John Cooney. They talk about staying positive during wild times and the pay deferral agreement made between Rugby Players Ireland and the IRFU, and chat movies too.
23/03/20·1h 16m

Latest from locked-down Italy with Ian McKinley and Michael Bradley

Andrew Trimble and Pat McCarry are in the House of Rugby studio to discuss the massive fall-out, sporting and otherwise, caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The lads call over to Irish rugby stars Ian McKinley (Treviso & Italy) and Michael Bradley (Zebre head coach) to discuss the Italian lock-down and how they are trying to get by with the new normal.
16/03/20·46m 43s

Six Nations contingency plans, red card frenzy and John Lacey interview

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by former Munster winger and international referee John Lacey. They talk 2020 Guinness Six Nations contingency plans, the red card flash-points and the best type of rugby captains.
09/03/20·1h 14m

Coronavirus, fixture chaos, Ryan Baird's Ireland call-up and Roy Keane's Munster visit

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery to discuss Ireland's 35-man squad for the France game, the ongoing fixture conundrum caused by the Coronavirus and look back on a Guinness PRO14 weekend that saw Ryan Baird and Craig Casey come to the fore. Pat McCarry also chats with Ireland Women's star Eimear Considine.
02/03/20·1h 14m

England dole out another Irish beating, Farrell vs. CJ and Lynne Cantwell drops by

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by former Ireland centre Lynne Cantwell as they look back on England's dominant victory over Andy Farrell's side at Twickenham. The gang also discuss France's exhilarating win over Wales and Trimby tries out his Scottish accent.
24/02/20·1h 2m

Massive Ireland vs. England preview LIVE in Dublin with Scott Fardy and Fiona Coghlan

Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are joined by Leinster & Wallabies star Scott Fardy and former Ireland Women's captain Fiona Coghlan as House of Rugby goes live to preview some big Guinness Six Nations matches.

Bonus episode with Brian O'Driscoll and Andrew Conway

In this bonus House of Rugby episode, Rob O'Hanrahan talks to Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll about Guinness Six Nations memories and Andrew Conway sits down for a natter with Andrew Trimble.
17/02/20·26m 6s

Ireland avenge Cardiff catastrophe, French genius and scaring Daniel Day Lewis

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery as they look back on a trio of Irish victories over Wales. They also discuss 'Bottle Gate' at Murrayfield and Trimby has to call up Ulster Rugby for a job.
10/02/20·57m 2s

Ronan O'Gara and Shane Williams in studio for massive Ireland vs. Wales preview

Rugby legends Ronan O'Gara and Shane Williams drop into the House of Rugby studio for a chat with Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery. The gang preview the Guinness Six Nations clash between Ireland and Wales, and Matt Williams proves to be a legend during a phone-call forfeit.
04/02/20·1h 15m

LIVE in Cork with Eddie O'Sullivan, Ali Miller, Jerry Flannery... Baz AND Andrew

Baz, Andrew and Jerry take the House of Rugby roadshow to Reardens in Cork to kick off the 2020 Guinness Six Nations. They are joined by Eddie O'Sullivan, Ali Miller and hundreds of passionate penguins!
29/01/20·1h 9m

Saracens relegated, Leinster revenge and Ireland's Best XV

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery as they look back on the final round of Champions Cup pool games, ahead to the 2020 Guinness Six Nations and discuss Saracens' relegation after further salary cap breaches.
20/01/20·1h 5m

Munster on the ropes, Leinster looking class and Ireland's Six Nations squad

Barry Murphy and Jerry Flannery are in the House of Rugby studio reflect on a tough weekend for three of the Irish provinces, lavish more praise on Leinster and look ahead to Andy Farrell naming his first Guinness Six Nations squad.
13/01/20·1h 9m

Leinster and Ulster win big, Munster's make-or-break moment and Bundee vs. Trimby

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery as they look back on all the Guinness PRO14 action, preview some big Champions Cup games and look ahead to the Six Nations.
06/01/20·1h 11m

Leinster win Christmas, Will Addison's return and Will Connors terminating Munster lads

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are back in the House of Rugby studio to see out 2019 in style, look back on the festive inter-pro action and discuss Andy Farrell's first Ireland squad.

Christmas Special, Best of 2019 and End of Year Awards

Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble, and Jerry Flannery look back on the past year, dole out some awards and vow their loyalty to our new alien overlords. Producer Pat has also put together a 'Best Of' compilation from 2019.
22/12/19·38m 51s

Munster scrap, John Cooney for Ireland and Johnny Sexton to Lyon?

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery to look back on all the Champions Cup action, discuss the Sexton to Lyon story and select a Best XV of foreign players.
16/12/19·1h 8m

Rory Best interview, Leinster looking scary good and 'Team to Make You Scream'

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery to look back on all the latest Champions Cup action. Rory Best also drops in for a chat with Jerry.
09/12/19·1h 18m

Leinster's winning streak, Munster gear up for Sarries and an underrated XV

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery as they look back on the Guinness PRO14 action, preview the Champions Cup and select an underrated XV.
01/12/19·1h 5m

World Cup winner Felix Jones in studio and full Champions Cup review

Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Felix Jones, who was part of the South Africa coaching team that helped the Springboks to World Cup glory.
25/11/19·1h 8m

Irish provinces boss Champions Cup, Stockdale's try-saver and Loughman's gym records

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery to look back on a winning weekend of Champions Cup rugby. They also discuss Donnacha Ryan's sun-burn, I'm A Celebrity, Cat-fishing and Nadine Coyle sweating profusely.
18/11/19·1h 2m

Fantasy rugby draft for Irish provinces, Sarries sanctions and lethal Leinster

Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are in the House of Rugby studio to look back on the weekend's Guinness PRO14 action, the Saracens sanctions imbroglio and they make a couple of fantasy transfers.
11/11/19·1h 10m

South Africa rule the world and Ireland has a World Cup-winning coach

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery to look back on a gripping World Cup final between England and the victorious South Africans. Felix Jones' involvement with the Springboks, and his next moves, comes up too.
04/11/19·57m 36s

England poised to replace World Cup heroes of 2003 and Good vs. Evil 5-a-sides

Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are in the House of Rugby studio to look back at the GOOD and EVIl World Cup semi finals.
28/10/19·58m 52s

All Blacks savage Ireland, Joe Schmidt's legacy and our 2020 Six Nations XV

Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery join Producer Pat in the House of Rugby studio to lament Ireland's crushing World Cup exit at the hands of New Zealand. The lads cheer themselves up by looking to the future.
19/10/19·1h 8m

LIVE in Limerick with Sean O'Brien, Niamh Briggs and Rory Scannell

The House of Rugby show is on the road! Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are live in Limerick, at 1314, to look ahead to Ireland and New Zealand with Sean O'Brien, Niamh Briggs and Rory Scannell.
18/10/19·1h 11m

Bundee Aki's red, Jordan Larmour slays Samoa and ROG's class gesture

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are in the House of Rugby studio - and are joined by Jerry Flannery - to look back on a big win over Samoa and a World Cup quarter final against a southern hemisphere giant.
12/10/19·55m 7s

World Cup permutations, typhoons and cakes in the face

Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are in the House of Rugby studio to look ahead to the final round of World Cup pool matches. The lads also select their team of the tournament so far.
07/10/19·58m 24s

Ireland clamber over Russia, Ruddock stakes a claim and GET OVER IT!

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined by Jerry Flannery in the House of Rugby studio to discuss Ireland’s 35-0 win over Russia and look ahead to the Samoa game and a possible World Cup quarter final with a southern hemisphere behemoth.
03/10/19·45m 29s

Japan stun Ireland, Carbery's kick and Earls keeps us alive

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are in the House of Rugby studio, late on a Saturday night, to pick over Ireland's shock World Cup loss to Japan. They interrupt Jerry Flannery's night out in Adare to spread the sorrow around.
28/09/19·50m 1s

Ireland's big calls for Japan, Jack Carty's rapid rise and Eimear Considine's expertise

Munster and Ireland winger Eimear Considine joins Andrew Trimble in the House of Rugby studio to look ahead to Ireland's World Cup encounter against Japan, and to tackle a brand new quiz.
26/09/19·31m 31s

Ireland demolish the Scots, pundit wars and motivating forwards with baseball bats

Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are back in the House of Rugby studio to look back on Ireland's crushing World Cup win over Scotland, as well as all the other weekend's big talking points.
22/09/19·48m 1s

Greg O'Shea, Eimear Considine & Dave Denton join our House of Rugby World Cup launch party

Ireland Sevens star and Love Island winner Greg O'Shea drops into the Guinness Open Gate Brewery for House of Rugby's launch party for the World Cup. Eimear Considine and Dave Denton also join Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery for the craic.
19/09/19·1h 5m

Huge Rugby World Cup preview and Players to Watch out for in Japan

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery to look ahead to the opening round of Rugby World Cup games. The lads also reveal their fears, recall a RWC 2011 dressing down and pick their players to watch at this year's tournament.

Brian O'Driscoll and Rory Best - World Cup captaincy special

Brian O'Driscoll and Rory Best join us for a House of Rugby special that focuses on captaincy, pressures and leading Ireland in a World Cup.
12/09/19·46m 2s

James Lowe in studio, Irish Test ambitions and Bundee Aki praise

Leinster winger James Lowe joins Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery in the House of Rugby studio to talk about Ireland heading to the World Cup as World No.1, his Test ambitions and how Garry Ringrose is the dream teammate.
08/09/19·1h 6m

Ireland's World Cup squad calls, Welsh redemption and Paulie's weird EP encounter

Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are in the House of Rugby studio to talk about Ireland's 31-man World Cup squad. They also look back on Ireland's redemptive win over Wales and the players that shot their hands up for selection.
02/09/19·53m 58s

Ireland pummelled by big, hairy England, scapegoats and big calls for Wales

Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are in the House of Rugby studio to look back on Ireland's clusterbomb defeat to England and discuss... 'WHAT NEXT?!' There's defence of some of the Irish scapegoats and Pat gets in a Twitter spat with Darren Cave.
26/08/19·1h 5m

Peter O'Mahony, Lynne Cantwell and Jamie Heaslip - BONUS episode

Munster captain and Ireland back-row Peter O'Mahony makes his debut on Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby and talks about his rugby upbringing, playing through the pain and giving away his Grand Slam medal. Pat McCarry also chats with former Ireland No.8 Jamie Heaslip and Ireland Women's most capped player, Lynne Cantwell about 'Liberty Fields'.
21/08/19·42m 55s

Ireland's big calls, New Zealand revived, French flair is back... and so is Baz

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are reunited in the House of Rugby studio to talk new arrivals, the return of French flair and Lion King. Jerry Flannery joins the lads to give his take on kicking strategies and Ireland's upcoming match with England.
19/08/19·1h 4m

Jack Conan on GAA-mad upbringing, zoo escapes and playing with CJ Stander

Leinster and Ireland star Jack Conan dropped into the studio for a special, bonus episode of Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby. He spoke to Pat McCarry about his World Cup hopes, how Leinster are only getting started and Dublin City Council's upcoming Sportsfest.
15/08/19·22m 13s

Carbery blow, Sexton dilemma and how rugby players can earn an extra €100k

Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are in the House of Rugby studio on the Lord's Day to look back on Ireland's win over Italy, the All Blacks' shock loss to Australia and there's a great cash-hack for professional rugby players.
11/08/19·57m 41s

Season 2 return, a new housemate and Drico getting KO'ed

We are back for Season 2 of Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby and there's a new house-guest. With Barry off looking after his new arrivals, Andrew is joined on the couch by Munster and Ireland legend Jerry Flannery.
07/08/19·1h 10m

Shane Horgan on Leinster early days, beating England and World Cup injury roulette

Former Leinster, Ireland and Lions star Shane Horgan sits down with Producer Pat for a House of Rugby chat about his career, World Cup warm-up camps and Irish players to watch in Japan.
30/07/19·26m 49s

Joey Carbery on moving to Ireland at 11 and beating the All Blacks on his debut

Joey Carbery sits down to speak with Pat McCarry for a bonus House of Rugby episode that looks on his journey from Auckland to Dargaville and on to Ireland, where he has become a massive rugby star. The Munster and Ireland outhalf talks rugby heroes, new starts and the joys of blueberry milk.
28/06/19·22m 21s

Jacob Stockdale interview, World Cup dreams and Joe Schmidt lessons

In this bonus, summer episode of Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby, we bring you a class chat between Jacob Stockdale and SportsJOE's Jack O'Toole, and throw back to Trimby's first ever solo interview with Brian O'Driscoll and Tana Umaga.
04/06/19·29m 29s

James Lowe, Johnny Sexton & Stuart Lancaster on PRO14 triumph

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are in the House of Rugby studio to look back on Leinster's Guinness PRO14 final win over Glasgow, and to reflect on the season. They hear from Johnny Sexton, James Lowe and Stuart Lancaster while Emerald Warriors captain Oran Sweeney drops in to discuss the Union Cup.
26/05/19·1h 12m

LIVE in Dublin with Dan Leavy, Fergus McFadden and Megan Williams

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble took Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby out on the road and, because they're sound, Producer Pat was brought along for the ride. They were joined at Dublin's Liberty Hall by Leinster & Ireland stars Dan Leavy, Fergus McFadden and Megan Williams as they looked ahead to the Guinness PRO14 final.
24/05/19·1h 3m

Leinster reach PRO14 final, Munster and Ulster flaws and Jack Carty on Game of Thrones

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are in the House of Rugby studio to look back on Leinster's semi final win over Munster and Glasgow's humbling of Ulster. The lads look ahead to the Guinness PRO14 final and Jack Carty joins them for a Game of Thrones chat.
20/05/19·57m 50s

Munster vs. Leinster special with Rhys Marshall, Adam Byrne and John Fogarty

Barry Murphy chats to Munster's Rhys Marshall while Pat McCarry visits Leinster to speak with Adam Byrne and John Fogarty in this bonus episode of Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby.
16/05/19·1h 2m

Saracens plunder Leinster's crown, Johnny Sexton reaction & Jerry Flannery interview

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are in the House of Rugby studio to look back on Saracens impressive Champions Cup final win over Leinster. We hear from Johnny Sexton about a crucial moment in the game that backfired and from Munster's out-going forwards coach Jerry Flannery.
12/05/19·1h 19m

CJ Stander and Rory Best interviews, PRO14 semis decided and Champions Cup preview

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are in studio and we they've jammed lots of big rugby names into their House of Rugby. We hear from CJ Stander, Rory Best, Darren Cave, Jarrad Butler, Josh van der Flier, Felipe Contepomi and Dave Shanahan.
05/05/19·1h 14m

Jack Carty and Michael Lowry interviews, quarter finals and Game of Thrones theories

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in studio by Connacht and Ireland outhalf Jack Carty. Ulster's Michael Lowry talks to Jack O'Toole ahead of the Guinness PRO14 knock-outs and Dave Shanahan joins us to talk Game of Thrones theories and deaths.
28/04/19·1h 12m

Leinster beast purring, Munster outgunned and John Hayes interview

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are in studio to look back on an absorbing weekend of Champions Cup rugby, hear from Johnny Sexton and discuss a solo pitch invasion in Coventry. Producer Pat talks to Munster and Ireland legend John Hayes while Ulster back-row Greg Jones catches us up on Game of Thrones.
22/04/19·1h 11m

Gordon D'Arcy on Leinster, Munster, two massive Champions Cup semis and... Tyrion Lannister

Andrew Trimble sits down with Gordon D'Arcy at a stadium both men graced for many years in the green jersey. The lads talk Champions Cup semis, spiky media interviews and Game of Thrones. D'Arcy has helped launch the new and improved Aviva Stadium Tour, which provides fans with a unique behind the scenes experience of Ireland’s primary international sport’s stadium.
18/04/19·22m 44s

Conor Murray interview, Jordan Conroy's pool party and Champs Cup semis

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look ahead to the Champions Cup semi finals, marvel over Jack Carty's wonder-try and Ulster's big win in Edinburgh. Producer Pat talks to Conor Murray and there's a cool phone call with Ireland Sevens sensation Jordan Conroy.
14/04/19·1h 11m

Rory Best interview, Munster hitting form and Leinster's 306 tackles

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are up to their necks in Guinness PRO14 action but still find time to talk about Paul O'Connell's opinions on cardigans and reveal Jacob Stockdale's one-liner in Glasgow. Producer Pat sits down for a chat with Ulster & Ireland captain Rory Best.
07/04/19·1h 9m

Rory Scannell interview, Leinster win Ulster war and Stockdale's drop

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look back on an epic weekend of Champions Cup action, discuss Keith Earls' matchwinning class, Ross Byrne's late kick and Jacob Stockdale's big mistake. Rory Scannell joins the lads for a chat and we also hear fro Iain Henderson.
01/04/19·54m 12s

Will Addison interview, Champions Cup quarters and Jack Carty's record

Barry Murphy is joined in-studio by Leinster and Ireland star Jenny Murphy. Barry and Andrew Trimble are also honoured to chat to Ulster and Ireland back Will Addison at The Belfast Empire.
25/03/19·1h 5m

Six Nations aftermath, Sexton's struggles and Kearney honesty

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look back on a Guinness Six Nations campaign that left Ireland washed out and well behind champions Wales. They also hear from Joe Schmidt, Tadhg Beirne, Rob Kearney and Dave Kilcoyne.
18/03/19·1h 11m

Tommy Bowe and Adam Jones in studio, fake tans and Grand Slams

Tommy Bowe and Adam Jones drop into the House of Rugby studio to talk to Baz & Andrew about Ireland vs. Wales, bonding over Guinness, favourite comedies, characters and a fake tan epidemic that swept through Welsh rugby.
14/03/19·26m 50s

LIVE in Belfast with Dev Toner, Dwayne Peel and Grace Davitt

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are live(!) at The Belfast Empire to preview the final weekend of the Guinness Six Nations championship with Devin Toner, Dwayne Peel and Grace Davitt.
12/03/19·1h 9m

Classic Ireland vs. France battles, CJ's return and The Hardy Bucks

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look ahead to Ireland's Guinness Six Nations clash with France, reveal how players get their mojo back, debate the big selection calls and tell a classic tale about The Hardy Bucks training with the Munster squad.
04/03/19·1h 18m

Ireland back in the hunt, England falter and Craig Gilroy interview

Andrew Trimble and Jenny Murphy look back on Ireland's edgy win over Italy and a Wales win over England that has opened up the Guinness Six Nations championship. They are also joined in studio by Ulster and Ireland winger Craig Gilroy.

Kieran Marmion interview, Ireland vs. Italy preview and Nerd XV

Andrew Trimble and Jenny Murphy are in studio to look ahead to the Guinness Six Nations clash against Italy, review all the PRO14 action and chat to Connacht and Ireland scrumhalf Kieran Marmion.
17/02/19·1h 1m

Ireland slay Scots, David O'Doherty in studio and Stockdale's acting

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in-studio by comedian and Junior Cup rugby sensation David O'Doherty. They look back on Ireland's win over Scotland, England's return to dominant form, free mattresses and possible changes for the Italy game.
11/02/19·1h 18m

England clatter Ireland, Conor Murray honesty and bouncing back

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in-studio by Ireland women's star Jenny Murphy to look back on the opening weekend of the Guinness Six Nations. We hear from Conor Murray and Joe Schmidt, and look ahead to Scotland at Murrayfield.
03/02/19·1h 9m

Brian O'Driscoll, Simon Zebo, Lawrence Dallaglio and more in our bonus Six Nations preview

Here comes the 2019 Guinness Six Nations. Barry Murphy interviews legends Brian O'Driscoll and Lawrence Dallaglio while Andrew Trimble is joined by Simon Zebo, Jenny Murphy and Maggie Alphonsi to preview Ireland vs. England.
31/01/19·39m 4s

Rory Best interview, Ireland vs. England preview and rude Frenchmen

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look ahead to the opening weekend of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations, we hear from Rory Best and the lads debate the big Ireland vs. England selection calls.
28/01/19·54m 9s

Doug Howlett interview, true Munster grit and Leinster face Ulster

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble talk to Munster and All Blacks legend Doug Howlett, look back on another winning weekend of European rugby for the provinces and discuss how the hell Ireland can possibly get Iain Henderson and Tadhg Beirne in their Six Nations XV.

Andrew Porter in studio, Garry Ringrose interview and pop star XV

Leinster and Ireland prop Andrew Porter drops into the studio to chat to Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble. Producer Pat interviews Garry Ringrose, there is a full Champions Cup round-up and the gang put together a rugby XV entirely made of pop stars.
13/01/19·1h 10m

Jack McGrath in studio, Carbery's class and Champions Cup returns

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in studio by Leinster, Ireland and Lions prop Jack McGrath. The lads also look back on Munster's thrilling win over Connacht, praise a Leinster newcomer and preview the big Champions Cup fixtures.
06/01/19·1h 10m

Munster boss Leinster, Sexton debate, JJ Hanrahan and 2018 awards

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look back on Munster's feisty victory over Leinster and Johnny Sexton's growing rivalry with Joey Carbery. There is praise for Connacht after their double over Ulster, a feature interview with Munster's JJ Hanrahan and our end of year awards.
31/12/18·1h 5m

Connacht blow it, Munster screwed and Chris Farrell interview

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look back on two gripping interpro games as Leinster and Ulster emerge as victors. Praise for Connacht's nearly men, Indiana Jones villains and a really cool interview with Munster and Ireland centre Chris Farrell.
23/12/18·1h 2m

Munster gouging, unstoppable Leinster and Darren Cave interview

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look back on a (mostly) positive weekend for the Irish province's, the contentious calls in Munster vs. Castres and Joey Carbery's risky decision. Andrew has a fascinating, candid chat with Ulster and Ireland centre Darren Cave, and Barry casts Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney in his Lord of the Rings analogy.
17/12/18·1h 11m

JJ Hanrahan the hero, amazing Will Addison and Die Hard(er)

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look back on a winning weekend for the Irish provinces, an unforgettable Munster Christmas party and ask if the British & Irish Lions job would be a perfect fit for Joe Schmidt.
10/12/18·59m 37s

Jacob Stockdale on All Blacks try, World Cup hopes and Ireland's top dogs

Andrew Trimble hits the road to Kingspan Stadium in Belfast for a feature interview with Ulster and Ireland star Jacob Stockdale. Trimby talks with Stockdale about his matchwinning try against New Zealand, gunning for the World Cup and the top dogs in Irish rugby.
05/12/18·29m 46s

Keith Earls interview, Munster's team bus and Sene Naoupu on Irish honour

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble chat with Keith Earls after his 8-minute hat-trick for Munster, Sene Naoupu drops by to chat about captaining Ireland Women for the first time and Jacob Stockdale on who the top dog is at Ulster.
03/12/18·1h 6m

Joe Schmidt decision, world's best Johnny Sexton and Josh van der Flier interview

Barry Murphy is BACK and he gets stuck right into the Joe Schmidt news. Barry and Andrew Trimble look back on Ireland's sweep of World Rugby awards and chat with flanker Josh van der Flier. We also hear from James Ryan, Billy Vunipola and James Haskell.
26/11/18·1h 7m

Ireland rock All Blacks, Peter O'Mahony's incredible deeds and Cathal Marsh interview

Andrew Trimble and Alex Payne re-live Ireland's stunning victory over New Zealand, marvel over Peter O'Mahony and look ahead to the big one... USA. Former Leinster outhalf Cathal Marsh pops in for a chat about his move to Rugby United New York.
19/11/18·1h 7m

House of Rugby LIVE with James Lowe, David Wallace, Conrad Smith and Tana Umaga

Andrew Trimble and Paddy McKenna welcome Leinster flyer James Lowe to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. They are joined by Ireland and All Blacks legends David Wallace and Conrad Smith, and there is a bonus Tana Umaga chat.
15/11/18·1h 10m

Bonus episode - Brian O'Driscoll meets Tana Umaga... and Trimby!

Andrew Trimble sits down to chat with Leinster, Ireland & Lions legend Brian O'Driscoll and former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga. The lads talk spear tackles, settling differences and if Ireland can repeat their Soldier Field heroics.
13/11/18·21m 7s

Super Dan Leavy, Ronan O'Gara interview and All Blacks preview

Massive interview with Ronan O'Gara, while Andrew Trimble is joined by Alex Payne and SportsJOE's Pat McCarry to look ahead to Ireland vs. New Zealand
12/11/18·1h 6m

Jordan Larmour for President, Owen Farrell's 100% legal tackle and Jenny Murphy chat

Andrew Trimble and Paddy McKenna preview Ireland's upcoming Guinness Series matches against Argentina and New Zealand with Ireland Women's star Jenny Murphy and SportsJOE's Pat McCarry
05/11/18·1h 16m

Bonus episode - Conor Murray on beating New Zealand, Leinster envy and World Cup ambitions

Baz Murphy sits down to chat with Munster & Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray, while Andrew Trimble recalls Ireland's Soldier Field victory over the All Blacks.
01/11/18·24m 53s

Ireland hit Chicago, Scannell's balls of steel and Garry Ringrose interview

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look ahead to Ireland's return to Soldier Field, Chicago, marvel at Rory Scannell's last-minute penalty and we also hear from Leinster and Ireland centre Garry Ringrose.

Danny Cipriani's red card, Tommy Bowe interview and Zebo's apology

Baz & Andrew chat with the legendary Tommy Bowe, discuss Danny Cipriani's straight red card, James Ryan's first Leinster loss and Simon Zebo's rash celebration in Paris.
22/10/18·49m 37s

ROG interview, Freddie Burns' kiss and unstoppable Leinster

ROG interview, Freddie Burns' kiss and unstoppable Leinster by JOE
15/10/18·1h 4m

Coming soon... Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby

Coming soon... Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby by JOE

Hard Yards Extra - Jean De Villiers special

1:30 - Life after rugby and 'The Philanthropy Division' 3:00 - The resurgent Springboks 8:15 - Selling Munster to South African stars 12:00 - Memories of Munster and Thomond Park 16:00 - How Paul O'Connell nearly blew his surprise move 18:30 - Early days and rugby beginnings in South Africa 23:20 - Toughest opponents and stand-out memories
10/07/18·32m 32s

Ep 69 - Ireland clinch a thrilling series Down Under, Folau vs. O'Mahony and John Cooney interview

1:40 - Ulster and Ireland scrum-half John Cooney phones in from Bangkok 4:30 - Dressing room beers with the Wallabies 14:20 - Praise for CJ Stander 21:00 - Georgina Robinson from Sydney Morning Herald gives the Aussie view 23:00 - The Israel Folau vs. Peter O'Mahony debate 33:00 - Aussie praise for Ireland's best players on tour 41:00 - James, Pat & Andy answer your Twitter questions
25/06/18·53m 2s

Ep 68 - Ireland bosh the Aussies, Furlong's crunching clear-out and Paul Warwick interview

1:30 - Tadhg Furlong's monstrous Pocock clear-out 8:00 - Former Munster star Paul Warwick joins us from Brisbane 16:00 - Australia's trouble producing quality 10s 23:00 - Cian Healy's "brush" with Will Genia 33:00 - Possible Third Test team changes 37:30 - How Paul Warwick ended up at Connacht (Galway Races!) 46:30 - Twitter Qs and international rugby round-up
18/06/18·1h 6m

Ep 67 - Australia outmuscle Ireland, Pocock-proofing and women's rugby farce

1:30 - Kev, James and Pat look at where it went wrong for Ireland 9:00 - Possible changes for the Second Test 16:20 - Georgina Robinson of Sydney Morning Herald on the latest news from Oz 23:30 - Pocock praise and how the hell do you stop him?! 37:40 - Georgina on the Ireland vs. Australia women's Test Series that never happened 47:10 - Twitter questions and England's implosion in South Africa

Ep 66 - Ireland/Australia, new Heineken Cup, tales from the Battle of Pretoria

Ep 66 - Ireland/Australia, new Heineken Cup, tales from the Battle of Pretoria by JOE

Ep 65 - Leinster victorious, squad depth, moaning to the media, James' goose step on Kev

2.00 - Baabaas win in Twickenham 4.00 - Scarlets complaints to the media 5.30 - Differences in game plans on Saturday to previous meetings 10.00 - Fresh legs and hunger of Leinster 12.00 - Targeting of Johnny Sexton 14.30 - Players who can perform even when angry 18.00 - The genius of Jordan Larmour 20.00 - Garry Ringrose 23.30 - Leinster signings 27.00 - The new tackle laws  36.00 - Fan questions
28/05/18·51m 16s

Ep 64 - Bernard Jackman on Leinster's win, James Downey and referee Stuart Berry

1.00 - Munster's clash with Leinster 5.00 - The decision to pick an unfit Isa Nacewa 9.00 - Game-ready machines 12.20 - A key decision that didn't work out for Munster 17.00 - The Jean Kleyn decision 23.00 - Ulster's victory over Ospreys 29.00 - Working in France and working in Wales 38.00 - Stuart Berry interview 55.00 - Fan questions
21/05/18·1h 6m

Ep 63 - Leinster are champions of Europe! Reaction, balls of steel and Munster/Leinster preview

Ep 63 - Leinster are champions of Europe! Reaction, balls of steel and Munster/Leinster preview by JOE
14/05/18·49m 22s

Ep 62 - How Leinster can beat Racing, Ringrose's key battle, and the view from France

Ep 62 - How Leinster can beat Racing, Ringrose's key battle, and the view from France by JOE
07/05/18·39m 52s

Ep 61 - Stephen Ferris and James Downey, farewell to Muldoon & DO'C, Leinster hammering

1.00 - Tributes to Donncha O'Callaghan and John Muldoon 6.00 - The transition into coaching for John Muldoon 8.00 - Connacht's impressive win against Leinster 12.00 - Stephen Ferris  15.00 - New Ulster coach 19.00 - Carbery or Byrne to Ulster? 25.00 - Permutations to Ulster qualification to Europe 35.00 - Fan questions
30/04/18·44m 39s

Ep 60 - Donnacha Ryan & Keith Earls on Munster/Racing, Johnny Sexton & Rob Kearney discuss imports

1.00 - Leinsters dominance 8.00 - Robbie Henshaw miracle/Garry Ringrose genius 11.00 - Rob Kearney on the greed of winning 16.00 - Scott Fardy 22.00 - Munster's disappointment 24.00 - Munster's defence 31.00 - That Simon Zebo pass 37.00 - Donnacha Ryan interview 49.00 - Keith Earls interview 1.04.00 - PRO 14 permutations 1.10.00 - The Joey Carbery/Ross Byrne situation
23/04/18·1h 18m

Ep 59 - Champions Cup, What next for Jackson and Olding, and French heartbreak for Jimmy

2.00 - James in Zambia 5.00 - Prep for semi-final 6.00 - Treviso heroics 10.00 - Leinster/Scarlets 13.00 - James Lowe 15.00 - Injuries 20.00 - Munster in Bordeaux  21.00 - James's tough memories in semi-finals 24.00 - Leone Nakarawa 29.30 - Jason Harris-Wright 41.00 - What next for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding? 47.00 - Fan questions
16/04/18·57m 1s

Ep 58 - Brad Thorn on his career, Damian Browne on rowing the Atlantic and Kev McLaughlin on THY

1.30 - Andy's love of Leinster stewards 3.45 - The meaty Pro 14 finish 5.00 - John Cooney 7.00 - Leinster's crazy production line 12.00 - South African experiment 16.00 - English rules changes 20.00 - Brad Thorn interview 38.00 - Damien Browne interview 58.00 - Fan questions
09/04/18·1h 8m

Ep 57 - Munster heart, Leinster brilliance, Peter O'Mahony and Isa Nacewa

2.00 - Munster V Toulon 4.00 - Munster defence 6.50 - Tackling Basteraud 8.50 - Andrew Conway try 13.00 - What now? 14.00 - Andy's French adventures 20.00 - Leinster v Saracens 24.00 - Dan Leavy 38.00 - Connacht v Gloucester
02/04/18·49m 13s

Ep 56 - Conrad Smith, Jim Hamilton, Ian Keatley, Champions Cup preview and Leo Cullen's nickname

1.00 - Ian Keatley interview 1.30 - His crucial role in Ireland camp 11.30 - Jim Hamilton interview 16.00 - Big Jim on Maro Itoje 34.00 - Conrad Smith interview 43.00 - Smith on Bundee Aki 47.00 - Twitter questions
26/03/18·54m 43s

Ep 55 - GRAND SLAMS, Joe Schmidt, Garry Ringrose and Chris Farrell, the latest from Belfast trial

Ep 55 - GRAND SLAMS, Joe Schmidt, Garry Ringrose and Chris Farrell, the latest from Belfast trial by JOE
19/03/18·1h 9m

Ep 54 - Kev McLaughlin and James Downey talk Grand Slams, England and fights in training

1.30 - Kev's sleeping pattern 2.20 - Kev's dig at Mike McCarthy and Pat McCarry 3.50 - Dan Leave 4.30 - Great defence from Johnny Sexton 9.00 - Scotland very difficult to play against 12.00 - Depth of Ireland 17.00 - Garry Ringrose 19.30 - Cian Healy incident 24.00 - England 28.00 - How England will target Ireland 34.00 - Fan questions
12/03/18·46m 27s

Hard Yards Extra - Interview with Gavin Hastings, Scotland and Lions legend

Hard Yards Extra - Interview with Gavin Hastings, Scotland and Lions legend by JOE
07/03/18·24m 29s

EP 53 - Giant Ireland/Scotland preview, beating Scotland's back row and Irish weakness

2.00 - Snow adventures 4.00 - Connacht v Cheetahs 5.15 - The back row battle 6.00 -How Ireland can deal with them 7.40 - Importance of the referee 8.45 - Why Wayne Barnes will be a key man 11.30 - Why Ireland should be wary of Scotland 13.25 - Who should start in the second row for Ireland 15.00 - Ireland's strength in depth 16.20 - Ringrose straight in? 17.00 - Keith Earls 18.45 - Narrow, narrow Ireland 20.00 - James explains exactly what is happening to Ireland's defence 22.00 - Dangerous Scotland and Stuart Hogg 24.00 - England v France 25.20 - Mathieu Bastareaud 31.40 - Twitter questions 26.00 - Ulster head coach
05/03/18·46m 25s

Ep 52 - Jamie Heaslip tribute, Chris Farrell and Joe Schmidt comments, Ireland v Wales

1.00 - Jamie Heaslip tribute 5.00 - Brendan Macken representing Dalkey 7.00 - Ireland v Wales 10.00 - Chris Farrell performance 15.00 - Post game comments 16.40 - Jonathan Sexton switching up his game 19.00 - Joe Schmidt interview 24.00 - Ireland's defence 28.00 - Jacob Stockdale 29.30 - The reaction in England to the Scottish defeat 36.00 - James Kennedy interview 53.00 - Fan questions
26/02/18·1h 9m

Ep 51 - Shane Williams and Tadhg Furlong look ahead at Ireland v Wales, shit cars and black eyes

1.00 - A begrudging congratulations to the GAA Hour 4.00 - Injuries to Ireland 5.00 - The massive dilemma facing Leinster 7.00 - Changes for the weekend's game 8.30 - PRO14 roundup 12.00 - The big problem with the PRO14 16.00 - Shane Williams interview 19.00 - What he got for his first contract 20.10 - When he first broke onto the scene 25.20 - Shane pays tribute to Tommy Bowe 26.30 - Playing GAA 27.45 - Mike Phillips giving him a black eye before his wedding 29.00 - What he loves about Donegal 31.00 - Looking at Ireland v Wales 31.50 - Why the pressure is all on Ireland 35.30 - Rob Kearney and unfair criticism 37.00 - How Wales will target Ireland  39.00 - Tadhg Furlong interview 58.00 - Twitter questions
19/02/18·1h 8m

Ep50 - Ireland/Italy, Bundee Aki and Donnacha Ryan interviews, and our 50th episode celebration

2.00 - Ireland v Italy 4.00 - Irish mistakes 5.40 - Bundee Aki interview 7.40 - Who should replace Robbie Henshaw 10.00 - IRFU and their media access 11.50 - Why Eddie Jones is like Jose Mourinho 15.00 - Jordan Larmour learning opportunity 17.00 - Who will be the 23rd man for Ireland? 21.00 - Wales v England 24.00 - France and Scotland 26.00 - Acceptable penalties 27.30 - Donnacha Ryan interview 50.00 - Fan questions
12/02/18·1h 2m

Ep 49 - Paris reaction! 41 phases, misfiring Ireland, HIAs and a look ahead at next week

1.00 - The Johnny Sexton appreciation show 1.40 - Balls of steel 3.00 - France targeting Ireland 3.25 - The weather and how it changed everything 4.35 - Conor Murray gives his thoughts on the game 6.00 - Joe Schmidt's plan to clear 7.00 - The dangers of cleaning out rucks 7.35 - Latches 10.00 - Stopping a winning formula 15.00- Nigel Owens' performance 19.50 - James Ryan 23.20 - Jalibert 24.30 - Andy loses his competition 25.00 - The team that start against Italy 28.00 - Wales 32.00 - Richard Moffet STATSports 45.00 - Listener questions
05/02/18·55m 25s

Ep48 - Ireland/France preview, Garry Ringrose & Will Greenwood on Ireland's Six Nations, teenage 10s

2.20 - Les Kiss 5.20 - Difference in coaching and Director of Rugby 6.15 - What the hell is going on in French rugby? 7.50 - Bonnaire's first coaching gig and some bizarre appointments 9.40 - Jacques Brunel not a hands on coach, with inexperienced coaches 10.40 - 19-year-old French fly-half Matthieu Jalibert 12.30 - No expectations which is why they're dangerous 13.30 - What we can expect from Jalibert 14.10 - How Ireland will target Jalibert 15.00 - Playing France in Paris 17.25 - Irish form 18.00 - Ireland in a great place, the tournament is set up for them 24.00 - Will Greenwood on Ireland's chances 25.30 - Greenwood on Bundee Aki 27.40 - Who he's looking forward to seeing in the Six Nations 31.20 - Garry Ringrose interview 43.00 - The last of the match preview competitions 44.40 - The cleverness of Ruan Pienaar 48.00 - Throwing young players in at the deep end 50.30 - Young players to look out for 53/40 - Andy's uncommon love for Huw Jones
01/02/18·56m 9s

Ep 47 - A massive Six Nations preview, how good is Tadhg Beirne and Dancing with the Stars

1.20 - What happens when you retire from rugby? 2.00 - Dancing with the Stars 3.40 - Going back playing GAA 5.00 - Returning to hurling 6.30 - Ruck inspectors 7.10 - Dangers of stats - chasing them 11.30 - Challenge of keeping players happy 13.20 - The solution to the Ulster Fly-half dilemma 15.00 - Preparation from Irish teams is superior 18.00 - Twickenham nightmares 21.00 - Ireland's hopes for the Six Nations 29.30 - Mike's knock knock jokes 30.30 - Tadhg Beirne 34.00 - Mike on retirement 36.00 - Ulster in the Challenge Cup
25/01/18·42m 36s

Ep 46 - Six Nations squad reaction, Champions Cup and John Afoa's Tommy Bowe and Fez love

1.25 - One of the best senior cup teams 3.30 - Playing with superstars in Wasps 5.00 - The extraordinary pace of Christian Wade 9.30 - Fergus McFadden deserving his place 11.40 - Sean Cronin 14.30 - Stuart Lancaster' importance to the Leinster youngsters 17.00 - The time Fergus McFadden absolutely ended Brendan Macken 18.20 - Tadhg Beirne omission 21.00- Tommy Bowe tribute 23.00 - John Afoa interview 38.00 - Game previews 48.00 - Listener questions and Ryle Nugent impression
18/01/18·59m 5s

Ep45 - Larmour the messiah? Ulster's fix and nutrition with Johnny Holland on The Hard Yards

1.00 - Jordan Larmour 2.10 - Making internationals look average 5.00 - The strange reason why Larmour may be more likely to start for Ireland than Leinster 7.30 - Andy not being patriotic 9.00 - Jacob Stockdale is a victim of his own high standards 10.00 - The beaver Stephen Donald 11.30 - A very clever signing 13.00 - The solution to all of Ulster's problems (kind of) 15.00 - Ulster need this game 15.45 - Escape to Europe 17.00 - Racing confirm the worst kept secret in rugby 19.00 - Unbelievable new stadium 21.30 - Leinster 22.45 - Why it could be the game of the weekend 25.35 - Johnny Holland 27.25 - Walking away from rugby 31.00 - The insane diet of a rugby player 32.00 - Force eating 38.00 - The office diet and avoiding the 3pm slump 39.00 - His thoughts on Munster 41.00 - How will the weekend's games go? 44.00 - Fan questions 45.00 - Andy being a rugby hipster
11/01/18·55m 39s

Ep44 - Joey Carbery on injury, Ulster links and Jordan Larmour, and new year's resolutions

1.00 - The sneaky way you can watch all the rugby games on telly 3.00 - The state of the Irish provinces 6.00 - Munster confidence 7.00 - The art of making a big hit 9.00 - Ulster woes and lack of steel 11.00 - Excellent Connacht 12.00 - Andy reveals he was the driver of the Mini Cooper in Galway 13.00 - New Year's resolutions 16.40 - What can Ulster do about number 10? 19.20 - Do Munster need a full back? 21.20 - James's strange new year's resolutions 30.00 - Player contracts 34.00 - Joey Carbery interview 45.00 - Pat apologises to Joey Carbery 46.50 - Match previews 56.50 - Fan Questions 1.03.00 - The Gavin Henson appreciation society
04/01/18·1h 5m

Ep43 - Dave Kilcoyne, Jake Heenan, James Horwill and Rob Penney on our Christmas Special

Ep43 - Dave Kilcoyne, Jake Heenan, James Horwill and Rob Penney on our Christmas Special by JOE
28/12/17·1h 18m

Ep 42 - The Hard Yards awards, Iain Henderson interview, James and Kev discuss midweek pints

2.00 - James and Kev discuss the midweek pints club 5.00 - Drinking culture in rugby 7.40 - How to police alcohol in a club 8.30 - The dominance of the Irish provinces 10.00 - Leinster are a different animal this year 13.00 - A huge problem with refereeing nowadays 16.50 - Coaches losing their cool 19.00 - The Leinster method of analysing referees 23.00 - Kevin McLaughlin on concussion and misconceptions about tackling 27.00 - The breakout star of 2017 29.00 - Try of the year (some disagreement on this one)and a brilliant story about Niko Matawalu 32.00 - Player of the year 34.20 - Kev on being bullied by Cardiff Blues number 8 Xavier Rush 37.40 - Iain Henderson interview 53.00 - Preview of the weekend games 59.50 - Listener questions
21/12/17·1h 7m

Ep 41 - Cian Healy on "spud-shifter" Tadhg Furlong, James Downey and James Fitzgerald interview

1.00 - James Downey reveals how he avoids speedsters 3.00 - Great weekend for Irish provinces 4.00 - Ulster not getting the credit you deserve 5.00 - Playing in horrible conditions and ROG winning it for Munster 9.00 - How Irish provinces prepare for Europe compared to Premiership sides 12.00 - Stuart Lancaster 13.50 - Back-to-backs and backlashes 16.20 - The surprising amount of analysis players do on referees 17.30 - Coaching subterfuge 19.38 - Cian Healy interview 31.20 - James Fitzgerald interview 46.30 - Weekend games preview 54.00 - Listener questions with James
14/12/17·1h 5m

Ep 40 - Jerry Flannery fires back at Munster criticism and Kevin McLaughlin on Pernod in Paris

Andy and Pat are joined by Munster forwards coach Jerry Flannery, former Leinster & Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin and Alan Dymock of Rugby World magazine. 2:00 - Jerry reminds us he was a Hard Yards founding member 3:30 - Jerry and Kev recall their experiences together for Ireland 7:00 - Kev's bleary night in Paris and William Servat's Pernod measures 9:00 - The pros and cons of being a versatile player 16:00 - Forwards that started out as backs 20:30 - Champions Cup preview 25:30 - The perils of playing back-to-back games 28:30 - Rugby World's Alan Dymock on player migration 46:00 - Our Champions Cup predictions 51:30 - The lads answer your Twitter questions
07/12/17·1h 4m

Ep 39 - Mike McCarthy on why he's called "Big Daddy", players leaving, Andrew Trimble interview

2.00 - Mike McCarthy explains why he's called 'Big Daddy' 4.19 - O'Mahony and Stander contracts 7.00 - The Ross Moriarty Situation 8.45 - Mike reveals what it was like when he left Connacht 10.00 - How emotionally draining leaving a club can be 16.00 - Irish players out of contract and who Mike thinks is in danger of going to France 18.50 - James Ryan 21.40 - Did Ireland try enough players in key positions this November? 25.00 - Adam Redmond interview 41.00 - Andrew Trimble interview 1.00.00 - Weekend's games 1.05.00 - Fan questions
30/11/17·1h 12m

Ep 38 - Ian McKinley interview, Mike Prendergast and James talk ROG, coaching in Ireland and PO'C

1.45 - ROG to Crusaders 3.00 - The amount of respect for ROG in France 3.30 - Scott Robinson's reaction to ROG joining the Crusaders 5.30 - Mike Prendergast on coaching 7.00 - Coaching positions in Ireland 8.25 - Mike on the possibility of returning to Ireland 9.30 - Gaining experience 10.25 - Will Paul O'Connell return to coaching 12.30 - POC visiting Grenoble to get a taste of coaching 17.30 - Ireland's narrow win over Fiji 18.50 - Will Joey Carberry move? 21.00 - The view of Ireland's performances from France 23.00 - How SA win against France went down with the French 25.00 - Ian McKinley interview 38.00 - Preview of the weekend's games 42.30 - The Wales Georgia debacle 49.10 - Twitter questions with James Downey
23/11/17·58m 15s

Ep 37 - Sam Warburton joins us to talk Lions, Ireland's failed RWC bid and Garry Ringrose interview

Ep 37 - Sam Warburton joins us to talk Lions, Ireland's failed RWC bid and Garry Ringrose interview by JOE
16/11/17·54m 4s

Ep 36 - The Hard Yards November preview, Tiernan O'Halloran talks Bundee Aki, Ireland and Connacht

Ep 36 - The Hard Yards November preview, Tiernan O'Halloran talks Bundee Aki, Ireland and Connacht by JOE
09/11/17·1h 3m

Conor Murray discusses Zebo and Paul O'Connell, Stephen Ferris on Ulster and rugby agent Niall Woods

1.00 - Stephen, Pat and Andy discuss Ulster, Ireland, and the World Cup. 25.00 - Conor Murray interview 40.00 - Niall Woods interview 1.03.00 - The panel discuss the weekend's games 1.09.00 - Stephen answers your Twitter questions... mostly about Ulster
02/11/17·1h 20m

Ep 34 - Kev and Vinny Hammond discuss working under Joe Schmidt and Ultan Dillane interview

Ep 34 - Kev and Vinny Hammond discuss working under Joe Schmidt and Ultan Dillane interview by JOE
26/10/17·1h 9m

Ep 33- Rory Best talks Lions, Ireland and farming, James Downey on Henshaw and Denis Leamy interview

2.00 - Rory Best speaks about his current injury 4.15 - His timeline to return playing 6.50 - James Downey on his recent return to rugby 8.00 - Rory discusses farming and life after rugby 12.30 - Rory speaks about the Lions tour 14.20 - Rooming with Kyle Sinckler and his uncommon love for all things Paul O’Connell 16.00 - The downsides of rooming with Iain Henderson 17.15 - The moment Rory knew he wouldn’t be starting a test game for the Lions 19.40 - Being captain of Ireland and Ulster 21.00 - Who Rory sees as his successor as captain in Ulster and potentially Ireland in years to come 26.00 - James discusses Robbie Henshaw and Ireland’s centres for the November internationals 32.20 - The panel discuss the situation with the Irish women’s rugby team and the new head coach position 38.06 - Interview with former Munster and Ireland back row Denis Leamy 52.00 - The gang goes through the weekend’s games 56.50 - James answers your Twitter questions
19/10/17·1h 7m

Ep 32 - ROG and Fez talk Champions Cup, foreign players and Van Graan, and Gerry Hussey interview

1.00 - ROG and Fez discuss both their experiences at the soccer games this weekend 3.30 - The lads talk about Johan Van Graan being appointed as DOR at Munster 14.30 - The influence of foreign signings on the provinces 22.30 - The difference between the transfer market in France and Ireland 26.55 - O'Gara and Fez talk about the unique dangers Leinster face this weekend from Nemani Nadolo 30.00 - Wasps facing Ulster in Kingspan Stadium 35.00 - Andy and Pat speak with Performance Psychologist Gerry Hussey 52.00 - The lads discuss some of the betting for this weekend's games 56.40 - ROG and Fez answer your Twitter questions
12/10/17·1h 6m

Ep 31 - ROG and Kev talk Leinster Vs Munster, Tadhg Beirne interview, and bizarre sporting injuries

3.00 - The lads discuss bizarre injuries following Scott Baldwin's encounter with a lion in South Africa 8.30 - Kev and ROG preview Munster Vs Leinster on Saturday 14.35 - ROG tips JJ Hanrahan for Ireland 19.20 - Kev talks Leinster playing Munster in years gone by and getting the "absolute shite kicked out of us" 26.20 - How Michael Cheika turned the Leinster mentality around 34.25 - Andy, Pat and Kev talk to new Munster signing Tadhg Beirne 52.45 - The lads discuss this weekends games and some potential bets 1.02.00 - Kev answers your Twitter questions
05/10/17·1h 5m

Ep 30 - ROG and Fez on player welfare, Rob Penney interview and honeymoon horrors

Ronan O'Gara, Stephen Ferris, Rob Penney, Rob Kearney, Hayley O'Connor and Pat McCarry join host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards.
28/09/17·1h 12m

Ep 29 - Retirement, tiny crowds and Mike McCarthy's naked adventures

Ronan O'Gara, Mike McCarthy, James Downey, Jacob Stockdale, Pat McCarry and Philip Condell join host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards.
21/09/17·1h 7m

Ep 28 - Ian Keatley on Munster, ROG and James talk impact subs and Tommy Bowe Interview

Ian Keatley, ROG, James Downey, Tommy Bowe join Pat McCarry and Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards.
14/09/17·1h 3m

Ep 27 - Andrew Trimble on Ulster, ROG and James Downey on coaching and Michael Bradley interview

Andrew Trimble, ROG, James Downey, Zebre's Michael Bradley, Ladbrokes' Hayley O'Connor and Pat McCarry join host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards.
07/09/17·1h 14m

Ep 26 - John Muldoon's Galway, Kev and ROG on captains and Gareth Steenson interview

John Muldoon, Ronan O'Gara, Kev McLaughlin, Exeter's Gareth Steenson, Pat McCarry and Hayley O'Connor join host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards.
31/08/17·1h 7m

Ep 25 - Ian Madigan's time in France, ROG's pre-season and South Africa's Pro14 teams

Ian Madigan, Ronan O'Gara, Kevin McLaughlin, Sport24's Lloyd Burnard, Pat McCarry and Hayley O'Connor join host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards.
24/08/17·1h 3m

Ep 24 - The Lions' series missed opportunity, moments of the season and ROG for Munster?

Ronan O'Gara, James Downey, Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards. 1:20: ROG and James on what they looked forward to most about off-season 5:00: ROG on his 1997 holiday to Santa Ponza with the Munster lads 8:25: The perfect way to decide the Lions' Test Series against New Zealand 18:20: We hold our hands up about some early, pessimistic Lions predictions 22:10: Peter O'Mahony or Rory Best for Ireland captain? 30:35: The lads discuss their top moments of the season and ROG speaks about Anthony Foley 35:05: Sean O'Brien's amazing comeback from the brink 37:34: Our wishlist for 2017/18 42:20: James comes straight out and asks ROG about the Munster job
13/07/17·50m 30s

Ep 23 - All Blacks v Lions III, Beauden Barrett's kicking and Sean O'Brien's class

Ronan O'Gara, Isaac Boss, Stephen Ferris, Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards. 2:00 - Fez on the reaction in New Zealand to last weekend's win 4:00 - The enormity of the loss of Sonny Bill Williams for the All Blacks 6:30 - ROG on Beauden Barrett's kicking game 9:00 - Should Jordie Barrett take over the kicking duties from his brother? 13:00 - Is picked those inexperienced backs a big risk for Steve Hansen? 14:00 - ROG on the Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell combination 17:24 - The defence from the Lions was outstanding, what did they do well? 23:00 - The guys talk about the Lions taking it easy this week while the ABs are in camp 24:00 - ROG's love of Fergburger in Queenstown 26:30 - Is Warren Gatland going with the same 23 the right call? 30:20 - The Lions discipline and the game you should expect with Romain Poite as referee 35:40 - ROG and Bossy discuss the "immortality beckons" interview with Sean O'Brien after the second test 38:20 - Predictions for the third test 41:30 - Ladbrokes' Hayley O'Connor gives us the best odds for the third test
05/07/17·46m 22s

Episode 22 - All Blacks v Lions II, ROG on Sexton / Farrell and the Gatland media circus

Ronan O'Gara, Stephen Ferris, Fionn Carr, James Downey, Pat McCarry and guest host Joe Harrington on The Hard Yards. 1:00 - James and Fionn remember their Churchill Cup appearance in '09 2:40 - The boys react to the three changes to the Lions starting XV 4:00 - ROG on the inclusion of both Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell 8:20 - James on what Owen Farrell brings to the number 12 jersey 10:40 - The thinking behind including Sam Warburton ahead of Peter O'Mahony 12:40 - Is it a better team with Warburton ahead of O'Mahony? 15:20 - Whose decision was it to pick Owen Farrell at 12 ahead of Ben Te'o? 18:25 - The sudden importance of Liam Williams to this Lions side 20:10 - ROG on the combination of players on the bench 23:30 - Why how Ireland beat New Zealand is no use to the Lions 29:00 - How big a bearing will French referee Jerome Garces have on the game? 35:00 - Stephen Ferris tells us about golfing and going on the beers in New Zealand 37:00 - The New Zealand team and the guys reaction to the two changes 39:20 - That Kieran Read pass 42:30 - Ferris on Warburton and Itoje being brought into the team 47:21 - Has the New Zealand media gone too far with the criticism of Warren Gatland? 49:31 - Marcus Horan's theory on why the media are going in so hard on Gatland 50:45 - Predictions for All Blacks vs Lions II 54:26 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes with all the odds for the second test

Episode 21 - Captain Peter O'Mahony, Gatland's surprises and Rassie's future with Munster

Stephen Ferris, Kev McLaughlin, Isaac Boss, Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards. 1:20 - Fez on his favourite coffee shops in Auckland 4:30 - Why Peter O'Mahony is a great choice to captain the Lions 8:00 - Insight into what it's like to play against Peter O'Mahony 10:16 - Sean O'Brien starting ahead of Sam Warburton 15:30 - Are the boys surprised that Johnny Sexton isn't starting on Saturday? 18:30 - The shock inclusions of Liam Williams and Elliot Daly 22:00 - What does Leigh Halfpenny offer from the bench? 25:15 - The lads look at the New Zealand team which has Kieran Read and Ryan Crotty back 27:45 - Bossy talks us through Aaron Smith's game and what makes him so good 29:45 - The needle between Sonny Bill Williams and Ben Te'o 33:35 - Prediction for the Lions vs All Blacks 35:10 - The situation with Rassie Erasmus at Munster 39:45 - Is there someone at Munster that could take over from Rassie Erasmus? 41:00 - The boy look at Ireland's tour of Japan 44:50 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes give us the odds for the first test, Royal Ascot and Rassie Erasmus' future at Munster
22/06/17·49m 53s

Episode 20 - ROG's time with Ireland, Sexton or Farrell and the Maori's threat

Ronan O'Gara, Kevin McLaughlin, Pat McCarry, Andy Rowe (The Rugby Pod) join host Joe Harrington on the podcast this week. 1.15 - The best golfers in the Irish rugby squad 3:30 - ROG on his young son playing against a giant 13-year-old last week 5:00 - ROG on working alongside Joe Schmidt with Ireland 7:00 - Kev on the first few months working with Schmidt at Leinster 12:00 - Joey Carberry's reaction to his poor performance against USA Eagles 14:50 - ROG on taking part in Ireland training last week, Ringrose impressed 16:30 - Does he have plans to join up with the Irish coaching ticket again? 19:50 - Is there reason to be hopeful about the Lions next few weeks? 21:30 - The selection headaches facing Warren Gatland ahead of the first test 25:00 - What is the difference between Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell? 26:50 - ROG on needing the pressure of goal kicking in a big game 30:00 - Kev on the pack that faces the Maori All Blacks on Saturday 33:00 - A theory why Peter O'Mahony is captaining for the Maori All Blacks game 35:30 - Predictions from ROG, Kev and Pat 38:30 - Andy Rowe from The Rugby Pod tells us about the feeling in New Zealand about the series 41:00 - The issue of referee interpretation is raising its head, the guys discuss it 46:00 - Andy runs us through the Maori All Black starting XV 51:00 - The New Zealand team to face Samoa on Friday and what it tells us about next Saturday 58:45 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes with Lions odds and the best bets for Ascot and the colour of the Queen's hat
15/06/17·1h 7m

Episode 19 - Do the New Zealand media dislike Warren Gatland?

Stephen Ferris, Kev McLaughlin, New Zealand journalist Hamish Bidwell and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards. 01:15 - Stephen Ferris tells us about his stag party in Newcastle 04:20 - Where did his buddy Paul go for the weekend? 5:22 - A debrief of the Lions defeat to Auckland Blues 10:00 - Why the Lions schedule is just too much for this squad 13:20 - How have the Irish players done on the tour so far? 18:00 - Are there any signs of progress or patterns developing from the first two games? 21:00 - The guys discuss the starting XV for the game against Crusaders 23:10 - Sean O'Brien can be the game-changer the Lions need 27:10 - How the New Zealand public can push their influence on the Lions 30:00 - Hamish Bidwell from tells us all about the Crusaders team 33:38 - What the Lions need to stop doing if they want to beat the Crusaders on Saturday? 34:40 - Hamish on the New Zealand media's relationship with Warren Gatland 38:00 - The reaction to Gatland's comments that there isn't much better Super Rugby teams and the All Blacks 40:30 - Predictions for the Lions vs Crusaders 41:36 - Everything you need to know about new All Black Ngani Laumape 47:40 - Head of rugby trading at Ladbrokes Andy Wildig gives us a great insight into how betting odds are worked out
08/06/17·1h 1m

Episode 18 - Are the Lions going to get destroyed in New Zealand?

Kevin McLaughlin and New Zealand Herald rugby writer Gregor Paul join host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards this week. 1:23 - The daunting schedule ahead of the British & Irish Lions 3:19 - Gregor Paul from the NZ Herald on the view from New Zealand 6:22 - Are the current NZ side better than the 2005 side that beat the Lions? 8:50 - What needs to happen for the Lions to win this series? 13:17 - Are the franchises and the All Blacks in this together, do they want to send the Lions home with nothing? 17:00 - How is Warren Gatland's style of play rated in New Zealand? 19:00 - A prediction for the Lions opening game with Provincial Barbarians this weekend 21:10 - The boys talk about ROG's first few days with the Irish squad in Carton House 23:15 - The reason Joe Schmidt appointed Rhys Ruddock as Ireland captain for the summer tests 25:00 - The guys discuss the hype around Scarlets style of rugby 27:45 - Would Kev have liked to play the way the current Scarlets team play? 32:00 - The Leinster players that had the licence to take risks in open play during Joe Schmidt's time in charge 35:00 - The difference between playing league rugby and knockout cup rugby 36:20 - Did the IRFU handle the Tadgh McElroy situation properly? 37:30 - A chat about Gareth Steenson, Ian Whitten and Tadhg Beirne's success with Exeter and Scarlets 41:34 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes gives us a comprehensive betting guide for the Lions tour
01/06/17·48m 27s

Episode 17 - Donnacha Ryan's character, Ireland's 2006 tour of NZ and Munster's PRO12 final

Jerry Flannery and Isaac Boss join SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards this week. 1:15 - The boys talk about pre-cup final jitters and their most nervous teammates 8:00 - Jerry on the mood in Munster ahead of the PRO12 final this weekend 10:25 - The panel discuss that amazing Simon Zebo try 16:00 - Bossy and Jerry talk about their experiences playing with Donnacha Ryan 18:40 - Jerry talks about Donnacha's powerful impact on the Munster squad 20:30 - Isaac on leaving New Zealand to come to Ulster 24:20 - The guys talk about how good Scarlets were and how bad Leinster were last weekend 28:48 - Isaac and Jerry on Billy Vunipola's injury 31:20 - Jerry Flannery talks missing out on the Lions tour in 2009 because of injury 34:35 - Will Vunipola's injury change CJ Stander's role in the Lions squad? 36:00 - The guys chat about what James Haskell will bring to the setup 38:10 - Jerry and Isaac remember the "unbelievable" tour of New Zealand they were on in 2006 43:55 - A PRO12 final betting preview with Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes
25/05/17·53m 24s

Episode 16 - First experiences with Ireland, Paul O'Connell's roguery and Ulster's biggest problem

Stephen Ferris, Kevin McLaughlin, SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady are on the podcast this week. 1:00 - Stephen Ferris on his first time in Irish camp 3:30 - Kev McLaughlin remembers pissing off John Hayes on his first day in Irish camp 5:20 - Fez on his first meeting with Brian O’Driscoll 7:10 - The boys try to remember the first player they roomed with in Irish camp 8:25 - An absolute classic about Justin Fitzpatrick 10:00 - A great story about Paul O’Connell’s roguery 12:55 - Kev on the pressure of trying to establish himself in the Ireland squad 16:00 - The guys talk about Rory Scannell’s potential 18:55 - Who are the new leaders emerging in Irish rugby? 20:30 - The guys talk about Jacob Stockdale’s inclusion ahead of Andrew Trimble and Craig Gilroy 25:00 - What does the Ireland squad tell us about late Lions call-ups? 27:37 - What has gone wrong at Ulster this season? 31:00 - Why have Ulster stopped producing good young players? 32:25 - Kev on how Saracens coach Mark McCall can help Ulster 34:20 - Fez on the lack of local players in the Ulster setup 41:28 - What Jono Gibbes will bring to the Ulster setup next season 44:00 - A Guinness PRO12 semi final preview w/ Hayley O’Connor from Ladbrokes 49:00 - A look at Connacht’s Champions Cup playoff semi final with Northampton
18/05/17·53m 59s

Episode 15 - Ireland's RWC pool draw, the art of the box kick and Dan Carter's mancave

Ronan O'Gara, Isaac Boss, Mike McCarthy, SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards this week. 1:40 - The lads chats about pints at the Rugby Players Ireland award night 6:23 - Isaac Boss talks about his old man cave and ROG tells us about Dan Carter's in Paris 8:30 - The guys' reaction to Ireland drawing Scotland and Japan in their World Cup pool 12:40 - ROG gives his take on all that Jamie Heaslip reaction 'outrage' 15:35 - Isaac Boss talks about some of his friends playing in Japanese rugby 18:46 - Mike talks about playing in Japan with Jonny Wilkinson and Newcastle in 2006 20:10 - Isaac, Mike and Andy discuss the food in Japan 22:00 - Mike names a few of the best up-and-coming second rows in Irish rugby 24:15 - ROG's reaction to extending the residency rule to five years 27:50 - The effect the new rule change will have on recruitment of young players 29:09 - ROG on getting the freedom of Cork, plus Isaac and Mike's reactions to that news 32:27 - Is this the most low key Champions Cup final build-up ever? 34:30 - What Mike and Leinster learned about Clermont in the semi final defeat? 37:17 - Isaac gives great insight into Saracens' Irish coach Mark McCall 40:00 - Mike on the beast that is Maro Itoje 42:23 - Predictions for the Champions Cup Final 43:00 - SportsJOE's Pat McCarry interviews Conor Murray 51:00 - Isaac Boss goes into detail about the extra work a scrum half needs to do to succeed at the highest level 54:55 - Mike on his box-kicking skills 57:10 - Ladbrokes' Hayley O'Connor gives us the latest World Cup odds and a few bets for the Champions Cup final
11/05/17·1h 3m

Episode 14 - How to negotiate a contract, Beauden Barrett's strengths and forgotten teenage talents

Ronan O'Gara, Kev McLaughlin, SportsJOE's Pat McCarry, host Andy McGeady and Andy Rowe on The Hard Yards. 1:30 - The lads tells us the best players they played with at schools and underage 3:50 - What should young players focus on, size or skills? 8:00 - The biggest advance Irish rugby needs to make improvements 9:55 - "Get back in, you're not ready to train, go away you loser." - ROG on some harsh words about his preparation. 12:35 - Kev reveals how close he was to losing his rugby career at Leinster 17:45 - How the squad reacts when there's uncertainty about players' futures 20:20 - Do players talk about how much money they earn in the dressing room? 23:20 - Kev explains how the negotiation of a new contract actually works 25:50 - ROG on how Brian O'Driscoll helped him during his contract talks with the IRFU 29:00 - The lads on why the grass isn't always greener abroad 32:00 - Will more Irish players move abroad in the next few years? 36:35 - The Rugby Pod's Andy Rowe talks to us about New Zealand's recent injury crisis 41:17 - ROG on his experiences in New Zealand 43:13 - Kev on playing with Ireland in New Zealand 45:50 - Andy Rowe on the key elements in this current All Blacks side 47:50 - "Every picture that's presented to him, he has a solution." - ROG on Beauden Barrett's outstanding qualities 49:20 - Kev talks about the media backlash he got after an incident with Richie McCaw 53:30 - The guys talk about Ian McKinley's call-up to the Italy squad 56:00 - A Pro12 betting preview with Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes
04/05/17·1h 1m

Episode 13 - The future for Munster and Leinster, dealing with the media and Mike Ross stories

Ronan O'Gara, Kev McLaughlin, SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady talk Munster, Leinster, media and Mike Ross on The Hard Yards. 1:00 - The Mike Ross appreciation society 3:20 - The task of replacing John Hayes 4:35 - Kev on the impact Mike Ross had on his career 7:07 - What Munster learned from that defeat to Saracens 10:51 - Did Munster have a Plan B? 13:20 - What will Leinster take away from their defeat to Clermont? 15:25 - ROG on the Munster players who drove them on after the Northampton game in 2000 16:40 - Kev's brilliant insight into a broken Leinster dressing room in 2008 20:00 - Ronan's view on Munster's new signings Chris Farrell, James Hart and JJ Hanrahan 24:15 - Kev on Leinster and Munster taking it to the next level and challenging Saracens? 26:28 - Andrew Trimble's refreshingly honest words about how players deal with the media 29:00 - Kev on how the players are prepped for an interview 32:30 - ROG on his dealings with the media 34:50 - ROG on how the media portrayed him during his playing days 38:40 - The boy speak about how obsessed they were with player ratings 42:50 - Do the guys accept that the media and the teams need each other? 48:55 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes on this week's Pro12 action
27/04/17·53m 39s

Episode 12 - Lions squad reaction, Champions Cup preview and Andy Powell antics

Ronan O'Gara and Stephen Ferris join SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards this week. 0:30 - What player was the most craic on the 2009 Lions tour? 9:00 - ROG and Fez talk about the moment they were called up to the Lions for the first time 12:48 - ROG on how Simon Zebo, Donncha Ryan and Keith Earls are feeling about missing out 15:20 - Ronan and Stephen talk about what they think are biggest surprises in Gatland's squad 18:40 - ROG on Garry Ringrose missing out 21:00 - Ferris on the inclusion of Iain Henderson, and ROG on what he needs to do to take his game to the next level 24:20 - What does the squad tell us about the style of rugby the team will play? 31:30 - The guys tell us about what they know about the Lions captain Sam Warburton 32:46 - ROG tells us about have Paul O'Connell, Martin Johnson and Brian O'Driscoll as Lions captain 35:44 - Champions Cup preview, will the Irish players that missed out on the Lions have a hangover? 38:50 - Munster vs Saracens, ROG on how the Irish side can win that game? 43:33 - ROG on Tyler Bleyendaal's growing influence at Munster 45:00 - Clermont vs Leinster, how can Leinster win that game? 48:13 - Ronan and Stephen's prediction for the two semi finals 50:10 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes gives us odds for the Champions Cup semi final and a bit of Jordie Barrett
20/04/17·55m 49s

Episode 11 -- LIONS SPECIAL -- Our starting XV, the Irish maybes and inside Gatland's mind

Ronan O'Gara, Kev McLaughlin and debutant Fionn Carr join SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards this week. 01:30 - The guys discuss the Lions front row combination 07:00 - Alun Wyn Jones, Mario Itoje, Devin Toner, Joe Launchbury or George Kruis in the second row? 10:25 - CJ Stander and Billy Vunipola are in, but who takes the number 7 jersey? 15:00 - ROG, Fionn and Kev all agree on who should play at #9 and #10 19:00 - Who plays at outside centre? 20:20 - The left wing position is a difficult one, the boys went with three different choices 24:00 - The argument for and against starting George North 25:30 - Who plays at full back for the Lions? 27:00 - The Irish players that are in a fight to be selected in the squad (Best, Henderson, Zebo, Toner, Earls, Ringrose, Heaslip, O'Mahony, Payne) 34:15 - Bolters! Who is in with an outside chance of making the squad? 39:00 - RugbyWorld's Paul Williams names his Lions starting XV 44:10 - Paul tells us what he thinks Gatland will do with the back row 46:25 - Can the Lions beat New Zealand playing in the Gatland style? 50:40 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes gives us the latest Lions odds
13/04/17·55m 45s

Episode 10 - ROG on joining Irish setup, Joey Carbery's potential and the art of working a referee

Ronan O'Gara and Geordan Murphy join SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on the podcast. Here's what the lads discussed this week. 00:30 - Inside the Racing 92 and Leicester Tigers training camps 05:00 - ROG on James Hart burning him on Instagram 06:20 - ROG on extra training 08:45 - Ronan talk about his upcoming role with Ireland 11:20 - Geordan on his future at Leicester Tigers after a raft of departures from the club 13:50 - Geordan Murphy on Joey Carbery's performance against Wasps and his potential 17:50 - Are Irish provinces good at managing 'wildcard' players? 21:45 - ROG and Geordan on the importance of players like Duncan Williams in a squad 26:50 - Are Leinster and Munster back at the top table of European rugby? 30:00 - Ronan and Geordan on their semi final predictions 32:00 - ROG on visiting the Munster dressing room after their win over Toulouse 35:22 - How can players influence a referee during a game? 38:35 - ROG explains why Mick Galwey was so good with referees 39:14 - Why Martin Johnson wasn't allowed talk to referees at the World Cup in 2003 44:15 - Geordan and ROG on that Willie Le Roux mistake 47:42 - Pat McCarry talks us through this weekend's Pro12 action 50:25 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes gives us a Pro12 accumulator and a few tips for Aintree
06/04/17·54m 58s

Episode 9 - Champions Cup preview, Irish squad initiations and Donnacha Ryan's contract

Stephen Ferris, Kevin McLaughlin and James Coughlan join SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards this week. 00:30 - Stephen and Kev talk about their crazy initiations to the Irish rugby squad 06:40 - Stephen's story about Neil Best and a homeless man in Argentina 09:05 - Leinster vs Wasps preview 12:00 - Stephen on the transition from Six Nations camp to the provincial game 15:00 - The Justin Tipuric appreciation society 17:20 - Is Nigel Owens the perfect referee for a Leinster vs Wasps game? 18:45 - Munster vs Toulouse preview 21:35 - Are Munster now a team or men rather than young lads with potential? 24:50 - Kev and Stephen talk about playing each other in the 2012 Heineken Cup final 27:00 - James Coughlan talks about life in France with Pau 28:35 - James on his experience of playing Toulouse this season and where Munster should target 33:00 - The Donnacha Ryan contract situation 35:40 - Stephen on how the IRFU and provincial contracts work 37:48 - Kev on what Munster and Ireland are losing if Donnacha Ryan moves to France 39:40 - James Coughlan on his future in France 41:05 - Alex Donohue from Ladbrokes gives the latest Champions Cup odds ahead of the weekend
30/03/17·49m 3s

Episode 8 - Six Nations winners and losers, Irish Lions and dirtiest opponents

Ronan O'Gara, Kevin McLaughlin and Paddy Wallace join SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady on The Hard Yards this week. 00:30 - The dirtiest players ROG, Kev and Paddy have played against 09:00 - A look back at Ireland's defensive performance against England 11:00 - The guys discuss comparison between Garry Ringrose and Brian O'Driscoll 15:00 - ROG on young players challenging established leaders 18:45 - The huge impact of Luke Fitzgerald's outspoken personality 21:20 - Kev's hilarious story about sharing a hotel room with Keith Gleeson 25:13 - ROG on the French view of this year's Six Nations 31:15 - The Irish players that will definitely be going on the Lions tour 34:15 - ROG on Peter O'Mahony's chances of making the Lions squad 36:00 - Who should be Lions captain? 40:12 - Guinness PRO12 preview 43:15 - Alex Donohue from Ladbrokes on the latest rugby betting odds 46:10 - Ronan O'Gara on the u-turn in the Racing 92 and Stade Français merger
23/03/17·47m 34s

Episode 7 - Ireland-England, ROG on Racing 92/Stade and why Sean O'Brien is so special

Ronan O'Gara makes his debut on The Hard Yards joining Donncha O'Callaghan, SportsJOE's Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady. Here's what the lads chatted about. 0:30 - ROG reveals why March is Donncha's favourite time of year 4:50 - Ronan and Donncha's hilarious story about falling out over a wash bag 7:15 - The day was ROG was roasted by the lads in a bleep test 10:55 - The guys talk about how Ireland have to set up their defence on Saturday 17:45 - ROG on what makes Sean O'Brien a really special guy 21:38 - Should Ireland try to get under the skin of Dylan Hartley and Owen Farrell? 25:40 - ROG on the tactic of kicking it into the corner rather than taking the points? 31:50 - Ireland vs England predictions 32:40 - Ronan on exactly what's happening with Racing 92 and Stade Francais 36:21 - Donncha on the knock-on effect of the Racing/Stade news in England 40:00 - ROG on Ian Madigan's decision to join Bristol 42:50 - Donncha and ROG on how things have changed for them since Axel Foley passed away
16/03/17·47m 28s

Episode 6 - The fallout from Cardiff, stopping England's march, Lions places and sharks

Donncha O'Callaghan and Kevin McLaughlin join host Andy McGeady on this week's episode of The Hard Yards. Here's what the lads are talking about: 0:00 - Kev's experience swimming with sharks and Donncha's fear of that stuff 4:28 - Ireland vs Wales Analysis 8:30 - Is Ireland's attack lacking variety and creativity? 18:00 - Kev explains a 'stinger' injury and why Conor Murray wanted to play on 28:45: What's the deal with Wayne Barnes refereeing Ireland? 31:45 - England's demolition of Scotland 36:30 - The cocky English mentality 42:12 - Kev on why Peter O'Mahony should start against England 45:30 - The magnitude of the England game in terms of the Lions 49:50 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes gives us the latest betting odds
12/03/17·57m 1s

Episode 5 - The real Nigel Owens, alternative tactics, Ireland v Wales and Grand Slam memories

SportsJOE's new rugby podcast, The Hard Yards, with Jerry Flannery, Paddy Wallace, Victor Costello, Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady. 1:00 - What it's like to be refereed by Nigel Owens 4:50 - Alternative tactics, 15 man line-outs and English excuses 15:00 - What is wrong with Wales 20:35: How to stop Rhys Webb 24:16 - Paddy Wallace re-lives that '09 Grand Slam moment 28:40 - Ireland v Wales prediction 31:52 - Life at Munster without Anthony Foley 45:00 - Guinness Pro12 review 49:50 - Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes gives us the latest betting odds The guys chat about being refereed by Nigel Owens, the Conor O'Shea tactic, Ireland v Wales, Paddy's Grand Slam moment as well as reviewing the PRO12 and getting the latest rugby odds from Hayley O'Connor from Ladbrokes.
05/03/17·55m 41s

Episode 4 - Ireland's win over France, a Connacht bromance and why Conor Murray is so good

SportsJOE's new rugby podcast, The Hard Yards, with Donncha O'Callaghan, Johnny O'Connor, Mike McCarthy, Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady. In this episode, the guys review Ireland v France and the other Six Nations action, they dissect Conor Murray's strengths, wrap up the Pro12 and Johnny and Mike take a trip down memory lane.
26/02/17·44m 57s

Episode 3 - Ireland v France preview, Chris Farrell interview and food porn with Mike Ross

SportsJOE's new rugby podcast, The Hard Yards, with Donncha O'Callaghan, Mike Ross, Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady. In this episode, the guys preview Ireland v France including an in-depth look at the scrum, Grenoble's Chris Farrell gives his insight on the French and talks about his decision to join Munster and we wrap up all the weekend's Guinness Pro12 action.
19/02/17·51m 49s

Episode 2 - A perfect Italian job, Heaslip's brilliance and England's win over Wales

SportsJOE's new rugby podcast, The Hard Yards, with Donncha O'Callaghan, Kevin McLaughlin, Pat McCarry and host Andy McGeady. In this episode, the lads discuss Ireland's win over Italy, why Jamie Heaslip is so important and analyse how England beat Wales on Saturday
12/02/17·50m 29s

Episode 1 - Ireland's fall, bonus points and Joe's late-gate

We kick off the first episode of our new, weekly rugby podcast with Donncha O'Callaghan, Kevin McLaughlin and Pat McCarry joining host Andy McGeady to pick the bones out of Ireland's opening day Six Nations loss.
05/02/17·51m 47s
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