For The Love Of Rugby

For The Love Of Rugby

By Crowd Network

Who doesn't love rugby? No man has played for England more than Ben Youngs. He’s also a scrum-half so he’s spent most of his 127 games chatting away to team-mates, opposition and referees. His mate Dan Cole also has over 100 caps, is still in the England squad, and has cult hero status thanks to his no-nonsense approach to most of life’s events. They’ve spent 20 years together at Leicester Tigers, toured together for the British and Irish Lions, and now podcast together every week. Throughout the Six Nations they’ll bring their ultimate guide to the championship, give you a behind the scenes tour of Twickenham, and tell you what really happens inside an England camp. They’ll occasionally have guests, and special correspondent Joe Marler will be on speed dial for whenever they need him.

Episodes

Dan flies home, Ben has heart surgery

England’s most capped men are back together, and Ben Youngs reveals he’s been in hospital for a heart operation that involved his groin.  Who did Dan sit next to on his flight home from New Zealand? Did George Martin understand Oppenheimer? And which England players were still drunk when they arrived at Auckland airport? 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/2445m 6s

Ford and Youngs: Why England want to keep Sinfield, Frawley's drop goals and Ben picks his Lions XV

George Ford is back in his tactics bunker for his latest episode with ex-England team-mate Ben Youngs. They discuss how Ciaran Frawley managed Ireland over the line in Durban, the history of the cross-field kick, how you make an impact from the bench and they tell you why Kevin Sinfield is so valuable to the England team.  📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/2442m 38s

Will England have regrets? Ireland beat South Africa | Second Test Analysis

Did England miss an opportunity to make Eden Park history? Ben Youngs and Anthony Watson break down the second test against New Zealand and another narrow defeat for Dan Cole's England.  There's drama in Durban as Ireland beat world champions South Africa with the last kick of the game, Wales have turned themselves into driving maul experts and we ask if Beauden Barrett can be player of the series when he only played twenty minutes in each game.  📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/2447m 38s

Ford and Youngs: How England win at Eden Park

George Ford and Ben Youngs get stuck into the big tactical topics. They build an England game plan to beat New Zealand at Eden Park, explain the growing influence of George Furbank and tell you how Marcus Smith will be feeling this week.  They talk about the way Joe Schmidt will try and rebuild Australia, and suggest that Ireland need to score more quickly against South Africa this weekend.  📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/2448m 37s

Coley’s NZ Diary: Cheesecake and Churchill

Dan Cole reads about Winston Churchill and hangs out with Lemar. That’s the sort of man we’re dealing with. In this episode, he chats to Ben Youngs about his four days in Dunedin for England’s first test against New Zealand, and bemoans a lack of late night cheesecake.  📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/2436m 29s

Should England have beaten New Zealand? | First Test Analysis

Anthony Watson joins Ben Youngs to break down England’s first test against New Zealand in Dunedin. There were so many positives, but what could they have done differently in the last 20 minutes? We also cover Ireland’s first test of their summer series against South Africa, and the latest defeat for Wales in Australia.  📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/2449m 55s

Marcus v McKenzie as England face the All Blacks | Whitelock, Watson & Youngs preview

Sam Whitelock and Anthony Watson join the pod for the ultimate preview as England face New Zealand in the first test in Dunedin on Saturday. We’ll tell you why Damian McKenzie is the new All Black fly-half, what Scott “Razor” Robertson will bring in his first game as head coach, and how England can defeat New Zealand in their own back yard. Try MANUAL with a 45% discount: https://www.manual.co/testosterone-replacement-therapy/initial-testosterone-blood-test?coupon=FTLOR45&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=sspn&utm_campaign=ForTheLoveofRugby 🎥 For more analysis of Scott Robertson's philosophy, watch this brilliant video by friend of the show Squidge Rugby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXPHK-6D_EA&t=135s 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/2448m 49s

The FTLOR Guide To New Zealand: Don’t mention Queenstown

Dan Cole is the last man standing from England’s disastrous tour of New Zealand for the 2011 World Cup. In this episode, he joins Ben Youngs for the inside story of the time Manu Tuilagi jumped off a boat in Auckland Harbour and THAT night out in Queenstown, which definitely didn’t blow over. And they tell you everything you need to know about Dunedin, home to the first test on Saturday.  Try MANUAL with a 45% discount: https://www.manual.co/testosterone-replacement-therapy/initial-testosterone-blood-test?coupon=FTLOR45&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=sspn&utm_campaign=ForTheLoveofRugby 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/2432m 58s

Coley’s NZ diary and Ben’s chat with Cheika

Ben Youngs and Dan Cole react to the news that Michael Cheika is now in charge of Leicester Tigers. Coley is in Auckland where England players have been fishing, and training hard ahead of the first test against New Zealand. Try MANUAL with a 45% discount: https://www.manual.co/testosterone-replacement-therapy/initial-testosterone-blood-test?coupon=FTLOR45&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=sspn&utm_campaign=ForTheLoveofRugby 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/2439m 4s

South Africa v Ireland, fighting Faf and how to knock England out | Handre Pollard Q&A

Handre Pollard joins Ben Youngs and Dan Cole in the studio to answer your questions submitted in our recent Reddit AMA! Do the Springboks ever fight in training? How did he learn to become one of the all-time great kickers? And what is he expecting when Ireland come to South Africa next week? Try MANUAL with a 45% discount: https://www.manual.co/testosterone-replacement-therapy/initial-testosterone-blood-test?coupon=FTLOR45&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=sspn&utm_campaign=ForTheLoveofRugby 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/2453m 19s

How the best teams play | Squidge Rugby Special

How do England beat New Zealand? How will South Africa play against Ireland? And what even is this Australian side? Rugby’s biggest YouTuber Squidge Rugby joins Ben Youngs and Dan Cole ahead of the summer series for a tactics special. You’ll come away with enough information to sound really knowledgable in the pub with your mates. Check out Squidge Rugby on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SquidgeRugby Try AG1 with a free welcome kit using our link: https://drinkag1.com/loverugby 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/2450m 17s

Coley’s Japan tour diary: Godzilla, reuniting with Yoshi & magic ear rubs

Mere hours after Dan Cole and Ben Youngs played international games on opposite sides of the world, the pair are reunited on the pod - all for the love of rugby. Coley takes us inside the England camp after their emphatic victory over Japan and, more importantly, teaches us the secret of his magic penalty try-saving ear-rubbing trick. After an unforgettable week with the BaaBaas, Ben gives us the rundown of his pink-socked cameo at Twickenham and how his old mate Danny Care stitched him up… 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/2438m 8s

Bring on the All Blacks! England beat Japan in Tokyo | Analysis

Marcus Smith was very impressive, but what about Coley as England’s last line of defence? Ben Youngs and Anthony Watson review the fastest opening 12 minutes they’ve seen in a long time, analyse England’s best tries and ask if any changes should be made for the first test in New Zealand.  Try AG1 with a free welcome kit using our link: https://drinkag1.com/loverugby 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/2441m 7s

Inside the Barbarians with Sam Whitelock | Plus Youngs & Care preview England

Ben Youngs has been selected to play for rugby’s most famous club - the Barbarians! Of course he’s taken his microphone to give you the inside story about what happens when you assemble a team of 23 of the world’s greatest players for the most sociable week in rugby.   Hear from the most-capped All Black of all time, Sam Whitelock, on the eve of his final game of rugby; Scott Sio reveals what it’s like to scrummage against Dan Cole; and Ben catches up with his old mate Danny Care as they tick the BaaBaas off their bucket list.   🎟️ Grab a ticket to watch Ben play for the Barbarians against Fiji & South Africa v Wales at Twickenham on Saturday: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/35005F86F7CA9A61 Try AG1 with a free welcome kit using our link: https://drinkag1.com/loverugby 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit http://podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/2450m 29s

The FTLOR Guide To Japan: Marler's onsen disaster and reuniting with Eddie Jones

Dan Cole is in Tokyo as England prepare to kick off their Summer Series with a test match against Japan. Ben Youngs had an incredible time touring Japan for the 2019 World Cup, so they've delivered one of their famous guide episodes. Get ready for the ultimate toilet experience, sushi making us squeamish, and possibly our greatest Joe Marler story yet. Try AG1 with a free welcome kit using our link: https://drinkag1.com/loverugby 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/06/2441m 32s

Handre Pollard: How South Africa won back-to-back World Cups

Double World Cup-winning fly-half Handre Pollard joins Ben Youngs and Dan Cole in the studio to share how his boot kicked England out of two tournaments. Yes, it still hurts.   Handre takes us inside the South Africa camp and tells us everything we’ve ever wanted to know about being a Springbok. What’s Rassie Erasmus really like? What’s the secret of the bomb squad? And how did he become the ultimate big-game player? Try AG1 with a free welcome kit using our link: https://drinkag1.com/loverugby 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/241h 14m

Northampton are Champions of England | Premiership Final review & awards

You have to feel for Bath. Ben Youngs and Dan Cole say they were the better side against Northampton, but it's Saints who win a classic Premiership Final at Twickenham. Courtney Lawes gets the dream send-off, Alex Mitchell and Ben Spencer went head to head, Sam Underhill should have been named man of the match, and how will Beno Obano be feeling after his red card? Plus, we announce our Premiership awards. Who makes the FTLOR team of the year?   Try AG1 with a free welcome kit using our link: https://drinkag1.com/loverugby   📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/241h

Jonny May's shocking trim & pranking Jamie George | George Ford Q&A

George Ford is back by popular demand! He joins Ben Youngs and Dan Cole in their secret Northern studio to answer YOUR questions… From being kidnapped by the army when on England duty to what it’s really like to be best mates with Jonny May, George lifts the lid on what happens off the pitch when you’re one of rugby’s greats! 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta  🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/2453m 15s

The FTLOR Guide to the Premiership Final

Ben and Dan have nine Premiership winners medals between them... so who better to take you behind the scenes of the big day? Join them at the team hotel and getting stuck in lifts, join them on the team bus and turning up late to Twickenham, follow them into the changing rooms and of course we'll hear about THAT Freddie Burns drop-goal. 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/2450m 10s

For The Love Of George Ford: How he runs the England attack

England fly-half George Ford is in the studio with Ben Youngs and Dan Cole for probably the best interview he’s ever given. How does he run a test match? How did he mastermind England’s wins over Ireland and Argentina? And how he transformed England’s “clunky” attack into something that excited fans towards the end of the Six Nations. 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/2455m 43s

Jackals, Tackles and Antoine Dupont | Toulouse win the Champions Cup

Ben and Dan give you their take on an incredible Champions Cup final as Toulouse beat Leinster in extra time. Ben enjoys every moment of Dupont's dominant performance, Dan analyses a failed drop-goal attempt and why can't Leinster get over the line? Plus we look ahead to two huge semi-finals in the Premiership this weekend. 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/2453m 1s

For The Love Of Toulouse: Jack Willis on Champions Cup, Dupont, and his unlimited Nike stash

What's it like to play for Toulouse? Jack Willis talks to Ben Youngs and Dan Cole ahead of the Champions Cup final against Leinster. They chat Antoine Dupont, life in the South of France and what makes Toulouse such a special club to play for. Plus Dan reveals that he asks team-mates to make him look good in open training sessions in front of his family.  📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/2440m 15s

The FTLOR Guide To End Of Season Socials

The season is ending for clubs all over England, so Dan Cole and Ben Youngs bring you their definitive guide to the end of season social. What can go wrong? Who pays for it? Why does it always seem to involve a bus trip to London? And why wrestlers seems to be an acceptable form of fancy dress but Book of Mormon isn’t. 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/2436m 4s

Did Coley score from 50 yards? And who finishes top four?

Try-scoring hero Dan Cole counts down the top 10 tries of his career so far, but was one of them really from 50 yards out? At the end of the longest season, Ben Youngs recalls his pre-season sessions that took place nearly a year ago, there’s a discussion about how Gloucester players will be feeling this week after losing by 90 points, and the revelation that Dan’s children would rather go camping than do a lap of the pitch after his final home game of the campaign.  📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/2437m 22s

Siya Kolisi: The mindset of a World Cup winning captain

Want another podcast to listen to? Check out Mind Set Win from Red Bull, with special guest Siya Kolisi. If you like the sound of this episode, click this link: https://podfollow.com/1663301076 Listen out for a new episode of Mind Set Win dropping every Tuesday and Thursday with high performance personas including Xavi Simons, Liam Lawson, Saya Sakakibara, Kristian Blummenfelt and many more, all sharing the psychological approaches that have made all the difference in their careers. Host Lisa Ramuschkat is joined in Season 3 by Head of Mental Performance at the Red Bull Athlete Performance Center, York-Peter Klöppel, to offer expert insight and some valuable tips and takeaways we can incorporate into our everyday routines to help develop our mental strength. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/249m 41s

Our top 10 club sides (this century)

Who are the best club sides you’ve ever seen? Ben Youngs and Dan Cole, as rugby historians, count down the top 10 teams of their rugby lives. They’re allowed to pick any side from the year 2000 onwards.  Agree, or disagree, let them know your thoughts. 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/2446m 24s

Why are scrum-halves paid less?

Won’t somebody think of the hookers! Ben Youngs and Dan Cole have uncovered an injustice as Premiership hookers really aren’t paid enough. They analyse Premiership Rugby’s salary cap report, imagine Mike Brown’s presentation on rugby values, ask how tall a back row needs to be and answer more of your best questions. Plus Ben is dressed up, but not for Dan’s birthday.  To donate to The Long Run, click here: https://shorturl.at/jmDH6 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/2439m 16s

Toulouse, Leinster and Toby the Tortoise | Champions Cup semi-finals

Leinster and Toulouse set up a dream Champions Cup final as Northampton and Harlequins both regret their first half performances on semi-final weekend. Ben Youngs and Dan Cole watched all the action for you, and had time to cut the grass and play bank holiday mini-golf. Plus Ben introduces us to Toby, his pet tortoise, who definitely isn’t massive, and might not even be called Toby for much longer.  📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/2437m 40s

Brown v Te’o, Fin Smith’s potential and England's best tackler

Courtney Lawes is back in studio with Ben Youngs and Dan Cole to answer your questions. What really happened between Mike Brown and Ben Te’o in 2019? Who is England’s best tackler? And what would happen if England’s rugby team took on Phil Foden and Harry Kane?   📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/2436m 31s

The Evolution Of Courtney Lawes: The complete back rower?

Is Courtney Lawes England’s best ever player? The Northampton captain talks to Dan Cole and Ben Youngs about the art of smashing people, how he became a world class ball carrier and what motivates him to keep getting better.  Plus there's a chat about how the tight five miss at least a third of each game they play in.  📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/2441m 7s

The FTLOR Draft: Crowning the champion!

Ben Youngs and Dan Cole are back to reveal the results of what some people are calling the sporting event of the year... the For The Love Of Rugby 2024 Draft!   Ahead of the final weekend of the Women's Six Nations, we look ahead to the Grand Slam decider between France and England. After Ben's scouting mission into the Red Roses camp, can John Mitchell's side claim the championship once more in Bordeaux?   Plus, Coley reveals his plans for retirement. It's a straight shootout between going on Strictly Come Dancing or become a Radio 4 traffic and travel reporter, of course. 📹 Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 💭 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby 📊 Stats provided by Opta 🎶 Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/2433m 51s

The FTLOR Draft: Don’t question the snake!

Ellis Genge and Anthony Watson join Ben Youngs and Dan Cole for an NFL-style draft. Every international rugby player (from the last 12 months) is available for selection as Dan tries to take charge of proceedings. He has a lot of rules, a stats book and a plant pot for a bell. It’s just like the NFL. Get involved and vote for the winning team. Just head to @loveofrugby on Instagram.  Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/2442m 32s

Bibs Don’t Lie | When you know you’re getting dropped

How do coaches drop players? And how does it feel when it happens to you? It’s another questions episode as Ben Youngs talks about his dyslexia, and Dan Cole has started thinking about the global structure of club rugby.  Would we change England’s overseas policy? What’s the difference between Premiership standard and international standard? Plus Jordie Barrett signs for Leinster.  Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/TrB1MB2V2krVXdqd7 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/2445m 34s

What is Marler doing?

Have you heard of Things People Do? It’s the sensational podcast by Joe Marler and Tom Fordyce, which Dan and Ben are big fans of.  In this episode, you’ll hear Joe meet his favourite ever guest. Josh is a modern day Dick Van Dyke, but way better. He tells us all about being a chimney sweep, including finding skeletons in the houses of parliament, being invited to random weddings because chimney sweeps are good luck, and a phenomenal story about the time he found some 'romantic' letters up a chimney, from a wife who was having an affair. This episode really has everything. If you want more, go and search for Joe Marler’s Things People Do, or click here: https://podfollow.com/the-joe-marler-show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/2451m 45s

Quins win in Bordeaux, Saints put on a show | Champions Cup Quarter Finals

Dan Cole remembers to podcast, but forgets to text his mum back about the use of his pressure washer. Ben Youngs takes a break from cleaning his decking to analyse the Champions Cup quarters finals, and the latest Red Roses demolition job in the Women’s Six Nations. Send us your rugby videos: https://forms.gle/1nVigrVebg36GhX88 Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/2437m 48s

How big is the big dog’s mouth?

Who are rugby’s underrated players? What’s your favourite tour story? And please tell us about the time Eddie Jones tried to shave his own head and left a patch of hair on the back.  Dan Cole and Ben Youngs answer the best questions Reddit users can offer up in this special episode.  Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/2436m 42s

Three cheers for Gibson-Park | Champions Cup last 16

Dan Cole and Ben Youngs are back from their weekend in Dublin to review a big weekend of Champions Cup. Leinster and La Rochelle prepare to meet again, Exeter master the wind against Bath at Sandy Park, Northampton and Munster deliver a classic, Dupont and Ntamack are back for Toulouse, and the Bulls need to get themselves to East Midlands Airport as soon as possible. Can Harlequins win in Bordeaux? Should commentators be nicer about scrums? And Ben tells us about his new role as Leicester waterboy.  Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby Music courtesy of BMG Production Music Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/2436m 26s

Dan saves his marriage, Ben nearly dies

Are you listening Peter Jackson? Dan Cole and Ben Youngs call out the special effects in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, before turning their attention to Leinster in the Champions Cup on Saturday night. There are airport stories, an invite from the Red Roses and Ben picks England’s three scrum-halves for their summer tour.  Got a question for us? Fill in this form: https://forms.gle/4o1f7VCSFvj5aZb38 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/2434m 55s

For The Love Of Kit: When skin tight is too tight, and how boot deals work

What is the greatest rugby shirt of all time? Ben Youngs and Dan Cole are here to discuss the history of rugby kit, which includes the curious case of the precious kit man, Ben breaking a wrist at an England kit launch and the time Dan had to do a Mizuno appearance with Olympic sprinter Marlon Devonish (WATCH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt4ckW27wVs). Plus Ben makes us all jealous when he explains how much free stuff he gets from Adidas. 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/2434m 58s

The Pizza Hut Buffet Years

The Easter holidays have turned Dan Cole and Ben Youngs into grumpy old men. They tell stories of the good old days when men were men and pizza hut buffets were an acceptable fuel source for professional athletes.  There’s a Christmas tree prank, the real reason for Dan’s Stone Cold Steve Austin impression, the origins of Lendrid and a long pause when the lads are asked about their hobbies. 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/2440m 58s

For The Love Of Ollie Chessum: Social sec and single

Ollie Chessum joins Dan Cole and Ben Youngs to talk about his new role in charge of organised fun in England camp. He’ll tell you why he loves lineouts, how Ben could live in his shoes, and you’ll never guess who he picks to sit next to Antoine Dupont and Dan Carter at dinner. Dan tells a story about the sweatiest bus ever, and we take a deep dive into the Chessum family tree. 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal: https://nordvpn.com/ftlor/ Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/2444m 51s

How did England turn it around? And Ben’s top 10 Six Nations players ever

Dan Cole has a lot of questions to answer as he returns from England camp for podcast duty. What were his favourite off-field memories? And how many attack sessions were there between the Scotland game and the Ireland game? And in an attempt to become a relevant pundit, Ben Youngs commits to putting George North in a list of the best Six Nations players ever, but struggles to work out the rest of his top 10. 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal: https://nordvpn.com/ftlor/ Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/2435m 20s

England go down swinging, Ben picks his team of the tournament | Six Nations Round Five Review

Dan Cole gets home from France, has a Sunday roast, puts the kids to bed and then calls Ben Youngs to review the final weekend of the 2024 Six Nations.  Ireland are champions, England are going in the right direction, and the atmosphere in Lyon might be the best Dan has ever played in.  We’ve seen the last of George North in Wales shirt, but what will Dan do next? 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/2445m 4s

For The Love Of France: Lyon, La Marseillaise and the French pack

Dan Cole is in his element as gives Ben a lesson on the history of French rugby. But what does the anthem really mean? And where's the best away day? With Dan facing Posolo Tuilagi in Lyon this weekend, we hear all their tales of the Tuilagi family dynasty. Plus, Ben and Dan pick their ultimate GB Men's Sevens team to take on the Paris Olympics this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/2443m 44s

How England Beat Ireland | Six Nations Round Four Review

Ben Youngs and Tom Fordyce return to review England’s dramatic win over Ireland at Twickenham. Albeit a bit late after some epic celebrations. Ben breaks down the final play in minute detail including what Ireland should have done to kill the game, and there's a triumphant voice note from the victorious Dan Cole. They also discuss Italy's first home win since 2013 as they put relegation chats to bed, and surprisingly, there's some sympathy for Wales. But what will happen on the final weekend? Make sure you’re following us on socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/2454m 8s

For The Love Of Danny Care: Welcome to the 100 Club

Ben Youngs and Dan Cole come together for a bonus episode to celebrate scrum-half Danny Care as he joins the 100 cap club for England. Only five other men have won 100 England caps... two of them present this podcast! Ben and Dan talk World Cup comebacks, Grand Slam tries, and sharing the nine shirt as they reel off some of Danny's highlights. And in a game of Top Trumps, Dan finds out who's better on a night out, who's got the best lid, and they call up a couple of fly-halves to help settle the debate of who has the better pass. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal: https://nordvpn.com/ftlor/ Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/2433m 57s

For The Love Of Andy Farrell: Motivator, leader and tactical genius

This is Dan Cole and Ben Youngs's ultimate guide to the Ireland and British and Irish Lions head coach Andy Farrell. Is he someone you avoid at the breakfast table? What’s his aura like? And are his leadership skills genetic? From playing for him for England, to playing against his Ireland side, Dan and Ben give the lowdown on the master motivator, including that famous Lions ‘hurt arena’ speech. To choose your Lions captain, visit https://bit.ly/4322GSU 💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/2434m 57s

For The Love Of Ellis Genge: “People used to hate my guts, but Netflix changed that”

Ellis Genge takes a break from the Six Nations to visit Dan Cole and Ben Youngs in their secret studio in a secret location. Have you had your Christmas ruined by Gengey? He’s got an AdBlue story that might explain why you were stuck in traffic on Christmas Eve, plus some advice on how not to buy a van, and a theory on how playing on the wing is easy. He brings a smelly pair of shorts for one lucky listener, and tells you how rugby’s new Netflix documentary was made. Plus important updates on biscuit gate, and what Richard Hill actually does in England camp.  💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/2452m 29s

Who wants to be an expansive loser?

💗 Buy a bobble hat: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/for-the-love-of-rugby/ Dan Cole has made it back from Edinburgh following England’s Six Nations loss to Scotland to be reunited with Ben Youngs in the studio. Dan takes us inside England changing room, shares his experience of being ambushed by a bagpipe flash mob, and gives a comprehensive run-down of that kick chase. Ben’s been busy taking the podcast to all corners of the planet, hearing from listeners as far as Brazil, Australia and Stoke. He also shares some lessons from his new role as social media manager… Plus the best of your questions, we reveal which England player could scale Edinburgh castle, and we’ve got some brand new merch! Make sure you’re following us on socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/02/2433m 46s

Six Nations Round Three Review: Scotland beat England again

Ben Youngs calls up England and Lions winger Anthony Watson for some world class analysis of Scotland’s hat-trick hero Duhan van der Merwe. How much are England actually working on their attack? Why are they making so many handling errors? And how does Ben feel about the Calcutta Cup staying in Scotland for yet another year? Ireland are still on for a grand slam, Wales lose again, but Italy should have beaten France with the last kick of the game in Lille. Can somebody please give Paolo Garbisi a hug? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/2449m 24s

For The Love Of Murrayfield: Princess Anne, Finn Russell and exotic worms

Dan Cole gives a history lesson on the Calcutta Cup while Ben Youngs tells us about his England debut on the England wing. Is Flower of Scotland the best Six Nations anthem? What do you say to Princess Anne? And could the bagpipers walk any slower? Dan has also researched the Murrayfield pitch and the top five tourist attractions in Edinburgh.  Make sure you’re following us on socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/2437m 31s

For The Love Of Post Match: What happens after the final whistle?

After the huge success of their game day episode, Dan Cole and Ben Youngs are back to tell you about everything that happens after an international fixture. They tell stories about post match interviews, children on the pitch, ice in the showers and Ben is scathing about the post match function. Dan, who is still employed by the RFU, would like to go on record as saying he doesn't mind them. As long as nobody asks for his shorts, he's happy.  How do players really feel on the bus home? What do coaches say in the changing room after a defeat? And there's a Joe Marler drug testing story you won't be able to forget. Make sure you’re following us on socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/2436m 24s

Dan Cole, Dan Cole, you’re too old!

Dan beats Wales, does the school run and heads straight to the studio to record a podcast when he could be with his family. All for the love of rugby, and because he needs to tell you what happened inside the England changing room on Saturday. Meanwhile Ben Youngs gets called a poor man’s Andy Gomarsall and goes to the wrong pub for a Six Nations event.  Plus the best of your questions and Dan’s tales of service stations, getting called “too old” and having cramp. Make sure you’re following us on socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/2438m 3s

Six Nations Round Two Review: England beat Wales and Scotland scratch their heads

Ben Youngs, Justin Tipuric and Tom Fordyce review England’s win over Wales at Twickenham. They have praise for Ben Earl, George Ford and Tommy Reffell, but explain how Wales could have managed the game better, and probably should have won. Scotland fans might still be watching video replays, but there’s an art to making sure the TMO can’t see enough evidence a ball has been grounded. Plus Dan Cole gets called the ‘godfather of cheats’ and Ben slags off the kids who sang their hearts out at the World Cup. Make sure you’re following us on socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/2437m 46s

England v Wales: The best day of the year?

Ben Youngs, Justin Tipuric and Tom Fordyce look ahead to England against Wales at Twickenham - which is one of the biggest days of the rugby year. They dive deep into the back row battle, analyse how Wales can beat England’s new defence and remember their favourite England-Wales memories.  Make sure you’re following us on socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/2425m 57s

For The Love Of Game Day: Behind the scenes at Twickenham

Dan Cole and Ben Youngs take you through every minute of their pre-match routine. Do you like detailed insight into the often mundane lives of professional sportspeople? Well, this is the episode for you. They’ll talk to you about pre-match meals (there are many), tell you who sits where on the team bus and take you on a behind the scenes tour of Twickenham on match day. Dan uses a plot device from Law and Order to make this all possible. If you haven’t seen Law and Order then he owes you an apology. Make sure you’re following us on socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/2444m 41s

Six Nations Round One Review: England win their opening game!

England win their opening Six Nations game for the first time in five years, but Italy score three tries and look pretty good. Wales are awful for 40 minutes and then nearly pull off one of the greatest comebacks of all time against Scotland, while Ireland show everyone why they’re favourites and why France could do with Antoine Dupont. Ben Youngs is joined by Mike Brown and Tom Fordyce for the best Monday morning podcast analysis you'll find anywhere. Make sure you’re following us on socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/2444m 3s

For The Love Of Rome: Gladiators, anthems and Totti's seat

It’s nearly here! England are on their way to Rome for the opening weekend of the Six Nations, and the FTLOR lads are bringing you their ultimate guide to the eternal city. And by ultimate guide, we mean Dan Cole going through Tripadvisor and Ben Youngs telling stories of what not to do at the Colosseum. They’ll tell you about the changing rooms at Stadio Olimpico, the lengthy walk to the pitch and Dan translates the Italian national anthem. It’s a great episode. Make sure you’re following us on socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby We’ll be back on Monday to review the first weekend of the Six Nations.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/2435m 27s

For The Love Of Questions: Who's the biggest sap? And would Dan have a hair transplant?

Is Ben a bad farmer? Which club has the best post match food? And how does it feel when everyone slags you off? If you’ve got a question for Ben Youngs or Dan Cole, get in touch on the socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby We’ll be back on Thursday for another episode ahead of England’s trip to Italy in the Six Nations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/2439m 38s

For The Love Of England Camp: Roomies, stash and wrestling in the car park

In this first episode, Dan Cole and Ben Youngs take you on a tour of the England team hotel. They tell you what’s it really like when players live, train and eat together, before sleeping next to each other every night. Dan has just gone into England camp for yet another Six Nations, but how much of his life has he spent there? Which player is most likely to stay up until 4am playing Call of Duty? Who’s most likely to Facetime their dog? Who sleeps in? Who plays Barbara Streisand in the gym? And what do the England squad have for pudding? If you’ve got a question for the pod, get in touch on the socials: https://linktr.ee/loveofrugby Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/2446m 45s

Why are we doing this? For The Love Of Rugby!

No man has played rugby for England more than Ben Youngs. He’s also a scrum-half so he’s spent most of his 127 games chatting away to team-mates, opposition and referees.  His mate Dan Cole also has over 100 caps, is still in the England squad, and has cult hero status thanks to his no-nonsense approach to most of life’s events. They’ve spent 20 years together at Leicester Tigers, toured together for the British and Irish Lions, and now podcast together every week. Throughout the Six Nations they’ll bring their ultimate guide to the championship, give you a behind the scenes tour of Twickenham, and tell you what really happens inside an England camp. They’ll occasionally have guests, and special correspondent Joe Marler will be on speed dial for whenever they need him. Oh and they just love rugby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/2443s
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