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The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode, Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe is the most listened to Rugby podcast in the world. We cover all the latest news, rumours insight and stories, but with plenty of humour, opinions and the best guests from the game, including current and former internationals. Follow us on social media and send us in your questions to chat through each week.

330 Episodes
What a battle in Dublin. We’ll be picking the bones out of potentially the best and most brutal Champions Cup final ever between Leinster and La Rochelle. We hear what went on behind the scenes between the two bitter rivals, and what happened post-game with Goodey on the ground at the Aviva. We'll also be looking ahead to the URC final, Premiership final & the BaaBaas against a World XV at Twickenham. Plus, we’ll be having a chat with Newcastle, England & now Barbarians winger Adam Radwan.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
What a weekend of action. The lads give their take on two of the best club games of the year in the URC semi-finals, as well as all the major talking points from the Prem semi-finals, with GMO not appy with some of the decisions. Plus, we’ll be speaking to legendary All Blacks Strength and Conditioning coach Nic Gill as he looks to get the lads in shape ahead of the Rugby World cup with his secret weapon. Enjoy!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A quality episode this week as we’ll be looking at Steve Borthwick’s coaching lineup for the World Cup, a crazy finish to the regular season in the Premiership and a couple of big away wins in the URC play-offs. Plus, we’ll be chatting to Connacht Director of Rugby, Andy Friend about their phenomenal performance in Belfast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Big weekend of ruggers as we wrap up two huge Champions Cup semi-finals and another Grand Slam for England’s women in front of a record crowd at Twickenham. We'll be chatting to one of their players of the tournament, Sadia Kabeya. We also wrap up the Challenge Cup and pay tribute to some of the best one of club players in the game! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
How would the Premiership Top 4 do in the URC? We’ll be rounding up the final round of the URC and the end of the playoff race in the Premiership. We’ll also be discussing Jack Nowell’s whopper fine and looking ahead to the Champions Cup semi-finals. Plus, we’ll be chatting to Northampton star Fin Smith after Saints’ confirmed their spot in the premiership playoffs. Enjoy and make sure you’re subscribed on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
As the premiership heats up, we pay tribute to the 'lovable rogue' Chris Ashton as he scores his 101st try this weekend in Leicester's win at Exeter, and the lads give their thoughts on how the final four might shape up. We also take a look at the URC with the big news at Leinster with World Cup-winning coach Jacques Nienaber set to join the Irish outfit next season and a couple of impressive performances in South Africa. Also, with the BaaBaas set to face the World XV, the lads pick their current starting lineup for an All-Star XV. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jim's back after taking a breather last week post Hong Kong to reveal what really went down at the world's loosest rugby tournament. The lads give their thoughts on the South African teams all getting knocked out of Europe and the travel challenges all teams are facing in the new cross-hemisphere competitions. We're also joined by Leinster and Ireland's Jimmy O'Brien to get some cracking insight on what's going on behind the scenes at Leinster and Ireland, as well as who was behind the camera when the Irish team crashed Gary Ringrose's house after the grand Slam. We also wrap up all the rest of the European action and look forward to some massive semi-finals! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Hong Kong has taken Jim, so we have a massive upgrade this week with England's most capped player of all time, Ben Youngs joining the Pod with Goodey. We hear about England camp under Borthers as well as life at Leicester. We're also joined by Bristol's Semi Radradra to talk about his incredible journey from working in a mine in Fiji, to being one of the best players on the planet. Lots more as we wrap up the Champions Cup quarterfinals and look towards the Semi finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We turn our attention back to domestic rugby this week with Saracens and Quins playing in front of an incredible 55 thousand people at the Tottenham stadium. We look at how the top four is shaping up and speak to London Irish's Matt Rogerson about their strong season so far and what's changed in the squad compared to previous seasons. We also look at some of the major action from the URC including some big results for Glasgow and Scarlets, and preview the European Champions action this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Ireland Secure The Slam in Dublin on Paddy's weekend, so we chat to Finlay Bealham to find out how they marked the historic moment with a three-day celebration. The lads wrap up the final weekend of Six Nations action including a much improved England performance, some fight from Wales in Paris, and a nervous last few minutes in Edinburgh. We pick our player of the tournament and look at what's next and where each team is going into the World Cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
After a French shellacking at Twickenham, the lads give their take on what went wrong for England and Borthwick in their record Six Nations defeat against France, and what comes next ahead of a Paddy's Day Grand Slam showdown in Dublin between Ireland and England. We look back at Ireland's physical and at times chaotic win over Scotland, Wales' first win of the competition, and we're also joined by Italy's Paolo Garbisi to get an Italian take on where they are as a team and their ambitions for Edinburgh next weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We're joined by England's form player Freddie Steward to preview England v France this weekend and give us some insight on the England camp. The lads also preview Scotland and Ireland's Triple Crown decider in Edinburgh, and a wooden spoon shoot-out in Rome. Lots more including a couple of massive charity events for Hambo and Ed Slater, and we look forward to the home run of live shows in Belfast, Dublin and St.Patricks Day in London. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We're joined by England and Exeter duo Henry Slade and Jack Nowell this week to look back at England's win in Cardiff, the changing landscape at Exeter, life in England Camp under Borthers, their upcoming testimonial, and Jack's BaaBaas debut versus a World XV. The lads also chat about Gats first few games in charge and where Goodey thinks he needs to evolve. Jim gives his pitchside thoughts from Paris where Scotland's slam hopes slipped, but there's a lot to be optimistic about ahead of a Triple Crown showdown against Ireland in Edinburgh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We're joined by Jiffy this week to get his thoughts on the current crisis engulfing Welsh rugby. He gives us a dose of common sense and outlines what the Union and players need to do to move forward from this saga. He also gives some strong opinions on what Wales needs to do on the pitch to get back to winning ways. We preview the next round of Six Nations as England travel to Cardiff and Ireland go to Italy, and we look forward to the big one in Paris between Scotland and France. Can Scotland remain on track for a potential historic Grand Slam?! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
After a few weeks burning the candle at both ends the lads are feeling a little worse for wear... Nevertheless they break down all the action from round two of the Six Nations including an instant classic between Ireland and France, a first for Scotland winning back to back games in the opening rounds and the dour outlook for both England and Wales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The lads are in great from after an unbelievable weekend of action in the Six Nations as well as live shows in Dublin and London. Jim and Goodey were both at Twickenham to watch Duhan's worldie of a try, so give their thoughts on the game, atmosphere and where it leaves England and Scotland for the rest of the tournament. We also get to hear from Sione Tuipulotu in the Scotland camp and chat through Gatland's first game back in charge for Wales against Ireland. We wrap up Italy and France and look forward to another hell of a weekend of action. How good to have the Six Nations back!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It's almost here and we cannot wait! The first round of the Six Nations is upon us and we preview the Calcutta Cup with Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend. Gregor gives us some great insight into how the Scottish camp is preparing, whether he misses Eddie, his relationship with Finn and what rule changes he's like to see brought into the game. We also look ahead to a massive game in Cardiff with Gatland's first game back in charge against his old nemesis, Ireland. The lads give their thoughts on who will be this season's MVP and breakthrough player. We also chat about the latest developments with the tackle saga and why Goodey thinks Bill Sweeney's position has become untenable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Another dramatic week in rugby with the RFU bringing in a new game-changing law for the grassroots game in England. The lads give their take and what it means for the future of the game. We're also joined by Ireland and Connacht's Mack Hansen ahead of the Six Nations to find out about his tattoos, loose nights out in Portugal and whether he wants to replace Johnny Sexton at ten. Lots more chat including a wrap-up of the final round of pool games in the Champions Cup, and a look ahead to some massive knockout games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We have a hell of a show lined up for you this week, we’ll be looking at Steve Borthwicks’ first England squad, Eddie Jones' shock return to international rugby, a hectic weekend of Champions Cup, and we’ll be having a chat to one of the most anticipated new England caps… Harlequins winger Cadan Murley. Settle back, enjoy, and make sure you’re subscribed on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We're joined by salt of the earth and northern legend Gary Graham this week after Newcastle's record win over Leicester. He gives us some great insight into the Newcastle dressing room and their Argentinan contingent, as well as rumors of a two-tiered premiership. We chat about Borthwick's latest attacking appointment with Nick Evans joining from Quins and what this might mean for Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell. We also discuss whether England need to relax their eligibility rules and we give our take on some controversial calls over the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (29)

James Leverington

love the pod, but hate the coach you listen to your pods back? repetitive comments without fact all on assumptions. not being an EJ fab, but for Jim to say he is a short term fixer I don't feel is far punditry, with regular 3 year stints with England running longer. let's give factual comments and leave your emotions at the door Goody!

Jan 27th

Sim Clack

brilliant interviews, keep going

Jun 26th

Peter peter

wales 1st or 2nd this year guys?

Feb 28th

Peter peter

Youre doing great this season with your predictions! ☺

Feb 27th

Peter peter

"Scotland by 8" , " Scotland by 9" . Noice.

Feb 14th

Peter peter

"England by 9", "England by 18".....props.

Feb 6th
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Angus Clarke

When I started listening I didn't ever think I would miss Jim!!

Nov 26th

Peter peter

me me me, us us us. rugby? nobs

Nov 12th

Chauncey Bones

my dudes do a comedy pod

Jun 26th

James Pill-Waring

Best riddle me this yet!

Jun 2nd

Chauncey Bones

great pod my dudes. maybe mention the state of rugby here in burgerland in The Good The Bad and The Ugly......

Apr 6th

Charles Devito


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James McPhail


Oct 14th

Rob Mclintock

decent that the end is cut off

Sep 25th

Julian Anyan

hfccluddddsw x

Sep 17th

Trevor Carnage

I love this. I really miss it over the summer...which shows how pathetic I am!!

Aug 15th

Guy Grindlay

Love the pod guys but the number of ads in it is just getting silly now

Mar 12th
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Sam Purnell


Dec 21st

David Parker

My favourite podcast - so funny but also so informed. Brilliant.

Sep 24th

Gary Graham


Sep 20th
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