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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.

321 Episodes
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
Our first show of 2023 and we set out our predictions and resolutions for the New Year on and off the pitch, including which bolters might make an impact going into a World Cup year. We're joined by six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy to chat about his love for rugby and his involvement in this year's Doddie Aid. The lads give their take on the controversy around Joe Marler and his ban for insulting Jake Heenan, and we wrap up the best of the festive action from the Premiership and URC. Don't forget to get your tickets sorted for our live Six Nations shows in London and Edinburgh in February. Just search for The Rugby Pod live shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We're in the studio for our Christmas party and the lads have gone all out with their thoughtful secret Santa gifts. Jim tells of the hardship of being in Tier 2 media and a run-in with an irate taxi driver ahead of the Lyon v Saracens game. We wrap up all the rest of the Champions Cup action, including the controversy in Ulster, Leinster trashing Gloucester shags and Ospreys with the upset of the weekend in France. We also react to the news that Borthwick will be England coach and what it means for England fans as well as Leicester tigers. Merry Christmas everyone! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
After one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent memory, we chat about the fallout from Eddie's sacking and where to next for England and the RFU. We're also joined by Exeter's Ollie Woodburn this week after their big win in Castres. We get some insight into what's made Exeter so successful in recent years as well as some changes rugby needs to make to remain relevant. The lads also give some hints ahead of their Secret Santa and next week's Rugby Pod Christmas party. No dildos or Turkeys will be harmed next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A massive week in the rugby world with Warren Gatland returning to regulate Wales, and Eddie Jones on the brink of being sacked by the RFU after a very poor November series. We cover both and we're joined by former England fullback Mike Brown this week to get his thoughts on Warren and Eddie, as well as his times with the Baa-Baas and Scott Robertson. We wrap up some of the Prem and URC action and look forward to a big weekend of European rugby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The lads pay tribute to the great Doddie Weir who very sadly passed away over the weekend after his MND battle. One of the great characters of the game, he will be sorely missed by everyone in the rugby world. We're joined this week by former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers to review South Africa's win over England and get his take on Rassie, the Autumn series and his lifelong ambition to coach the Baa-Baas with Jim. We also wrap up the Autumn series for England and Wales and discuss where to next for both teams and their under-fire coaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We're joined this week by one of the best rugby broadcasters in the business, Scotty 'Sumo' Stevenson, to review an epic game at Twickenham between England and the All Blacks. Scotty gives us his take on Scott Robertson potentially coaching England, what's gone wrong in New Zealand behind the scenes, what rugby needs to get right, and just how big Any Rowe actually is back in New Zealand. We chat about Georgia's historic win in Cardiff and where Wales go from here. We also hear from a hungover Finn Russell on the tarmac at Edinburgh airport after a big win against Argentina and round off Ireland's unbeaten Autumn Nations Series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We take a look back at a hell of a weekend of international rugby, with Scotland falling just short against the All Blacks, England redeeming themselves against a disappointing Japan, and Italy providing the highlight of the weekend with a huge upset against Australia. We also round up the other games in Cardiff, Dublin and Paris, and look forward to England's massive game against the All Blacks next weekend, with England's new number 9 Jack van Poortvliet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Following England's shock defeat to Argentina on Sunday, the lads dissect Eddie Jones' side with an open cloth to work out where it went wrong for them. We run through all the games from the weekend's Autumn Nations Series action and catch up with former Ireland back row Dan Leavy to get his take on Ireland's victory over the Springboks. The Fanzo Pint Predictor returns, Jim and Goodey give their predictions for the results of this weekend's Autumn Nations series games and we look ahead to how England can hope to bounce back against Japan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week we're joined by Wallabies Scrum Half and friend of the show Nic White following his side's narrow victory over Scotland on Saturday. Hear exactly what went down at the end of that game as well as an emotional account of the backlash Nic received following his incident with Faf De Klerk earlier this year. The lads look ahead to the first full weekend of games in the Autumn Nations Series and give their predictions for how those results will go. Jim and Goodey review the highlights from the Gallagher Premiership including more refereeing controversy and red cards in another dramatic weekend of domestic action. 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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