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On the latest episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Cian Tracey to discuss all the latest rugby news. The lads kick off with a look at how the South African sides have fared over the opening two weekends of the URC. With seven defeats from eight, it has been a tough opening for the four new franchises and the lads discuss the challenges facing the quartet as they look to make their mark. It was a good weekend for the provinces with four wins from four, but while Connacht and Munster will be particularly happy with two big wins over South African opposition, Leinster won't be pleased with their laboured win over Dragons. Finally, the lads look back at the titanic clash between the All Blacks and the Springboks, and assess which country is the best in the world at the moment. For more Left Wing episodes and rugby stories visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/the-left-wing/
THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP IS OVER, BUT WHAT AN END WE HAD! Check it out as BKRsport and The Kiwi Lads analyse and react to the weekly Rugby news around the world including the recent Water Boy Incident, Rugby Problems throughout Covid, Centralised Australia product + Argentina v Australia & South Africa v New Zealand & Americas World Cup Qualifiers game analysis... All this whilst we update the Top 30 World Rugby Rankings and discuss everything World Rugby in between!Timestamps:0:00 - Intro1:05 - What to Expect Today?3:00 - Weekly Results4:27 - World Rugby Rankings Updates13:19 - Water Boy Incident16:24 - Australian Centralised Model22:06 - Rugby Problems Throughout Covid33:13 - Bosnia & Herzegovina v Bulgaria (European Championship) Analysis36:22 - USA v Uruguay (World Cup Qualifier) Analysis40:00 - Canada v Chile (World Cup Qualifier) Analysis42:19 - Argentina v Australia (Rugby Championship) Analysis53:50 - South Africa v New Zealand (Rugby Championship) Analysis1:08:45 - Team of the Week1:10:34 - Player of the Week1:13:12 - What Will BKRsport and The Kiwi Lads be Streaming this week?
The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons analyse how the Springboks managed to beat the All Blacks, review the 2021 Rugby Championship, and look ahead to the end-of-year internationals. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this week's podcast we break down all the rugby over the weekend, including the close loss to the Springboks.We talk to All Blacks coach Ian Foster about his decision to name Josh Lord for the All Blacks end of year tour, we also get an opinion from Taranaki coach Neil Barnes, and lastly we get Josh's thoughts first hand.
Guest: Gavin Rich | Senior Rugby Journalist The Springboks are craving victory in The Rugby Championship against the All Blacks on Saturday in order to avoid suffering four straight defeats for the first time since 2016. Sports Journalist Gavin Rich will assess the team's prospects. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The All Blacks have already wrapped up the Rugby Championship title, but they're determined to end the competition unbeaten by winning tomorrow night's test against South Africa on the Gold Coast. It will again be a clash of contrasting styles with the Springboks vowing to stick to their defence and kick orientated approach, despite copping plenty of criticism for the "boring" brand of rugby. Rugby reporter Joe Porter has more.
It is those knuckleheads from America that love to yap about the ruggers. On this episode we get right into what in the hell is going on down in Devon in terms of the club sponsors, branding, is this a ticking time bomb for Tony Rowe? We discuss the All Blacks and Springboks match from the TRC, did the ABs almost get caught in the Boks game? Oh yeah, more rugby from the Premiership, so much fun! Well, maybe not for those teams that have yet to get off the mark or out of the blocks really. We discuss the weekend's action and much, much more, have one with us and enjoy! Keep your eyes and ears peeled for our Patreon subscriptions! Aiming for this week, gods help us. In the meantime, ask us questions via Twitter: Jarrod- jdyke8man & Ben- admrablsnackbar, and #AskTFRY. Send us your thoughts for the show and questions for upcoming shows via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course we welcome feedback via e-mail, twitter or by rating/reviewing the pod on Apple Podcast.
The Wallabies and Springboks continue to have a decorated rivalry with the men in gold taking the latest chocolates over the reigning World Champions. But when it comes to peaks and troughs, both Australia and South Africa have many parallels in terms of controversy, challenges and dire patches in performance. To unpack this we speak with Thala Msutu from the South African rugby website and soon-to-be podcast “Rugby Bits” and cover the recent games between the Wallabies and Boks in Queensland, the current status of rugby union in South Africa and the social and political complexities the sport faces, the “ex-girlfriend” that is Super Rugby and what comparisons can be drawn between the two countries when it comes to dealing with the “player drain” and the pressures placed on the national team to succeed. It's a SANZAR discussion minus the NZ. Dig in!
The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons review the latest round of the Rugby Championship, debate the Springboks' divisive tactical strategy, and predict who will win this weekend. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A rugby commentator says the Springboks represent Aotearoa's greatest sporting rivalry - both because of our history on the field - and off it. As we mark the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Springbok tour, the All Blacks beat the South African team in a historic100th test match at the weekend. Nigel Yelden says it's a rich and fraught history between the two countries. He spoke to Corin Dann.
Sam previews this weekend's All Blacks v Springboks, more on the America's Cup palava, the ramifications from the Black Caps abandoning their Pakistan tour, and tonight is the series decider for the Silver Ferns and England. He and Kathryn also remember rugby great Waka Nathan who has passed away at the age of 81. [image_crop:130758:full]
Rugby's greatest rivalry will raise a century on Saturday in Townsville - an unlikely venue for the 100th test between the All Blacks and the Springboks. The two nations have dominated the international landscape for the last 100 years - which is the period since their meeting - in Dunedin in 1921. The relationship has been fierce and often marred by controversy. Corin Dann spoke Lawson Naidoo, who was an advisor to former president Nelson Mandela and has held a number of high-ranking political and sporting posts.
Tomorrow night the All Blacks and Springboks play the 100th test between the two nations in what many believe is the greatest rivalry in rugby. There have been thrilling matches, watershed series victories, World Cup triumphs and of course of controversy, including the infamous 1976 and 1981 tours. Rugby reporter Joe Porter looks back at some of that history ahead of this weekend's centenary test, which is being held in Townsville due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The All Blacks will play their 100th test against the Springboks on Saturday. This comes 40 years after the South African team toured New Zealand - sparking outrage here and abroad. For 56 days in July, August and September 1981, more than 150,000 New Zealanders took part in more than 200 demonstrations in 28 centres; violence erupted, families were split, and tensions were high. Wellingtonian Spike Thomas remembers the anger he felt during the 1981 Springbok tour. He worked at a car parts dealership in Wellington Central - and often worked with well-known rugby players - before the game went professional. Thomas and his colleagues wanted the tour to go ahead. He's since changed his views, but ahead of watching tomorrow's game, he talked to producer Stacey Knott about what he felt in 1981.
Covid-19 modeller not happy with Hendy figures; Mt Albert community shaken after woman's death; Three-hundred gather for vigil in Timaru for three sisters; Covid-19: Thousands spent on MIQ for sports teams; All Blacks and Springboks face off in 100th test; Wellington designer's work used as logo on the 'Trump Card'; Applications to change building consents flooding to councils.
The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons review the latest round of the Rugby Championship, preview the blockbuster All Blacks vs Springboks clash, and predict who will win this weekend. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Wherein I discuss the tons and tons of rugby that came and went this weekend, including the return or Premiership Rugby. A good time was had by all, come join us! I want to point you all towards an incredibly important cause, one that I continue to support - the My Name's Doddie Foundation. If you have the ability to give anything, consider donating to his amazing foundation. And if you need to know why Doddie is a living, breathing, actual hero? Please just click here, for starters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_qSGWPNG0c&ab_channel=BTSport https://www.myname5doddie.co.uk/ If you're enjoying listening, you can always buy me a drink through the link below, and thanks as always for your support: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ScrumOfTheEarth Thanks, cheers and be well! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thescrumoftheearth/support
JB's still in quarantine, Ollie Wines wins the Brownlow Medal, Grand Final Entertainment, Wallabies, NRL, Cleveland Browns, Damian Barrett reviews the Brownlow, has some strong words for North Melbourne, and looks at the teams for GF Day, Billy's Joke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wallabies walloped and Pumas pounded, now the All Blacks can prepare for their Rugby Championship's main course - with two tests looming against the Springboks. However, some are saying the showdown between the world's two premier sides has lost some of its sheen given South Africa's struggles in successive losses to Australia. The All Blacks were untroubled in beating Argentina 36-13, handing them momentum ahead of what will be their 100th test against the Springboks, in Townsville on Saturday. Rugby commentator Nigel Yalden spoke to Corin Dann.
Ahead of the 100th Test between the All Blacks and South Africa on September 25, legendary wing Sir Bryan Williams sits down to talk through his experiences and memories of facing the Springboks during his storied career.
The panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons review the latest round of the Rugby Championship, discuss Quade Cooper's Wallabies comeback, and analyse how the Springboks can bounce back this weekend. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Turns out the boys don't know shit about rugby. The two Nicks, Nathan and Jack are back this week to talk about that incredible Wallabies win over the Springboks, the return of Quade Cooper, and what is lined up next for this weekend at Suncorp Stadium. WARNING: moderate coarse language The Hot Topics: 1. So… Quade Cooper? 2. What else excited us about the Wallabies performance? 3. Where will we need to improve this weekend to beat the Boks again? 4. So… who is the best team in the world? 5. Predictions for the weekend.
Sunday marks the fortieth anniversary of the notorious 'flour-bomb' incident at Eden Park, when violence erupted outside the ground where the third and deciding rugby test between the All Blacks and the Springboks was being played on 12th September 1981. Lynn speaks with Dr Sebastian Potgieter, a Teaching Fellow at the University of Otago's School of Physical Education Sports and Exercise Sciences. Sebastian is a South African who moved to Dunedin to research a PhD on the Springboks tour, after researching the tour for his Masters back in South Africa. He's a rugby player himself. In fact, he arrived in Dunedin on a Wednesday and on the Friday was playing his first game for Dunedin's Alhambra Union Rugby Club. So far Sebastian's research indicates interpretation of historical events may shift in accordance with a desire to impose meaning on the past.
What is the legacy of Australia's first major racism protests, 50 years ago? The action targeted the touring South African rugby team, not our own national shame. Were Australia's white anti-apartheid activists aware of Aboriginal disadvantage and disempowerment? And how did Queensland's harsh state of emergency shape its future?
It's 50 years since one of the darkest periods in Queensland history, when police violently suppressed anti-apartheid protests against South Africa's touring rugby team. Students, unions and Black Rights activists were among the protestors. This is the first episode in a two-part series discussing the legacy of that tumultuous time.
The panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons chat through all the news from the Rugby Championship hosting saga, who stood out for the Springboks in their win over Los Pumas, and how the All Blacks can defuse South Africa's secret weapon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Wherein I look back at the second meeting between South Africa and Argentina, lament the uncertain fates of the Rugby Championship and other leagues, entreat the listener to hook me up with some Super Six action, hint at Bonus Eps to come, and more! This week's Shout-Out Pod is the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, and can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aotearoa-rugby-pod/id1525663883 among other places, I'm sure. Give 'em a listen! If you're enjoying listening, you can always buy me a drink through the link below, and thanks as always for your support: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ScrumOfTheEarth Thanks, cheers and be well! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thescrumoftheearth/support
Guest: Craig Ray | Sports Editor at Daily Maverick The immediate future of the 2021 Rugby Championship is in the balance after the government of Western Australia indicated it was not willing to host the All Blacks, Springboks, Wallabies and Pumas in Perth over the next six weeks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The panel of Jeff McTainsh, Bryn Hall and James Parsons chat through all the action from the second Bledisloe Cup test, the Springboks win over Los Pumas and what to expect from Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's professional rugby union debut. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Joe Molloy is joined by former British & Irish Lion Ronan O'Gara to dig through their final test loss to the Springboks and how the series can be perceived overall. #UniteThePride | @VodafoneIreland
Chris Schoeman and David McLennan join us to talk about a slice of rugby history. Based on their new book, we learn all about the history of the British and Irish Lions in South Africa. Buy Chris and David's book, Lions in Africa: The British & Irish Lions and the Hunt for the Springboks, at the History Hack Bookshop! https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781398108288 Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack
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.
Ugo and Chris are joined by Shane Horgan to look ahead to the series decider this weekend. It's been a testing series to say the least, so much does the game need a thrilling finale on Saturday? We get the perspective of La Rochelle head coach Ronan O'Gara on how they play at a quicker tempo and beat the Springboks. And Dan Lydiate, who played in the series decider in 2013, gives a fascinating insight into how Warren Gatland operates during a big Test week.
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.
Former South African international Bobby Skinstad joined the lads on Wednesday's OTB AM to preview the deciding test of the British & Irish Lions series this weekend. #OTBAM is live weekday mornings from 7:30am across Off The Ball, in association with Gillette | #BestFaceForward Catch up on the latest sports stories on Monday morning with OTB AM. OTB AM is the sports breakfast show from Off The Ball – live weekday mornings from 7:30-10:00 am across the OTB channels. You can subscribe to the OTB AM podcast wherever you get your podcasts across the OTB Podcast Network. via iTunes via ">Spotify via GoLoud
Ellis Genge is back in the studio with Alex and Hask this week to look ahead to the final Test. The boys are joined by Premiership winning Harlequins line-out coach, Jerry Flannery, who has a unique insight into the Springboks camp and the mindset of the coaches; having worked alongside Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber at Munster. England camp is also on the menu, as Ellis reflects on his summer as captain and the joy of Marcus Smith's call up.
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.
Springbok World Cup winner Bobby Skinstad joins Seánie and Goodie to reflect on South Africa's 27-9 win over the Lions to level the series. They examine what the difference was between the two sides on Saturday and why the Lions are expected to make wholesale changes ahead of the decider. The boys also pick their fantasy sevens side from both teams.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?All To Play For, Joe Cole and Tom Davis bring huge guests and hilarious stories from football's front linesTKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain's most exciting businesses
Eoin Sheahan is joined by former Lions Brian O'Driscoll & Keith Wood to preview the British & Irish lions second test against the Springboks! #UniteThePride | @VodafoneIreland
Has Rassie Erasmus just saved the series for South Africa or will this come back to haunt him? Chris Jones, Ugo Monye and Shane Horgan do a deep dive into that hour-long video by Erasmus criticising some of the decisions in the first Test. Top referee JP Doyle joins the conversation and backs referee Ben O'Keeffe to handle the pressure this weekend in the second Test. We also get the opinion of former Springboks captain Bob Skinstad on the whole fiasco. And we eventually get round to discussing some actual rugby.
Danny and Ashy try to work out if Jaco Johan is a real person or whether it's actually Rassie Erasmus in disguise. They also chat about the Lions' victory in the first Test and speak to World Cup winner Schalk Brits for his take on how the Springboks bounce back on Saturday. And England are on the lookout for another new coach after it was announced defence coach John Mitchell is joining Wasps. Should fans be concerned with the World Cup two years away?
We reflect on the 1st Test from Cape Town with the Lions in South Africa after basking in the glory of two trophies of our own at the North Dorset 7's. Nature is healing!FYI - the voices you can hear in the intro JB organised (since you can't see the video) Joe Marler, Jim Hamilton, Ruaridh McConnochie, Courtney Lawes and AJ Macginty...all BIG Eggchasers fans, obvs. LTBP. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As a bonus episode ahead of the first Lions test, Andy Rowe chats with Lions legend John Bentley about the most iconic Lions Tour of all time. Bentos gives us a first-hand account of what really happened in 1997. To read the full story, get your hands on probably the greatest rugby book of all time This Is Your Everest: The Lions, the Springboks and the Epic Tour of 1997 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices