Nations Pod - Week 3!
Rugby Union Weekly
by BBC Radio 5 Live
1d ago
Tom, Chris and Gareth are back to look ahead to another big weekend of action. After letting Tom have his brief say on “try-gate”, they discuss whether England can deny Scotland a fourth win on the bounce in the Calcutta Cup. Gareth crunches the numbers to tell us why Wales has no chance against the Irish in Dublin. Chris goes as far as to question whether any team in world rugby could get a result at the Aviva. And as France hosts Italy in Lille, will we see a marked improvement from their narrow win against Scotland ..read more
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The Rivalries: Scotland v England
Rugby Union Weekly
by BBC Radio 5 Live
2d ago
Having been involved in 20 Calcutta Cups as either a player or a coach, Gregor Townsend knows a thing or two about out this famous fixture and why it is so special to him and the Scottish rugby fans. Chris sits down with the Scotland boss to discuss the Calcutta Cup matches that mean the most to him. We hear about his debut in 1993, his only victory as a player in 2000, the greatest draw of all time and ending Scotland's hoodoo at Twickenham ..read more
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The big week two review!
Rugby Union Weekly
by BBC Radio 5 Live
1w ago
Week two of the Six Nations has come to a close so who better than Chris, Ugo, Ashy and Jiffy to get into all the big talking points from the weekend’s matches. They are start off with the late TMO drama at Murrayfield as Scotland narrowly lost to France. Was it a try in the dying minutes for Gregor Townsend’s men? The guys try to answer that and wonder how France improve after getting their first win of the tournament. Not only that, both England and Wales go under the microscope and Chris poses that all important question… are Ireland unstoppable? Timecodes: 05:30 – Scotland review. 17:00 ..read more
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England win ugly and Scotland slip against France
Rugby Union Weekly
by BBC Radio 5 Live
1w ago
Chris is at Twickenham with Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson and James Hook where England came from nine points behind to beat Wales and to top the Six Nations table. Plus, we’re at Murrayfield with Sara and Johnnie Beattie, where Scotland were denied a famous win against France. Steve Borthwick and George North join us on the pod from Twickenham and there’s also reaction from a disappointed Gregor Townsend. TOPICS: 00:12 Reaction to England against Wales 09:20 Steve Borthwick interview 15:20 George North interview 21:40 Reaction to Scotland versus France 32:55 Gregor Townsend interview 35:45 Final t ..read more
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It's Matchday!
Rugby Union Weekly
by BBC Radio 5 Live
1w ago
Sara is joined by former Scotland captain John Barclay in Edinburgh ahead of Scotland v France, with Les Bleus looking to get their first points on the board. Then, we're in the Wales camp with Chris who's joined by Wales prop, Gareth Thomas, before heading back to Edinburgh to chat Ireland v Italy ..read more
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England Wales, Traitors, and a Roy Keane impression
Rugby Union Weekly
by BBC Radio 5 Live
1w ago
With the second round of fixtures fast approaching Sara and Ugo discuss the Scotland and France team news ahead of their Murrayfield showdown before chatting to Jamie George ahead of England against Wales. Bringing the good times back to Twickenham is high on this England squad’s agenda – we find out how they are planning to connect more successfully with their supporters. Also on the pod, a very left field book recommendation from Ben Earl and we invite Steve Borthwick to get involved in some pre-match mind games ..read more
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Nations Pod - Week Two!
Rugby Union Weekly
by BBC Radio 5 Live
1w ago
Chris, Gareth and Tom reconvene, slightly later than planned this week, which is nothing to do with Tom’s broken microphone. Despite this, Tom is in good form after Scotland’s win in Cardiff, but how does that second half prepare the Scots for France? And just how lingering is the French World Cup hangover? We discuss Wales’ sweeping changes to play England, while Gareth has some alarming stats about the Welsh at Twickenham. Ioan Lloyd is given a start at number 10, but how will Wales go about trying to pull off a Twickenham heist ..read more
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Inside the England Camp
Rugby Union Weekly
by BBC Radio 5 Live
1w ago
Ashy and Chris head down to England training ahead of the game against Wales. They catch up with the pod’s very own Danny Care who tells us how life in camp is and reveals why he and Ashy got thrown out of Oceania nightclub in Kingston a few years back. Tommy Freeman talks about how he's settling into the England fold after making his 6 Nations debut at the weekend. And Richard Wigglesworth is on the pod to talk about his role as attack coach ..read more
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What It Means: England v Wales
Rugby Union Weekly
by BBC Radio 5 Live
1w ago
Since the very first match in 1881, there has been one fixture that every Welsh player and fan has looked for on the calendar: England. Former Wales captain Sam Warburton sits down with Chris to explain why this particular rivalry evokes so much emotion and passion. From watching Wales on TV as a 10-year-old boy to leading them out as captain in front of 75,000 people, Sam runs us through some of his memories of the fixture - both good and bad ..read more
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Wales scare Scotland and England edge Italy
Rugby Union Weekly
by BBC Radio 5 Live
2w ago
After Scotland survived an incredible second half comeback from Wales to get their first win in Cardiff for 22 years, James Burridge is joined by Philippa Tuttiett and Andy Nichol, and we’re in Rome with Sara and Paul Grayson after England started their Six Nations campaign with a win over Italy. George Ford is on the pod after returning to the 10 shirt for England and we hear from Scotland’s new co-captain Finn Russell. 00:30 – Wales v Scotland reaction 15:55 – Italy v England reaction 22:27 – George Ford Interview 27:33 – Finn Russell Interview 29:02 – Final thoughts on Wales v Scotland ..read more
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