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House of Rugby URC

Current and former players review the big rugby talking points, tactical goings on and on-field battles

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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House of Rugby LIVE with James Lowe, David Wallace, Conrad Smith and Tana Umaga

Andrew Trimble and Paddy McKenna welcome Leinster flyer James Lowe to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. They are joined by Ireland and All Blacks legends David Wallace and Conrad Smith, and there is a bonus Tana Umaga chat.

1hr 10mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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Ep 62 - How Leinster can beat Racing, Ringrose's key battle, and the view from France

Ep 62 - How Leinster can beat Racing, Ringrose's key battle, and the view from France by JOE

39mins

7 May 2018

Rank #2

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Ep 56 - Conrad Smith, Jim Hamilton, Ian Keatley, Champions Cup preview and Leo Cullen's nickname

1.00 - Ian Keatley interview1.30 - His crucial role in Ireland camp11.30 - Jim Hamilton interview16.00 - Big Jim on Maro Itoje34.00 - Conrad Smith interview43.00 - Smith on Bundee Aki47.00 - Twitter questions

54mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #3

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England dole out another Irish beating, Farrell vs. CJ and Lynne Cantwell drops by

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by former Ireland centre Lynne Cantwell as they look back on England's dominant victory over Andy Farrell's side at Twickenham. The gang also discuss France's exhilarating win over Wales and Trimby tries out his Scottish accent.

1hr 2mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 5 - Super Dan Leavy, ROG interview and All Blacks preview

Massive interview with Ronan O'Gara, while Andrew Trimble is joined by Alex Payne and SportsJOE's Pat McCarry to look ahead to Ireland vs. New Zealand

1hr 6mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 23 - Six Nations aftermath, Sexton's struggles and Kearney honesty

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look back on a Guinness Six Nations campaign that left Ireland washed out and well behind champions Wales. They also hear from Joe Schmidt, Tadhg Beirne, Rob Kearney and Dave Kilcoyne.

1hr 11mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 17 - England clatter Ireland, Conor Murray honesty and bouncing back

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in-studio by Ireland women's star Jenny Murphy to look back on the opening weekend of the Guinness Six Nations. We hear from Conor Murray and Joe Schmidt, and look ahead to Scotland at Murrayfield.

1hr 9mins

3 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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Rory Best interview, Leinster looking scary good and 'Team to Make You Scream'

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery to look back on all the latest Champions Cup action. Rory Best also drops in for a chat with Jerry.

1hr 18mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Ep 67 - Australia outmuscle Ireland, Pocock-proofing and women's rugby farce

1:30 - Kev, James and Pat look at where it went wrong for Ireland9:00 - Possible changes for the Second Test16:20 - Georgina Robinson of Sydney Morning Herald on the latest news from Oz23:30 - Pocock praise and how the hell do you stop him?!37:40 - Georgina on the Ireland vs. Australia women's Test Series that never happened47:10 - Twitter questions and England's implosion in South Africa

1hr

11 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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Ep 68 - Ireland bosh the Aussies, Furlong's crunching clear-out and Paul Warwick interview

1:30 - Tadhg Furlong's monstrous Pocock clear-out8:00 - Former Munster star Paul Warwick joins us from Brisbane16:00 - Australia's trouble producing quality 10s23:00 - Cian Healy's "brush" with Will Genia33:00 - Possible Third Test team changes37:30 - How Paul Warwick ended up at Connacht (Galway Races!)46:30 - Twitter Qs and international rugby round-up

1hr 6mins

18 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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Japan stun Ireland, Carbery's kick and Earls keeps us alive

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are in the House of Rugby studio, late on a Saturday night, to pick over Ireland's shock World Cup loss to Japan. They interrupt Jerry Flannery's night out in Adare to spread the sorrow around.

50mins

28 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 20 - Ireland back in the hunt, England falter and Craig Gilroy interview

Andrew Trimble and Jenny Murphy look back on Ireland's edgy win over Italy and a Wales win over England that has opened up the Guinness Six Nations championship. They are also joined in studio by Ulster and Ireland winger Craig Gilroy.

1hr

24 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Hard Yards Extra - Jean De Villiers special

1:30 - Life after rugby and 'The Philanthropy Division'3:00 - The resurgent Springboks8:15 - Selling Munster to South African stars12:00 - Memories of Munster and Thomond Park16:00 - How Paul O'Connell nearly blew his surprise move18:30 - Early days and rugby beginnings in South Africa23:20 - Toughest opponents and stand-out memories

32mins

10 Jul 2018

Rank #13

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Bonus episode - Conor Murray on beating New Zealand, Leinster envy and World Cup ambitions

Baz Murphy sits down to chat with Munster & Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray, while Andrew Trimble recalls Ireland's Soldier Field victory over the All Blacks.

24mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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Ep 66 - Ireland/Australia, new Heineken Cup, tales from the Battle of Pretoria

Ep 66 - Ireland/Australia, new Heineken Cup, tales from the Battle of Pretoria by JOE

1hr

4 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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Episode 31 - Saracens plunder Leinster's crown, Johnny Sexton reaction & Jerry Flannery interview

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are in the House of Rugby studio to look back on Saracens impressive Champions Cup final win over Leinster. We hear from Johnny Sexton about a crucial moment in the game that backfired and from Munster's out-going forwards coach Jerry Flannery.

1hr 19mins

12 May 2019

Rank #16

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Ireland pummelled by big, hairy England, scapegoats and big calls for Wales

Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are in the House of Rugby studio to look back on Ireland's clusterbomb defeat to England and discuss... 'WHAT NEXT?!' There's defence of some of the Irish scapegoats and Pat gets in a Twitter spat with Darren Cave.

1hr 5mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 21 - Classic Ireland vs. France battles, CJ's return and The Hardy Bucks

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble look ahead to Ireland's Guinness Six Nations clash with France, reveal how players get their mojo back, debate the big selection calls and tell a classic tale about The Hardy Bucks training with the Munster squad.

1hr 18mins

4 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Munster scrap, John Cooney for Ireland and Johnny Sexton to Lyon?

Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble are joined in the House of Rugby studio by Jerry Flannery to look back on all the Champions Cup action, discuss the Sexton to Lyon story and select a Best XV of foreign players.

1hr 8mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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Ireland demolish the Scots, pundit wars and motivating forwards with baseball bats

Barry Murphy, Andrew Trimble and Jerry Flannery are back in the House of Rugby studio to look back on Ireland's crushing World Cup win over Scotland, as well as all the other weekend's big talking points.

48mins

22 Sep 2019

Rank #20