OwlTail

Cover image of The Rugby Pod

The Rugby Pod

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.

Popular episodes

All episodes

The best episodes ranked using user listens.

Podcast cover

Episode 14 - Haskell & The Quest For Xmas No.1

As well as discussing the week's major talking points, the self-proclaimed 'Archbishop of Banterbury' himself James Haskell joins us to reveal all on Eddie Jones' visit to his house, the fun and games on the Lions tour and what the future has in store for him when his contract ends in the summer...oh, and what kind of wiper he is!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #1

Podcast cover

Episode 15 - Boring England & What The Fiji!

Big Jim is back and opens up about an incredibly tough week for him, he and Goodey disagree about the England v Ireland game and we check in with Nemani Nadolo as he continues too isolate in his hotel room to find out if we're going to see Fiji in action on the final weekend of the Autumn Nations Cup. All that, plus we discuss Scotland v France, more pressure on Pivac, all the Premiership action, Geordan Murphy's departure from Leicester, whether Steve Borthwick is a robot and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 22mins

24 Nov 2020

Rank #2

Similar Podcasts

Podcast cover

Episode 23 - Corbisiero & Hook

Alex Corbisiero joins us in the studio to spit some bars and get Goodey rapping…as well as discuss all of the weekend’s action. We speak to former Wales international James Hook about Rhys Patchell’s performance and Big Jim calls in from Dubes to hail Scotland’s saviour Greig Laidlaw!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

58mins

13 Feb 2018

Rank #3

Podcast cover

Episode 20 - 'Prostate Massage'

Tom Varndell joins the lads to discuss his inclusion in the FilthyXV and we find out what the Premiership's top try scorer does in his "down time". Andy & Jim give their thoughts on the second round of Six Nations action and discuss how England keep on winning. We have two fans on from Wales & Scotland, plenty of questions from Social media and a few more rumours are revealed. Enjoy and please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59mins

14 Feb 2017

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

Episode 33 - Leinster Special

Big Jim and Goodey wax lyrical about Leinster and we hear from not one but two of the side that beat the Scarlets on how impressive a coach Stuart Lancaster is, what makes him so good and how epic the party was in Johnny Sexton's wine cellar after the game! We also discuss Racing v Munster, Dylan Hartley, Rob Horne, Brad Shields and much more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #5

Podcast cover

Episode 19 - Bumper Christmas Special

Jim's left it late but the Christmas song is finally here and it's worth the wait! We speak to Ellis Genge about his interview that went viral at the weekend, his plans to volunteer at a soup kitchen this Christmas and Leicester's struggles. And, Exeter's star man Jonny Hill joins us and opens up about some of his team-mates. All that plus Secret Santa, social media questions, rumours and more...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 22mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #6

Podcast cover

The Rugby Pod - Episode 3 - Free Willy

Jim Hamilton and Andy Goode are back on the Rugby Pod panel with host Andy Rowe for another round of banter. This time they're talking BunnyGate, Mad Monday, player initiataions, Jim's Free Willy, Andy Goode's personal landscaping as well as pranking James Haskell. Enjoy and please share the pod if you enjoy it!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

17 Aug 2016

Rank #7

Podcast cover

Episode 15 - Hoggy's Lid & Salarycens' U-Turn

New Exeter Chief Stuart Hogg joins us to talk Sandy Park initiation, settling into Devon life, Scottish disappointment, hair care and much more, as well as their Champions Cup Round 1 triumph. We discuss Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland's books, chat about all the Champions Cup action and, yes, there's more Saracens salary cap comment as we record just as it's confirmed they're not appealing their 35-point penalty and £5m fine.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 12mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #8

Podcast cover

Episode 16 - So French!

Big Jim's calmed down after an incident at the weekend and he and Goodey are putting the world to rights and coming up with a plan to solve all rugby's ills, as well as not holding back about Romain Poite's performance! We discuss Billy Vunipola's place in the England team, dissect all the Autumn Nations Cup and Premiership action with an open cloth and look ahead to England v France this weekend with the help of former France hooker and current pundit of the moment Benjamin Kayser. Plus, there's a focus on mental health and Jim is attempting to solve another riddle...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 19mins

1 Dec 2020

Rank #9

Podcast cover

The Rugby Pod Episode 15 - 'Big Kev'

Andy Goode and Big Jim Hamilton are back for the first Podcast of 2017. They're joined in studio by Wallaby legend and Quins second row James Horwill who chats about Cheika, Eddie Jones, that broken finger and life at Quins. The lads also discuss all the gossip over Christmas, including Cockers sacking, England's injury list and the upcoming Lions tour. We also induct another member into the FilthyXV and cover The Goode, The Bad & The ugly. Enjoy & please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

4 Jan 2017

Rank #10

Podcast cover

Episode 32 - Marleybone Returns

Big Jim's best mate is back! Joe Marler joins us to fill us in on the fallout from John Kingston's departure and where Quins' season has gone wrong. We also discuss the Bristols Barebacks and whether any other clubs could follow suit in rebranding and we preview the Champions Cup semi-finals. All that plus a bit of decent transfer gossip in the Rumour Mill.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

48mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #11

Podcast cover

The Rugby Pod Episode 14 - 'Royal Wedding'

One of our best Pods yet. Andy Goode & Jim Hamilton are on great form as they round up another week of action and spill the beans on what's going on behind the scenes. We're still on track for Goodey's comeback & an Xmas N*1. The Filthy XV takes us to a Royal wedding and a meeting with the Queen. We look at the Goode, Bad & Ugly from the past week, Jim gives us an insight into The Sarries way (as well as the Sarries shower room). Plenty more chat as we cover the Champions Cup, Hartley's red card and Pascal Pape's antics. Enjoy & please share!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

47mins

13 Dec 2016

Rank #12

Podcast cover

BONUS POD - Filthy XV - Forward Pack

We've got a Bonus Pod this week as we recount 1-8 in our Filthy XV. These are stories about some of the biggest and best characters in the game. Who would Jim & Andy most like to share a beer with? Who gets into the most trouble on a night out? Who would you have by your side if you went into battle? Some great stories in here as Big Jim & Andy spill the beans. Back-line coming soon. Filthy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

15 Dec 2016

Rank #13

Podcast cover

Episode 28 - Six Nations After Party

We're having a Six Nations after party and everyone's invited! Join Big Jim, Goodey, James Haskell, John Barclay, Jamie Roberts, Chris Ashton, Martin Castrogiovanni and Grand Slam winner Jordi Murphy to discuss every team's performance and much more...it's big and you don't want to miss it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 7mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #14

Podcast cover

Episode 19 - 'Slippered'

Jim's lost another bet and has to down a beer through one of Goodey's filthy flea infested slippers. Filthy. The lads are joined this week by Ian Madigan and they chat through all the Six Nations action and preview next weekend. We also discuss some transfer news and set a few rumours free. Usual segments 'The Goode, The Bad & The Ugly' 'Filthy XV ' & Fan2 Fan are all covered. Thanks to Folk2Folk for their continued support and you can check them out here https://www.folk2folk.com/See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 1min

7 Feb 2017

Rank #15

Podcast cover

The Rugby Pod - Episode 6 - "Remix"

Richard "Baz" Barrington joins Andy, Jim & Ollie on the panel this week as they cover sing a longs, The Aviva Premiership, a chat with Gloucester's CEO Stephen Vaughan and play a game of "I call Bull" Plenty more too, as they discuss the recent concussion saga, Jim tells us how his Pro-balling is going at Sarries and Goodey goes through The Goode, The Bad & The ugly from the past week. Enjoy & please send us your feedback, questions or share the Pod. @The_RugbyPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59mins

27 Sep 2016

Rank #16

Podcast cover

The Rugby Pod Episode 5 - Coach Steve

Our biggest interview yet as we get "Coach" Steve Hansen on the show to chat with the guys. Goodey discusses his Lions chances and what he could bring to the team. Jim explains how he became the best player on Rugby Challenge. Plenty more including Premiership review, the Goode the Bad and the Ugly and the next addition to the Filthy fifteen. Enjoy and as always, please spread the word!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52mins

14 Sep 2016

Rank #17

Podcast cover

The Rugby Pod - Episode 8 'Baa Baas'

The Rugby Pod is back and discussing everything from the oval ball world over the last fortnight. Big Jim adds another player to the 'Filthy XV' and Goodey has lost weight and might be coming out of retirement! We also review the European Champions Cup and cover The Goode, The Bad & the Ugly. All that and much more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46mins

24 Oct 2016

Rank #18

Podcast cover

Episode 20 - Nigel's Legacy & Gareth Anscombe

Happy New Year...we're back for the first episode of 2020 and Jim's had a torrid Christmas with the kids but made up for it with a special night at JK Rowling's New Year's Eve party! We discuss Nigel Wray's legacy at Saracens, Ed Griffiths' return and whether players might be leaving sooner rather than later. Plus, Wales fly half Gareth Anscombe joins us to chat about his injury issues, Ospreys' woes and a new business venture that might just help Goodey...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 13mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #19

Podcast cover

Episode 16 - Jake Polledri & The Return Of Big Joe

Big Jim's away in South Africa so Big Joe Marler's back in the studio to make some more waves after the dust has just about settled on his last visit! He talks players getting paid too much, his feelings during the autumn internationals and much more. And, we catch up with Gloucester back row Jake Polledri to hear about his journey from Subway to superstar...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #20