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Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.

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Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.

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23 Ratings
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Awesome

By mikehillscolorado - Jul 30 2018
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Brilliant especially when they have boxing on.

Outstanding Boxing

By Best Show around…. - Nov 25 2017
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I love boxing and love the way 5 Live Sport Specials do boxing - 100 out of 10. Mike Hills

iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
4
2
2
0

Awesome

By mikehillscolorado - Jul 30 2018
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Brilliant especially when they have boxing on.

Outstanding Boxing

By Best Show around…. - Nov 25 2017
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I love boxing and love the way 5 Live Sport Specials do boxing - 100 out of 10. Mike Hills
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5 Live Sport Specials

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

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Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.

Rank #1: Living with Lions (The Inside Story)

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Tom Fordyce speaks to the people who made one of the greatest sports documentaries of all time.
It's been twenty years since that Lions tour of South Africa so we've made a special podcast all about "Living with Lions".

Aug 07 2017

49mins

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Rank #2: Klitschko: "I want to show myself I can do it, I know I can do it"

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Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by Mike Costello and Steve Bunce, with two weeks before Wladimir Klitschko takes on Anthony Joshua. Mike has been spending time in Vladimir Klitchko's camp ahead of his world title fight and we speak to Klitschko's trainer, Jonathan Banks.

Apr 13 2017

50mins

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Rank #3: Tuffers & Vaughan: “There’s zero chance Cook will come back after that”

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After an incredible, emotional day at The Oval, Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell discuss what next for both Cook and for England, whether Keaton Jennings deserves to go to Sri Lanka, what marks they’d give Ed Smith out of 10, and who the best batsman in the world currently is. Plus Luke Wright joins to look ahead to T20 Finals Day.

Sep 10 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #4: Friday Sports Panel

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World champion speed skater Wilf O’Reilly, Welsh rugby star Andy Powell and Olympic champion cyclist Callum Skinner join Eleanor Oldroyd to discuss the sporting issues of the week.

Feb 09 2018

45mins

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Rank #5: Friday Sports Panel

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John Murray is joined by former England Test cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, two-time world skeleton champion Shelley Rudman and three-time world squash champion Nick Matthew to discuss the sporting issues of the week.

Dec 08 2017

47mins

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Rank #6: 5 live Boxing: Frampton and Fury preview

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Carl Frampton is ready to achieve a lifelong dream and fight in front of a huge home crowd at Windsor Park. He’ll do so with childhood friend Paddy Barnes also on the card. Mike Costello and Steve Bunce look ahead to Saturday night’s action which also sees Tyson Fury back in the action, to be watched ringside by Deontay Wilder ahead of a potential blockbuster heavyweight clash between the pair. You’ll also hear from Frampton’s Australian opponent Luke Jackson on overcoming a tough upbringing and a mental disorder to get to this point.

Aug 16 2018

51mins

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Rank #7: Matt Dawson's Rugby Show

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Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson and Shane Horgan join Sonja McLaughlan to preview a pivotal weekend in the Six Nations as Scotland host England and Ireland face Wales. They ask whether Scotland are the new France, how England coach Eddie Jones will approach the game at Murrayfield and discuss the battle between Warren Gatland and Joe Schmidt in Dublin.

Feb 22 2018

51mins

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Rank #8: Friday Sports Panel

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Cricket legend David Gower, England women's Rugby Union captain Sarah Hunter and former New Zealand and Rugby League star Robbie Hunter-Paul join Jason Mohammad to discuss the sporting issues of the week.

Dec 01 2017

45mins

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Rank #9: The Making of McGregor

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With Mayweather v McGregor little over a week away, OJ Borg visits Ireland to find out how Conor McGregor went from the Dublin suburb of Crumlin to the bright lights of Las Vegas via a spectacular career in the UFC.
Speaking to those who knew and trained him, find out about the plumber turned MMA star's upbringing and how he turned into one of sport’s most recognisable faces.

Aug 17 2017

58mins

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Rank #10: Dawson meets McGeechan

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On the day the British and Irish Lions fly to New Zealand, Matt Dawson sits down with legendary coach Sir Ian McGeechan for an in-depth interview.

May 29 2017

52mins

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Rank #11: Friday Sports Panel

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British boxing star Anthony Crolla, Great Britain's Wheelchair basketball captain - and world silver medallist - Sophie Carrigill and former Chelsea, Middlesborough, Fulham and Leicester goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer join Eleanor Oldroyd to discuss the sporting issues of the week.

Oct 05 2018

46mins

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Rank #12: The redemptive story of Tiger Woods

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The greatest golf story of all time? The greatest story of redemption in all of sport? Mark Chapman is joined by correspondent Iain Carter, commentator John Murray, Kevin Garside of The i, Woods' biographer Jeff Benedict and American writers Christine Brennan and Ron Sirak to discuss the significance of this historic win at Augusta in the context of his game, body and life falling apart.

Apr 15 2019

44mins

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Rank #13: Aidan O'Brien - The Horse Whisperer

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What's the secret of Aidan O'Brien's success?
Ahead of Saturday's Epsom Derby, Mark Chapman, alongside BBC Horse Racing Correspondent Cornelius Lysaght and the racing writer for the Sunday Times, Donn McClean, finds out more about one of flat racing’s greatest trainers.
They discuss how the Irish trainer went from total unknown to a dominant force resulting in last year's winner, Wings of Eagles.
And they debate if Saxon Warrior, the unbeaten odds-on favourite, can win O’Brien the Epsom showpiece for a record-equalling seventh time.

May 30 2018

53mins

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Rank #14: Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show: "Root has put his neck on the line"

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Caroline Barker is joined by Phill Tufnell and Michael Vaughan to discuss squad choices ahead of England's first Test with South Africa. How will Joe Root perform in the his first Test as captain? Should Gary Ballance have been selected?

Jul 03 2017

49mins

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Rank #15: The Friday Sports Panel

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Elly is joined by world champion hurdler Colin Jackson, Olympic World and Commonwealth champion cyclist Elinor Barker and world record holding race walker Tom Bosworth.
They discuss whether Australian rugby player Israel Folau should be sacked for expressing his views about LGBT people, Rory McIlroy’s unusual technique for improving his golf game and some good news as more people get active.

Apr 12 2019

48mins

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Rank #16: Friday Sports Panel

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Olympic gold medal winning curler Rhona Howie, former England Rugby Union prop forward Alex Corbisiero and British swimming superstar Rebecca Adlington join Jennie Gow to discuss the sporting issues of the week.

Feb 23 2018

46mins

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Rank #17: Has the Championship become ‘a league of gamblers'?

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A 5 Live investigation has found that Championship clubs are making huge financial losses, with more than half the clubs in the league spending more on wages than they are bringing in, in revenue.

Working with accountants Deloitte and sport finance experts Vysyble, 5 Live found Championship sides ran up a record high total of £307 in pre-tax losses in 2017/18, and overall spending on player and staff wages exceeded clubs’ revenue by 11%.

The EFL says it has set up a "working group" of clubs to look at possible changes that could help the long-term sustainability of clubs in future.

5 Live's Tony Livesey speaks to BBC sport reporter Simon Stone, Deloitte’s Dan Jones, former-Wigan chairman David Sharpe and fans from a number of Championship clubs about the findings, and discuss where it leaves the future sustainability of the league’s clubs.

Dec 20 2019

21mins

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Rank #18: 5 Live Boxing: When Bruno met Tyson

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Garry Richardson presents a special look back at Frank Bruno's world heavyweight title fight against Mike Tyson in 1989, speaking to Bruno about his recollections of the bout and the impact it had on his professional career.

Feb 25 2019

56mins

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Rank #19: Matt Dawson’s Rugby Show

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Matt is joined by Sonja McLaughlan, ex-Ireland centre Shane Horgan, former Wales flanker Martyn Williams and BBC Rugby Union correspondent Chris Jones to dissect squads for the opening Six Nations matches. The team also look ahead to the Champions Cup.

Jan 17 2019

53mins

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Rank #20: The Friday Sports Panel

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Scotland and Manchester City star Jen Beattie, six-time Grand Slam doubles champion Jamie Murray and one of the greatest Olympians of all-time Sir Chris Hoy join Eleanor Oldroyd to discuss the sporting issues of the week.

Dec 07 2018

46mins

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Archive: Harry Gregg: "I want to remember those happy times"

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Former Manchester United and Norther Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg has died aged 87.

In an interview from 2008 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster - which claimed the lives of 20 passengers including Manchester United players and staff - Gregg talks to Mark Saggers about his role in saving the lives of those trapped in the plane, his friendship with other players, and how he was delighted with the club's training regime after first moving from Doncaster Rovers.

Gregg made 247 appearances for Manchester United, following 99 for Doncaster Rovers. He finished his career at Stoke City.

He made 25 appearances for Northern Ireland, and was named goalkeeper of the tournament at the 1958 World Cup.

Feb 17 2020

13mins

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The Inside Track: Breaking barriers for black swimmers & the state of UK Athletics

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Darren and Elly are joined by Alice Dearing who is aiming to be at Tokyo 2020 and become the first ever black female swimmer to represent Great Britain. Plus we hear from CEO of UK Sport Sally Munday on the current state of UK Athletics, after they announced an unprecedented review amid “major concerns”. And with Israel Folau set to make his debut for Catalan Dragons, Steve Brady of Catalan Media talks about the reception the controversial player has faced and the opposition received from fellow Super League clubs.

Feb 13 2020

53mins

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The Inside Track: Could the Coronavirus threaten Tokyo 2020?

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The Olympics are 169 days away but could the games be threatened by the Coronavirus outbreak in China? Eleanor Oldroyd and Darren Campbell are joined by Dr Chris Smith from the Naked Scientists podcast to find out just what the Coronavirus is and why there's so much fear surrounding it. 5 Live's Formula One presenter Jennie Gow joins the podcast to discuss the Chinese Grand Prix in April which is in danger of being postponed due to the outbreak. Darren and Eleanor are also joined by the BBC's sports editor Dan Roan who has the latest on shoe technology in athletics after Nike launched a new version of their controversial running shoes, the Alphafly. Plus, Team GB boxing hopeful, Charley Davidson speaks to the Inside Track about her journey back into the ring after taking a six-year break from boxing to have her three children.

Feb 06 2020

55mins

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Israel Folau: Do sport and religion mix?

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Darren and Eleanor debate whether sporting personalities should be able to voice their beliefs – no matter how controversial they are.

It comes after Israel Folau – who was sacked by Australia Rugby for making homophobic comments on social media - signed for Super League side Catalan Dragons this week.

Britain’s first openly gay rugby player, Halifax prop Keegan Hirst, tells us why he’s appalled that Catalan Dragons have signed Folau, whilst BBC Religion Editor Martin Bashir explains Folau’s interpretation of religion.

Also on ‘The Inside Track’ – we look at what legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant’s legacy might be, after he died along with his 13-year old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

Jan 30 2020

55mins

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The Inside Track: Max Whitlock on his Tokyo title defence

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Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell and Eleanor Oldroyd are joined by Double Olympic Champion Max Whitlock. Together they discuss the defence of his two gymnastics titles at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, glandular fever and how fatherhood has changed him. Russell Fuller joins the podcast from Melbourne to give us the latest on the qualifying rounds at the Australian Open. Plus, Darren and Elly are joined by a host of guests to discuss the cycling, swimming, rowing and athletics medal prospects ahead of the games in six month's time.

Jan 16 2020

58mins

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The Inside Track: A 2020 Preview

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Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell joins Eleanor Oldroyd to look ahead to the biggest sporting events in 2020. Who will be the big stars to emerge from the Tokyo Olympics, can Tiger Roll make hat-trick history in the Grand National and will it be Wilder or Fury? Listen as Darren and Elly are joined by a host of BBC correspondents for the inside track on what events to mark in your diary.

Jan 09 2020

56mins

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Has the Championship become ‘a league of gamblers'?

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A 5 Live investigation has found that Championship clubs are making huge financial losses, with more than half the clubs in the league spending more on wages than they are bringing in, in revenue.

Working with accountants Deloitte and sport finance experts Vysyble, 5 Live found Championship sides ran up a record high total of £307 in pre-tax losses in 2017/18, and overall spending on player and staff wages exceeded clubs’ revenue by 11%.

The EFL says it has set up a "working group" of clubs to look at possible changes that could help the long-term sustainability of clubs in future.

5 Live's Tony Livesey speaks to BBC sport reporter Simon Stone, Deloitte’s Dan Jones, former-Wigan chairman David Sharpe and fans from a number of Championship clubs about the findings, and discuss where it leaves the future sustainability of the league’s clubs.

Dec 20 2019

21mins

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The Inside Track: Sporting Moments of the Decade

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Darren, Elly and guests celebrate some of the biggest sporting moments of the past decade including the glorious summer day at Lord’s as England lifted the Cricket World Cup, Andy Murray ending that 77-year wait for a British male to win Wimbledon and arguably the greatest comeback of all, the Miracle of Medinah.

Dec 19 2019

1hr 8mins

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The Inside Track: Sir Matthew Pinsent meets Pete Reed and what next for athletics?

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Darren Campbell and Jeanette Kwayke are joined by Sir Matthew Pinsent, who meets with three-time Olympic rowing champion, Pete Reed, to discuss the spinal stroke he suffered which has left him paralysed from the chest down.

Athletics coach Toni Minichiello and BBC sports editor Dan Roan also discuss the issues in athletics with the sport hitting the headlines for a host of reasons in recent weeks.

Nov 28 2019

56mins

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Andy Murray: Injuries, recovery and return

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Andy Murray talks to 5 Live Breakfast about his gruelling and emotional two-year journey back to the tennis court following major hip surgery.

Nov 26 2019

21mins

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The Inside Track: Tom Smith, Colin Kaepernick & Hannah Cockroft

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Elly travels to France to visit former British Lion Tom Smith. He opens up about the shock and panic of his recent Stage 4 cancer diagnosis and how he intends to bring as much certainty as he can to his family’s future. We also talk Colin Kaepernick – should sport and politics ever mix?.....And we hear from Hannah Cockroft, now a winner of 12 world titles, but is she getting the credit she deserves?

Nov 21 2019

53mins

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Sonny Bill Williams: Rugby and Religion

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New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams speaks to 5 Live's Tony Livesey about signing for Toronto Wolfpack, religion and the Christchurch mosques attack.

Nov 14 2019

12mins

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The Inside Track: who is the real Tyson Fury?

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Darren Campbell meets Tyson Fury and finds out who is the man behind the many masks.

We also look at the row that's rocked British cycling and at the bravery of Britain's Kadeena Cox at the World Para-athletic Championships.

Nov 13 2019

52mins

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The Inside Track: YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul return to the ring

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In the first show of a new series with Darren Campbell and Elly Oldroyd, we're asking what does the fight between YouTube superstars KSI and Logan Paul mean for boxing?

Plus, Caitlyn Jenner's extraordinary journey having come out as a transgender woman four years ago, and the story of Darren's recovery from a bleed on the brain.

Nov 07 2019

52mins

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Juan Mata: My life on and off the pitch

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He has won pretty much everything you can win in football - but Juan Mata is also known for the leading role he has been playing off the pitch.

5 Live's Hugh Ferris talks to the Manchester United midfielder about why he wants players to donate one percent of their annual salary to try and tackle social challenges.

Plus, Mata reveals why he calls his mum from the team coach before every game and whether he would describe himself as a ‘Manchester hipster’.

Oct 24 2019

17mins

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Marieke Vervoort: Fight to the finish

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Following her death, we take a look back at the story of a remarkable sportswoman.

Belgian para-athlete Marieke Vervoort made headlines at the Rio games after revealing she had signed papers to end her life via euthanasia.

In this powerful documentary from 2016, Marieke spoke at length to Eleanor Oldroyd about her life and the decision she made.

Oct 22 2019

52mins

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Daniel Ricciardo - Danger and Death

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In this special podcast, Andrew Benson sits down with Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo following the tragic death of Anthoine Hubert last weekend. Four days on, he delves deep into what it takes for a racing driver to confront his fears and race on in such difficult circumstances. We also hear from four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel on whether the sport’s governing body is doing enough with regards to safety.

Sep 05 2019

32mins

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VAR: Neil Swarbrick answers your questions

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VAR are three letters that have divided footie fans this season.

So is it changing the game for better or worse?

5 Live's Geoff Lloyd and Clare McDonnell put listeners' questions to Neil Swarbrick, who has been implementing it for the Premier League.

Aug 20 2019

23mins

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Matt Dawson’s Rugby Show

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One of the biggest shocks in England's World Cup squad named by Eddie Jones this week was the inclusion of Gloucester scrum-half Willi Heinz – we hear his reaction to being selected. We ask if New Zealand are still favourites for the World Cup following their heavy defeat by Australia and how will Wales cope without injured fly-half Gareth Anscombe? Matt Dawson and Sonja McLaughlan are joined by former New Zealand fly-half Nick Evans and Bath and Wales centre Jamie Roberts to discuss all that and look ahead to the weekend’s international friendlies.

Aug 15 2019

51mins

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The Matt Dawson Rugby Show – We’re ready for Japan

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As the home nations gear up for their first World Cup warm-up matches, Matt Dawson, Sonja McLaughlin, Martyn Williams and Chris Jones try to work out which of the northern hemisphere sides has the best chance to win the Webb Ellis trophy. And we’ll go down under to work out why New Zealand’s air of invincibility might be slightly diminishing.

Aug 06 2019

48mins

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iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
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2
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0

Awesome

By mikehillscolorado - Jul 30 2018
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Brilliant especially when they have boxing on.

Outstanding Boxing

By Best Show around…. - Nov 25 2017
Read more
I love boxing and love the way 5 Live Sport Specials do boxing - 100 out of 10. Mike Hills