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Introducing 'OTB Rugby' - the home of Rugby from Off The Ball and OTB Sport, where you'll hear the voices of Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara, Stuart Lancaster, Keith Wood, Alan Quinlan, Stuart Barnes, Andy Dunne and many more besides.Subscribe for the most comprehensive audio channel for Rugby that you're going to get anywhere. From legends interviews to live roadshows, analysis, depth charts, reviews, and weekly news.It's the home of Monday Night Rugby, Wednesday Night Rugby, the BODcast, Leaders Questions with Stuart Lancaster as well as Rugby on OTB AM.

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Introducing 'OTB Rugby' - the home of Rugby from Off The Ball and OTB Sport, where you'll hear the voices of Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara, Stuart Lancaster, Keith Wood, Alan Quinlan, Stuart Barnes, Andy Dunne and many more besides.Subscribe for the most comprehensive audio channel for Rugby that you're going to get anywhere. From legends interviews to live roadshows, analysis, depth charts, reviews, and weekly news.It's the home of Monday Night Rugby, Wednesday Night Rugby, the BODcast, Leaders Questions with Stuart Lancaster as well as Rugby on OTB AM.

WNR: "Ireland will beat France by 10-15 points" | England should drop Farrell | Thornley and Dunne

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Gerry Thornley and Andy Dunne joined Joe Molloy on Wednesday Night Rugby were the lads were bullish about Ireland's chances against France.

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(0:00) - Ross Byrne's Irish revival.
(10:05) - Ireland's comfortable afternoon in Cardiff. Silencing the crowd.
(18:09) - Structured creativity under Andy Farrell.
(30:08) - What can we expect between Ireland and France.
(42:00) England don't look great.

Feb 08 2023

50mins

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Rugby Daily: Conway heartache, Sexton responds to Ntamack, French changes?

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On Wednesday's Rugby Daily, we have early team news from the French camp as Jonathan Sexton responds to Romain Ntamack's 'favourites' comments.

There's awful news from Munster regarding Andrew Conway's fitness.

Steve Borthwick has made some surprising changes to his England squad.

And Brodie Retallick is to have a former Ulster player as a teammate next year.

Feb 08 2023

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How Ireland beat Wales, Six Nations stats | Derek McNamara

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Ger Gilroy and Shane Hannon catch up with statistician Derek McNamara about the opening weekend of the Six Nations.

Catch OTB's sports breakfast show LIVE weekday mornings from 7:30am or just search for OTB AM and get the podcast on the OTB Sports app or wherever you listen to yours.

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#OTBAM is live weekday mornings from 7:30am across Off The Ball, in association with Gillette | #EffortlessFlow

Feb 08 2023

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BRIAN O'DRISCOLL: Ireland comfortable in Cardiff | 'Sublime' van der Merwe try | France miss Danty

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Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll joined Joe Molloy to look back at the opening weekend of this year's Six Nations Championship.

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(0:00) - "I've played against eight of that Welsh team and I've been retired for nine years."
(7:43) - Ireland continuing to move in the right direction, praise for Keenan and Doris.
(23:35) - Ringrose's explosiveness.
(27:57) - Ireland v France preview. French under-par in Rome.
(36:00) - Sexton's nerves, Scotland retain the Calcutta Cup.

Feb 07 2023

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Rugby Daily: Kilcoyne on career-threatening injury, Galthié warnings, AB's head for Japan

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On Tuesday's Rugby Daily, Richie McCormack brings you updates from James Lowe and Dave Kilcoyne as they discussed injuries, improvements required from the Wales win and what Andy Farrell means by 'personality'.

There's an update on the France squad ahead of their trip to Dublin, with two uncapped players added.

Plus, an All Blacks duo have chosen Toyota.

Feb 07 2023

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Alan Quinlan: Ireland silence Gatland's guns in Cardiff

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Munster and Ireland legend Alan Quinlan joins Ger & Shane on #OTBAM after Ireland kicked off their Six Nations campaign with a thumping 34-10 victory over Wales in Cardiff.
Catch OTB's sports breakfast show LIVE weekday mornings from 7:30am or just search for OTB AM and get the podcast on the OTB Sports app or wherever you listen to yours.

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#OTBAM is live weekday mornings from 7:30am across Off The Ball, in association with Gillette | #EffortlessFlow

Feb 07 2023

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Shell shocked Wales, Sheehan another species, France disintersted vs Italy

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Former Irish internationals Keith Wood and Fiona Hayes joined Richie McCormack on this evening's edition of Monday Night rugby, reviewing the opening round of the Six Nations action.

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Feb 06 2023

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IRELAND 34 WALES 10 – Six Nations Review with Brent Pope

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OTB’s Will O’Callaghan is joined by rugby analyst Brent Pope to look back on Ireland’s successful opener in the Six Nations as they came away from Cardiff with a 34-10 win over Wales on week one. They’ll discuss areas where Ireland can improve, Conor Murray’s performance having been called up last minute and why there are tougher tests down the road.

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Feb 05 2023

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GORDON D'ARCY | A dominant first half secures Ireland's victory | Improvements needed to beat France

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Leinster and Ireland legend Gordon D'Arcy joined Aisling O'Reilly live from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff after Ireland ended their 10-year search for a victory in Wales.

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Feb 04 2023

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Neil Back: England's Six Nations chances, no tackle "shortcuts" and Grand Slam Ireland?

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OTB's John Duggan was joined by Rugby World Cup winner with England Neil Back to preview his country's chances in this year's tournament as they open their campaign at home to Scotland this afternoon.

The former backrow also described why he's taken part in tests that aim to make the game safer and gave us the outsider's perspective on Ireland's team and whether we can go all the way.

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Feb 04 2023

21mins

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Rugby Daily: Paul O'Connell on Gatland, French debutant in Rome

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On Friday's Rugby Daily, we hear from Paul O'Connell after Ireland's captains run in Cardiff.

France have handed out a debut cap as they begin the defence of the Grand Slam.

And a Wallabies legend bows out.

Feb 03 2023

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Warren Gatland & Welsh emotion: How Ireland can be beaten this weekend | Chris Jones

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Ger Gilroy was joined by BBC rugby correspondent Chris Jones ahead of Ireland's opening Six Nations clash with Wales this weekend.

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Feb 03 2023

24mins

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Quinny: Ireland's depth, reliable Bealham

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Alan Quinlan joined Adrian and Shane to talk through the Ireland XV and bench depth ahead of the Six Nation's opener against Wales.

Catch OTB's sports breakfast show LIVE weekday mornings from 7:30am or just search for OTB AM and get the podcast on the OTB Sports app or wherever you listen to yours.

SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW the OTB AM podcast.

#OTBAM is live weekday mornings from 7:30am across Off The Ball, in association with Gillette | #EffortlessFlow

Feb 03 2023

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ROG: Sexton closing in on Six Nations points record

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La Rochelle head coach Ronan O'Gara joins Adrian & Shane on #OTBAM to share his own Cardiff memories as Ireland head to Wales for the Six Nations opener.

Catch OTB's sports breakfast show LIVE weekday mornings from 7:30am or just search for OTB AM and get the podcast on the OTB Sports app or wherever you listen to yours.

SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW the OTB AM podcast.

#OTBAM is live weekday mornings from 7:30am across Off The Ball, in association with Gillette | #EffortlessFlow

Feb 03 2023

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The return of Warren Gatland | BBC's Lauren Jenkins

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BBC's Lauren Jenkins joins Adrian & Shane on #OTBAM for the Welsh perspective with Ireland coming to town for the opening Six Nations game.

Catch OTB's sports breakfast show LIVE weekday mornings from 7:30am or just search for OTB AM and get the podcast on the OTB Sports app or wherever you listen to yours.

SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW the OTB AM podcast.

#OTBAM is live weekday mornings from 7:30am across Off The Ball, in association with Gillette | #EffortlessFlow

Feb 03 2023

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Grand Slam the target for Ireland | Are Scotland mentally weak? | THE SIX NATIONS SHOW

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Billy Holland and Grace Davitt joined Nathan Murphy on the Six Nations Show ahead of Ireland kicking off their campaign away to Wales on Saturday.

There's also a Calcutta Cup clash between England and Scotland on Saturday evening before France begin the defence of their title at Italy on Sunday afternoon.

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Feb 02 2023

39mins

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Rugby Daily: Tadhg out for long? Manu Tuilagi & Ali Price dropped, new FFR president

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On Thursday's Rugby Daily, Richie McCormack brings you updates on Tadhg Furlong's fitness, as he's omitted from the Ireland squad to face Wales. Plus, Andy Farrell on Ross Byrne and the road to the World Cup.

We hear from Steve Borthwick and Gregor Townsend as they drop Manu Tuilagi and Ali Price respectively.

Plus, the FFR have a replacement at last for Bernard Laporte

Feb 02 2023

9mins

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Alison Miller: Ireland's Six Nation's No.10 options

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Alison Miller joined Ger Gilroy and Shane Hannon on OTBAM this morning to preview Ireland's opening Six Nations match versus Wales this weekend.

Catch OTB's sports breakfast show LIVE weekday mornings from 7:30am or just search for OTB AM and get the podcast on the OTB Sports app or wherever you listen to yours.

SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW the OTB AM podcast.

#OTBAM is live weekday mornings from 7:30am across Off The Ball, in association with Gillette | #EffortlessFlow

Feb 02 2023

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WNR: Ireland aim to end the Cardiff curse | Who starts at 12? | Matt Williams and Cian Tracey

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Former Leinster and Ulster coach, Matt Williams, and the Irish Independent's Cian Tracey were alongside Mick McCarthy for Wednesday Night Rugby as the build-up continues to the opening weekend of the Guinness Six Nations.

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(0:00) - Where Ireland are at. McCloskey to start at 12? Osborne's time will come.
(20:41) - Back-row, bench options, Muirray or Casey?
(27:46) - Sympathy for Pivac, Wales will give a Gatland response.
(42:31) - Scotland will have no fear of England. England needed a new breath of life.
(52:00) - France began World Cup planning in 2016).

Feb 01 2023

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Rugby Daily: Sexton responds to Gatland, ROG in trouble AGAIN, IRFU strive for balance

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On Wednesday's Rugby Daily, Richie McCormack brings you news of a radical shift for the IRFU's Committee.

Jonathan Sexton responds to Warren Gatlands Lions and 'free hit' comments.

Ronan O'Gara is in bother with the French authorities for the umpteenth time.

And Worcester have new owners.

Feb 01 2023

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Slow to update

By diff1 - Jan 08 2019
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I follow a lot of the off the ball podcasts, the soccer pods are uploaded straight away the Rugby coverage is too slow to be uploaded

Perfect!

By @hbeytollah on twitter - Apr 26 2013
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Smart, witty, and in depth. Wish it was longer though. Good stuff lads.