Women’s Six Nations: Coronavirus, Squat Toilets and a Half Century
Phil and Sara discuss Scotland’s postponed match against Italy due to an outbreak of Coronavirus, Phil is encouraged by Wales’ performance despite their 50-0 thrashing by France, and we speak to former England captain Catherine Spencer about conditions in women’s rugby and ask, have they improved?
France on fire, absent Ireland and how is social media affecting mental health?
Danny Care, Chris Ashton and Ugo Monye discuss the game of the weekend in Cardiff, whether Johnny Sexton should still be playing 10 for Ireland and are Romain Ntamack and Antoine Dupont the best half-backs in the world? And after Danny Cipriani’s Instagram post, we discuss social media and the impact on mental health for rugby players and pundits.
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Bonus Pod: England silence the 'sausages'
England looked back to their best as they ended Ireland's Grand Slam hopes in emphatic fashion. Chris Jones is joined by Matt Dawson and Jamie Heaslip to bring you a bonus pod from Twickenham. We chat about England silencing their critics, Owen getting the bragging rights in the Farrell household and whether France delivered their best performance in a decade this weekend.
Bonus Pod: Two Farrells, One Ford and a Social Sec
Ugo and Chris Jones go inside the England camp ahead of the big match against Ireland at Twickenham. George Ford opens up on tactics, pressure and facing your father, we chat to Eddie Jones about the Farrell family tree, and Elliot Daly reveals the struggles of being England's social secretary.
A father, a son and a sober sheriff
Chris, Danny and Ugo are back together to look ahead to a pivotal round three of the Six Nations. We check in at the Wales camp with pod favourite Ken Owens who reveals why he’s called The Sheriff, recollects his last pod appearance, and discusses Shaun Edwards’ return to Cardiff. Danny explains why Owen and Andy Farrell are two peas in a pod as England prepare to host Ireland on Sunday and we ask what the future holds for Championship clubs after their funding was slashed.