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England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line

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The England Rugby Podcast with O2 Inside Line from England Rugby gives you exclusive insight and tales from inside the England camp. Host Vernon Kay speaks to a member of the elite set-up each week to find out what makes them tick; from their favourite music, to the moment they fell in love with the game.

The England Rugby Podcast with O2 Inside Line from England Rugby gives you exclusive insight and tales from inside the England camp. Host Vernon Kay speaks to a member of the elite set-up each week to find out what makes them tick; from their favourite music, to the moment they fell in love with the game.

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United Kingdom

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Rugby

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The England Rugby Podcast with O2 Inside Line from England Rugby gives you exclusive insight and tales from inside the England camp. Host Vernon Kay speaks to a member of the elite set-up each week to find out what makes them tick; from their favourite music, to the moment they fell in love with the game.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jones on coronavirus, the best player he's worked with and memorable games

4/1/2020
The England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line returns for a bonus episode from head coach Eddie Jones from Japan as he talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted him, the players and coaching staff as well as giving a message to rugby fans. Jones also speaks on a number of topics including the most rewarding part of coaching, the best played he has ever worked with and his funniest moment as a head coach which happened in the Rugby World Cup final. You also hear from Jamie George who...

Duration:00:23:58

May on try scoring, leading out England and the squad's family feeling

3/10/2020
The England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line sits down again with Jonny May as we catch-up with the wing from his first appearance on the pod. May talks about the family feeling within the current squad, how he debated about leading the team out on his 50th cap against Australia and how he analyses his own game after each match - while there is a guest appearance from Joe Marler during the interview. On this podc you will also hear from George Furbank on his Guilty Pleasures including his...

Duration:00:21:35

Bonus: Brown, Hunt and McKenna on being feminine, body image and social media

3/6/2020
Ahead of International Women's Day on Sunday, England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line sits down with three Red Roses in Shaunagh Brown, Natasha Hunt and Sarah McKenna who chat to AJ Odudu. They talk through the competitiveness in the squad, body image in rugby, the differences between men's and women's coaching and mindset, and how they all engage in social media. The players also discuss what it is to be feminine in a physical sport, how they balance being professional players and how they...

Duration:00:28:50

Scarratt on her special shirt presentation song, the Olympics and being the world's best

3/3/2020
The England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line switches focus to the Red Roses this week as World Rugby Women's Player of the Year Emily Scarratt talks about her rugby journey from growing up on a Leicestershire farm to becoming England Women's all-time top points scorer. The centre talks through a range of topics including how she was offered a basketball scholarship in America aged 16, why the squad sing a special song to her during shirt presentation and what it was like captaining Great...

Duration:00:24:44

Furbank on the England WhatsApp group, Take That tributes and the moustache

2/25/2020
The Guinness Six Nations might take a break this weekend but England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line continues as we speak to full back George Furbank as he talks about learning about his England call-up through WhatsApp, his late development to the professional game, being in a Take That tribute band for a school competition and his initiation song after his debut against France. England lock Charlie Ewels is also back on the pod this week as he tackles our Quickfire Questions answering...

Duration:00:28:19

Devoto on nickname Neil, being the family's second international and adapting with England

2/18/2020
As the Guinness Six Nations returns this weekend, England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line sits down with another guest in Exeter Chiefs centre Ollie Devoto as he talks about being the second international in his family, life in Devon after his move from Bath and how he got the nickname of Neil from The Inbetweeners character. Also on this pod Courtney Lawes talks you through his food options, music type and guests in Dreaming of Dinner, while Red Roses centre Emily Scarratt tackles our...

Duration:00:25:22

Ewels on captaincy, a none Japan WhatsApp group and sports psychology

2/11/2020
England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line sits down with Bath captain and lock Charlie Ewels as he talks about his leadership style, the none Japan WhatsApp group created last summer, losing 16-1 in football as a youngster and his work with sports psychologists. On this pod you also hear from Red Roses prop Hannah Botterman who takes on our Quickfire Questions as she reveals who would play her in her movie, her favourite place in the world, her dancing style according to Ugo Monye, fashion...

Duration:00:28:04

Lawes on 1,000 calorie shakes, big tackles and Eddie's influence

2/4/2020
The England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line sits down with Northampton Saints lock Courtney Lawes as he speaks about his tackling technique, being able to order anything from room service on England duty and the influence that head coach Eddie Jones had on his career. On this pod you also hear from England Women's World Rugby player of the year Emily Scarratt as she takes our 'Underrated-Overrated' challenge tackling topics such as Love Island, gravy and Disney remakes. Wherever you get your...

Duration:00:21:16

Eddie Jones on 2019, Sir Alex Ferguson and the future

1/28/2020
Eddie Jones is our first guest for as series five of the England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line returns ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations. Former England wing Ugo Monye chats exclusively to Eddie on a number of topics including bringing Sir Alex Ferguson into camp to speak to the squad, how he feels after four years as head coach, what he reflects on 2019 including the losing final in Japan and his vision for the team. Wherever you get your podcasts, make sure you subscribe to us for...

Duration:00:28:19

Maro, May, Mako and more - our podcast highlights so far

11/5/2019
As series four of England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line brings an end to series for following England's exploits in Japan, we have delved into what we produced so far and picked out some our favourite bits. You will hear from some of England's standout players over the last couple of months including Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy and Mako Vunipola and more. Make sure you subscribe to us as the podcast will return ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations for series...

Duration:00:31:59

Mako on playing with Billy, playing chess and being a father

10/29/2019
As we head into one of the biggest weeks for English rugby, the England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line sits down with prop Mako Vunipola as he talks about feeling different when he plays without Billy in the team, which members of the squad he spends his downtime with playing chess and his favourite moments in an England shirt so far. The Saracen also talks about life growing up with Wales No 8 Taulupe Faletau, how his dad used to train him as a youngest and being both a sore winner and...

Duration:00:26:24

Youngs on farm life, brotherly love and dyslexia

10/22/2019
England's most capped back ever Ben Youngs is the latest to chat to England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line as he opens up about his life and career, from growing up with 28 first cousins, what life was like on his farm in Norfolk as well as how he finds coping with dyslexia. The Leicester Tigers scrum half also chats about his influence on this England team, his international pathway from playing sevens and with England Saxons and what it is like playing Test rugby with your brother. Fellow...

Duration:00:33:58

Heinz on rooming with Faz, Dan Carter and first impressions

10/15/2019
As England enter the knockout stages in Japan, the England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line sits down with scrum half Willi Heinz as he discusses his route to playing international rugby from first picking up a ball in New Zealand. The Gloucester captain talks topics such as growing up in Christchurch, being a sports-mad child, playing with legendary All Blacks at club level, what it's like to room with Owen Farrell and what life has been like in the England camp. You also hear from Ruaridh...

Duration:00:30:34

Kruis on Jason Roy, fly fishing and England's second row competition

10/8/2019
From Dorking RFC to international rugby, England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line chats with George Kruis about his life and career so far. The Saracens lock opens up about playing with England cricketer Jason Roy at his local club, how he got into the professional game later than most and how he relaxes away from the pitch using the time to focus on his business, walk his dog or go fly fishing. On this podcast you'll also hear from Ben Youngs and Ruaridh McConnochie as they take the Three...

Duration:00:21:50

Ludlam on Bargain Hunt, musicals and painting

10/1/2019
Lewis Ludlam is the latest player to sit down with England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line as season four continues and the Northampton Saints flanker talks about his musical past, including the instruments he taught himself to play and being in school productions, his intriguing family ties and how he nearly ended up on an episode of Bargain Hunt. The forward also talks about the struggles he had at club to becoming an England international, how he got himself into painting and how he repaid...

Duration:00:32:10

Cokanasiga on being a mummy's boy, Fijian heritage and breaking records

9/24/2019
As season four of England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line continues we sit down with wing Joe Cokanasiga as he talks about his nomadic upbringing in Fiji, Germany and Brunei, how Eddie Jones prepared him for his international debut and his pre-match superstitions before every game. He also discusses breaking physical records at Bath, how he deals with the psychological aspects of rugby and how he views his playing style. There's also another edition of Overrated or Underrated as Jack...

Duration:00:24:01

Jonny Wilkinson on his obsessive nature, dealing with anxiety and 2003

9/17/2019
One of the legends of the game sits down with England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line as Jonny Wilkinson speaks in a way you will not have heard before. The former England fly half opens up on a range of topics about being an obsessive child which helped him develop his skillset, how before England games he would get so anxious he would not want to play and what it feels what he remembers about winning rugby's biggest prize in 2003. Wilkinson also opens up on topics like how he would have...

Duration:00:39:19

Manu on plastic rugby balls, playing with Jonny and coffee wars

9/10/2019
The England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line gets up close with Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi as he talks about growing up in Samoa with a rugby-mad family, learning to play the game with plastic bottles and going from watching Jonny Wilkinson win on the biggest stage in 2003, to playing alongside him. He also opens up about on coffee wars in the England camp, Elvis the dog and what Ed Sheeran song he sang for his initiation. Also on the pod this week is Ben Youngs taking the Dreaming...

Duration:00:24:03

Cowan-Dickie on COD, fishing and match day nerves

9/3/2019
The England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line continues the fourth series by delving into the life of Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie as he discusses becoming one of the best in the world at Call of Duty, how he earned a games console fishing with his dad and life growing up in Devon with England team mates Jack Nowell and Henry Slade. On the pod you also hear from Kyle Sinckler who talks you through Dreaming of Dinner where he talks through the famous people he would invite around and...

Duration:00:26:12

Sinckler on true friends, bulldog Brodie and his property company

8/27/2019
The England Rugby Podcast: O2 Inside Line gets up close and personal with Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler this week as he discusses his route in the game from football, growing up in south London and how it was having a mum who worked for the police. Sinckler also discusses about how he only keeps a close group of friends, the bond he has with his French bulldog and his relationship with Ellis Genge. You also hear from centre Manu Tuilagi as he discussed his guilty pleasures with Lewis...

Duration:00:37:08