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The Ruck Rugby Podcast from The Times & The Sunday Times. Stephen Jones, Owen Slot and a selection of rugby personalities, including Stuart Barnes, provide insight and analysis on the latest events in the game, including big name interviews and forthright analysis.

The Ruck Rugby Podcast from The Times & The Sunday Times. Stephen Jones, Owen Slot and a selection of rugby personalities, including Stuart Barnes, provide insight and analysis on the latest events in the game, including big name interviews and forthright analysis.
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United Kingdom

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The Ruck Rugby Podcast from The Times & The Sunday Times. Stephen Jones, Owen Slot and a selection of rugby personalities, including Stuart Barnes, provide insight and analysis on the latest events in the game, including big name interviews and forthright analysis.

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English


Episodes

The Big Rugby World Cup Kick-Off

9/19/2019
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Lawrence Dallaglio, Owen Slot and Stephen Jones ask whether Wales will miss Rob Howley, how a death metal singer is helping the hosts and you too can learn Japanese with Jonesie. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:52:05

Rugby World Cup 2019 Preview Part 2

9/16/2019
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Lawrence Dallaglio and fellow Times and Sunday Times rugby writers Stuart Barnes, Stephen Jones and Owen Slot complete their Rugby World Cup preview. They discuss favourites South Africa and New Zealand, the hopes of hosts Japan and ask if Australia have been written off too soon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:57

Rugby World Cup 2019 Preview Part 1

9/10/2019
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Rugby World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio is joined by Ruck regulars Owen Slot, Stephen Jones and Stuart Barnes to ask if England, Wales, Ireland or any of the other Northern Hemisphere sides are in with a chance of lifting the Webb Ellis Trophy. For more award-winning journalism visit thetimes.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:51:12

LifeTimes with Eddie Jones

6/25/2019
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Eddie Jones is one of the finest, sharpest and most inventive coaches in rugby union and this year he will lead England to a World Cup. In this episode of the new in-depth Times Sport podcast, LifeTimes, he describes how he has always been an outsider, why his drive to create conflict once led him to kiss an opponent and how he has had to evolve as a coach and a person. In an hour with Matt Dickinson he also speaks of his grandparents’ experience in an American internment camp, the...

Duration:00:58:47

Shambles of the season...

6/3/2019
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Shambles of the season... In the final Ruck podcast of the series Stephen Jones welcomes Owen Slot and Alex Lowe to pay tribute to Exeter and praise Saracens after a breathtaking Premiership final. Plus the panel select their articles of the year, stories they missed, the best interviews and a favourite venue before highlighting what England need to add to compete in Japan. Finally Owen and Alex pick their top five Stephen Jones rants of the 2018/2019 campaign. For information regarding...

Duration:00:43:04

Why are Saracens so good?

5/28/2019
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Coaching, culture, recruitment, the salary cap, all of the above? Owen Slot heads to the pub with former players Alistair Hargreaves, Chris Wyles and Will Fraser to try and find the definitive answer ahead of the Premiership final. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:46:14

Every Premiership team ranked

5/20/2019
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Stephen Jones welcomes Stuart Barnes, Alex Lowe and Adam Hathaway to assess every Premiership clubs season. The panel then predict and preview the Premiership semi finals and Pro 14 final. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:44:37

Rugby faces a tipping point

5/13/2019
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Owen Slot, Mark Evans and Michael Aylwin reflect on Saracens triumph, and who who can stop them in future. Then Mark and Micheal talk about their new book, arguing rugby is now at a crossroads where a number of issues will either be resolved or cause the sport to decline. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:51:45

Dallaglio on Europe, Wasps and the class of 2003

5/7/2019
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Stephen Jones sits down with Lawrence Dallaglio to remember his career in Europe and preview the Champions Cup final. Dallaglio also delivers his assessment of Wasps season and explains why the world cup winning team of 2003 need a pathway to influential positions in the game. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:23

This season's best signing?

4/29/2019
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This week Owen Slot is joined by Ben Ryan, Chris Jones and Alex Lowe. The questions to the panel are: Is this really the most exciting Premiership ever? Who is the best signing of the year? We also speculate on who the next England coach might be and Ben Ryan gives us the details on Rugby X - what's being called the T20 of Rugby and why it's necessary for rugby's future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:22

Special: Premier 15s final preview

4/25/2019
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Stephen Jones travels to Franklin's Gardens ahead of the decisive Premier 15's final between Saracens and Harlequins on Saturday. Captains Lotte Clapp and Rachael Burford explain what victory would mean for their respective sides before expanding on the recent revolution in the women's game. Coaches Gary Street and Alex Austerberry reflect on preparing players who can be balancing jobs with training and the influx of new young talent into women's rugby. For information regarding your data...

Duration:00:23:22

Saracens, football behaviour and half games

4/23/2019
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Saracens, football behaviour and half games Stephen Jones presents from Franklin's Gardens with Owen Slot, Nick Cain and Adam Hathaway. Is football behaviour creeping into rugby, who shone in the Champions Cup, why isn't every nation in for the Saracens coaching team, can the cuts to grass roots rugby be explained and will the relegation battle continue to the end of the season? Finally do you back Slot or Jones on the new half game proposals? For information regarding your data privacy,...

Duration:00:33:00

Wayne Barnes referees Slot vs Jones

4/15/2019
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Owen Slot and Stephen Jones sit down with referee Wayne Barnes to review the week in rugby. The panel discuss great rugby comebacks in honour of Tiger Woods, the fall out from Israel Folau and Billy Vunipola's social media comments and the Champions Cup semi-finals. PLUS Wayne Barnes on how he'd make the game safer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:55:19

Bloodgate: 10 Years On (Part Two)

4/12/2019
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This is the second part of a special programme brought to you by our colleagues at talkSPORT, marking ten years since Bloodgate, an incident that shook the sport of rugby. We bring you a talkSPORT studio panel hosted by Russ Williams, alongside journalist Mark Souster and former Harlequins player George Robson, to look back on the events of that day and discuss if we can expect more repercussions to come for the sport. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:52

Bloodgate: 10 Years On (Part One)

4/11/2019
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talkSPORT presents Bloodgate: 10 Years On The scandal stained the reputation of Harlequins and the image of Rugby. We return to April 12 2009 and speak to some of the key individuals involved in the match, the subsequent cover-up and fall-out. This includes Tom Williams - the player at the centre of Bloodgate. In addition, we interview some of the biggest names in the sport including Sir Clive Woodward, Brian O'Driscoll, Michael Cheika, Lawrence Dallaglio and Nigel Owens. We also uncover...

Duration:00:48:49

Restart Rugby's role dealing with physical and mental heath

4/8/2019
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Stephen Jones welcomes Rochelle Clark, Christian Day and Owen Slot for a packed review of the weekends action and detailed focus on RPA charity Restart Rugby. First the panel review the Premiership games after another amazing weekend which leaves Newcastle v Leicester as the potential match of the season. Then RPA player liaison officer, Christian Day outlines the Restart Rugby project which helps players both current and former with coping with a range of issues. All the Premiership clubs...

Duration:00:50:38

Who were the Remainers and Leavers in Europe this Weekend?

4/1/2019
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Alex Lowe, Mark Evans and Adam Hathaway have the final word on the European quarter-finals, discuss where next for World Rugby and back Alex Goode for a late run into Eddie Jones' squad for Japan For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:45:21

The headache of coaching in France

3/25/2019
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Owen Slot, welcomes Alan Dymock, Sam Peters and Rory Teague. They cover Leicester's relegation threat and the laws of the game being reviewed in Paris. Also Rory Teague unpacks his time coaching at Bordeaux and debates the cultural differences between French and English rugby. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:50:26

Wales Worthy Winners but What Next for Warren's Wonders?

3/18/2019
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Owen Slot is joined by fellow Times and Sunday Times writers Stuart Barnes, Stephen Jones and Adam Hathaway to review the Six Nations and ask what next for the Northern Hemisphere hopefuls with the Rugby World Cup not far away For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:40

Are England Flat-Track Bullies?

3/11/2019
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Owen Slot is joined by Stephen Jones, Lawrence Dallaglio and England women's captain, Sarah Hunter to discuss the penultimate week of this year's Six Nations For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:38