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Current and former players review the big rugby talking points, tactical goings on and on-field battles

Current and former players review the big rugby talking points, tactical goings on and on-field battles




Current and former players review the big rugby talking points, tactical goings on and on-field battles




Quinn Roux on finding a home in Ireland and Mike McCarthy brings the absolute HEAT!

Interviews with Connacht & Ireland star Quinn Roux, and former Ireland lock Mike McCarthy drops by for a chat. The lads share some memories of Matt O'Connor's Leinster, playing under Joe Schmidt, contract concerns as the season draws on and business interests outside of the game.


Munster's nail-biting win, European games in doubt and Darren Cave interview

Former Ulster & Ireland centre Darren Cave joins Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan to look back on two crucial inter-pro games and discuss what may happen to the Champions Cup and Guinness Six Nations amid spiralling Covid-19 cases. They also discuss Paul O'Connell's coaching gig with Ireland and a bizarre red card in French rugby.


Connacht stun Leinster, Ulster go 10 from 10, and Lions Tour in doubt

Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan look back on two enthralling inter-pro games in the Guinness PRO14 and the end of a Leinster winning streak that lasted over 20 months. Also on House of Rugby Ireland, the emergence of top young talents like Jack Crowley, Ethan McIlroy, James Hume and the ever-improving Ryan Baird.


Ulster win in Galway, Coetzee leaving, Rainbow Cup and Ian Keatley & Ciara Griffin interviews

Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan are joined by Ian Keatley and Ireland captain Ciara Griffin for this bumper, end of year House of Rugby Ireland episode. We look back on Ulster's big win over Connacht and discuss Marcell Coetzee's impending exit. Then (from 20:00 to 53:00) they chat with Ciara about her recent marriage, breaking her leg in her first Ireland training session and getting emotional in team speeches. Ian Keatley then joins (from 53:30 to 1:23:00) to recall his Connacht and...


Munster, bloody Munster! Marcell Coetzee interview and the missing red card

Ulster and South Africa star Marcell Coetzee joins Eimear and Ian on House of Rugby Ireland to discuss his Springbok ambitions, targeting trophies and "maverick" John Cooney. The gang look back on the weekend's Champions Cup action and marvel at Munster's stunning comeback over Clermont.


Champions Cup, concussions and James Lowe on Ireland debut, Liam Williams & Chris Ashton feedback

Leinster and now Ireland winger James Lowe joins Ian Madigan and Eimear Considine on the latest House of Rugby Ireland show for a chat on a life-changing few months and why the best is yet to come. The guys discuss a thrilling return for the Champions Cup while Eimear and Ian give their thoughts on the recent concussion revelations.


Schalk Burger interview, swapping jerseys with Jerry Collins and Ireland swat Scots

Springbok legend, World Cup winner and former World Rugby Player of the Year Schalk Burger joins Eimear and Ian for the latest House of Rugby Ireland episode. The South African recalls his flying start to Test rugby, neck surgery that almost finished his career and his role in that legendary Lions Series in 2009. Eimear and Ian also open the show by discussing Ireland's win over Scotland.


Dan Leo on the exploitation of Pacific Islands rugby, poaching players and Oceans Apart

Former Samoa international and presenter of the Oceans Apart, Dan Leo joins Eimear Considine & Ian Madigan on House of Rugby Ireland. He discusses his acclaimed rugby documentary and discusses how the Pacific Islands are suffering in a rugby world threatening to leave the region behind. Also (from 44:30), Ian & Eimear discuss social media abuse of players and look ahead to Ireland versus Scotland.


Ulster special: Mads chats to Jordi Murphy about winning trophies & getting back for Ireland

In a House of Rugby Ireland bonus episode, Ian Madigan talks to Jordi Murphy about why getting back for Ireland is such strong motivation, the strength in depth at Ulster and why they feel Ulster can make their mark on the European Cup


Ireland's tough questions to answer, players that stepped up and Sene Naoupu interview

Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan are joined by Leinster & Ireland star Sene Naoupu on House of Rugby as they reflect on a weekend when Andy Farrell's side ran smack into an English brick wall. The gang discuss changes that can be made for the next day out, class jersey swaps and the Lions shake-up after a crucial match.


Ireland v England Special with Mike Brown and Freddie Burns

Celebrating the age-old rugby rivalry between Ireland and England in the company of two men with 77 England caps between them. Mike Brown and Freddie Burns, brother of Ireland outhalf Billy, join Eimear and Pat on House of Rugby Ireland.


Ugo Monye interview and Ireland heading into the English lion's den

Former England and Lions winger Ugo Monye joins Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan on House of Rugby Ireland to look ahead to the Autumn Nations Cup clash between England and Andy Farrell's Irish underdogs. He also recalls some great Lions memory and talks about his most cherished jersey swap.


Shane Williams joins us to help preview Ireland vs. Wales and Autumn Nations Cup

Wales and Lions legend Shane Williams joins Ian Masigan and Eimear Considine on House of Rugby Ireland and he's in rare auld form. He recalls his GAA days in Donegal, gives us players to watch in the Autumn Nations Cup and talks about efforts to tackle concussion in the game he loves.


CJ Stander on Axel's influence, Soldier Field and his journey from South Africa

"I've been trying to get on your show for a while!" joked CJ Stander when we finally got him on House of Rugby Ireland for a very special episode. The Munster, Ireland and Lions star talks to Eimear Considine about South Africa, early days in Limerick, Tackle Your Feelings and Craig Casey stealing all the Man of the Match awards.


Nigel Owens on big rugby law changes, an inspirational story and Ireland's heartache

Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan are joined on House of Rugby Ireland by one of the world's most regarded referees, Nigel Owens. Eimear and Ian discuss team bonding sessions and Ireland's Guinness Six Nations disappointment before Nigel joins from Wales to talk rule changes and whether rugby has any rude players.


Championship on the line in Paris, stunning debuts and Irish clean sweep

In the latest episode of House of Rugby Ireland, Eimear Considine and Ian Madigan look back on an extremely positive weekend for the Irish sides in the Guinness Six Nations. They look ahead to Ireland's championship finalé in Paris and the gesture of solidarity from the French women's team.


Brian O'Driscoll on Parisse, Lions memories and backing the women's game

Eimear Considine chats to Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll on House of Rugby Ireland, ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations resumption. O'Driscoll talks about the delayed retirement of Sergio Parisse, shares some great memories of the Lions' 2009 tour to South Africa, and advocates for greater coverage of women's sport.


Back for Season 3 with a new look, and new hosts

We are back for a brand new season of House of Rugby Ireland, and there are a few changes you may like. Ian Madigan, Eimear Considine and Fergus McFadden are your new hosts, there is a brand new set, features and lots of rugby talking points to get stuck into. Leinster & Ireland star Sean Cronin joins the gang for a chat too as they look ahead to the resumption of the Guinness Six Nations.


Baz looks back on his rugby career with Keith Earls, Trimby and his dad

This week on Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby it is the turn of Barry Murphy to look back on his rugby career and what happened after hanging up his boots. Andrew Trimble navigates the ship and is joined by Keith Earls and Barry's dad, Mick.


Leinster & Ireland star Linda Djougang on Covid-19 frontline and Black Lives Matter

Leinster and Ireland star Linda Djougang joins Pat McCarry for a special edition of Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby. Linda has been working on the frontline, at Tallaght Hospital, during the Covid-19 pandemic. She shares her experiences of that, the #BlackLivesMatter movement and talks about arriving on her own in Ireland, from Cameroon, at the age of 9 and how she came to represent Ireland.