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Rugby news and views from Ireland's only nightly sports radio show, the multi-award winning Off The Ball, a programme for sports fans by sports fans.

Rugby news and views from Ireland's only nightly sports radio show, the multi-award winning Off The Ball, a programme for sports fans by sports fans.
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Dublin, Ireland

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Rugby news and views from Ireland's only nightly sports radio show, the multi-award winning Off The Ball, a programme for sports fans by sports fans.

Language:

Irish

Contact:

Marconi House Digges Lane Dublin 2 1850 453106


Episodes

BRIAN O'DRISCOLL AND RONAN O'GARA IN STUDIO | World Cup build-up

8/16/2019
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Brian O'Driscoll & Ronan O'Gara join Ger in studio to continue our World Cup build-up #TeamOfUs

Duration:01:02:44

WNR | Irish squad trimmed, early-bird Eddie Jones, All Blacks issues

8/14/2019
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Ruaidhri O'Connor of the Irish Independent joined Joe Molloy in studio for Wednesday Night Rugby. Topics included Joe Schmidt's squad trimming today, Eddie Jones' very early English squad selection and the All Blacks defeat. Our rugby coverage is with thanks to Vodafone - Team of Us - Everyone In.

Duration:00:22:08

"I think he'll become important for Ireland too" Liam Toland on Jean Kleyn

8/12/2019
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Joe Molloy joined by former Munster and Leinster player Liam Toland to chat about Ireland's win over Italy, England's World Cup squad and New Zealand's form @VodafoneIreland

Duration:00:16:19

Land of the Rising Scrum | Ep 13 | Tonga with Nasi Manu

8/9/2019
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Tonga are the latest country to be featured on Land of the Rising Scrum, as Neil Treacy speaks to Benetton number 8 Nasi Manu about his recent battle with cancer, and his hopes of making a return at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The Tongan international was diagnosed with testicular cancer in September 2018, with surgery and chemotherapy keeping him out of the entire 2018/19 season. However, after being given the all-clear by doctors in June, he now has his sights set on returning to rugby with...

Duration:00:25:32

"Jack McGrath is in real jeopardy" World Cup squad decisions

8/7/2019
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Joe joined by former Leinster fly-half Andy Dunne and Rúaidhrí O'Connor journalist with the Irish Independent, they sat in the studio to chat about who might miss the cut for Joe Schmidt's World Cup squad as well as much more

Duration:00:34:42

Land of the Rising Scrum | Ep 12 | France | Jerome Thion and Tony Marsh

8/3/2019
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This week on Land of the Rising Scrum, Neil Treacy speaks to former French internationals Jerome Thion and Tony Marsh, as well as AFP rugby journalist Illtud Dafydd about what to expect from France at the Rugby World Cup. Thion was one of the rocks of the French pack from 2003 to 2011, despite only taking up the sport at the age of 20. However, the Biarritz legend's test career came to an abrupt end when he was one of several big names axed by head coach Marc Lievremont after the 2011 Six...

Duration:00:57:25

Matt Williams | Rugby Championship, Cricket, Ashes 2019

7/31/2019
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Joe joined by Matt Williams to review the opening two rounds of the Rugby Championship as well as looking ahead to the 2019 Ashes

Duration:00:27:51

Ronan O'Gara on life with La Rochelle

7/30/2019
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Ronan O'Gara joins Joe & Dave to discuss his beginnings as a head coach in France.

Duration:00:22:34

Land of the Rising Scrum | Ep 10 | England and Neil Back

7/19/2019
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This week on Land of the Rising Scrum, Neil Treacy speaks to World Cup winning flanker Neil Back about England's 2003 triumph, and the chances of a northern hemisphere side ending the southern dominance in Japan this autumn. They look back at Clive Woodward's transformation of England from a good team to a great team, dealing with the pressure of a favourites tag, and the winning feeling when Jonny Wilkinson's drop-goal sealed the World Cup.

Duration:00:42:39

Land of the Rising Scrum | Episode 9 | Italy

7/13/2019
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Neil Treacy continues his profile of every team from the 2019 Rugby World Cup. This week, we focus on Italy, and chat to former Italian scrum half Paul Griffen on his experience playing at the 2007 Wold Cup against his birth-country New Zealand, his late breakthrough to the international game, and the prospects of Conor O'Shea's side in Japan this year.

Duration:00:26:47

Land of the Rising Scrum - EP8 | Namibia

7/5/2019
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Welcome along to Episode 8 of 'Land of the Rising Scrum', as Neil Treacy takes an in-depth look at every single nation involved in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. This week's focus is on the Namibia - and we were joined by current Head Coach Phil Davies as well as former captain Jacques Burger @VodafoneIreland #TeamOfUs

Duration:00:40:02

Ronan O'Gara on the culture of a three-peat

7/2/2019
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Ronan O'Gara joins Ger and Eoin to chat about the upcoming Super Rugby final and how he's helping prepare his team's efforts to go back-to-back-to-back. OTB AM is live every weekday morning from 7.30am on Facebook, YouTube and Periscope

Duration:00:12:43

Land of the Rising Scrum - EP7 | Canada

6/29/2019
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Neil Treacy is joined by former Canada international Jamie Cudmore and Toronto-based sportswriter with CBS Sports, Benjamin Blum. We're taking a look at this Canadian side in-depth ahead of the Rugby World Cup later this year! @VodafoneIreland #TeamOfUs

Duration:00:33:15

Joey Carbery | Sexton Rivalry | Munster Move | World Cup Prep

6/26/2019
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Joe Molloy is joined in studio by Irish and Munster Rugby's Joey Carbery in a special Wednesday night rugby. Leinster to Munster Which dressing room is tougher His kicking technique His rivalry with Johnny Sexton You can watch the full Joey Carbery interview above or via our YouTube channel. Everyone’s in the Team Of Us. Vodafone. The Official Sponsor of the Irish Rugby Team.

Duration:00:22:47

Land of the Rising Scrum - EP6 | South Africa

6/21/2019
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Welcome along to Episode 6 of 'Land of the Rising Scrum', as Neil Treacy takes an in-depth look at every single nation involved in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. This week's focus is on the Springboks - and we were joined by South African based journalist and rugby writer Gavin Rich, as well as 1995 RWC winner Kobus Wiese, who has 18 test appearances to his name with the Springboks

Duration:00:37:47

Land of the Rising Scrum - EP5 | New Zealand

6/14/2019
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Welcome along to Episode 5 of 'Land of the Rising Scrum', as Neil Treacy takes an in-depth look at every single nation involved in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. This week's focus is on the All Blacks - and we were joined by New Zealand-based journalist and rugby writer Jamie Wall, as well as two-time RWC winner Ben Franks, who has 47 test appearances to his name with the All Blacks.

Duration:00:41:25

OTB RUGBY | Ronan O'Gara on his move to La Rochelle

6/13/2019
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Ronan O'Gara joins Nathan to discuss his move to La Rochelle.

Duration:00:18:45

Land of the Rising Scrum - Ep 4 | Samoa

6/7/2019
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Neil Treacy continues to profile the countries we'll see at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. This week, we complete the opponents Ireland will face in Pool A of the competition, by putting the microscope over Samoa, one of the most iconic rugby nations in the world. Neil speaks to Thomas Airey, a sports writer for the Samoa Observer, as well as talking to former Samoa second row Dan Leo, who currently runs the Pacific Rugby Player Welfare group. Leo recounts growing up in a tight-knit...

Duration:00:36:49

Land of the Rising Scrum - EP3 | Japan

5/31/2019
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Welcome along to our new weekly segment here on Off the Ball - where Neil Treacy will take an in-depth look at every single nation competing at the Rugby World Cup in Japan later in the year. Today's focus on Episode 3 of 'The Land of the Rising Scrum' is Japan - we're talking to the man who scored that famous try to beat South Africa in the 2015 World Cup Karne Hesketh, as well as Japan Rugby Writer Rich Freeman

Duration:00:25:36

Land of the Rising Scrum - EP2 | Russia

5/31/2019
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Welcome along to our new weekly segment here on Off the Ball - where Neil Treacy will take an in-depth look at every single nation competing at the Rugby World Cup in Japan later in the year. Today's focus on Episode 2 of 'The Land of the Rising Scrum' is Russia - we're talking to the Russia's captain and record try scorer Vasily Artemyev

Duration:00:30:22