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Wales' summer success, the back-row conundrum and the regions' European pool draws

6/20/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writer Andy Howell to look back on Wales summer tour of America, picking out the players who laid down a big maker a year out from the Rugby World Cup as well as react to the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool draws.

Duration:00:57:04

Wales v South Africa preview: George North in the centre, 'bitter and twisted' critics and why the Springboks aren't what they used to be

5/31/2018
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Ben James is joined by Andy Howell to discuss the Wales team named to face South Africa, disect Warren Gatland's quotes and preview this weekend's Washington clash against the Springboks.

Duration:00:33:04

Shaun Edwards' future, a 'needless' match against South Africa and the PRO14 final

5/23/2018
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Ben James is joined by Matthew Southcombe and Delme Parfitt to discuss the rumours surrounding Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards, look ahead to the tour of Argentina and preview the Scarlets' PRO14 final against Leinster.

Duration:00:32:57

Cardiff Blues Challenge Cup Final special: Richie Rees and Ceri Sweeney look back at 2010 triumph

5/9/2018
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Ben James is joined by former Wales stars Richie Rees and Ceri Sweeney ahead of the Cardiff Blues' Challenge Cup Final against Gloucester to look back at the Blues' triumph against Toulon in 2010 - the only time a Welsh region has won a European competition.

Duration:00:30:22

Ellis Jenkins special: Up close and personal with the talk of Welsh rugby

5/2/2018
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In a special podcast, Cardiff Blues and Wales star Ellis Jenkins joins our regulars to discuss European success, his Wales chances, the ins and outs of the Blues dressing room and much, much more.

Duration:00:47:55

69: European semi-finals preview: 'The winner of the Champions Cup will come from the Leinster-Scarlets match'

4/19/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writer Andy Howell to look ahead to a massive weekend of Welsh rugby, as they preview the Scarlets' Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster in Dublin and the Cardiff Blues' Challenge Cup semi-final against Pau at the Arms Park.

Duration:00:37:35

68: Up close and personal with Welsh rugby's biggest joker and the coach everyone's talking about

4/11/2018
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In a special podcast, Scarlets backs coach Stephen Jones - the hottest property in Welsh coaching right now - explains his philosophy. We're also joined by Ospreys and Wales star Bradley Davies who talks about his reputation as Welsh rugby's joker and the bet his dad keeps making on him.

Duration:00:21:31

67: European quarter-final preview: 'Looking at those sides, you have to be confident the Scarlets can reach the semi-finals'

3/29/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writer Andy Howell to look ahead to the European quarter-finals, with the Scarlets and Cardiff Blues in action as we hear from Ken Owens and Nick Williams.

Duration:00:22:57

66: Wales 14-13 France: 'There is depth at fly-half now, but we don't know if there's strength in that depth yet'

3/17/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writers Simon Thomas and Matthew Southcombe to look back upon Wales' 14-13 win over France, as well as discuss their Six Nations campaign and look ahead to their tour of Argentina in the summer.

Duration:00:36:51

65: Wales 38-14 Italy: 'It would be no surprise if Justin Tipuric started against France at openside'

3/12/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writers Simon Thomas and Andy Howell to discuss Wales' Six Nations win over Italy and look ahead to next week's clash with France.

Duration:00:36:32

64: ‘The score flattered Wales... expect 5 or 6 changes for Italy’

2/25/2018
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Matt Southcombe and Rob Lloyd sat down in Dublin Airport to discuss Wales’ 37-27 defeat to Ireland.

Duration:00:21:30

63: Ireland v Wales preview: 'This game could be a war of attrition and Dan Biggar is the man for that'

2/21/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writers Andy Howell and Matthew Southcombe to analyse the Wales team to face Ireland, as well as look ahead to the crunch Six Nations clash in Dublin and the latest on the Cardiff Blues and Ospreys coaching situation.

Duration:00:39:47

62: England 12-6 Wales: 'They're going down this new attacking path... and they're sticking to it'

2/10/2018
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Our pundits look back on Wales' 12-6 defeat to England from the press room at Twickenham.

Duration:00:30:34

61: Wales v England preview: 'Maybe last week's structured chaos is the best way to beat England at Twickenham'

2/7/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writers Simon Thomas and Andy Howell to look ahead to Wales' trip to Twickenham to face England in the Six Nations this weekend, as well as the situation at the Arms Park with the Cardiff Blues.

Duration:00:34:30

60: Wales 34-7 Scotland: 'That was like a throwback to the 70s - it was 15 man rugby at times'

2/3/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writers Simon Thomas and Andy Howell to discuss Wales' stunning 34-7 win over Scotland in their Six Nations opener.

Duration:00:29:26

59: Wales v Scotland preview: 'The good thing for Rhys Patchell is he's playing in an all-Scarlets backline'

2/1/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writer Simon Thomas to pick apart Warren Gatland's team selection and preview Wales' opening Six Nations clash with Scotland.

Duration:00:23:33

58: Six Nations launch special: Warren Gatland, Eddie Jones, Gregor Townsend and more

1/24/2018
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Matthew Southcombe is joined by rugby writer Simon Thomas at the launch of the 2018 Six Nations to preview the competition, with snippets from Warren Gatland, Alun Wyn Jones, Joe Schmidt, Gregor Townsend, John Barclay and Eddie Jones.

Duration:00:43:18

57: 'I would have no qualms with Rhys Patchell starting at full-back against Scotland'

1/17/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writers Simon Thomas and Andy Howell to discuss the Wales squad announcement ahead of the Six Nations, look back at round five of Europe and take a look at what each region needs to do to qualify this weekend.

Duration:00:43:53

56: 'It's a massive weekend for so many players - there are about six or seven Wales spots up for grabs'

1/10/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writers to look back at the final round of festive derbies, previews the crunch European matches this weekend and discuss who Warren Gatland might pick in his Six Nations squad next week.

Duration:00:43:23

55: 'Josh Adams is surely the form Welsh winger ahead of the Six Nations - he has been spectacular'

1/4/2018
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Ben James is joined by rugby writer Simon Thomas to preview to the final round of Welsh derbies, as well as take a look at the injury crisis facing Wales coach Warren Gatland ahead of the Six Nations.

Duration:00:27:25