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Under The Sticks is a podcast from the good folks from the #GuinnessPRO14 which will cover the game from right across the UK, Ireland, Italy & South Africa. With engaging hosts and exclusive interviews the podcast will aim to cover rugby right across the board from European, International and club rugby

Under The Sticks is a podcast from the good folks from the #GuinnessPRO14 which will cover the game from right across the UK, Ireland, Italy & South Africa. With engaging hosts and exclusive interviews the podcast will aim to cover rugby right across the board from European, International and club rugby
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Under The Sticks is a podcast from the good folks from the #GuinnessPRO14 which will cover the game from right across the UK, Ireland, Italy & South Africa. With engaging hosts and exclusive interviews the podcast will aim to cover rugby right across the board from European, International and club rugby




EP10: Guinness PRO14 Final Build-Up

Join Andy & Adam who have Rory Lawson and Sean Holley in studio to breakdown the Guinness PRO14 Final between Glasgow Warriors and Leinster Rugby at Celtic Park. There's also listener questions as we discover who Under The Sticks top fisherman is!


The Big Hit - Isa Nacewa: "The rivalry is real... there's a genuine hate there"

Andy & Adam track down former Leinster captain Isa Nacewa back in New Zealand to get a player's view on the current heat of the Munster-Leinster rivalry, a review of the Champions Cup Final loss and there's even time for a little BBQ


EP9: Big Names for Big Games - Sean Holley, Isa Nacewa & Al Kellock

Heavy hitters join Andy & Adam to recap the Champions Cup Final before delving into this weekend's huge Guinness PRO14 Final Series fixtures. Sean Holley, Al Kellock and Isa Nacewa provide key insights into the Glasgow Warriors v Ulster & Leinster v Munster Semis and there's the not so small matter of the European Play-Off between Ospreys & Scarlets. Plus listener questions ... tune in. And better yet, tell a friend.


Big Hits! Adam Hastings, Michael Bradley & Ken Owens chats from the Guinness Storehouse

The Under The Sticks gang were let loose among the drinks reception of the Guinness PRO14 Awards to grab some heavy hitters join the pod. - Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) - Michael Bradley (Zebre) - Ken Owens (Scarlets)


EP8: What's to come in the Newcastle Showdown

Is part one of the Double Double on? Rory Lawson & Ben Coles of the Daily Telegraph join Adam & Andy to break down the key points of Leinster v Saracens in this weekend's Champions Cup Final in Newcastle.


EP7.5: Special Pod Recorded at the Guinness PRO14 Awards

Finally - we get the squad in one place as Andy McGeady, Sean Holley, Rory Lawson and Adam Redmond sit down at the Guinness PRO14 Awards in Dublin to chat about the Quarter-Finals, Sean's team selection based from the six teams who made the knock-out stages and... the guys talk through all of the winners from the awards. Special appearances from Michael Bradley, Adam Hastings and Ken Owens.


Big Hit: Dean Budd "We've stopped getting sh***y looks around town"

Benetton captain Dean Budd talks about how he nearly left the club, what kept him in Treviso and how the Italian side have reached the Guinness PRO14 Final Series for the first time. A big personality on and off the pitch, this is a highly entertaining listen!


EP7: Coaching Carousel, Danger Clear-outs, Dean Budd on Benetton's Rise, Judgement Day Review

Paul Williams joins Andy & Adam and have a cracking interview with Benetton captain Dean Budd who tells the guys 'we don't get shitty looks anymore' after their rise up the table. The coaching carousel gets some chat as well as Paul's experience at Judgement Day. Wilbur Kraak from Stellenbosch University talks to us about his study of dangerous clearouts in rugby. Plus Listener questions, think tanks and Andy tries to stop Adam plugging new Guinness PRO14 products! Join the guys for some...


The Big Hit: Schalk Ferriera (Isuzu Southern Kings)

Playing with a double neck fusion Schalk Ferriera has led a life less ordinary in rugby. It is something of a medical miracle that the Isuzu Southern Kings prop is playing but there is nothing in doubt when it comes to his dedication and love for the game. When you look beyond rugby's poster boys Ferriera is one of the unheralded heroes and his story is deserving of your time.


EP6: Champions Cup Breakdown, Guinness PRO14 Showdowns, Schalk Ferreira, Listener Questions

Crunch time is approaching as Rory Lawson and Lauren Jenkins join Adam & Andy to dissect the Semi-Finals of the Champions Cup. The permutations of the final round of the Guinness PRO14 are calculated while Schalk Ferreira - the only rugby player with a double neck fusion - chats to Adam about being Mr Southern Kings. There's also time for Listener's questions and a cracking tale from Rory about Rupeni Caucaunibuca


The Big Hit: Scott Fardy (Leinster & Australia)

Leinster and former Wallaby forward Scott Fardy talks to Under the Sticks about his time in Japan, surviving the 2011 earthquake and being a `late bloomer.’ Returning to Australia to star in Super Rugby and earn a World Cup spot in the Australian team. He also discusses starting a family just three months into his time in Dublin and what it is about Leo Cullen that encouraged him to set up this new life in Ireland.


EP5: Folau, R20 Controversy, Champions Cup Semis, Scott Fardy

Paul Williams and Rory Lawson join Andy and Adam to chat through some major talking points from the world of rugby. Israel Folau, controversial calls in Round 20 of the Guinness PRO14, upcoming out-halves, Glasgow's impressive win in Dublin all get a full airing. Leinster's Scott Fardy chats to Adam for the Big Hit ahead of a cracking Semi-Final line up in Europe and, as always, listener's questions from the mail bag.


The Big Hit: Kieran Crowley (Benetton Head Coach)

Feature interview with Kieran Crowley who tells us about his coaching journey and the gains he has made as Benetton Rugby head coach as the Italian side on the verge of qualifying for the Guinness PRO14 knock-out stages for the first time ever.


EP4: Title Talk, Sean Holley Debut, Kieran Crowley & Opta Jonny

Sean Holley joins Andy & Adam in studio for his UTS debut as the gang look ahead to a tasty R20 in Guinness PRO14, Edinburgh's comeback, Benetton's title mettle. Plus Sean explains the new pay bands in Welsh rugby and why Gareth Anscombe is none too pleased while Opta Jonny reveals a new record set by Leinster and the guys discuss Playstation rugby and a rugby star's NFL move.


The Big Hit: John Barclay (Scotland & Edinburgh)

The Big Hit: Edinburgh and Scotland back row John Barclay joins Rory and Andy to talk about how his injury recovery looked in great doubt at one stage in his comeback. How his on-screen media work has given him a taste for more, the competition in the back row at Edinburgh and Rory reminisces about their ‘glory’ days in the blue of Scotland. Finally, John talks about his big return to Parc Y Scarlets this weekend.


EP3: European Magic, Manic Guinness PRO14 Run-in, John Barclay & Charlie Morgan

This week Andy, Rory & Adam look back on a magic weekend of European rugby. The lads run the rule over a mouth-watering run-in across the last few rounds of the Guinness PRO14. Edinburgh & Scotland back row John Barclay tells us about his hard road back from injury while the Daily Telegraph's Charlie Morgan gets Andy frothing at the mouth with some fantastic rugby nerding over box kicks. And of course there are listener questions... about biscuits.


The Big Hit: Nigel Owens

Nigel Owens speaks with Rory Lawson & Andy McGeady on Under The Sticks about his surprise venture for life after rugby, how he feels at this point in his career and how empathy is the hardest skill to master when you're holding the whistle


E2: New Deals, Nigel Owens interview, Guinness PRO14 Wrap & Euro Previews

Nigel Owens tells us about his plans for life after rugby, Rory Lawson makes his debut on the pod as he joins Andy and Adam to talk through a big weekend in the Guinness PRO14, there's a spate of top players signing new deals while the boys also look forward to the European Quarter-Finals. All this plus Morgan Piek of OFM Radio in Bloemfontein joins the pod to talk all things SA Rugby. Oh... and listeners questions get the put to our array of 'experts'


The Big Hit: Wayne Pivac

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac speaks to Adam Redmond about his time in Llanelli, his background as a policeman and how he hopes to sign off from the team before taking over as Wales coach in 2020.


E1: Six Nations recap, Wayne Pivac Interview & look ahead to R18 in the Guinness PRO14

The first episode of Under The Sticks recorded this week with Andy McGeady in the host’s chair surrounded by Paul Williams and Adam Redmond while the Sunday Times’ Mark Palmer also joins the pod for a look back at Scotland’s incredible comeback against England. Episode 1 Highlights 2.12 to 24.24 Paul, Andy and Adam digest the Welsh Grand Slam, Warren Gatland’s legacy, Italy’s missed opportunity and young talent, French woes, Irish confidence and where the Six Nations teams stand ahead of the...