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Ugo Monye and Chris Jones, plus special guests, dissect the biggest national and international rugby union stories of the week.

Ugo Monye and Chris Jones, plus special guests, dissect the biggest national and international rugby union stories of the week.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Ugo Monye and Chris Jones, plus special guests, dissect the biggest national and international rugby union stories of the week.

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English


Episodes

Saints, snow and the TMO

12/11/2017
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Ugo and Chris react to a controversial and extended Champions Cup weekend. The Northampton inquest is a brutal one and there’s advice for referees who might be too reliant on technology. Everyone laughs at Chris Ashton’s clearance kick and it’s Peter Stringer’s 40th birthday. Happy birthday Peter.

Duration: 00:49:00


Is Europe better than the Autumn?

12/4/2017
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Ugo takes a break from his charity work to record the podcast with Chris. They ask if Danny Cipriani is leaving Wasps and whether he'll be replaced by Quade Cooper. Ugo tries to explain why Harlequins "grow a pair" when they play Saracens, there's plenty on Wales against South Africa and Chris warms to Hadleigh Parkes.

Duration: 00:42:46


Unstoppable Ioane and Jonny Bairstow’s “rugby mates”

11/28/2017
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With Ugo already in the festive spirit, the podcast is a day late, but we pick apart the autumn internationals nonetheless. Scotland centre Pete(r) Horne interrupts his DIY to talk about Scotland’s hammering of Australia, All Blacks great Doug Howlett is on the pod and Ugo picks his England side for a tantalising Six Nations. Plus some chat about Jonny Bairstow’s “rugby mates” and Ugo’s newly-famous Nigerian cousin. Encourage the hustle.

Duration: 00:55:40


Scotland's springboard and Ole Gunnar Care

11/20/2017
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Ugo and Chris are joined from the England camp by Danny Care, whose cameo helped turn a tight encounter against Australia into a thrashing. Care tells us why he was nervous sitting on the bench, and how he plans to hijack the Rugby Union Weekly podcast. Elsewhere Scotland are urged to kick on after pushing New Zealand so close, while Wales beat Georgia in controversial circumstances. We also have a big interview with one of England women's stars of the future, Amy Cokayne.

Duration: 00:51:44


Eddie Jones’ Mum and Kurtley Beale’s photo album

11/13/2017
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Ugo and Chris talk to Eddie Jones who reveals he's in trouble with his 93 year old mother for swearing during England's win over Argentina. Scotland hooker Stuart McInally talks more about flying planes than playing rugby, while there's plenty of chat about Kurtley Beale's choice of outfit for a royal photograph with the Duke of Cambridge. There's analysis of Ireland's win over South Africa and another Wales defeat to Australia. Oh and Ugo admits the England team he played in wasn't very good

Duration: 00:51:54


A lion citing and the Dean Richards guest list

10/2/2017
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Ugo and Chris react to Wales hooker Scott Baldwin being bitten by a lion after petting it like a kitten. The search for the “best try ever” continues and they ask whether Ugo and Dean Richards could enjoy the same night out.

Duration: 00:41:43


"Classic Marler" and cracking America

9/18/2017
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Ugo "market value" Monye and Chris Jones attempt to put the rugby world to rights as they discuss scuffles, strikes, and why Premiership rugby is struggling to crack America. Harlequins captain James Horwill is a special guest after he led his side to an historic win at Wasps.

Duration: 00:46:17