Rugby World Magazine's One Game at a Time
One player, one match; lots of insight.
Getting into the minds of some of your favourite rugby players, Sam Roberts speaks to top flight players about one of their more memorable matches. One on one discussion to find out how these premier rugby players think,
Rugby World Magazine's 'One Game at a Time' - Jimmy Gopperth
Season 1, Ep. 7
In this episode, Sam Roberts speaks to Jimmy Gopperth. Regarded by many as one of the finest playmakers in Premiership history, Jimmy talks about what it was like playing for Wasps in 2016, his stellar matches against Exeter, kicking at goal, retiring, and even what it felt like to miss out on All Black selection. There is some superb insight for everyone, but young players especially will learn a lot from listening to him.We watch these highlights on Youtube and you can watch along too - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s1TqaqzFHcIf you like this podcast, please do take some time to subscribe and review. It would mean the world to us.
Rugby World Magazine's 'One Game at a Time' - Schalk Brits
Season 1, Ep. 6
Schalk Brits was a rare entity, a player who seemed to make every fan smile, regardless of which team they supported. In this episode, Sam Roberts talks to him about Saracens' first Premiership Final win in 2011 but we also look in detail at how he played the game; what it was like playing for the famous North London club; and perhaps most importantly, how he now feels with the 'Salary Cap Scandal' having cast its shadow. We also hear how he responded to a Rassie Erasmus text message about the World Cup in 2019, his eventual retirement, and we even get confirmation about an embarrassing incident detailed in the Karl Dickson episode from earlier in the series!The clip we watch is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMwEmaB7TeM - you can watch along too.Do leave a review if you like what we are doing, and if you have any ideas as to which rugby player you'd like to hear interviewed, get in touch with us.
Rugby World Magazine's 'One Game at a Time' - Kat Merchant
Season 1, Ep. 5
In this episode, Sam Roberts speaks to Katherine Merchant, the England winger who played 58 times for the Red Roses over a nine year period, scoring 44 tries. We look back at the critical semi-final from the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup against Ireland, the scene of Kat's final international try. We discuss try scoring, handoffs, being beaten in finals and having stadiums boo you.We watch the highlights of the game from the World Rugby YouTube channel and you can watch along too by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYo5Nahgir4&t=176sKat shines a great light on top level sport, performing under pressure and women's rugby as a whole. It was lovely to hear her story and how England went on to lift the World Cup trophy.
Rugby World Magazine's 'One Game at a Time' - Sir Gareth Edwards
Season 1, Ep. 4
To celebrate the 60th birthday of the world’s best-selling rugby magazine, we present a very special edition of Rugby World Magazine’s 'One Game at a Time': Sir Gareth Edwards describe the Barbarians versus New Zealand game from 1973. He talks about walking to the game, the players with whom he took the field, his personal memories of each moment and of course, that try.We looked at the youtube highlights and you can watch along too by following the link attached. What a treat it was to talk to a player, whom many regard as the greatest, about arguably the greatest game ever played.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF8h1Pe0iH8
Rugby World Magazine's One Game at a Time - Karl Dickson
Season 1, Ep. 3
After more than 150 top-flight appearances for Harlequins, Karl Dickson made the swift and difficult transition to becoming an official. Less than a year after performing in the Premiership as a player, he made his debut as a referee in the same league. On this episode, he talks to Sam Roberts about how he became interested in becoming an official, what it is like taking charge of a game, and his journey through the lower leagues all the way to his Premiership debut, on a Friday night, at Kingsholm, live on BT Sport. It proves a really interesting look into the mindset of a top flight referee and reveals all the different things they have to think about.We watch the last twenty minutes of the Gloucester v Saracens game from this full match replay on the Premiership Rugby website. We start watching from the point of 1h 19 minutes on the video. (We're afraid this video may not be available if you are accessing it from outside the UK). Here is the link:https://www.premiershiprugby.com/video/full-match-gloucester-rugby-v-saracens-round-8/
Rugby World Magazine's One Game at a Time - James Simpson-Daniel
Season 1, Ep. 2
In episode 2 of this new series from Rugby World Magazine, Sam Roberts speaks to Gloucester and England wing-three-quarter James Simpson-Daniel. It proves a wonderful step back in time; James talks about wing play, Jonah Lomu, Sir Clive Woodward, missing out on the Rugby World Cup in 2003 and how he has come to terms with an international career that didn't flourish the way he would have wanted.If you want, you can watch along with us on these youtube highlights (cue it up and press play at 13m05s of the podcast:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFctRUpALkoBefore you listen, remind yourself of James' try against the Barbarians: Sinbad's Magic Moment - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA7OKP9N06g
Rugby World Magazine's One Game at a Time - Tom Curry
Season 1, Ep. 1
In a new series for Rugby World Magazine, Sam Roberts speaks to England and Sale Sharks superstar Tom Curry about a game from the Rugby World Cup in 2019. One of the top back-row talents in the world, Tom gives us a rare insight into what it's like being on the field for England. We discuss how it felt out in Japan, how to tackle David Pocock, brothers and even handshakes.We watch a World Rugby Youtube clip of the 1/4 final and if you want to follow along, you can by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LYg22PKXIk