The Ruck Rugby Podcast
The State of the Union: USA Special
Alan Dymock hosts a bonus edition of The Ruck focusing on rugby in the United States of America. The USA have been awarded the 2031 men's world cup and the 2033 women's competition, so he has a deep dive into 'The State of the Union'. At a national, college and domestic level how is rugby developing in the country? What benefits will hosting two world cups have? And, how will a World Cup across such a huge country work?
Can anyone stop Leinster? And the future of International Rugby
Will Kelleher, Alex Lowe and Stuart Barnes look back on the semi-final weekend in the European Champions and Challenge cups. They hear from Stephen Jones who reports on his eventful weekend trip to France and ask the question if any side is capable of stopping Leinster this season? Plus, they discuss the latest proposals from World Rugby for an international nations championship, Jess Hayden rounds up the women's game and they name their God or Goddess of the week.
Sensational Europe and South Africa Waiting In The Wings
Alex Lowe, Stephen Jones and Alan Dymock look back on the quarter-final weekend of the Champions and Challenge Cups. They debate if a penalty shootout is a good way of deciding a rugby match and applaud Teddy Thomas' moment of magic for Racing 92. Plus, they hear from Bulls captains Marcell Coetzee and discuss South African sides joining the competition from next season, Jess Hayden rounds up the latest in the women's game and they pick their God or Goddess of the week.
England Grand Slam and Quarter-Final Preview with Alex Sanderson
Will Kelleher, Sarah Mockford and Stephen Jones discuss England winning another Women's 6 Nations title after they beat France at the weekend. They also review the latest round of fixtures in the Gallagher Premiership, Jess Hayden has her round-up of the latest in the women's game and they name their God or Goddess of the week. Plus, Will speaks with Sale Sharks Director of Rugby, Alex Sanderson, ahead of Sale's trip to Paris to face Racing 92 in the quarter-final of the Champions Cup.
A Grand Slam Decider and Who Will Make The Top 4?
Will Kelleher, Alex Lowe and Adam Hathaway look back on the latest round of action in the Gallagher Premiership and debate who will get the final spot in the play-offs. They are joined by England flanker Marlie Packer ahead of England's Grand Slam decider against France, Jess Hayden rounds up the other results from the Women's 6 Nations and they select their God or Goddess of the week.
Europe sees red's as the quarter-final line-up is confirmed
Alex Lowe, Stuart Barnes and Stephen Jones look back on the second legs of the last-16 in the Champions Cup. They ask why we are seeing so many red cards in matches and preview the quarter-final line-up for the Champions and Challenge cups. Plus they look ahead to round 4 of the Women's 6 Nations and name their God or Goddess of the week.
Double Leg Last-16 in Europe and the Women's 6 Nations
Stephen Jones hosts the latest episode of The Ruck and is joined by Stuart Barnes and Alan Dymock. They discuss the first legs of the last-16 in the Champions Cup and ask if the competition still has the same appeal. Plus, they run through the latest results in the women's 6 Nations as England beat Wales in front of a record crowd and they name their God or Goddess of the week.
Will Ealing get promoted? Women's 6 Nations and Premiership latest
Will Kelleher hosts the latest episode of The Ruck and is joined by Mark Evans and Alan Dymock. They chat with Director of Rugby at Ealing, Ben Ward, after the club won the Championship for the first time this weekend but still don't know if they will win an appeal to get promoted to the Premiership. They round-up the latest in the Premiership and Women's 6 Nations and preview the last-16 of the Champions Cup this weekend.
Is the Premiership final inevitable? And Women's 6 Nations.
Alex Lowe, Will Kelleher and Alan Dymock look back on the latest round of fixtures in the Premiership. They ask if a Leicester v Saracens final is inevitable and discuss how technology and statistics can improve the game on television. Jess Hayden rounds up the latest in the women's game and the panel talk about the opening round of the women's 6 Nations. Plus they pick their God or Goddess of the week.