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House of Rugby

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House of Rugby

House of Rugby

JOE

129
Followers
330
Plays
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The UK's No. 1 rugby show, brought to you by JOE. Season three coming soon.

Latest Episodes

The Final One of the Series

EAlex, James and Mike are re-united for the final show of series two ahead of a short summer break. They discuss why NFL players are more athletic than their rugby counterparts, pick a starting Lions 15 for the opening game of next summer's tour, talk best guests, biggest moments and there's a surprise guest who literally drops in through the roof. And look out for 'Best Of' episodes beginning next week.

69 minJUN 24
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The Final One of the Series

The Lockdown One With Ellis Genge

EAlex and James are joined again by the Leicester and England prop Ellis Genge who talks emotionally about unions, pay cuts and players strikes as he looks to shelve plans for a new representative body for players. Plus, he discusses his views on statues, racism in the game, and looks back on things that friends and teammates have said to him that have made him feel uncomfortable.

80 minJUN 17
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The Lockdown One With Ellis Genge

The One About London Scottish

EAlex is joined by the assistant manager of London Scottish to talk about life in the Championship, the upcoming battles against Saracens, moving away from full-time to part-time and the challenges ahead for rugby clubs in the second tier post covid. Plus, what happens when you play a team made up of future All Blacks, and what happened to Romania's Cristian Raducanu.

28 minJUN 13
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The One About London Scottish

The One With Will Carling

EAlex and Mike are joined by the former England skipper Will Carling for a wide ranging conversation about the game. From national team captaincy at 22, to World Cup Finals, tears, tantrums, Jonah Lomu, 57 old farts, Lions' disappointments, going into hiding, and what it means to really love the game, this is one episode you won't want to miss.

80 minJUN 11
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The One With Will Carling

The One From New Zealand's South Island

EAlex is joined by Jeremy Drake, club captain and starting hooker for one of the most unique rugby clubs in the world. Wakatipu sits just under the southern alps on New Zealand's South Island. Its squad is made up of locals and tourists, many of whom play whilst they're on holiday or working in the local ski resorts, and their numbers have included former All Blacks captain Justin Marshall and his international teammate and current Highlanders centre Michael Collins. Take a trip to the other side of the world to find out a little more about what makes Kiwi rugby so special in our latest House of Rugby Short.

24 minJUN 6
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The One From New Zealand's South Island

The One Where Sam Burgess Finally Tells All

EAlex and James are joined from Sydney by Sam Burgess for an explosive and hugely revealing episode in which nothing is off the table. Sam talks for the first time about the real reasons why the 2015 World Cup was a disaster, who was to blame, who was playing politics and who was scheming behind the scenes. Plus, he discusses retirement, Russell Crowe, Taylor Swift, hanging out with DiCaprio and winning titles with the Rabittohs.

91 minJUN 3
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The One Where Sam Burgess Finally Tells All

The One About Grassroots Referees

EA week after Nigel Owens was on, we drop down a few leagues as Alex is joined by level 6 referee and vice-president of the Oxfordshire Referees Society, Rob Cross to talk about some of the challenges surrounding officiating at the grassroots level. From decreasing numbers, to levels of refereeing, pathways to becoming the next Wayne Barnes, problems from the touchlines and how the game might look in a decade.

23 minMAY 29
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The One About Grassroots Referees

The One With Jamie George

EAlex and Hask are joined by the Saracens, England and Lions hooker Jamie George to talk about the difficulties of putting things right at Sarries, coffee, big heads, and why Ellis Genge hates Cirque Du Soleil. Plus there's an Elliot Daly love-in and James confesses he has no idea what Jamie's role is on the pitch. It's the usual mayhem.

76 minMAY 27
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The One With Jamie George

The One About Sale's Mark Jennings and his Journey Into Darkness

EAlex is joined by the former Sale centre Mark Jennings for an incredible, emotional rollercoaster of a House of Rugby Short that begins in Namibia and ends up in a prison cell in Manchester. A life spent hiding bullying, drug addiction, alcohol problems, childhood PTSD, dark depression and worse, all the while playing 90 times for the Sharks in the Premiership. And the trigger point for all this self-harm is perhaps the biggest tragedy of all. This is a very special listen.

37 minMAY 22
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The One About Sale's Mark Jennings and his Journey Into Darkness

The Nigel Owens One

EAlex and James are joined by the legendary referee Nigel Owens for a magical seventy minutes of cattle, red cards, missed kicks, Only Fools and Horses, donkeys and calenders. He also talks movingly about how a single conversation changed his life when he was at his very lowest, and how a trip to Buenos Aires turned him into such a great official.

71 minMAY 20
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The Nigel Owens One

Latest Episodes

The Final One of the Series

EAlex, James and Mike are re-united for the final show of series two ahead of a short summer break. They discuss why NFL players are more athletic than their rugby counterparts, pick a starting Lions 15 for the opening game of next summer's tour, talk best guests, biggest moments and there's a surprise guest who literally drops in through the roof. And look out for 'Best Of' episodes beginning next week.

69 minJUN 24
Comments
The Final One of the Series

The Lockdown One With Ellis Genge

EAlex and James are joined again by the Leicester and England prop Ellis Genge who talks emotionally about unions, pay cuts and players strikes as he looks to shelve plans for a new representative body for players. Plus, he discusses his views on statues, racism in the game, and looks back on things that friends and teammates have said to him that have made him feel uncomfortable.

80 minJUN 17
Comments
The Lockdown One With Ellis Genge

The One About London Scottish

EAlex is joined by the assistant manager of London Scottish to talk about life in the Championship, the upcoming battles against Saracens, moving away from full-time to part-time and the challenges ahead for rugby clubs in the second tier post covid. Plus, what happens when you play a team made up of future All Blacks, and what happened to Romania's Cristian Raducanu.

28 minJUN 13
Comments
The One About London Scottish

The One With Will Carling

EAlex and Mike are joined by the former England skipper Will Carling for a wide ranging conversation about the game. From national team captaincy at 22, to World Cup Finals, tears, tantrums, Jonah Lomu, 57 old farts, Lions' disappointments, going into hiding, and what it means to really love the game, this is one episode you won't want to miss.

80 minJUN 11
Comments
The One With Will Carling

The One From New Zealand's South Island

EAlex is joined by Jeremy Drake, club captain and starting hooker for one of the most unique rugby clubs in the world. Wakatipu sits just under the southern alps on New Zealand's South Island. Its squad is made up of locals and tourists, many of whom play whilst they're on holiday or working in the local ski resorts, and their numbers have included former All Blacks captain Justin Marshall and his international teammate and current Highlanders centre Michael Collins. Take a trip to the other side of the world to find out a little more about what makes Kiwi rugby so special in our latest House of Rugby Short.

24 minJUN 6
Comments
The One From New Zealand's South Island

The One Where Sam Burgess Finally Tells All

EAlex and James are joined from Sydney by Sam Burgess for an explosive and hugely revealing episode in which nothing is off the table. Sam talks for the first time about the real reasons why the 2015 World Cup was a disaster, who was to blame, who was playing politics and who was scheming behind the scenes. Plus, he discusses retirement, Russell Crowe, Taylor Swift, hanging out with DiCaprio and winning titles with the Rabittohs.

91 minJUN 3
Comments
The One Where Sam Burgess Finally Tells All

The One About Grassroots Referees

EA week after Nigel Owens was on, we drop down a few leagues as Alex is joined by level 6 referee and vice-president of the Oxfordshire Referees Society, Rob Cross to talk about some of the challenges surrounding officiating at the grassroots level. From decreasing numbers, to levels of refereeing, pathways to becoming the next Wayne Barnes, problems from the touchlines and how the game might look in a decade.

23 minMAY 29
Comments
The One About Grassroots Referees

The One With Jamie George

EAlex and Hask are joined by the Saracens, England and Lions hooker Jamie George to talk about the difficulties of putting things right at Sarries, coffee, big heads, and why Ellis Genge hates Cirque Du Soleil. Plus there's an Elliot Daly love-in and James confesses he has no idea what Jamie's role is on the pitch. It's the usual mayhem.

76 minMAY 27
Comments
The One With Jamie George

The One About Sale's Mark Jennings and his Journey Into Darkness

EAlex is joined by the former Sale centre Mark Jennings for an incredible, emotional rollercoaster of a House of Rugby Short that begins in Namibia and ends up in a prison cell in Manchester. A life spent hiding bullying, drug addiction, alcohol problems, childhood PTSD, dark depression and worse, all the while playing 90 times for the Sharks in the Premiership. And the trigger point for all this self-harm is perhaps the biggest tragedy of all. This is a very special listen.

37 minMAY 22
Comments
The One About Sale's Mark Jennings and his Journey Into Darkness

The Nigel Owens One

EAlex and James are joined by the legendary referee Nigel Owens for a magical seventy minutes of cattle, red cards, missed kicks, Only Fools and Horses, donkeys and calenders. He also talks movingly about how a single conversation changed his life when he was at his very lowest, and how a trip to Buenos Aires turned him into such a great official.

71 minMAY 20
Comments
The Nigel Owens One
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