Wayne Pivac has revealed he was blocked from selecting Rhys Priestland for Wales’ Guinness Six Nations squad. Head coach Pivac asked his Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) bosses for special dispensation to select Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland.
The Breakdown | Episode 13 | Sky Sport NZ
The Breakdown panel of Kirstie Stanway, John Kirwan and Jeff Wilson are joined by former Ireland coach and incoming All Blacks selector Joe Schmidt.
Offload Ep 33 - Nic White - Wallaby Legends, Cheika v Jones, and The Honey Badger let loose in Chicago
Ryan's BaaBaas BFF and Wallaby scrum-half, Nic White joins us this week with some incredible stories from a well-traveled career.
The Breakdown | Sky Sport NZ | Episode 12
The Breakdown panel of Kirstie Stanway, John Kirwan and Jeff Wilson are joined by Joey Wheeler in Wellington to discuss the week in Super Rugby Pacific after the Hurricanes big win over the Fijian Drua.
Alex Lozowski - Pigs Head Initiation's, Learning from Andy Goode & Playing For Chelsea FC
On this episode we're joined by England & Saracens utility back Alex Lozowski to hear about the incredible highs, lows and hilarious stories from his career so far.
Are Australian teams catching up with New Zealand in Super Rugby? | The Breakdown | Episode
Rugby news as The Breakdown is back! John Kirwan, Jeff Wilson and Mils Muliaina discuss the Waratahs beating the Crusaders in Super Rugby and whether Australian teams are catching up with New Zealand in Super Rugby Pacific.
The Breakdown | Episode 10 | Sky Sport NZ
The Breakdown panel of Laura McGoldrick, Jeff Wilson, John Kirwan are joined by Stephen Bates to discuss the Super Round in Melbourne, while Ian Foster drops in to talk All Blacks selections.
The hype around the blues is real | The Breakdown
The Breakdown analyse the Blues' win over the Crusaders in Super Rugby.
Offload Ep 30 - Zach Mercer - Life in Montpellier & England Ambitions
We're globe-trotting this week as Ryan is dialing in from Glasgow's tour in South Africa and Zach Mercer joins us from the South of France after a massive win for Montpellier against Harlequins in the Champions Cup.
The Honey Badger - Nick Cummins joins Ryan and Max - RugbyPass Offload - Episode 29
We're joined by Australian rugby royalty in the form of The Honey Badger, Nick Cummins this week.
RugbyPass Offload | Episode 27 | Nathan Hughes - A Fijian Ferrari, Bronco Tests and Playing for England
Nathan Hughes joins us this week to talk about his remarkable journey from Fiji to England
Episode 23 - Jack Nowell, Ryan & Max on England Camp, Six Nations and Post Match Beers & Feeds
Jack Nowell joins us this week to give us an insight into England camp pre and post the Guinness Six Nations game against Wales. He tells Max and Ryan what's changed in camp since he was last involved and how the squad is prepping for their next game
RugbyPass Offload with Sam Skinner | Episode 22
Scotland and Exeter's Sam Skinner joins the lads this week to preview their Guinness Six Nations game against France this weekend. Max and Ryan also give their thoughts on the potential addition of South Africa to the Six Nations.
Episode 21 - Luke Cowan-Dickie, Six Nations Review and Sinckler's Sauna
We hear from Exeter Hooker about his journey with England and the Lions, his relationship with Eddie Jones and of course that volleyball moment in Edinburgh during the Calcutta Cup.
Episode 20 - Scotland’s search for a Slam, Sir Clives’s Rebuke & The Real Paddy Power
Ryan and Max review the Calcutta Cup clash in Edinburgh as well as the rest of the first round of this year's Guinness Six Nations.
We are ready for the Six Nations with Cam Redpath | RugbyPass Offload | EP 19
It's Six Nations week! Ryan Wilson, Marc Edwards and Max Lahiff can't wait to speak to special guest Cam Redpath as he prepares to take on England rugby for Scotland.
Eddie Jones announces a new generation England squad for the 2022 Six Nations
Eddie Jones held a press conference to reflect on his 2022 Six Nations squad.
Francois Hougaard on Wasps beating Tigers and Bakkies Botha memories | RugbyPass Offload EP 16
Springbok star Francois Hougaard joins Ryan Wilson, Max Lahiff and Marc Edwards on Episode 16 of our podcast RugbyPass Offload this week. The Wasps utility players talks beating Leicester and memories from playing for the Bulls in Super Rugby.
Episode 14 - Ali Price, Quarantine Hotels & Champions Cup Rugby
Ryan fills us in on his hotel quarantine Odessey and we're joined by Glasgow, Scotland and British & Irish Lion Ali Price this week. We hear about his Lions experience, playing alongside maverick Finn Russell for club and country.
Episode 13 - All Black & Bristol Bear John Afoa joins the panel | Offload
Max, Ryan and Marc are joined this week by former All Black and current Bristol Bears coach and prop John Afoa to hear about life in the front row.
Samoa look ahead to clash against star-studded Barbarians | RugbyPass
RugbyPass spoke to Paul Alo-Emile, AJ Alatimu and Michael Alaalatoa as Samoa look ahead to their clash against the Barbarians on Saturday who are full of big names including Malcolm Marx, Stevens Kitshoff, Duane Vermuelen and James O'Connor.
Why Rieko Ioane can be a world class centre for the All Blacks | Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week
The Breakdown panel discuss the three candidates for the Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week for the All Blacks against France.
Who was the All Blacks' best performer against Ireland? | Healthspan Performer of the Week
The Breakdown panel discuss the three candidates for the Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week for the All Blacks against Ireland.
Offload Ep 10 - Springbok Hero Bryan Habana Joins the Panel
Springbok legend Brian Habana joins us this week ahead of the England v South Africa game this weekend .
Why Dane Coles was key for the All Blacks against Italy | Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week
The Breakdown panel discuss the three candidates for the Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week for the All Blacks in their 47-9 win over Italy
Why the All Blacks selection race is tighter than it's ever been | Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week
The Breakdown panel discuss the three candidates for the Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week for the All Blacks in their 54-16 win over Wales in the last match on their end-of-year tour.
Will Jordan on 100m sprint time, his first All Black tour and his outrageous try-scoring record
The Breakdown crew from Sky Sport NZ chat to Will Jordan.
All Black great Ma'a Nonu turns out for heartland rugby team Ngāti Porou East Coast in New Zealand
The Breakdown visit Ruatoria in New Zealand for a special game featuring some start studded players on the bench.
RugbyPass Offload | S2 EP4 | A Clockwork Orange, Islander remedies and Jonny Hill
Max and Ryan are joined this week on the panel by England, Exeter and British & Irish Lion second-row Jonny Hill.
Why Ardie Savea's performance might have been his best as an All Black | Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week
The Breakdown panel discuss the three candidates for the Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week for the All Blacks in their 31-29 loss to South Africa in the last round of The Rugby Championship.
John Kirwan on the most concerning area of the All Blacks game in their loss to the Springboks
John Kirwan, Mils Muliaina, and Jeff Wilson of Sky Sport NZ's The Breakdown discuss the final match of the Rugby Championship between South Africa and New Zealand.
RugbyPass Offload | S2 EP3 | The Journeyman Ollie Phillips on Lomu, Madonna & The Moulin Rouge
Ryan, Max & Marc are joined this week by journeyman Ollie Phillips to recount some of the loosest rugby stories you'll ever hear, from sharing a house with Haskell in Paris to sharing a bathtub with Madonna!
Jordie Barrett gave the All Blacks backfield confidence with his performance | Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week
The Breakdown panel discuss the three candidates for the Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week for the All Blacks in their 19-17 win over South Africa in the latest round of The Rugby Championship.
John Kirwan on whether the new Springbok style could ruin the Rugby world Cup experience for fans
The crew from Sky Sport NZ's The Breakdown chat through all the action from the first test between the All Blacks and Springboks in the Rugby Championship.
RugbyPass Offload | S2 EP2 | Rugby Returns with Jack Nowell, Ryan Wilson & Max Lahiff
We welcome back the new season with Jack Nowell joining Max and Ryan to review the first weekend of action.
Who was the All Blacks top performer in the second Pumas test? | Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week
The Breakdown panel discuss the three candidates for the Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week for the All Blacks in their 36-13 win over the Pumas in Brisbane in the latest round of The Rugby Championship.
In The Know With Michael Cheika | Can Australia beat the Springboks rugby team twice in a row?
It’s a tight turnaround before we face South Africa again. The former Wallabies’ coach breaks down:Lachie Swinton’s controlled aggression, The “low-hanging fruit” of the Wallabies’ tactics Choosing between Quade Cooper and JOC.
Mike Brown's Gallagher Premiership young player of the season
Mike Brown selects his top three young players of the season from the 20/21 Gallagher Premiership campaign
Who was the All Blacks best performer in 39-0 win over the Pumas | Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week
The Breakdown panel discuss who was the best All Black on the park in the 39-0 win over the Pumas on the Gold Coast to decide the Healthspan Elite Performer of the Week.
Matt Dawson & Mike Brown on their favourite rugby memories.
England legends Matt Dawson and Mike Brown discuss the importance of character in a team, and the similarity between winning as a kid and an adult in rugby.
Matt Dawson & Mike Brown on their treatment of referees.
Matt Dawson & Mike Brown on their earliest rugby memories, reasons for taking up rugby and their treatment of referees throughout their careers!
RugbyPass OFFLOAD | Episode 42 | Season Finale
We wrap up the season with Christina and Ryan joined by Lions legends Jamie Roberts and Jean de Villiers to run the rule over the third test and a tightly fought series in South Africa.
RugbyPass OFFLOAD | Episode 41 | The third test showdown, the dark arts and the death of rugby
Going into the third and final test between the Lions and The Springboks, Christina and Ryan are joined by former British & Irish LionsTommy Seymour and Matt Stevens to preview the biggest showdown of the year.
Former British & Irish Lions coach Graham Henry on how they must play to beat Springboks
Sky Sport NZ's The Breakdown chat to former All Blacks coach Graham Henry and current coach Ian Foster about the current series in South Africa and the upcoming Bledisloe Cup test between New Zealand and Australia.
Matt Dawson on the 1997 Lions
Matt Dawson on the characters who formed the memorable 1997 living with Lions documentary.
RugbyPass OFFLOAD | Episode 40 | Matt Stevens, Ryan Wilson and Max Lahiff on Lions Review and Preview, Scrum Battles and Royal Celebrations
With the Lions series now in full swing, Christina, Ryan and Max are joined by former England and Lions front row Matt Stevens all the way from South Africa to review the first test and look forward to round two on Saturday.
RugbyPass OFFLOAD | Episode 39 | British & Irish Lions 1st test preview with Jamie Roberts, Ryan Wilson & Mike Brown
Jamie Roberts, Ryan Wilson and Mike Brown preview the first test of the 2021 British & Irish Lions series in Capetown this weekend.
RugbyPass OFFLOAD | Episode 38 | Ryan Wilson, Simon Zebo & Max Lahiff on the Lions, Oz nights out, punch-ups and prank calling Finn Russell
Christina is joined by regulars Ryan Wilson and Simon Zebo as well as special guest, the charismatic Max Lahiff of the Bristol Bears.
John Kirwan on why Fiji and Japan must be added to the Rugby Championship immediately
Fiji forwards coach Jason Ryan joins the Breakdown panel to discuss the first of two matches between his side and the All Blacks. Panelists also discuss the impact that Fiji Drua will have on the national team.
Marcus Smith reflects on his shock Lions call up | RugbyPass | Lions tour 2021
The Harlequins and England rugby playmaker describes his emotions after being called up for the British & Irish Lions while playing against Canada at Twickenham.
Will the Lions test series be cancelled? | Fanzone |
Jim Hamilton and Stephen Ferris open up on the prospect of the 2021 British & Irish Lions test series against South Africa being cancelled.
RugbyPass OFFLOAD | Episode 37 | Ryan Wilson, Simon Zebo & Greg O'Shea on Lions, Love Island and The Olympic Dream
Christina is joined by regulars Ryan Wilson and Simon Zebo as well as special guest, Irish Sevens Olympian, former Munster man and Love Island champion Greg O'Shea.
Will James Ryan starting for Ireland send the Irish media and fans into a frenzy?
Jim Hamilton and Stephen Ferris discuss the omission of James Ryan from the Lions squad after tour captain Alun Wyn Jones was replaced by Welshman Adam Beard, by coach Warren Gatland.
John Kirwan on why not much will be learnt about the All Blacks in Tonga test
The panel from Sky Sport NZ's The Breakdown talk through all the selection questions for the All Blacks against Tonga in the first test of their June/July series ahead of the Rugby Championship.
Maro Itoje | All Access | Episode 3 - Who inspires rugby star Maro Itoje?
Jim Hamilton is reunited with Vitality ambassador and former teammate Maro Itoje before he jets off to South Africa for the British & Irish Lions Series.
RugbyPass Offload | Episode 35 | Mike Brown & Tomasso Allan Join to Discuss Miracle Weekends for Quins & Benneton
Ryan, Zebo and Christina are joined this week by Mike Brown and Tomasso Allan to review a phenomenal weekend of Rugby where Harlequins pulled off the greatest comeback in Premiership History and Benneton pulled off a massive upset against the Bulls.
Steve Tandy press conference | The Lions
Press conference with defence coach Steve Tandy as they prepare to begin their tour of South Africa. The British and Irish Lions have been reinforced by a wave of new arrivals including their Saracens players as they prepare for Japan.
Episode 34 - Jamie Roberts & Simon Zebo on South Africa's Move North, French Owners, Sexton's Temper and Lions Greats
Simon Zebo looks back on his time in Paris while Jamie recounts some epic stories from his time in the French capital. The lads discuss the latest on the South African teams being eligible for European qualification, and pick their all time Lions XV.
Offload Ep 33 | Jack Nowell, Ryan Wilson and Freddie Burns on Initiations, Japan and Fake Tan.
New panellist Jack Nowell joins Ryan Christina this week to give us an update on his return from injury and look forward to the premiership semi finals. We're also joined by Freddy Burns fresh off his recent trip to Japan.
John Kirwan on why Rieko Ioane must be played in the midfield for the All Blacks | RugbyPass
Former All Blacks stars Jeff Wilson, Mils Miliaina and Sir John Kirwan, as well as ex-Black Ferns midfielder Hannah Porter, have weighed into the debate over who should start in the midfield for New Zealand this year.
Finn Russell | All Access
Finn Russell joined Jim Hamilton to discuss the effects Covid had on his lifestyle, the plans for the Lions and his best mate Zebo leaving Paris.
Episode 32 - Bryan Habana & Jamie Roberts on Lions Rivalries, '09 Tour Memories, '21 Predictions, Cheetahs and GOATs
Springbok legend Bryan Habana joins Christina and Jamie Roberts this week to preview the upcoming Lions Tour.
Former All Blacks call for consistency from referees after Damian MacKenzie red card
The panel from Sky Sport NZ's The Breakdown chat through the big moment from the first New Zealand side's loss to an Australian team in the Super Rugby Trans Tasman competition this year.
Episode 30 - Jerome Kaino and Jamie Roberts, European Champions Cup Final Preview and All Blacks v Lions Memories
Former All Black and current Toulouse hardman Jerome Kaino joins us this week to preview his European Champions Cup Final in Twickenham and give us some insight into how Toulouse are plotting to win a 5th European title.
Episode 29 - Lions Legend Jeremy Guscott, Jamie Roberts and Ryan Wilson React and Reminisce ahead of Lions Tour
Three times Lions tourist, Jeremy Guscott joins the panel this week to review the squad announcement and look back on the highlights of his three tours to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Coaches interviews | Super Rugby Aotearoa final | The Breakdown
Clayton McMillan of the Chiefs and Scott Robertson of the Crusaders join the Breakdown to discuss their preparations for the Super Rugby Aotearoa final in New Zealand on Saturday.
Episode 27 - RFU Review, Zebo's Return to Munster, Shaunagh Brown and Dan Norton
Christina, Dylan and Zebo are joined this week by England’s Shaunagh Brown and England Sevens speedster Dan Norton.
Former All Blacks halfback Andy Ellis on the quality of the MLR | The Breakdown
Andy Ellis of Rugby United New York talks about the high skill level of Major League Rugby, how he has adjusted to playing in America with new teammates, new cities and the Covid-19 pandemic still impacting the tournament.
Episode 25 - From Sydney to Paris, Kurtley Beale joins Christina, Zebo and Wilson
We're joined by Wallabies legend Kurtley Beale this week to chat about his journey from schoolboy sensation in Sydney to playing for Racing92 in Paris alongside Finn Russel and Zebo.
Why John Kirwan believes that Beauden Barrett should be benched for the All Blacks
Sky Sport NZ's the Breakdown panel discuss the return of key All Blacks from Japan later this year and how they will fit into the New Zealand rugby landscape.
Episode 24 - Chris Robshaw and Jamie Roberts on Las Vegas, Lions, World Cup fallout, Eddie Jones & Six Nations
Joining us all the way from Las Vegas, former England captain Chris Robshaw gives Jamie and Christina an update ahead of his first game in the MLR with San Diego Legion.
Devin Toner | All Access | On freak athlete second rows, Leinster's talent pool and Lancaster influence
Devin Toner sat down with Jim Hamilton to discuss Leinster's dominance, their talent pool, the new breed of second row in rugby and the biggest influences on his career.
Offload Ep 23 | Ryan's French Miracle and Mike Philips on The Lions, Wales and Gatland
Welsh and British and Irish Lions legend Mike Philips joins us this week from Dubai with Christina and Ryan Wilson to review the final weekend of the Six Nations.
Former All Blacks Coach Wayne Smith On How Private Investment Could Save Rugby in New Zealand
Sky Sport NZ's The Breakdown chat to guest Wayne Smith about his coaching in Japan and also touch on the current debate over whether NZ rugby should sell a percentage to international tech investment firm Silver Lake.
Wales lift the 2021 Guinness Six Nations trophy | Wayne Pivac interview
Wayne Pivac speaks to the media after his side were named the 2021 Guinness Six Nations champions following Scotland's win away in Paris on Friday night.
Stuart Hogg and Fabien Galthié post game press conferences | Six Nations
Scotland captain Stuart Hogg and French captain and coach Charles Ollivon and Fabien Galthié spoke to the media following their final Six Nations game in Paris last night.
Gregor Townsend hails Scotland spirit after ending long wait for win in France | Six Nations | Press conference
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend praises the spirit of his side after they ended the Guinness Six Nations with a dramatic victory in against France in Paris to secure their best finish in the competition.
Le Crunch reaction with Neil Back | Offload Episode 21
Former British and Irish Lion and World Cup winner Neil Back joins Christina, Dylan Hartley and Ryan Wilson this week to review all the Six Nations action and also take a trip down memory lane
Johnny Sexton previews Ireland v England and reflects on Stander's retirement announcement
Johnny Sexton was stunned by Stander’s decision to retire and hopes Ireland can give him a fitting send off with victory over England.
All Black Ardie Savea On Helping The Next Generation Of Pasifika Players | The Breakdown
All Blacks loose forward and Wellington Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea appeared on this weeks episode of New Zealand based rugby show The Breakdown to talk about how he leads by example on the field and in his community.
Wales on for Grand Slam glory | Wayne Pivac press conference | Six Nations |RugbyPass
Wales moved one win away from landing the Guinness Six Nations title and a Grand Slam after crushing Italy 48-7 in Rome. The unbeaten tournament leaders reeled off a third successive bonus-point victory to increase pressure on their rivals.
Offload Episode 19 | Dan Lydiate
Christina, Dylan and Jamie are joined by Welsh and British & Irish Lion back-row Dan Lydiate this week to review all the Guinness Six Nations action, including the controversial match between Wales and England v Cardiff.
The Breakdown 2021 | Episode 3
The crew from Sky Sport NZ's The Breakdown analyse all the action from round one of Super Rugby Aotearoa and look ahead to round two with the Chiefs playing their first match against the Highlanders in Hamilton.
"I thought we were outstanding" Sexton and Farrell delighted with performance | Six Nations | RugbyPass
Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton and head coach Andy Farrell spoke to the press after their side's 10-48 win against Italy in Rome.
Super Rugby 2021 Preview | The Breakdown | Ep1
Jeff Wilson and the team from Sky Sport NZ's The Breakdown present their first show of 2021 from the location of the match which kicks the competition off between the Highlanders and Crusaders later this week.
Who were the best players in round 2 of the Six Nations? | RugbyPass Offload
Jamie Roberts and Ryan Wilson pick their Isuzu unsung heroes of the week.
Billy Vunipola's fitness, Farrell's form and the worst England performance ever?
The Offload crew discuss whether or not Billy Vunipola is fully fit, whether Owen Farrell should be dropped and recent comments from Clive Woodward and Lawrence Dallaglio.
Calcutta Cup and George North v Jamie Ritchie | RugbyPass Offload
We're back to review Scotland's historic Calcutta Cup win with Ryan Wilson, George North, Jamie Ritchie and Dylan Hartley.
Jonathan Sexton press conference | Six Nations 2021 |
Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton admits he is 'shocked' by concussion comments from former French doctor.
Ali Price reflects on England victory and looks ahead to Wales | RugbyPass | Six Nations 2021
Scotland scrum-half Ali Price reflects on his side's win at Twickenham and looks ahead to this weekend's game against Wales.
Jonathan Sexton speaks to the press ahead of Ireland's clash against Wales | Six Nations 2021
Irish captain Jonathan Sexton speaks to the press ahead of his side's clash against Wales at the Principality Stadium in the opening round of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations
Jonny Wilkinson and Gregor Townsend | All Access | Calcutta Cup memories
England World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson joined Scotland head coach and former International Gregor Townsend on All Access to reflect on some of their most iconic appearances in the Calcutta Cup.
Andy Farrell and Jonathan Sexton press conference | 2021 Six nations
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and captain Jonathan Sexton spoke to the media at the launch of the 2021 Guinness Six nations.
Alun Wyn Jones and Wayne Pivac press conference | Six Nations 2021
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones and coach Wayne Pivac spoke to the press at the launch of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.
Stuart Hogg and Gregor Townsend pre Six Nations press conference | Six Nations 2021
Scotland captain Stuart Hogg and head coach Gregor Townsend spoke to the press at the launch of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.
England & France Pre Six Nations press conference | Six Nations 2021 |
England captain Owen Farrell, France coach Fabien Galthie and Captain Charles Ollivon spoke to the media at the launch of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.
RugbyPass OFFLOAD | Episode 14 | Mr. Nice, The Darker side of Galthié, Changing Rooms and The Legend of Pete Murchie
Ryan Wilson and Jamie Roberts are joined on the panel this week by former Scotland international and Francophile Johnnie Beattie to preview the upcoming Six Nations squads. The lads discuss the Lions tour, Fabian Galthie and another Tourist XV pick.
Chris Ashton first interview with Worcester
Chris Ashton reveals the reasons behind his decision to leave Harlequins and join Worcester.
Gregor Townsend Scotland press conference | RugbyPass
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend speaks after naming his 35-man Six Nations squad.
Wayne Pivac Wales press conference | RugbyPass
Wayne Pivac has revealed he was blocked from selecting Rhys Priestland for Wales’ Guinness Six Nations squad. Head coach Pivac asked his Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) bosses for special dispensation to select Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland.
Eddie Jones England press conference | RugbyPass
Eddie Jones spoke to the media after revealing his 28 man squad for the upcoming Six Nations.