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When Scott "Razor" Robertson met Joe Marler | Being Barbarians
Two of the rugby world's great characters came together for the Barbarians last November, Scott Robertson told the typically unorthodox story of his first chat with Joe Marler.
Ellis Genge explains his decision to join Roc Nation | Changing the Game
England prop Ellis Genge discusses the evolution of his relationship with Roc Nation's Michael Yormark as the Bristol star is unveiled as Roc Nation's newest signing.
Grey College vs Hamilton Boys' | World Schools Festival Final
The final of The World Schools Festival sees Grey College from South Africa take on Hamilton Boys' High from New Zealand. #wsf2022
The Joe Marler ban has put rugby in a tricky spot | Offload
James Haskell and the Offload crew disagree with the punishment handed to Joe Marler, saying while what he said was stupid, a ban sets a "difficult precedent" moving forward.
The Barbarians experience is second to none | Being Barbarians
Just how special is a week in the Barbarians camp? Leave it to former World Cup winner Will Greenwood to lend some perspective.
Will Greenwood describes the Barbarians' energy pregame | Being Barbarians
Barbarians assitant backs coach, Will Greenwood, takes a moment before kickoff to describe the shift in intensity within the Barbarians' camp for their match against the All Blacks XV.
Being Barbarians | Trailer
RugbyPass presents a story of superstar coaches and players uniting under the famous black and white once again. Scott Robertson and Ronan O'Gara aim to guide the Barbarians to victory against an All Blacks VX at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.
Inside the Barbarians sheds at halftime | Being Barbarians
In their match against the All Blacks XV, the Barbarians took a 21-17 lead into the break. The mood in the changing rooms was upbeat and coach Scott Robertson had just the message to motivate his side to finish strong.
What Kyle Sinckler remembers of the 2019 World Cup final | Rugby Roots
Kyle Sinckler started in the No 3 jersey for the 2019 Rugby World Cup final but lasted just three minutes, suffering a concussion as a result of friendly fire with Maro Itoje.
Kyle Sinckler's maturation as a rugby player | Rugby Roots
Kyle Sinckler debuted for Harlequins at age 18, and while the prop was highly dedicated to his craft from a young age, in hindsight he now recognises his shortcomings.
Kyle Sinckler's relationship with his coaches | Rugby Roots
England and Lions prop Kyle Sinckler candidly discusses the evolution of his relationship with his coaches and how his lack of a father figure influenced his professional career.
James Lowe's first impressions of Johnny Sexton | Rugby Roots
James Lowe discusses his move from New Zealand and his surprise at the perceived aura around Ireland captain Johnny Sexton.
How South Africa dominated England in the dark arts | The Offload
Max Lahiff breaks down South Africa's scrummaging tactics and Ryan Wilson marvels at their all-around set-piece superiority on The Offload.
Jesse Kriel on putting the final nail in Eddie Jones' coffin | RugbyPass Offload
Marc Edwards jokingly blames the Springboks for putting the final nail in Eddie Jones' coffin as England's head coach, Jesse Kriel gives his perspective on the change.
Chris Ashton on why Sam Burgess struggled in Rugby Union | Rugby Roots
Chris Ashton leans on his experience as a cross-code success story to discuss the reasons why Sam Burges' foray into Rugby Union didn't work out.
France are everyone's boogey-monster | Rugby Roots
Ireland wing James Lowe projects France as the team to beat at the Rugby World Cup 2023, praising the team's halves combination, youth and physicality.
Josh Tuisova never lifts weights | Rugby Roots
Chris Ashton reveals that during his time in Toulon he never saw Fijian star Joshua Tuisova lift weights, despite what the 113kg utility back's physique might suggest.
South African side Grey College send off their team to the World Schools Festival
The famous Grey College send off their team as they prepare for the World Schools Festival in Thailand. The South African college will take on eight of the best rugby sides in the world from the 13th-17th December.
CJ Stander - Eddie Jones is BACK, & steroids in South Africa schools rugby | RugbyPass Offload EP 60
Today we're delighted to be joined by Irish legend CJ Stander as he takes us through the incredible highs and terrifying lows of his career which took him from Captaining South Africa U20's to becoming a legend in Ireland and Munster.
When James Haskell predicted Eddie Jones' future | Offload
Ex-England captain James Haskell appeared on the Rugbypass Offload podcast just days before Eddie Jones was named coach of Australia and predicted exactly how Rugby Australia would navigate 2023.
Being Barbarians - Rugby Documentary
Our new rugby documentary follows Scott Robertson and Ronan O'Gara in a brand new saga following the Barbarians rugby team, one of the most famous sides in the world. In this clash, they take on New Zealand XV.
Quickfire with Jesse Kriel | RugbyPass Offload
Springbok utility back Jesse Kriel names the best player he's faced, the best player he's played alongside and more quickfire questions from Marc Edwards.
How England players should have navigated Eddie Jones' review | RugbyPass Offload
The Offload panel brainstorm ways that teams can conduct honest reviews by ensuring the anonymity of the players consulted.
The honour of being caned by Victor Matfield | RugbyPass Offload
Jesse Kriel reveals it was Victor Matfield who consummated the young utility back's Springbok initiation by caning him, "a huge honour" Kriel joked.
RugbyPass Offload EP 59 | James Haskell on Joe Marler's ban, Eddie Jones and Prince Harry
James Haskell joins Max Lahiff and Ryan Wilson in studio for the first time. The crew chat through Joe Marler's recent ban and many stories from James' incredible career.
Steve Borthwick reacts to Eddie Jones hiring & explains Owen Farrell decision | Six Nations 2023
England head coach Steve Borthwick has dropped veterans Billy Vunipola, Jonny May and Jack Nowell for his first Six Nations squad. Borthwick has jettisoned three established performers under his predecessor Eddie Jones, who was sacked last month and
Why Perenara kicked with two minutes left and why England gave up | The Breakdown
Taylah Johnson analyses how the 30 penalties awarded throughout the weekend's Twickenham match dictated the actions of the final minutes and ultimately led to England settling for the draw.
England missed an opportunity by accepting the draw | The Breakdown
Isaac Boss says England's decision to end the game when they could have chanced their arm at a win meant they missed an opportunity to test themselves ahead of next year's World Cup.
Josh van der Flier robbed his teammate of mens Player of the Year | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons explains why he believes World Rugby Men's Player of the Year Josh van der Flier's teammate would have been the more deserving recipient of the award.
New Zealand Rugby Try of the Year nominees | The Breakdown
The New Zealand Rugby awards are just a few weeks away and so the ten nominees for try of the year have been announced.
The case for Ardie Savea as the best in the world | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel discuss Ardie Savea's dominance throughout a shaky All Blacks season and how his monumental influence deserves more recognition at the World Rugby awards.
Does Dalton Papali'i deserve the start over Sam Cane | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Bryn Hall gives his verdict on Dalton Papali'i vs Sam Cane and discusses the implications of starting one head of the other ahead of a World Cup.
Inside Jordan Hendrikse's management meeting | Changing the Game
Lions flyhalf and Springbok hopeful Jordan Hendrikse sits down with Michael Yormark of Roc Nation to talk business and plan for the talented young back's bright future.
Why Super Rugby Pacific's eight-team playoff structure shouldn't be changed | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
In this week's episode of the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall preview the Super Rugby Pacific quarter-finals, debate the league's playoff structure and assess the new-look, star-studded Tonga squad.
Rob Kearney and Alfie Barbeary - A Lion and a Wasp | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 17
Max and Ryan are joined by England's hottest prospect Alfie Barbeary and Irish legend Rob Kearney.
We are joined by Springbok rugby royalty with very special guest Siya Kolisi | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 31
We're joined by Springbok royalty, Siya Kolisi, who discusses his incredible journey to becoming one of the most iconic players the sport has ever seen. Siya discusses his career journey both on and off the pitch including - altercations!
Ben Earl talks Saracens socials, Bristol life and England ambitions | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 18
The Spirit of Rugby | Episode 1 | RugbyPass
RugbyPass is proud to share unique stories from the iconic Lions Tour to South Africa in 1997 in proud Partnership with The Famous Grouse and #SpiritofRugby. Interviews with Ian McGeechan, Jeremy Guscott & more!
Why The Springboks could go back to back at the World Cup | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons analyses the Springboks gameplan against Italy and explains why it has convinced him the South Africans are a dark horse at next year's World Cup.
The genius of Johnny Sexton | Rugby Roots
James Lowe discusses the remarkable game management Johnny Sexton achieves at every level of rugby.
All Blacks react to 104-14 victory over the USA Eagles in Washington D.C.
Ian Foster and Sam Whitelock speak to media after match against USA.
When Brodie Retallick was appointed the All Blacks' greatest lock by Sir Collin Meads | The Breakdown
Fauono Ken Laban celebrates Brodie Retallick's 100th test cap by recalling an interview with Sir Collin Meads, who expressed the highest of praise for a young Retallick.
Francois Hougaard on Wasps beating Tigers and Bakkies Botha memories | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 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.
Eben Etzebeth | Rugby Roots
Jim Hamilton travels to the South of France to visit the home of French giants Toulon and Springbok giant, Eben Etzebeth.
Johnny Sexton and Andy Farrell after winning historic series in New Zealand | Ireland post-match press conference
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and captain Johnny Sexton react after beating the All Blacks 32-22 in Wellington to win the series 2-1 in New Zealand.
Chris Ashton | Rugby Roots
Jim Hamilton is joined by friend, former teammate and serial try-scorer Chris Ashton, as the pair take a walk down memory lane and discuss Chris' often controversial career to date.
Quickfire with James Haskell | Offload
Marc Edwards hits James Haskell with some quickfire questions, where Haskell reveals the best players he's played with and against, his biggest enemy and the best rugby fight he's seen (or been in).
After a massive weekend, Max and Ryan are joined by Premiership Champion and drop goal hero, Freddie Burns to relive all the drama from Twickenham.
Dan Carter reveals the key to success for the All Blacks at next year's World Cup | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons are joined by All Blacks legend Dan Carter to discuss his upcoming Kickathon, his take on the current All Blacks side and how they can challenge for next year's World Cup.
Eddie Jones speaks on the Springboks as England prepare for Autumn Nations Series clash
England head coach, Eddie Jones, speaks ahead of Saturday's clash with South Africa at Twickenham. Jones labelled the world champions a 'tough side in all compartments' and said his side to keep their concentration at all times and make the most of t
We predict the Lions vs South Africa result for the 1st Test | Fanzone Lions Edition | RugbyPass
Jim Hamilton, Laura-Jane Jones, Stephen Ferris, Jamie Roberts & Andy Goode give all their predictions and head-to-heads for the first Lions test between the Lions and South Africa.
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen unpacks his team's debut in Europe
RugbyPass OFFLOAD | Episode 10 | Irish Kiwi James Lowe joins the crew this week
Ireland & Leinster wing James Lowe joins Christina Mahon, Ryan Wilson and Simon Zebo on RugbyPass Offload.
Six Nations preview with Exeter's Sam Skinner | RugbyPass Offload | 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.
Max Lahiff on the 'fighter's heart' nature of rugby | Offload
Bristol Bears prop Max Lahiff speaks on his teams' struggles this season, emphasising the psychological challenges of rugby and pinpointing where the Bears' "redemption will lie".
Was Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's Blues debut the best cross-code debut of all-time? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons assess Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's first match for the Blues, pick their Super Rugby Pacific Dream Teams, and explain why Stuart Hogg's and Finn Russell's criticism is unjustified.
Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White waxes lyrical about the team's world-class backs
Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White waxes lyrical about the team's world-class backs.
Le French Rugby Podcast - Episode 19
Benjamin Kayser and Johnnie Beattie are back to go through France's big win at Murrayfield with a fine tooth comb. We discuss how the French are now set up to win away, how Gregor Townsend ignored all of Johnnie's tactical advice and how he bumped in
The Breakdown | Full Episode | 18 Sep 2022
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Freddie Burns & Max Lahiff - Dropped at Nandos, Loyalty & England's next head coach | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 28
With Ryan off on his travels, Freddie Burns steps into the breach once more for a cracking episode. We hear about his trip to Dubai with Ben Youngs and his family, training punch ups in his earlier days and getting dropped at Leicester over a Nandos.
Picking the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific champions and the Kiwi take on the Six Nations | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
In the first episode of 2022, the Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons preview the Super Rugby Pacific season, provide an update from the Queenstown bubble and unpack the latest Six Nations action.
John Smit reveals who he believes should play at fly-half for Springboks | Offload
John Smit speaks to the Offload boys on Springbok selection and who should fill that fly-half position.
England's failed motivational video | Offload
James Haskell recalls a story from the England camp in the lead-up to a Test against New Zealand, where coaches had a motivational video put together but it failed to have the desired effect.
A Rugby Player's Christmas and England's Lewis Ludlam | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 15
We're also joined by England and Saints back row Lewis Ludlam to chat about life at Northampton, playing for Eddie Jones and The Rugby World Cup.
Schalk Brits | Bringing Home Gold
Schalk Brits spoke to RugbyPass about his experiences bringing the William Webb Ellis trophy back to South Africa.
The story behind one of the coolest players in Rugby history - The man who won the World Cup for South Africa
RugbyPass were lucky enough to speak to Joel Stransky, the man who won the World Cup for South African in 1995.
Stransky speaks to us about the 1995 World Cup and the affect that it had on South Africa!
Ulster's Slot machine, John Cooney joins the panel this week to talk us through his journey across Irish rugby.
Pita Pens & More French Wins | Le French Rugby Podcast | Episode 29
Toulouse centre Pita Ahki joins us to discuss the drama of the penalty shootout at the Aviva Stadium, whether he'd have fancied taking one, returning to Dublin to take on Leinster and much more. Plus, Benji reveals he was next in line to take a penal
RugbyPass FIFA Pros Northern Series Charity Championship Final
Denis Buckley takes on Mako Vunipola in the RugbyPass FIFA Pros Northern Series Charity Championship Final.
Ryan Wilson on 'almost' becoming a Barbarians rugby captain | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 12
After the high of being named captain for the Baa-Baas, Ryan fills us in on the low of the game being cancelled and what exactly went on behind the scenes. We hear about the 11th hour cancellation of the game and the build up and fall out. Ryan tells
Mark Nawaqanitawase runs like a greasy Rhino | The Offload
Australian winger Mark Nawaqanitawase gets his flowers from The Offload crew following a superb outing at the Principality Stadium.
Youth Unstoppables - Mastercard
Youth Unstoppables is a unique digital content series championing 17 inspirational young female athletes from around the world.
RUGBY EXPLORER | SOUTH AFRICA - Big Jim Hamilton explores the rugby communities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth
We travel to South Africa for the latest episode of Rugby Explorer. Jim explores the stunning cities of Cape Town and Porth Elizabeth and meets the local rugby communities in both cities.
FIFA Pros | Southern Hemisphere Draw
Reporter Sam Smith announces the draw for our southern hemisphere FIFA Pros tournament. 16 rugby players from teams across New Zealand, Australia and Japan will compete for southern supremacy.
Will Skelton on Champions Cup celebrations and playing for the Barbarians | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 38
The big rig Will Skelton joins us from Monaco this week where he's on tour with the Barbarians and rooming with George Kruis. He fills us in on the tour so far, hanging out at the palace with the Prince and who's leading the charge off the pitch.
Zach Mercer - Life in Montpellier & England Ambitions | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 30
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 Grand Slam Enforcer | Paul Willemse | Le French Rugby Podcast
Another week, another Grand Slam winner... France enforcer Paul Willemse joins us to discuss his role as the only out-and-out second row in the team, the Shaun Edwards effect, his journey from budding Springbok to French hero and much more.
Luke Cowan-Dickie, Six Nations Review and Sinckler's Sauna | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 21
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.
Alex Lozowski - Pigs Head Initiation's, Learning from Andy Goode & Playing For Chelsea FC | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 32
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.
Agonising reaction as USA fail to qualify for Rugby World Cup | RugbyPass
The Rugby Network went behind the scenes with USA Rugby in Dubai as they looked to beat Portugal for a place at the 2023 Rugby World Cup
Eddie Jones on how rugby will return to England
Eddie Jones, Steve Grainger RFU Rugby Development Director, Claudia MacDonald and Bill Sweeney, CEO of RFU. Eddie Jones is at Twickenham Stadium to launch a new form of socially distanced, government-approved non-contact
Will Skelton on the Ronan O'Gara slap and Australia vs England | Le French Rugby Podcast | Episode 24
The guests keep getting bigger, literally, as big Will Skelton joins us to talk Ronan O’Gara v Christophe Urios, the Bordeaux trilogy, not hearing from the Wallabies despite reports he isn't being considered for the series against England and more...
Joel Kpoku | Le French Rugby Podcast | EP 30
Lyon's player of the match in the win over Wasps that saw them through to a first major final since 1933, Joel Kpoku, joins us to discuss making a big impression early on in his career in France, what went wrong for him at Saracens, international asp
Back in the Game - RFU
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How Super Rugby Aupiki can change women's rugby in New Zealand for the better | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons are joined by Black Ferns star Chelsea Semple to discuss her title-winning campaign in the inaugural Super Rugby Aupiki season.
The Rugby Pod Quarantine Quiz
Andy Rowe turned quizmaster this week as he put Big Jim and Goodey’s knowledge to the test in another quarantine quiz.
Wayne Pivac questioned about his future with Wales after a historic loss to Georgia
After a string of losses including a historic loss to Georgia last season Wayne Pivac looks ahead to his final autumn test against Australia.
Eddie Jones tries to explain what happened after Springboks run up big score against England rugby
Rugby press conference as Eddie Jones and Owen Farrell face the media after England's big loss to the Springboks in the Autumn Nations Series.
Lawrence Dallaglio Rewatches The 1997 British & Irish Lions Tour
Lawrence Dallaglio sat down with Jim Hamilton to rewatch the first test of the 1997 Lions tour to South Africa.
All Black's go hard in training as they seek to rectify Pumas loss
The All Blacks release footage of intense training as they work to rectify their back to back defeats in the Tri Nations.
RFU Belonging - Back in the Game
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There is a place for everyone in rugby, no matter how long ago you stopped playing!
Find your local club and get #BackInTheGame
Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath vs Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo | Division 1 | Round 1
All Black star Damian McKenzie made an impressive debut in Japan Rugby League One in a high scoring affair between both Tokyo sides.
Watch Japan Rugby League One for free on TheRugbyNetwork.com #JapanRugby #RD1
Predicting the make-up of the first-ever Super Rugby Pacific playoffs | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall discuss what the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs could look like as the competition heads into its final round of the regular season.
Eddie Jones Summarises the loss to South Africa
England coach Eddie Jones gives an overview of where England went wrong in their disappointing loss to their 2019 Rugby World Cup foes the Springboks.
What the All Blacks squad could look like halfway through Super Rugby Pacific | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall make their picks for some positions of the upcoming All Blacks squad, dissect the latest round of action and preview the upcoming Super Round in Melbourne.
Mike Brown | Rugby Roots
Jim Hamilton is joined by former England international Mike Brown in the City of Newcastle. Mike discusses his difficult ending at Harlequins, how that team turned around their season to win the Premiership and much more.
Rugby Returns with Jack Nowell, Ryan Wilson & Max Lahiff | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 2
We welcome back the new season with Jack Nowell joining Max and Ryan to review the first weekend of Premiership Rugby action.
Facing Goliath | A story following Italy as they take on the mighty All Blacks | A Rugby Originals Documentary
RugbyPass went behind the scenes with the Italian rugby team as they prepared for a clash with the All Blacks at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Did Wayne Pivac inherit a poisoned chalice | The Offload
The Offload crew discuss the state of Welsh Rugby and whether Wayne Pivac was handed the keys to a sinking ship when he was appointed as Wales' head coach.