Under The Sticks is a brand new rugby podcast that will cover stories from the Guinness PRO14 and throughout the world of rugby with voices and personalities from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa & Wales. Delivering a broad mix of views and opinions, exclusive interviews with players & coaches, insights from key media figures and the chance to win match tickets each week Under The Sticks wants to be your rugby podcast of choice.
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Episode 2 Highlights
1.50m to 31m Adam’s News Round; Wrap of last weekend in the Guinness PRO14 and how results have affected the route to the Final in Glasgow, May 25, talk of Johnny McNicholl and the change in project/qualified players as well as other recent new contract signings. The European Quarter-Finals get a thorough analysis looking forward to the big Champions Cup games this weekend and trying to work out who might get a home semi-final.
31m to 49m Exclusive interview with Nigel Owens. Lambing and of course a bit of rugby is on the menu. Nigel discusses his plan for post-refereeing retirement, a scary thought that he’s making easier by having been spending his spare time farming throughout his career. After his memorable 175th Guinness PRO14 match last Saturday, he explains the thinking behind that catch mid-match. Conditioning and physicality of those in rugby is discussed too. Nigel also gives his tips on when to blow the whistle without disrupting the flow of the game.
50m to 1h 5m Sports editor of OFM Radio in Bloemfontein, Morgan Piek discusses the South African involvement in the Guinness PRO14 and where the Toyota Cheetahs and the Isuzu Southern Kings can improve for next season.
1h 5m Listener’s Questions. Andy poses some listener questions to Rory and Adam. If you want to be in with a chance to win some tickets to the Guinness PRO14 Final send in your comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Best question/comment wins a pair to the Guinness PRO14 Final in Glasgow’s Celtic Park on May 25
The Guinness PRO14 Final is one of the most entertaining games in the rugby calendar and takes place in Glasgow’s Celtic Park on May 25. Tickets start at just £25 for adults, £1 for kids. Visit www.pro14rugby.org/finaltickets