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 3 Highlights
2 mins to 9 mins 10 seconds… Adam’s news round recaps all the latest signings and player movements and the SRU’s move into American Rugby with a minority stake in MLR newcomers Old Glory DC which Rory expands on and Adam provides some insight on PRO14 Rugby’s mutual interest in the US game. Rory also tells us about his summer in the Hamptons…
9 mins 10 to 38 mins… The gang recaps a great weekend of European rugby and try to make sense on the incredible battle among nine teams to reach the Guinness PRO14 knock-out stages. The guys also take a look at one of the controversial moments in the Edinburgh v Munster Quarter-Final which put a focus on rugby values and the eye-catching stats from the Leinster v Ulster game which created a huge number of collisions.
38 mins to 56 mins 50… The Big Hit: Edinburgh and Scotland back row John Barclay joins Rory and Andy to talk about how his injury recovery looked in great doubt at one stage in his comeback. How his on-screen media work has given him a taste for more, the competition in the back row at Edinburgh and Rory reminisces about their ‘glory’ days in the blue of Scotland. Finally, John talks about his big return to Parc Y Scarlets this weekend.
57mins to 1hr 11mins… Charlie Morgan of the Daily Telegraph joins us to talk about the impact box-kicking strategies are having on the speed of play and how reinforcing existing laws could open up more space in the back field. Rory adds his opinion as a former scrum-half in a conversation that is rugby nerding at its very best.
1 hr 12 mins… Listener’s questions about the Guinness PRO14 Conference shake-up that’s coming and how would you sway a disciplinary committee with some prized biscuits. Yep, biscuits.