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Episode 22 - Ryan Jones, Shane Bryne and Sucking The Mauler's Toe

Episode 22 - Ryan Jones, Shane Bryne and Sucking The Mauler's Toe

Time: 1:14:48
It's a home nations special this week as Jim and Goodey are joined by former Welsh skipper Ryan Jones and Ireland's best lid Shane Byrne. We preview England's first home game of the Six Nations with Ryan Jones and discuss Eddie Jones' potential selections as well as getting some insight into the state of rugby in Wales. The lads run through the weekend's Premiership results and predict the scores for round 3 of The Guinness Six Nations. Shane Byrne drops in to chat about this year's upcoming England vs Ireland legends game, and Jim even angles for a call-up!
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Episode ID: 1000551848800
GUID: 5363eda6-93a1-11ec-a1db-2706246e1735
Release Date: 22/02/2022, 06:00:00

Description

The Rugby Pod with Andy Goode, Big Jim Hamilton & hosted by Andy Rowe is the most listened to Rugby podcast in the world. We cover all the latest news, rumours insight and stories, but with plenty of humour, opinions and the best guests from the game, including current and former internationals. Follow us on social media and send us in your questions to chat through each week.

Customer Reviews

wow

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Bk_Sk8s
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2022-02-20
to much banter, 15 pints responsibly and just vibes.
wow 🤩

Used to listen to Good Bad Rugby- not anymore

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07oliver
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2022-01-25
Moved to dark side. Much better banter.

Great pod.

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Rhys92SAFC
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2022-01-06
Worth listening to just for Jim Hamilton who is hilarious.

Hilarious

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t futtwitt
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2021-12-26
Love the pod. No other rugby podcasts come close!! Keep up the good work, responsible 10 pints chopping, and bush talk!!

Best Podcast for Rugby

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Woodside Paddy
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2021-12-11
What a refreshing change, informal, insightful and hilarious. Please keep it raw and borderline slanderous.....the BBC should learn from this and stop producing sterile, anodyne programmes and realise what the listeners want for sports programmes.

Best pod of any description

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Andy Haire
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2021-10-19
Always look forward to the pod, laughs, rugby and an annoying arrogant kiwi it’s the perfect combo. Chat seem to find link to book live show in Cardiff in Nov can someone post the link on the pod reviews?

Easily the best rugby pod

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Jon Turko
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2021-10-19
Best rugby podcast by a long way but you HAVE to drop ‘guess the GO-AT’. Worst game since croquet.

Best of the best - might need a visit from the CEO of Clapham

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Jasper250469
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2021-08-10
Big Jim and Goodie are the best - top chat and knowledge of the game. I would love to see the magician, CCO and CEO of Clapham, Mr Archie Curzon, have a banter off with the boys! He might even have a few tips to get Goodie’s chassis back in nick ;-)

Rugby Norse loves the pod

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pjessup
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2021-07-27
Gotta say the most honest and brutal pod out there. Moore does more of the technical, and the BBC crew bring an all round balanced view, but for genuine laughs and insights you can’t put The Rugby Podpodpod down. Keep it going lads

Too many ads

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JPD210
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2021-06-22
Starting to get bored of too many adverts and lad gags etc. Banter is great at times but I want some analysis and insight.

Tune

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lomalley777
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2021-05-17
Mostly just listen cause that intro tune is so banging

Big Jim

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DaveG8988
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2021-05-08
Jim just makes me laugh. Goodey is alright. But every week big Jim just cheers me right up. Great pod. Never miss it. It might also have some rugby in it...

Andy Rowe

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Brodie201
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2021-04-21
Great Pod, I wonder is Andy Rowe a real person or is he an impression ?? He Sounds a bit like a made up accent 🤨

JC

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Toro64uk
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2021-04-02
Love this pod. Big Jim is a bit of a hero in our house.

Unbiased

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1967 Jack
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2021-03-28
Great podcast covering all UK rugby

Balanced and informativetive

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CameronMcKenzie
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2021-03-14
This is a good PodCast to listen to - Matt Hamilton is the star of the show and you have to put up with Andy Goode talk about how amazing he is but over all, it’s the best rugby PodCast out there. There is obviously a lot of research and back office work that goes into producing these podcasts. It’s very “England” focussed and I would like to hear more about the Southern Hemisphere teams and the Celtic tournaments.

Gone rapidly downhill

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Chog5
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2021-03-10
Used to be one of the best podcasts on Rugby out there in recent times it’s just into a negative constantly slate Eddie Jones show without offering anything constructive just constantly taking cheap digs and pot shots yes we get you don’t like him but change the record and get back to the show you once were. Last week was better but this week straight back to the Eddie bashing.

Leave Freddie in Japan

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shocking line up
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2021-03-10
Definitely don’t bring Freddie ‘oh mate’ Burns onto this as a weekly feature! Not funny but rather annoying.

Keep it light lads

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Andybmxart
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2021-03-02
Good pod I used to listen to it religiously but it so much these days, it seems to have become The Goodie show who now sounds a like a broken record we get it Andy you don’t rate Eddie, Farrell, Sarries etc etc.

Bored of the bias now......

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Adam-Sheffield
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2021-03-02
Listened to this pod for years now.... but just fed up of the Bias now from Andy Goode. His views hinge on his relationships, wasps, dislike of Eddie, Dislike of Faz... Dislike of Ford
Jim is getting much better as a pundit and I like his personal views but Goode is just going to far IMO

My favourite rugby podcast

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Lorse72
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2021-03-02
I’ve been loyal to this pod, despite much competition. Clearly there isn’t time to listen to them all, unless rugby is your only interest. Love the banter, knowledge and recent playing experience of Goodey & Big Jim. My 2nd fav is now Le Rugby feat. Ben Kayser & John Beattie.

Good not the best anymore

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Davespils
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2021-02-24
Great pod nice alternative to others, different but good. Listen to all the rugby pods used to be my favourite but much prefer The Good the bad the rugby” now.

Way too many ads

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Georgeforkan15
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2021-02-22
I love the rugby talk and the comedy. Brilliant podcast but there feels like there’s an ad every 10 minutes and it’s really annoying. Please use less.

Top of the Pods

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gazuff
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2021-02-18
Diolch. Love the pod ...keeping me going on the Lockdown walks. Great banter between you boys and interesting and insightful views on the game. Keep up the good work👍

It’s freezing on the wing

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Mongo WsM
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2021-02-18
Great pod fellas, keep up the good work.
Mongo (Weston-super-Mare & Basra)

Rugby pod

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Dbart71
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2021-02-15
Just the best pod of any description out there. Love the banter between big Jim and Goodey.

Big Jim

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1837-792
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2021-02-13
Great punditry Jim on the TV last weekend. Not bad for a Scotsman!?

Best on the market

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GCooperD
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2021-02-07
These guys know their rugby, funny, insightful and the best rugby pod on the market! Don’t bother with others these guys have got it covered!

Great pod

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fosssiiiiii!!
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2021-02-06
Good insight and actually funny. Jim just needs to admit that he was an okay player and that goody is one of the best 10s to play the game. Nice to have a rugby podcast that does talk about true Pro14 a little.

Great show - good mixture a banter and insight.

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The Braggsters
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2021-02-02
Keep up the good work, love the chat and honesty regarding how you guys are feeling.

New Listener

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RossLJ93
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2021-01-21
Back in lockdown and have been looking to get into listening to podcasts. New favourite podcast, great laugh and great to hear what is going on in the world of rugby. Highly recommend to all my rugby friends out there.

Laddish Nonsense

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Sir Beckwood Fizzington
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2020-12-29
If you want a nostalgic throwback to high school laddish banter is the pod for you

Good pod, ridiculous number of adverts though

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chrisc8886
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2020-12-23
As the pod gets more listeners there are more and more adverts coming, which are really detracting from the pod. I know any answer will be “we need to make some money/cover costs”, but the number of adverts and spons is just becoming ridiculous and becoming increasingly irritating. You guys need to get the balance more back in line and reduce the advertising quantity!

Rugby pod

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jim st kents
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2020-12-21
Good patter fae the troops.on the concussion subject I think you should get James robson on the show

Northern Aping

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Cabbarge
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2020-12-19
GET ROMAN ON YOUR POD. I would love to hear his reposts to your critique of his performance

Big Jim

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Dozzle
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2020-12-16
Long time listener, first time reviewer. Very emotive speech from Big Jim on personal choice linked to dementia. I really enjoyed hearing his balanced view packed with anecdotes and a (surprisingly) reasoned conclusion.
Keep up the good work.

Pablo Matera!!!

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D-sgrace
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2020-12-08
Usually 5 star pod but Pablo Matera not even mentioned in the ugly?!!! Silence is complicity.

Evans!!

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Cal Scott87
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2020-12-02
Evans cycles is THE worst cycling shop around, no matter which store you go to. Avoid at all costs!
Great pod.

Awesome

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Dan Dan liar man
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2020-12-01
Great pod. Always makes you laugh and the rugby chat is good too. Jim’s anecdotes are spot on; he’s right Evans Cycles are pants and not just the Edinburgh branch

Pod perfection

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CPL86
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2020-12-01
Every week these guys have me in stitches and give me a good dose of honest chat about rugby and life. It’s incredibly refreshing and uplifting during what has been a tough year. Thanks lads, don’t ever stop!

One to many plugs boys

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Eltam Elf
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2020-11-25
I am a big fan, I listen without fail. But the little kiwi rattling off about legal help and manscaping and budgie smugglers, it’s really boring. They’re teetering on the wrong side with all the plugs now ease off boys please you’ll lose listeners

Ads

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ScotchEggChaser
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2020-11-25
Long term listener, first time reviewer. This was the original and first rugby podcast that I downloaded, now listen to 5 across the week and this is still one of the best. Hate to say it, but when you “disect with an open cloth”, there’s just too many ads now. This last episode had one for Andy Rowe’s podcast, 1 for ford, one for beard oils and conditioners and Lovell rugby, budgie smugglers, suns men’s health brand. I get it’s free, but I’d happily pay a subscription to remove ads. It’s just spam.
A tip of the slipper to you guys, it’s great work you do and love the pod.

A pale shadow of what it was

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mecartman69
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2020-11-24
The show is now packed with adverts, far too many adverts. The banter just isn’t funny anymore; the same gags aren’t amusing when they are repeated relentlessly for years. The talk about their ex-clubs can go on for ages; other clubs will get a slagging, be openly laughed at, then discarded quickly (for example, I’d be surprised if many Harlequins fans listen in anymore). Andy Goode is now coming across as nothing more than a nasty bigot. Andy Rowe might as well not be there, aside from being an advertising shill. It’s become a very weak podcast - best avoided.
P.S. The ratings have crashed and the podcast is now lower in the charts than when it was released four years ago!

Mate, Mate, Mate.

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Dai Daps
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2020-11-18
New host in Burns, worse language, same old crap, mate, mate, mate, mate, mate, mate, mate.
Don’t they realise how tiresome constantly repeating mate, mate, mate is.
Give it a rest for gods sake.

My favourite of all the Rugby pods

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Azali46664
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2020-11-05
Although Goody can be a little to anti Scottish on occasion... oh and we all know he’s got a few quid and are all really happy for him

Sheer class

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Jlewis2604
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2020-11-04
Have been listening for years and gone back to listen to every one so I don’t miss out. My only complaint is there’s only one a week. Pod pod pod

An uplifting pod!!!

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Roryyyyyyyy
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2020-10-15
Love the banter between Jim and Goodey. On the same side it’s insightful and has been a real uplifting listen during a hard year! Keep it up lads.

Not a fan

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Podlistener1997
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2020-10-15
Really dislike how this whole podcast is built on Jim Hamilton playing the fool and Andy Goode portraying himself as the intellectual rugby commentator, whilst Andy Rowe sits in the background and doesn’t say anything.
I somehow find myself disagreeing with every single opinion that Goode shares (which is not a bad thing in itself) but the fact that the Jim and Andy never offer any real opposition just fuels the idiocy. Even when they do disagree with him, their opinions are almost rendered useless due to the constant theme of ‘Jim is an Stupid’ that is perpetuated by Goode in order to make himself seem smarter and more insightful, when it is quite clear that it should be the other way round.
There is some great rugby analysis in this podcast and I do genuinely find it funny a lot of the time, I just can’t get past the weird dynamic between the hosts and the fact that this podcast is clearly an ego project for Andy Goode

As Goode as it Gets!

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AdamN1979
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2020-10-13
Not sure why some of the reviews on here are slagging off Mr Goode. He’s a living legend with excellent insight and banter. Don’t let the haters get you down Goodey!!
Keep up the great work chaps. By far the best sports pod out there. Funny and informative in equal measures.

Big Jim is belting

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T. Shanklin
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2020-10-01
What’s Andy Rowe’s first language?