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Your weekly sweary pipebomb of rugby knowledge. All the latest rugby news plus special features. Also games, guests, interviews and the occasional dodgy impression Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/bloodandmudrugby

Customer Reviews

Meh

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Mulac987654321
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2021-04-05
Was grate pod. but now they want you to pay for it. I pay enough to watch for rugby

The Edit Version

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Khlongtoei
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2021-03-31
Have enjoyed the podcast for 18 months - and disappointed to see a large chunk of it disappear behind the patreon paywall - though of course that is right of Lee and Josh. But the remnant is poor - barely any rugby matches/performances discussed but still plenty of content aimed at patrons such as the increasingly laboured imagined positions of the same. If the point is to attract further patrons this isn’t likely to work - at least not if they want to hear your views on the sport itself. And sniping about reviews which feel you have wandered off course is a poor response from a couple of fine presenters who ask for feedback. Just the sort of issue they have with a certain correspondent from the Times..

I’m moving on

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Tom-72!
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2021-03-26
Sadly the show that was like joining a room full of friends who added insight and laughter to rugby, appears to have become the room where you see two blokes round a table just moaning together. Everyone else is now just wrong and they have become all they ridicule. All that and almost no rugby included. To see how it’s done listen to the team from AroundtheNFL. Different sport but they get the mix right. Time to unsubscribe

Informative and amusing.

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lydwray
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2021-03-13
You two never fail to cheer me up! Lx

Great content but overly negative & tedious

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JAJ_87
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2020-08-22
The depth and quality of the insight is second to none. But this is outshone by an overly negative take.
Lee and Josh take a lot of criticism for being ‘woke’, which they are not. But in a world full of hate there is no need to be throwing so much shade at some issues/individuals whilst simultaneously being preachy and ‘holier than thou’ on others.

Brilliant

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SpankyBluePanda
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2020-08-10
I love this podcast. It’s hilarious and always worth listening to.
As an aside, Friend of the Pod Jonny McGinty has literally never made a tackle despite playing for 12 or so years

Thank God for Blood and Mud

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Aaron_Bennett
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2020-08-06
Please don’t stop hammering your woke, left-wing agenda as I’m not sure I could cope with rugby being solely the domain of podcasts a little to the right of the BNP. I listen to B&M for interesting and informed rugby discussion but the thing that convinced me to become a patreon supporter was the fact that this is apparently the only rugby podcast which doesn’t subscribe to the individualist right wing narrative.

Genuinely scary ideas

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JBG1809
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2020-08-04
This podcast is at best naive and at worst blindly ignorant of science, facts and actual studies on the impact of Trans athletes in sport in the context of a contact sport. They are wilfully and openly ignoring science as if it’s an inconvenience that goes against their “woke” narrative. I truly hope none of these individuals have a daughter who wants to play a physical contact sport that come up against a transwoman and get seriously injured because they’re too progressive to see what’s staring them in the face. They equate trans women, born male having had years of testosterone coursing though their veins playing in a woman’s team to the size differences between big and small men, utter fantasy.

Used to be wonderful

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Ben_Oh
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2020-07-29
But now is so ear achingly woke I can’t cope anymore. Used to be two chaps chatting insightfully about rugby. Now two (white, middle class) chaps taking about:
1. How racist rugby is
2. How wonderful it is that people are pulling down statues
3. How offensive Exeter Chiefs are
4. How anyone with concerns about trans women playing women’s rugby is a caveman
And this is just the last three or four episodes. I know there’s not much rugby, but no thanks! Sport should be a place to escape. This isn’t it anymore.
Good luck going forwards!

Great rugby pod

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Guccibag
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2020-05-21
Great rugby podcast. Don’t always agree with them, including music and rugby opinions, but always worth a listen. And still worth tuning into without any live rugby to talk about.

Isolation salvation

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akawd40
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2020-03-31
Some how listening to the maudlin keeps me upbeat cheers chaps

SA vs NZ POD

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lordofthegay
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2020-03-28
Loved it , loved the game , from a time when pace was all and players ran at space not contact , loved the ref telling the fatties to"shut up " at scrum time - great chat better than real rugby ?

Lions matches

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caerphilly dragon
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2020-03-28
Can you review the lions matches made famous by the 99 call great pod cast Neil Caerphilly

Match to review

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Coxy-1992
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2020-03-18
Review the Fiji v Wales RWC07 match, (obviously still hurts from a welsh point of view 😂) loads of versions on YouTube, but let’s be honest probably great from a neutral POV

Excellent

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Lanarklad78
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2020-02-15
A consistently excellent pod cast. Always really interesting and funny. Keep up the excellent work.

Two blokes I’d like to share a pint with

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Welsh gal
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2019-12-18
Listened for years, the most relatable rugby podcast I listen to by some margin. Their opinions are worryingly so similar to my own that I sometimes feel I’m listening to my mates discuss rugby. Keep up the good yet angry sweary work lads

Great host, execrable contributor

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Stephen Jones Sunday Times
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2019-11-12
Lee is fabulous, Josh is tedious and repetitive. The sycophancy when the terminally unfunny Mike Bubbins appears is nauseating.

Awesome

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Gingerdad
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2019-11-06
Got to be one of the best rugby podcasts. Lee and Josh have a unique style. Well worth a listen.

The best rugby podcast

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OliElFox
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2019-10-17
This is the best rugby podcast. The most knowledgable, the most hilarious, and coming from the most genuine place.
One of very few podcasts that I genuinely look forward to and save for the best moment to listen to it.
Loads of insightful analysis and rewarding inside jokes, words can’t describe my love for it. I’ve never written a review for any other podcast, but feel obliged to write one for Lee and Josh for the joy they’ve given me.
Yurt

No other rugby pod needed

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englishmanincardiff
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2019-10-16
Still the only rugby pod you need to listen to,
Covers all angles:
Knowledgeable, insightful, rugby obsessed (but with perspective) not pandering to any individuals, nations, organisations.
And furiously, gloriously silly.
Inhabiting it’s own little world, but never knowingly taking itself too seriously.
The patreon feed and extras (rugby history, previous world cups etc are equally excellent)
No need to listen to any other podcast.
Makes Tuesdays something to look forward to.
Thank you Lee & Josh 👍

Becoming.a bit of a rant

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Man with no name II
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2019-09-28
Used to enjoy this but has become tediously negative

The best rugby podcast

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Rugby boy 1171
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2019-09-09
This is the best rugby podcast available and the extra content through Patron for a small charge is so worth it.

'We can't compete financially!!!!!'

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J9brianlord
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2019-05-24
The Wrestling Steve Diamond / Numb skits had me nearly soiling myself laughing

Laugh out loud

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Bobert23
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2019-04-25
The royal rumble was one of the best things I’ve ever heard. The mental image of Di Young in a unitard 👌🏻

Catch up time

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Exile 66
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2019-04-06
Have somehow missed this and now going through the surreal experience of catching up listening to previews of very old games

Mud & Bloody brilliant

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Richie0802
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2019-03-26
Love this show. Makes me very happy. Funny, informative, relaxed. Ploughing through old episodes just for the laughs.

Rantilicious rugby reviews

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George2604
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2018-12-04
Lee and Josh provide an insightful, light hearted and honest review of the weeks rugby offerings. Their knowledge of the game is surprisingly accurate given their ability to find an amusing tangent to wander off on with alarming regularity. For just over a year I have been an avid listener and Monday evenings or sometimes Tuesdays are always met with the excitement of being able to listen on my way to work. They never fail to have me in stitches at some point during their weekly debate!

Demonstrably the best rugby podcast out there.

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Martinlikeschips
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2018-11-05
Other podcasts pander to current pros and provide generic analysis. These guys are insightful, funny and honest. Get it in your podcast feed.

The best rugby pod around

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Swiny1969
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2018-05-19
A real sweary melange of rugby chat and general fukwittery, it’s laugh out loud funny and the best listen all week. Just not safe to listen too with my son in the car...
Keep up the work boys - now listening to your back catalogue

My favourite rugby pod

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bookie_16
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2018-04-19
Maybe not the most informed and maybe they don’t get the biggest guest, and maybe they shoot of on some wild tangents, but definitely the funniest and share my out look on rugby. Look forward to there take every week!

Antidote to hyperbole

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ulster fan
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2018-04-18
100 plus episodes of cracking punditry. The guys don’t go for hype and say it as they see it. It’s like listening to two good mates in the pub. They manage to get a good coverage of rugby across the home nations which is refreshing. Whilst I don’t think I will ever forgive you for giving Ulster the “best back line in Europe” tag last year I love the pod so keep it up.
If I can add a $**t suggestion for next week could I point you towards the bbc rugby union homepage today (Wednesday) where there isn’t a single on field related story with nothing but Izzy anti gay, Eddie jones assault and Ulster rugby fallout stories. Come on bbc surely there are some big competitions reaching their denouement.
Ulster fan

Funny but too much f-word

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tartanbones
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2018-04-11
Informative and irreverent in equal measure - lost count of the habitual f-work usage. Unnecessary and loses impact- also stops me recommending it to my rugby mad boys. Shame!

Interesting but there's better out there

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Bronze Age Man
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2018-02-28
Good knowledge and debate ruined by the hosts' tourettes. Swearing in a broadcast is fine for emphasis, but not when used in a moronic manner. Shame, because it belittles a relatively educated and healthy debate on our great game.

Best Rugby Podcast of the Lot. But...

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Calbertinho
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2018-02-06
Very funny and balanced and brilliantly manages to promote rugby while completely railing against the terrible tropes (“spirit of rugby” and “lads lads lads”) that are held up by so many (including other unnamed inexplicably popular podcasts) as the reason the game is great.
Lee is very fair and has a half-decent singing voice which he will use whether you want him to or not. Knocked down to four stars, unfortunately, because of the unending “woe is me” entitlement espoused by co-host Josh on a weekly basis. Reminder: Wales have 4 Six Nations titles (3 grand slams) and a World Cup semi final since 2005. In that time the Ospreys have 4 Celtic League wins, a runner-up spot and made 3 semi-finals. He cannot be blamed for inheriting the arrogance that leads him to complain weekly about how nobody has it as bad, but it remains incredibly grating.

Love this pod

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Kjb445
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2018-01-31
This pod has continued to grow and improve every week it is published. Two great guys who love the game but add a certain comical cynicism to proceeding.
Completely left field and left wing. Excellent

Decent Podcast

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Jonesy Jacket
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2018-01-18
Although the pair are quite miserable and slag people off on the podcast if you disagree with them on twitter it's a good laugh.
I like the way they comment from a spectators point of view. Good Stuff.

The Sweariest Rugby Pod

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Caerlyr Osprey
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2017-12-08
Funnier, cleverer and infinitely swearier than certain other better known rugby pods. Listen to Lee and Josh plus occasional guests for your weekly fill of rugby talk as the fan on the terraces sees the game not as those in the media call things. Bonus points on offer for not plugging mail order razors.

The Ronseal of Rugby Podcasts

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Pjlewis88
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2017-11-21
"Does exactly what is says on the tin"
A sweary, pipebomb of rugby knowledge. There's swearing, there's pipebombs of laughter and the boys certainly know what they're talking about.
It's the highlight of my podcast week.

Like The Mentalists

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Gwareen
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2017-11-14
This show is a bit like a superior, podcast version of the TV show The Mentalists. The two main characters 'Lee' and 'Josh' (apologies, I could not find the actor names) are middle aged men bound together by a niche obsession with rugby, with Josh even taking an interest in the latest kits. The relationship is generally one of camaraderie, but there is also a bit of a Steptoe & Son vibe, with the two men bound together by fear, loneliness, and the isolation of their obsession.
The actors nail the parts as humbug Yorkshire and and dour Welsh respectively, and the writing is incredibly sharp, capturing the freewheeling, tangent filled nature of in depth discussions on obscure topics. I would suggest starting from the beginning as by the middle episodes the series contains a lots of in-jokes and self references. The actual rugby knowledge is fairly limited but I assume accurate, although there are a few hilarious Ali G style interviews where you have to guess whether the special guest is in on the joke.
The format can occasionally be frustrating, with episodes not only very long but varying in length individually. It is also pretty slow burn, with details about the characters personal lives only dripping out very gradually - but ultimately this languid pace is part of what makes is such a treat. Hopefully future episodes will expand the format and really start to amp up the tension.

So good

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kernow green
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2017-11-13
Excellent. Right amount of irreverence and justified levels of cynicism

By far the best rugby pod

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OvalBurgher
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2017-11-12
The chemistry between Lee and Josh results in a very funny but never over long discussion of rugby, which even touches on Scotland on occasion-the use of the Taggart theme was especially appreciated.

A considered opinion after a year's subscription.

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anotheranonymousreview
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2017-11-08
A Rugby review by a sweary northern Winnie-the-Pooh & a Welsh Eeyore (who's even more gloomy). But somehow brilliant!

If they were a band...

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Paulofruitini
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2017-11-08
Dodgy sound quality?
Strange visages?
Liberally offensive?
Hardcore fan base?
This is the Slipknot of rugby podcasts.

Voice of the real fan

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Concara
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2017-10-31
Always a pleasure to hear the boys dissect the weekend’s games. Their chat captures every rugby fan’s mood - from gloomy to scathing to celebratory. There’s usually time for an epic rant or too, but also plenty of moments of appreciation for the bits of skill and sportsmanship that makes us love the game. A great counterpoint to the traditional media.

Miserable and Hilarious in just the right measures

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AndyBlackhall
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2017-10-26
A great combo between a rant down the pub after many pints, seeing England lose for the umpteenth time in the Johnson era, and the hilarity of watching wales lose to Fiji in 2007. Top notch rugby pod

This is a rugby podcast

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bearded_tit
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2017-10-24
As a Gloucester fan, I don’t have much in the way of a critical faculty. So I’ve just given this podcast five stars. I do listen though. Which takes effort AND posable thumbs. That’s rare round my way (especially when it comes to chanting the same word for 80 minutes) despite the multiple additional digits.
Peace.
Unless you’re Calum Clark.

Simply the best

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XV Ltd
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2017-10-23
2nd season now of enjoying B&M podcasts. Have tried others but they fail to compare, and yes I am one of those strange people who enjoys the podcast in the Gym!
Keep up the good work.

Multi-accented rugby nonsense

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mattcinthenorth
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2017-10-11
It’s sweary, slightly over-obsessed with 80s/90s rock and loves a shiny scrum half. Well that and Ackerman’s fish fingers... masterful. Keep it up lads!

Great Pod

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Eifion Roberts
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2017-09-28
I thought I was the only person that thought Ugo was a class A dobber and a yes man. Good banter loves the piece on Scrum V