I’m a big podcast-listener, so whatever I’m into I’ll usually find a few good podcasts to listen to on it.
About a year ago I felt like there was a real dearth of rugby pods, but I’ve gradually got hold of a few good ones.
If you happen to not already be a podcast-listener but are interested, most pods are accessible to listen to live on Apple/iTunes, Google podcasts or other download platforms or on streaming sites like Spotify or Deezer.
A lot of them can be accessed as video too on Youtube. So you can listen live or download to listen to later offline.
Here I’ll link to Google Podcasts cause that’s what i use, but you can find all these on multiple platforms.
So here are a few I’d recommend:
The Super Rugby Podcast
My personal favourite, this is lighthearted, enjoyable and lots of fun. The presenters have a great rapport, humour, as well as being informative and insightful. A couple of Kiwi friends and ex-players, Damien Warren and Toby Harris, who seem to be based in England these days, host it.
The Rugby Ruckus Podcast
Journalist Ben Kimber and ex-Wallaby Morgan Turinui host what feels to me like the number one Aussie rugby pod.
Informed, opinionated discussion and analysis with some famous guests dropping in often enough. Often a confusing 10-15 second silence before it starts, so don’t turn it up too loud!
The Eggchasers Rugby Podcast
I’m not a big enough follower of British and European rugby to listen to this regularly but I dip in now and again, mainly when there are Tests being played. Seems like a smart, balanced pod.
The Good, the Bad and the Rugby
Recently started Pod with big-name guests from all over. Hosted by affable posh bloke Alex Payne, with James Haskell and Mike Tindall as regulars.
Very English vibe, but not too much so. Focused more on the personalities and stories behind the game rather than match-analysis. Worth a listen.
Pick and Drive RugbyNot a regular enough listen of mine yet, but a well run, worthwhile Aussie show with a focus on the latest news from the rugby world, and close analysis of the Wallabies and all things Aussie rugby.
A few good ones I’ve missed no doubt, that you might want to recommend for your commute, jog or whatever.