Rugby Tonight Podcast

Rugby Tonight Podcast

United Kingdom

Lawrence Dallaglio, Ben Kay, Austin Healey and the rest of the BT Sport rugby team draw upon their wealth of international experience to bring you the best insight and analysis from every round of the Aviva Premiership, the European club game and beyond.

Episodes

Aviva Premiership Final Preview  

Hosts Craig Doyle and Sarra Elgan are joined by former Saracens flanker Jacques Burger, Exeter wing Jack Nowell and resident experts Ben Kay and Austin Healey to preview this weekend's Aviva Premiership Final between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs. Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan and England 7s Alex Gray also discuss another thrilling Sevens World Series while former Wham! star Andrew Ridgeley is on hand to talk about the latest Dallaglio Foundation Cycle Slam.

Champions Cup Final Preview  

Harlequins and Scotland wing Tim Visser joins your hosts Sarra Elgan and Martin Bayfield along with regulars Ben Kay and Ugo Monye to preview this weekend's European finals, review the final round of the regular season in the Aviva Premiership, analyse the latest England training squad and to discuss the pressures players face when their careers come to an end.

London Irish face relegation from the top flight  

Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth join hosts Craig Doyle and Martin Bayfield and resident rugby experts Austin Healey and Ben Kay to reflect on the latest twists and turns in the battle for the Aviva Premiership play-offs and the quest for survival at the other end of the table.

Battle for Premiership and European glory hots up  

Clermont Auvergne's Nick Abendanon and former Scotland captain Budge Pountney join host Sarra Elgan and resident rugby experts Austin Healey, Ben Kay and David Flatman to review the latest twists and turns in the battle for Aviva Premiership glory and survival - plus they preview the Champions Cup semi-finals.

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup review  

Former Ireland and Leinster star Brian O'Driscoll returns to Rugby Tonight to review the latest Champions Cup and Challenge Cup action alongside your hosts Martin Bayfield and Sarah Elgan and resident experts Ben Kay and Austin Healey. World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi also drops by the studio to give us the lowdown on Restart Rugby - the official charity of the Rugby Players' Association.

Tigers fly-half Freddie Burns and ex-England cricket star Simon Jones  

Leicester Tigers fly-half Freddie Burns and former England cricketer Simon Jones join your hosts Sarra Elgan and Martin Bayfield along with resident experts Ben Kay and Ugo Monye to talk all things rugby and reflect on the latest Aviva Premiership action. Blind ultramarathon runner Simon Wheatcroft and artificial pitch expert Dr Paul Fleming also drop by the studio.

Ref Wayne Barnes on life as a top official  

Referee Wayne Barnes joins your hosts Sarra Elgan and Martin Bayfield along with resident experts Ben Kay and Austin Healey to discuss life as a top official and the challenges he faces. The gang are also joined by TV presenter Matt Johnson and the Great Britain Wheelchair rugby team.

Six Nations Review  

Former England flanker Neil back joins your host Martin Bayfield and regulars Lawrence Dallaglio and Austin Healey to review England's Six Nations Grand Slam success while journalists Owen Slot, Gavin Mairs and Alan Dymock are also on hand to offer their thoughts on the Championship.

Six Nations Special - France  

Former France international and coach Philippe Saint-Andre join host Martin Bayfield and resident rugby experts Lawrence Dallaglio and Austin Healey to analyse the state of French rugby, review the latest Six Nations action and ahead to Grand Slam-chasing England's crunch clash in Paris this weekend.

Six Nations Special - Wales  

Former Wales internationals Andy Powell and Tom Shanklin join hosts Sarra Elgan and Martin Bayfield and resident rugby experts Austin Healey and Ben Kay to reflect on Wales' Six Nations campaign so far and ahead to their showdown with England at Twickenham.

Six Nations Special - Italy  

Former Italy hooker Fabio Ongaro and ex-Azzurri fly-half Diego Dominguez join your host Craig Doyle and resident experts Austin Healey and Ugo Monye to discuss the state of Italian rugby and reflect on their current Six Nations campaign.

Six Nations Special - Scotland  

Former Scotland lock Doddie Weir, current international Henry Pyrgos and Scotland team doctor James Robson join your hosts Martin Bayfield and Sarra Elgan and resident experts Austin Healey and Ben Kay to analyse the state of Scottish Rugby and reflect on their current Six Nations campaign.

Six Nations Special - France  

Former France and Gloucester hooker Olivier Azam joins your hosts Martin Bayfield and Sarra Elgan and BT Sport rugby experts Ben Kay and Austin Healey to review the second round of the Six Nations, analyse the state of French rugby and review the latest Aviva Premiership action.

Six Nations Special - Ireland  

Ireland and Ulster wing Tommy Bowe joins your host Craig Doyle and BT Sport rugby experts Ben Kay, Austin Healey and Brian O'Driscoll to analyse the opening round of the Six Nations, the latest Aviva Premiership action and the Irish provinces' performances in the PRO12 and Champions Cup.

Six Nations Special - England  

Former England captain Lewis Moody, Radio 1 DJ Greg James, England Women boss Simon Middleton and London Irish's Alex Lewington join your hosts Craig Doyle and Martin Bayfield and regular rugby experts Lawrence Dallaglio and Ugo Monye to preview England's Six Nations challenge. Plus - Alistair Eykyn talks exclusively to England head coach Eddie Jones.

Who should England select in the pack?  

Former Leicester Tigers hooker George Chuter joins Martin Bayfield, Austin Healey, Lawrence Dallaglio and Sarra Elgan to cast his eye over which forwards are putting their hand up to be selected in Eddie Jones' first England squad. Four-time Olympic rowing gold medalist Sir Matthew Pinsent also joins the team to discuss the benefits of employing a foreign coach at the elite level.

Will England opt for fresh faces in the Six Nations?  

Former Wales captain Ryan Jones joins Craig Doyle, Martin Bayfield, Ugo Monye and Austin Healey to look back on his career while the team also discuss which backs are pushing for selection for the Six Nations. Plus we are joined by England Women 7s stars Emily Scarratt, Rachael Burford and Natasha Hunt to look ahead to the Olympics in Rio and pick through all the latest Aviva Premiership action.

Lock legends Matfield and O'Callaghan on life in the lineout  

Springboks and Northampton lock Victor Matfield joins fellow second row Donncha O'Callaghan of Ireland and Worcester in the BT Sport studio for all the usual insight and analysis on the Aviva Premiership.

All Blacks' Geordie Shore competition  

Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson joins Harlequins duo Tim Visser and Jack Clifford in the BT Sport studio, as Geordie Shore star Gaz Beadle pops up with a surprising revelation about the All Blacks.

Springbok Francois Louw on the art of flanker play  

South Africa and Bath openside Francois Louw joins New Zealand and Wasps back Charles Piutau in the Rugby Tonight studio to talk about life as an overseas player in England. The team pay tribute to Jonah Lomu and there’s more insight and analysis on the latest Aviva Premiership action.

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