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James Haskell and Alex Payne and special guests do their best to discuss anything but rugby. Subscribe free to get a new episode every Wednesday. The UK's No1 rugby show, brought to you by JOE.
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Alex is joined by Jeremy Drake, club captain and starting hooker for one of the most unique rugby clubs in the world. Wakatipu sits just under the southern alps on New Zealand's South Island. Its squad is made up of locals and tourists, many of whom play whilst they're on holiday or working in the local ski resorts, and their numbers have included former All Blacks captain Justin Marshall and his international teammate and current Highlanders centre Michael Collins. Take a trip to the other side of the world to find out a little more about what makes Kiwi rugby so special in our latest House of Rugby Short.Join the [House of Rugby Facebook Group][8]Want to hear more great podcasts from [JOE][1]?- [Liquid Football][6] with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football - [TKO with Carl Frampton][3], bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxing- [Sportspages][5] - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever written- [Boys Don't Cry with Russell Kane][2], the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk about- [Unfiltered with James O'Brien][4], our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview series- [Pioneers with John Amaechi][7] - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses[1]: https://www.joe.co.uk[2]: https://playpodca.st/boys-dont-cry[3]: https://playpodca.st/tko[4]: https://playpodca.st/unfiltered[5]: https://playpodca.st/sportspages[6]: https://playpodca.st/liquidfootball[7]: https://playpodca.st/pioneers[8]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/394374224458441/
Alex and James are joined from Sydney by Sam Burgess for an explosive and hugely revealing episode in which nothing is off the table. Sam talks for the first time about the real reasons why the 2015 World Cup was a disaster, who was to blame, who was playing politics and who was scheming behind the scenes. Plus, he discusses retirement, Russell Crowe, Taylor Swift, hanging out with DiCaprio and winning titles with the RabittohsJoin the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in footballTKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
A week after Nigel Owens was on, we drop down a few leagues as Alex is joined by level 6 referee and vice-president of the Oxfordshire Referees Society, Rob Cross to talk about some of the challenges surrounding officiating at the grassroots level. From decreasing numbers, to levels of refereeing, pathways to becoming the next Wayne Barnes, problems from the touchlines and how the game might look in a decade. Join the [House of Rugby Facebook Group][8]Want to hear more great podcasts from [JOE][1]?- [Liquid Football][6] with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football - [TKO with Carl Frampton][3], bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxing- [Sportspages][5] - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever written- [Boys Don't Cry with Russell Kane][2], the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk about- [Unfiltered with James O'Brien][4], our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview series- [Pioneers with John Amaechi][7] - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses[1]: https://www.joe.co.uk[2]: https://playpodca.st/boys-dont-cry[3]: https://playpodca.st/tko[4]: https://playpodca.st/unfiltered[5]: https://playpodca.st/sportspages[6]: https://playpodca.st/liquidfootball[7]: https://playpodca.st/pioneers[8]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/394374224458441/
The One With Jamie George

The One With Jamie George

2020-05-2701:16:214

Alex and Hask are joined by the Saracens, England and Lions hooker Jamie George to talk about the difficulties of putting things right at Sarries, coffee, big heads, and why Ellis Genge hates Cirque Du Soleil. Plus there's an Elliot Daly love-in and James confesses he has no idea what Jamie's role is on the pitch. It's the usual mayhem. Join the [House of Rugby Facebook Group][8]Want to hear more great podcasts from [JOE][1]?- [Liquid Football][6] with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football - [TKO with Carl Frampton][3], bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxing- [Sportspages][5] - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever written- [Boys Don't Cry with Russell Kane][2], the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk about- [Unfiltered with James O'Brien][4], our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview series- [Pioneers with John Amaechi][7] - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses[1]: https://www.joe.co.uk[2]: https://playpodca.st/boys-dont-cry[3]: https://playpodca.st/tko[4]: https://playpodca.st/unfiltered[5]: https://playpodca.st/sportspages[6]: https://playpodca.st/liquidfootball[7]: https://playpodca.st/pioneers[8]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/394374224458441/
Alex is joined by the former Sale centre Mark Jennings for an incredible, emotional rollercoaster of a House of Rugby Short that begins in Namibia and ends up in a prison cell in Manchester. A life spent hiding bullying, drug addiction, alcohol problems, childhood PTSD, dark depression and worse, all the while playing 90 times for the Sharks in the Premiership. And the trigger point for all this self-harm is perhaps the biggest tragedy of all. This is a very special listen. Join the [House of Rugby Facebook Group][8]Want to hear more great podcasts from [JOE][1]?- [Liquid Football][6] with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football - [TKO with Carl Frampton][3], bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxing- [Sportspages][5] - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever written- [Boys Don't Cry with Russell Kane][2], the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk about- [Unfiltered with James O'Brien][4], our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview series- [Pioneers with John Amaechi][7] - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses[1]: https://www.joe.co.uk[2]: https://playpodca.st/boys-dont-cry[3]: https://playpodca.st/tko[4]: https://playpodca.st/unfiltered[5]: https://playpodca.st/sportspages[6]: https://playpodca.st/liquidfootball[7]: https://playpodca.st/pioneers[8]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/394374224458441/
The Nigel Owens One

The Nigel Owens One

2020-05-2001:11:036

Alex and James are joined by the legendary referee Nigel Owens for a magical seventy minutes of cattle, red cards, missed kicks, Only Fools and Horses, donkeys and calenders. He also talks movingly about how a single conversation changed his life when he was at his very lowest, and how a trip to Buenos Aires turned him into such a great official. Join the [House of Rugby Facebook Group][8]Want to hear more great podcasts from [JOE][1]?- [Liquid Football][6] with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football - [TKO with Carl Frampton][3], bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxing- [Sportspages][5] - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever written- [Boys Don't Cry with Russell Kane][2], the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk about- [Unfiltered with James O'Brien][4], our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview series- [Pioneers with John Amaechi][7] - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses[1]: https://www.joe.co.uk[2]: https://playpodca.st/boys-dont-cry[3]: https://playpodca.st/tko[4]: https://playpodca.st/unfiltered[5]: https://playpodca.st/sportspages[6]: https://playpodca.st/liquidfootball[7]: https://playpodca.st/pioneers[8]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/394374224458441/
Payno and James are joined by the Clapham Falcons legend Archie Curzon in a new House of Rugby Shorts edition. They talk rigs, lids, red cords, business connections, and Stuart Barnes's shirt collection in an eclectic 25 minutes of mayhem. Join the [House of Rugby Facebook Group][8]Want to hear more great podcasts from [JOE][1]?- [Liquid Football][6] with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football - [TKO with Carl Frampton][3], bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxing- [Sportspages][5] - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever written- [Boys Don't Cry with Russell Kane][2], the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk about- [Unfiltered with James O'Brien][4], our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview series- [Pioneers with John Amaechi][7] - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses[1]: https://www.joe.co.uk[2]: https://playpodca.st/boys-dont-cry[3]: https://playpodca.st/tko[4]: https://playpodca.st/unfiltered[5]: https://playpodca.st/sportspages[6]: https://playpodca.st/liquidfootball[7]: https://playpodca.st/pioneers[8]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/394374224458441/
The One With Jack Nowell

The One With Jack Nowell

2020-05-1301:10:253

Alex and James are joined by the Exeter and England winger Jack Nowell to talk Lego, lavender oil, chicken fajitas and going on tour with the Lions. Plus, why does Eddie Jones send 3am texts, what does Jack really think of Saracens and why does he spend 5 hours a day in the gym? Join the [House of Rugby Facebook Group][8]Want to hear more great podcasts from [JOE][1]?- [Liquid Football][6] with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football - [TKO with Carl Frampton][3], bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxing- [Sportspages][5] - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever written- [Boys Don't Cry with Russell Kane][2], the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk about- [Unfiltered with James O'Brien][4], our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview series- [Pioneers with John Amaechi][7] - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses[1]: https://www.joe.co.uk[2]: https://playpodca.st/boys-dont-cry[3]: https://playpodca.st/tko[4]: https://playpodca.st/unfiltered[5]: https://playpodca.st/sportspages[6]: https://playpodca.st/liquidfootball[7]: https://playpodca.st/pioneers[8]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/394374224458441/
The one with Ben Youngs

The one with Ben Youngs

2020-05-0601:29:243

Alex and Hask are joined by England’s most capped scrum-half of all-time, Mr Ben Youngs, to discuss England, Lions, Leicester and Eddie Jones’ trainer collection. Denied his 100th cap when England’s trip to Rome was postponed in March, Ben and Hask look ahead to rugby’s return, discuss how to to deal with less than friendly correspondence from fans and recall their first meeting with Eddie Jones. And Ben tells the incredible story of how he missed the Lions tour in 2017 to be with his brother Tom and his wife Tiffany as she made a miraculous recovery after being told her cancer was terminal.  Join the [House of Rugby Facebook Group][8] Want to hear more great podcasts from [JOE][1]?- [Liquid Football][6] with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football - [TKO with Carl Frampton][3], bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxing- [Sportspages][5] - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever written- [Boys Don't Cry with Russell Kane][2], the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk about- [Unfiltered with James O'Brien][4], our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview series- [Pioneers with John Amaechi][7] - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses[1]: https://www.joe.co.uk[2]: https://playpodca.st/boys-dont-cry[3]: https://playpodca.st/tko[4]: https://playpodca.st/unfiltered[5]: https://playpodca.st/sportspages[6]: https://playpodca.st/liquidfootball[7]: https://playpodca.st/pioneers[8]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/394374224458441/
The One with Matt Giteau

The One with Matt Giteau

2020-04-2901:08:043

Alex, James and Mike are joined by Australian legend Matt Giteau from his home in Canberra for an incredible hour on the state of Wallabies rugby, two World Cup Finals, the Brumbies, Jonny Wilkinson, the Toulon days and THAT meeting with Robbie Deans. Plus, there's an Eddie Jones impression, and encouraged by Danny Care, James tells us about his worst ever haircut. Join the [House of Rugby Facebook Group][8]Want to hear more great podcasts from [JOE][1]?- [Liquid Football][6] with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football - [TKO with Carl Frampton][3], bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxing- [Sportspages][5] - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever written- [Boys Don't Cry with Russell Kane][2], the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk about- [Unfiltered with James O'Brien][4], our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview series- [Pioneers with John Amaechi][7] - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses[1]: https://www.joe.co.uk[2]: https://playpodca.st/boys-dont-cry[3]: https://playpodca.st/tko[4]: https://playpodca.st/unfiltered[5]: https://playpodca.st/sportspages[6]: https://playpodca.st/liquidfootball[7]: https://playpodca.st/pioneers[8]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/394374224458441/
Alex is joined by the Gloucester Hartpury and England scrum-half Natasha “Mo” Hunt for another House of Rugby Short. Together they dream about a 2021 World Cup Final at Eden Park, discuss the Six Nations and we find out who amongst the Red Roses wears the worst shoes, who's the worst trainer and who's the superstar waiting to happen.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in footballTKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
After a month of prep, James and Mike reveal their homework for how they'd reshape the face of world rugby after the Coronavirus. Ringfencing, fewer games, fewer cups, salary caps, in-stadium DJs, world club competitions. Everything you could think of has gone into their manifestos. It's a fascinating listen to see just how the game could shape up.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in footballTKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
In episode 3 of our House of Rugby Shorts series, Alex is joined by Chris Keogh who is the chairman of Harborne Rugby Club in Birmingham who play at level 7 of the game. Together they discuss the challenges faced at the amateur level before, during and after Covid-19 including funding, refereeing, sponsorship and player retention.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football TKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
The One with Matt Hampson

The One with Matt Hampson

2020-04-1501:07:451

Alex, James and Mike are joined by the former Leicester Tigers prop Matt Hampson who who dislocated his C4/5 vertebrae in a training session with England’s under 21’s in 2005, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. Together they discuss what happened that day, his recovery, and the remarkable work done by his foundation. There's also news on Clifford the Listerine Dragon, and Tinds delivers his Bin Juice 15.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football TKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
For the second episode of our House of Rugby Shorts, Alex is joined by the former BBC now BT Sport rugby commentator Alastair Eykyn. Together they discuss the future of the game, Hask's criticisms of TV coverage, tunnel bust ups, great commentary moments & what to expect when the rugby restarts.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football TKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
Alex and James welcome the Wales and Scarlets legend Ken Owens onto the show. Together they discuss blazers, bad roommates, the passion of Welsh rugby, anthems, tellings off from Shaun Edwards and THAT offside for the Lions against the All Blacks. Plus there's singing.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football TKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
Alex opens up the first of our House of Rugby Shorts with an old friend of the show, South African TV and radio presenter Elma Smit. Together they discuss what's happened to the Springboks since winning the World Cup, how the country reacted to victory in Japan and what preparations are being made for the Lions tour next year.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football TKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
Alex and James are joined by the former Wasps and Newport Gwent Dragons number 8 Ed Jackson to talk about his career ending injury, the day he nearly died, Uma Thurman, walking mountains when he was told he'd be paralysed from the neck down, as well as questions about love, life and death. And what he and James are doing to help rugby players through the Restart charity.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football TKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
The One With Benjamin Kayser

The One With Benjamin Kayser

2020-03-2701:22:261

Alex and James are joined by the former France, Leicester and Clermont hooker Benjamin Kayser for an incredible episode of House of rugby. Together they discuss the French revival, police dogs, life at Stade Francais, Lance Armstrong, Leicester, Ghostbusters, translating for Hask, the Top 14, white boots and pink shirts. You won't want to miss this one!Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football TKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
Alex, Mike and James get together to discuss how rugby deals with the fallout from the Coronavirus, how close the game stands to the precipice, what happens if and when clubs start to go under, what needs to be done to save the game and why players should be unhappy about taking 25% pay cuts.Join the House of Rugby Facebook GroupWant to hear more great podcasts from JOE?Liquid Football with Kelly Cates, where real players share the best unheard stories from life in football TKO with Carl Frampton, bringing you unprecedented access and brutal honesty from inside the world of boxingSportspages - Dig into the stories behind some of the greatest sports books ever writtenBoys Don't Cry with Russell Kane, the show that gets men talking about the things men never talk aboutUnfiltered with James O'Brien, our critically-acclaimed and award-nominated interview seriesPioneers with John Amaechi - Meet the trailblazers behind Britain’s most exciting businesses
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Comments (16)

David John

that accent

Jun 4th
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Chauncey Bones

This is one hell of a pod. More about life and challenges than rugby. Going to say the best episode of the show and it should win some kind of award or recognition. Well done.

Jun 2nd
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Chris Jones

LMFAO.

May 19th
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Matt Kerry

couldn't listen to it! what an annoying tit!1

May 18th
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Julian Anyan

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May 14th
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Nov 27th
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James

Had to stop listening after 30 mins of listening to breathing into the microphone and sniffing!

Nov 20th
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Guy Grindlay

Wow she was pretty painful.

Oct 28th
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Ross Edwards

Could the NZ journo be any more of a fangirl?

Oct 24th
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James Edgar

please never, ever sing on the pod again. ever.

Oct 10th
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ISAAC LILO

bula vinaka gents..good chat

Jun 19th
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Steven Speirs

Really interesting episode, scary to hear the differences in how players are treated. Will definitely go an watch the documentaries to learn more about it.

May 31st
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Chris Edmeads

Vern .. added value .. Veet comments on Amazon 😂😂😂

Apr 24th
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Will Richards

Alex Payne is the reason this show is so good. The James Haskell can't get a game for his club and needs to look for a new podcast too. #differentclass

Feb 12th
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